Thursday, 26 March 2015

PARKSHOW 2015 Spring Summer Runway Fashion Show, Calgary

photo by: Anneke Forbes
We received the royal treatment for the location unveiling of this years PARKSHOW put on by the non-profit arts and fashion organization, PARK (Promoting Artists|Redefining Kulture) Starting at the posh Butter Beauty Parlour in Mission and receiving complimentary blow outs to start the evening looking fab.

This is what we wore:

PARK will host its eighth instalment of PARKSHOW on May 23 in the newest north parkade addition at Chinook Centre. The event will bring the coastline to Calgary through an interactive and underground experience transporting guests into a surreal, ocean inspired setting. Showcase emerging designers from across Western Canada. Ten hand  ­picked Canadian designers will fill the runway with their Spring/Summer 2015 collections, including headliner Eliza Faulkner (Vancouver), along with Bano eeMee (Calgary), SP Badu (Calgary), Vivian Lee (Toronto/Calgary), LUXX RTW (Edmonton), Suka (Edmonton), Coutu Kitsch (Calgary), Lennard Taylor (Winnipeg), 6 Streets (Calgary), Forge Apparel (Calgary), as well as several Canadian Chinook Centre retailers. Featured artist Jennie Vallis (Calgary) will also be showcasing a series of ocean themed installations.

To get your tickets to this event click here and enter PROMO code 'Blogger10' for a 10% discount! PARK’s goal to cultivate art and culture within Calgary means that 100 per cent of the proceeds from ticket, bar sales and sponsorship enables the organization to continue to host events that bring exposure and entrepreneurship opportunities to aspiring artists. 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

S/S 2015 Shoes!

My absolute favourite topic...SHOES! Here are the top styles for S/S 2015.

Platforms: The higher the better

Calvin Klein

Flats: Embellished, simple, comfortable

Gladiators: My personal favourite

Mules: Wedge, heels or flats...just slip them on
Derek Lam

Futuristic: Get sci-fi with your bad self

Pound the pavement in anything that suits your mood for the day! Happy spring!!!

~ XO, Phaedra 

*Images from Harpers Bazaar*

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Spring 2015 Trend ~ Long Kimono

A new trend that we are loving is the long kimono and we are showcasing it just in time for our Coachella trip and festival season.

Long Kimono

Some great places in Calgary to find these are APT22, Free People and Urban Outfitters


Monday, 9 March 2015

BELLA 2015 Outfit Ideas Holt Renfrew

Mark your calendars!

March 11, 2015 will be the most sizzling event of the year...Bella is Calgary's Premier Fashion Event, where over 700 of Calgary's community leaders will experience the hottest fashion trends, tantalizing cuisine and amazing auction at Holt Renfrew!

In the past, Bella has raised almost $1million for health priorities in research, education and leading edge technologies in our community. This year, all proceeds raised will be directed to the 'Neonatal Intensive Care Unit' (NICU) at Foothills Medical Centre in order to create the only in-born Level III Tertiary Care Unit in southern Alberta for our tiniest patients.

This event is targeted to bring happiness and healing to many.

Of course the question that begs answering is...WHAT TO WEAR? 

Below is a suggestion of what to wear...wear your best! Dress up, look fabulous and if possible wear magenta!

BELLA 2015 Outfit Ideas Holt Renfrew
Dress - Oscar de la Renta, Shoes - Gianvito Rossi, Jewelry - David Yurman
All brands available at Holt Renfrew

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Blogger Brunch Sunday!

On Sunday, Katie Marks of Touques and Truffles hosted a beautiful homemade brunch #superblogsunday for some of the Calgary bloggers and fashion influencers in the city. Coffee and grapefruit prossecco, gluten free waffles and sage apple sausages were among the delicious offerings but the best part what the chats and laughs that we all partook in while snapping pics and posting.

The guests included: Aly Velji + Jason Krell (The Style Guys), Brittany Messner (Life, Set Sail), Melanie Morais (Born Lippy), Anneke Forbes (Anneke Forbes), Vincent Law (Binzento Vincente), Ania Boniecka (Ania B), Tyler Stalman (Ania + Tyler Stalman Photography), Chris Amat (Chris Amat Photography), Ashley Pettigrew (Lions Lace Lattes), Paul Schneider (The Youth Novels) and Sarah Tolhurst (Sassianne).

For more style and fashion pics follow us on Instagram: @phaedragodchild + @styleista_ca

~ XO, Phaedra