Monday, April 9, 2012

That's a Wrap! The Last Days of Western Canada Fashion Week

Another successful season of Western Canada Fashion Week ended Thursday night and I know I'm late in posting this but I wanted to highlight the designers that really stood out for me on the last three days. (To see highlights from the beginning of the week click here.) First up: Malorie Urbanovitch who never disappoints! Her F/W 2012 collection was full of beautiful pieces in earthy tones and forest greens. Click here to see the video.

photo by Janis

I adored this skirt. I have to say as much as I liked this collection, my favorite designs of Malorie's are from her Spring/Summer 2012 line which, lucky for me (and other Edmontonians) is now available at Coup Boutique!

I really enjoyed Derek Jagodzinsky's F/W 2012 LUXX collection, which was very structured and cohesive, with a perfect color palette for the season. What I love about Derek's designs is that they are always gorgeous, modern and absolutely wearable.

I loved the jackets in Calgarian Aleem Arif's Bano eeMee F/W line. They were beautifully constructed. I especially want that jacket on the left! ; )

My favorite collection this season was Angelique Chmielewski's. A native Edmontonian, she is now living in New York after studying at the world-famous Fashion Institute of Technology. Her F/W 2012 creations hit the runway on the closing night of WCFW and wowed the audience. I mean, look at these clothes!

I could see myself wearing every single piece! I seriously died and went to designer heaven Thursday night in the front row of Angelique's show watching the models float down the catwalk in her exquisite silhouette's. I really can't say enough good things about this designer and I can't wait to see where she'll be five years from now.

And here are some pics off the runway:

photo by Amanda Diaz
 Me, Janis and Jenna in the front row taking in the fashion

Here I am with the adorable Alyssa and the dapper Kurtis from The Ordinary Peoples.

Hairstylists Lauren Hughes and Kirsten Klontz who did the hair for both Malorie and Angelique's shows.

Bloggers extraordinaire Sandy from The Pretty Secrets and Janis of Dress Me Dearly on closing night.

Now that Fashion Week is over my life can get back to normal and I can catch up on simple things like sleep! I do love seeing my blogger friends every night and watching the talent on the runway but WCFW is 8 days long every season and I think it could definitely be shortened to 4 or 5 days. That's my two cents.

I hope you had a great Easter weekend! Unfortunately I have to work today : (. To be honest with you I'd rather be at home eating leftover chocolate and watching movies on the couch. Or shopping : ). Both would suit me just fine right about now.


Halima said...

Ahh, Marie. Looks like you had a fabulous time!

Love love LOVE the teal skirt, it is simply gorgeous! xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh so many amazing looks!! I want to go to a fashion week... :(

Sorren said...

The one upside to avoiding a day of chocolate on the couch is also avoiding the inevitable chocolate hangover!

Thanks for sharing the Fashion Week photos. I think I'm with you - 8 days would be A LOT! I loved the white dress by Derek Jagodzinsky!

Alexandra said...

I loved seeing all the updates of WCFW...I seriously need to make the trip one of these years to check it all out for myself in person! So happy to see you all had such a great time, and that fashion is alive and well in western Canada! I saw so many great pieces on the runway!

Alexandra xo

JennaStevie said...

Great coverage!!! Looking through all my photos was so fun, there was actually a lot of great stuff.
I had to study and then I work tonight too, I would much rather be eating chocolate all day long!!
xJennaD said...

I'm a huge Bano eeMee fan!!!

Marie a la Mode said...

Karolina: Me, too! Isn't he great?

J. said...

Looked like great fun. I love the outfit in green! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you are having a good day at work! Thinking about you.
:) J.

Sam M said...

Great post Marie, tons of great stuff this season!
I am getting my chocolate fix today, I'll save some for you!


Adrienne Shubin said...

The teal with the forest green is just gorgeous!

Looks like a great event. and you look as gorgeous as ever.
xo, A

Tracy D said...

Happy Easter to you too, looks like another great event. I wish I had been at home eating chocolate too!

Wida said...

Looked like an amazing event!

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Pop Champagne said...

looks like you had a great time! and wow 8 days long, i can't even stand the 3 days here i think that is too long haha

Catita said...

wow Marie love the first picture, the outfit is amazing, the pose too and the girl is just so gorgeous! Next time take me to those fashion shows, lucky girl!! And yes you must visit Singapore once in your life ;)

Ioana-Carmen said...

Your post is beautiful! follow each other?:X

Sandy Joe said...

Awesome round up! It was such a good time getting to know all you gals even better this time around. Hopefully we can have a hang out before next season.

x The Pretty Secrets

Anonymous said...

fashion week looks amazing there!!

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