As soon as the whirlwind that was Vancouver Fashion Week was over, it was on to the next event! Myself and my Marketing Strategy classmates organized and hosted a charity fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital foundation the week after VFW. We held it at Stefano's Mediterranean restaurant in New West, and it featured a pop-up fashion show, photobooth, raffle, food and drinks! The highlight of the evening was the fashion show, featuring the designs of Guylaine Designs and Rebecca Elizabeth Designs: both local talent with truly unique and stunning collections.
One of Rebecca Elizabeth's designs you have already seen here on my blog last year, and she designed another dress especially just for this show! When I first interviewed Rebecca, she described her love of detailed and dramatic backs, and you can see from the sexy super low back on the sequin and velvet dress below that this is still the case. I'm very excited to her her bridal collection, which she will be featuring at UFV's Absolute Style 2013 fashion show on April 25th! You can still buy tickets for that event.
I was so excited to finally have a chance to view Guylaine's couture collection, after meeting her at Vancouver Fashion Week one year ago. I've never seen anything like her designs, and they definitely have the quality of high fashion about them, but the beautiful thing is, I feel as though I can actually wear them (which is rare for couture)! My favourite design, hands down, is the black and turquoise dress. It's design is made up of many unique elements brought together, and the whole look exudes a seductiveness, thanks to it's peek-a-boo top and high cut hemline. All the models, and Guylaine were decked out in the glamorous accessories of Shine Jewels, a local brand with some seriously covetable statement pieces. The girls all looked fabulous, as did Guylaine herself (in one of her own designs, of course!); I positively loved her her feather-lined top!
It was great to expose a whole new audience to these designers' talent, and raise money for a great cause at the same time. We ended up raising over $1300 for the children of BC Children's Hospital!
The lovely Laura Baird in one of Rebecca Elizabeth's designs.
Guylaine's couture collection: a peacock-inspired dress with removable skirt!
Happy Styling! xo