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Beauty & Fashion Against Ageism

This past weekend, Vernard Goud of LuvnGrace Affair put on a fashionable event at the Waterfall Building with the theme ‘Beauty & Fashion Against Ageism’ – the second event of its kind this summer. The evening consisted oftwo fashion shows – the first by Blushing Boutique, and the second by swimwear company Qispi Kay Swimwear (both brands have been staples at several of Vernard’s previous events). What made the shows so special and memorable were the models – all of whom were in their 30s/40s/50s. In a world where (seemingly) 98% of models are in their teens or early twenties, it was a refreshing and (much welcomed) change to see mature talent walk (and rock) the runway. The event drew a large, diverse crowd with plenty of familiar faces to the Vancouver fashion scene.

Proceeds from the evening supported Beauty Night Society (a great cause that Vernard is quite fond of). The organization builds self-esteem and changes lives for women and youth living in poverty through streams of programming wellness, life skills development and makeovers. “Changing the world one life-makeover at a time” is their mantra. Since their inception 12 years ago, Beauty Night has helped with 26,000 life makeovers, thanks in large part to their 500 volunteers! A silent auction also took place, with donations from the likes of Bella Garnet, Lashfabulous, Skin By Lisa Marie and The Beauty Boutique at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

 

Upcoming Event: ‘Fashion Cares’ Human Trafficking Awareness/Fundraiser

Mark your calendars, Sociables. This coming Thursday (March 28th), LuvnGrace, Lancome Paris, Danier Leather and Bella Garnet Beauty Salon present ‘Fashion Cares’ – a human trafficking awareness & fundraiser at the Waterfall Building in Olympic Village (1540 West 2nd Avenue).

The event will be hosted by Fashion TV’s Mandy Ross, and will feature shows by Danier Leather, Anna Talbot, Amanda Jackson Swimwear, Carnal Designs and Smitten Designs.

Tickets are just $70, with 30% going directly to Deborah’s Gate – an organization that seeks to provide a safe and restorative environment that supports female victims of human trafficking. You can grab your tickets at Bella Garnet (1042 Hamilton Street), or order them online through www.luvngraceaffair.com.

Mark Your Calendars: VEUVE CLICQUOT Vegas-Style Brunch Party

Back in February, CanThrill and Veuve Clicquot hosted a Vegas-style brunch party at Killjoy Barbers in Yaletown – because what better way to spend your afternoon than with a glass of champagne in hand, surrounded by Vancouver’s liveliest crowd? The doors opened at 1:00PM, but if I wasn’t wearing a watch, I could’ve sworn it was 2:00AM – from the lighting to the music to the lively crowd – it was safe to say they pulled off a daytime party for the books. Upon entering the venue, guests were greeted with champagne, and a brunch buffet – and sure enough, debauchery ensued!

After the overwhelming success of the initial event, CanThrill and Veuve Clicquot are aiming to make the Vegas-style brunch party a monthly occurrence – as they should! Not only that, but beginning in April, CanThrill will be presenting a different “spectacular” every Saturday – so be sure to check out www.canthrill.com for future event details.

Mark your calendars, Sociables! CanThrill and Veuve Clicquot will be throwing the second Vegas-style brunch party on Saturday, March 9th, again at Killjoy. Doors open at 1:00PM, but be sure to get your tickets in advance at www.ticketzone.com/canthrill – they’re currently going for $25 a pop. Ticketholders will be greeted with a glass of champagne, a brunch buffet, and an exclusive pair of Veuve Clicquot shades! Prepare to get your day drunk on, Vancouver!

My Boyfriend’s Out of Town Party @ Bar None Yaletown

This year marked the first official Family Day in BC, so it’s only natural that everyone in town spent Sunday night like it was Saturday Part 2. I went out with a few friends to Bar None Yaletown for CanThrill’s ‘My Boyfriend’s Out of Town Party’ – which I had heard all about after last year’s event.

This was actually my first time going to Bar None (odd seeing as I live down the block), but it was a great time – the venue’s huge, music was great (Etherea & Johnny Omega were spinning), the people were all beautiful, and the booze was a flowin’.

The evening started out with a fashion show by Soleone for the ladies, but unfortunately we arrived a bit later on in the night and missed out on that one. The event was sponsored by Belvedere & Veuve Clicquot, so needless to say there was no shortage of shots or yellow champagne glasses!

This is an event definitely worth checking out again next year. In the meantime, be sure to check out CanThrill, who throws a huge variety of events all over town on a regular basis.

 

Concord Pacific presents CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

Concord Pacific presents CandyTown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival

This past weekend, Mainland Street was transformed into Concord Pacific’s CandyTown – a free, family-friendly event that celebrated all things Christmas. Dozens of local businesses came out to support the event, with individual tents and stands set up, where patrons could purchase anything from mini doughnuts to hot chocolate to holiday ornaments to clothing.

For the most part, the event was aimed at families with kids. There was a small skating rink set up just behind the Yaletown Roundhouse Skytrain station, an adorable one-antlered baby reindeer to get your photo taken with, and, of course, a meet-and-greet with Santa. But, as with anything that’s free and aimed at families, the line-ups were outta countrol. Not everything required a wait, though – there were some live performers on-hand, including Christmas carollers and ice sculptors (which always blows my mind).

Having said all of the above, Concord Pacific didn’t forget about the grown-ups. Several restaurants in Yaletown participated in the CandyTown Cocktail Tour, where each restaurant offered up a unique holiday-themed drink.

All in all, I’d say it was worth checking out if you had 30 minutes to kill. Judging by the large crowds, I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes an annual tradition. It’s nice to have a holiday-themed alternative to the Vancouver Christmas Market (located at Georgia & Hamilton) which tends to be over-priced and over-crowded year after year.