If there was any event that could put you into a holiday mood, it was this one. Opus is a beautiful L.A inspired lounge, with white tile walls, and high ceilings, which were decorated with sporadic large glittering stars hanging above us.
The dresses themselves, which can all be found at Boudoir in Yaletown, were a myriad of satins and modals, in blacks and creams for all of your formal events, as well reds, sky blues, champagnes, coffee brown and greens for a few punches of eye catching colors. Over 25 dresses traipsed down the runway, in styles for the flirty and feminine girl, such as their salmon satin dress (notably worn by the beautiful violinist), with a scoop neck and voluminous short sleeves.
Newly opened in April 2008, Boudoir (1230 Hamilton Street) is “bringing pretty back” with its first annual fashion show on Thursday November 27th at Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Doors open at 8pm with the fashion show beginning at 8:45pm. I’ll be there! Hope to see you there too.
And, afterwards, be sure to stay for the night event at Opus:
A new Kerrisdale boutique is opening this weekend! Inspired by the classy fashion of Gossip Girls, with hot designers from stylish capitals including NY and LA, this is your chance to be one of the first customers to visit Jules & Eve (2009 West 41st Avenue)! Also, print out the below invitation for a 10% discount on clothing and accessories. I’ll be there – will you?
While people elsewhere were lining up to purchase World of Warcraft’s expansion pack, young fashion-savvy consumers in downtown Vancouver lined up to H&M’s release of their collaboration with Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons. Available at only a few stores (only a half-dozen out of the hundreds of H&M locations in the States, and only three in Canada), Vancouver was blessed with the opportunity to host this event.
Comme des Garçons has been around for roughly 30 years and has been known to create extremely avant-garde fashion; pieces you can barely wear, much less justify the purchase for the average consumer. Jackets easily run upwards of 4 digits, and their wallets, lovely as they are, start at the 200-300 level. At their level of design, their pieces should be treated more as an art piece than as everyday wear that you can take to the office or the street.
…consumers who realize the value of purchasing from local artisans as opposed to mass-produced, factory-made goods.
Although the entire graduating class displayed a sense of originality, I noticed three reappearing trends in the midst of their diversity:
1. The “sweetheart” shaped and strapless necklines which portrays a feminine look of glamor by accentuating the neck and shoulders.
2. Corsette-style, criss-crossing lace-ups. These appeared on the front and back of tops as well as more subtly on short-sleeved blouses.
3. Parallel columns of buttons, big and small. Similar to the buttons on double-breasted winter coats but on tops instead.