|The evening's program|
|The fashion show about to get started|
From the beautiful decor that filled the banquet room at the Lily Lake Pavilion, to the delicious cupcakes compliments of Danielle's Desserts, to the glamour photo booth by local photographer Big Day Foto, to the many generous live and silent auction items from a great selection of Saint John businesses....the event was impressively pulled together! Congrats are certainly in order for Kate Lordon and Germaine Doucette from Silver Daisy Designs - their hard work, planning and organizing showed! Their Fall collection of sweaters, dresses, skirts, tops, denim and jewelry were simply fabulous! The show featured casual wear, work wear and of course, glam evening wear.
A unique element of the evening was various video messages from local Saint John bloggers who gushed about their favourite Fall pieces and trends. The videos were played in between the fashion show sets and were a fun touch to the evening. The event finished with an exciting live auction with all proceeds going to a wonderful local cause, Hospice of Greater Saint John which is an independent community palliative care charity.
It's so wonderful to see great events such as this one in our city! Events like this create excitement, chatter and add to the fashion & retail momentum for Uptown Saint John. We have so many great shops and boutiques in our uptown core, offering a vast selection of stylish and trendy merchandise that would rival any big city.
Cheers to many more great fashion events, supporting local businesses and raising much needed funds for an incredible local charity!
See other photos from the runway on our Facebook page!
Here are links to the local Saint John fashion bloggers who were showcased, as well as other contributors to the event:
Candice MacLean - http://brilliantsugar.com/
Chelsea Donaldson - http://www.maritimeshopaholic.com/
Kristin MacDonald - http://dollparade.blogspot.com/
Julia Hurst - http://hurstjulia.blogspot.com/
Melissa Wright - http://sigh-gush-gasp.blogspot.com/
Barb Crawford - http://www.barbbarbbarb.com/
KateMcLean - http://o-my-heart.blogspot.com/
NWH Modeling - who provided the stunning models for the evening!
Danielle Queen Designs - local Saint John designer who's collection will be featured at Silver Daisy Designs this Fall!
Big Day Foto - official photographer for the evening!
Danielle's Desserts - the yummy cupcake maker!
Adam Donnelly - the hair stylist extraordinaire for the evening!
Laura Smith - the makeup artist extraordinaire for the evening!
Manchester Shoe Salon is a women's shoe, sandal, boot and handbag boutique in Market Square, in the heart of uptown Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada! Locally-owned since 1994 with exceptional service & selection! We carry your favourite shoe brands, styles & designers from Canada and around the world - from casual & comfortable to bold & funky. Some of our brands include Clarks, Naot, Rockport, Rieker, Steve Madden, Nine West, Enzo, Sam Edelman, UGG, France Mode, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Timberland, Easy Spirit, Franco Sarto, Ecco, Born, Sofft and many more! Do you wear orthotic insoles? We have special brands with removeable footbeds so that you can find a perfect fit! We carry many styles in narrow, medium and wide widths - sizes 5 to 12! Stop in for a browse, we're open 7 days a week! Manchester Shoe Salon was recently awarded the "Best Retail Business of the Year" by Uptown Saint John in June 2011! www.manchestershoes.ca