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St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health

Posted: October 5, 2016 

St. Paul’s Hospital Brilliant Gala for Mental Health It was like walking into a living art gallery. The St. Paul’s Foundation’s Brilliant gala, held at the Rocky Mountaineer, was a magical from start to finish. Guests were invited to walk into a "Gallery of Wonders" where models dressed as famous works of art decorated the venue. Supporting mental health and addiction programs, the evening raised 1.5 million and included a vibrant live auction, fashion show and live dance ...more

Deighton Cup at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: August 24, 2016 

Deighton Cup at Hastings Park Vancouver Deighton Cup Vancouver - It was a day of horse racing like no other. The Deighton Cup at Hastings Park in Vancouver hosted the best dressed in the city at this summer's most elegant outdoor party. Hats and haute couture were the name of the game as VIP champagne booths lined the track while live music, and live betting, kept guests in the swing of things. Partial proceeds went to support the Variety - The ...more

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: July 27, 2014 

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver It has to be one of the most colourful and fashionable events in Vancouver. Add in the bow ties, fanciful hats, champagne VIP lounge, luxury cars and horse racing and it's easy to see why it's also one of the hottest parties of the summer. The Deighton Cup, produced by the good folks at The Social Concierge, was held last weekend at Hastings Park. Local celebs and socialites were easy ...more

Love Her Ovarian Cancer Gala Vancouver 2014

Posted: June 10, 2014 

Love Her Ovarian Cancer Gala Vancouver 2014 It was a celebration of women, fun and fashion at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel last week as guests gathered to join in the fight against ovarian cancer. Still considered the most fatal of all women's cancers, the 2014 Lover Her Gala celebrated the memory of those we've lost while helping to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Canada (the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming ovarian cancer). Despite the ...more

Brian Jessel 2014 Cabriolet Gala

Posted: June 8, 2014 

Brian Jessel 2014 Cabriolet Gala Brian Jessel may be known for his luxury car dealerships, but he is also known for throwing some of Vancouver's best charity parties. The Cabriolet Gala is one of the hottest parties of the year and in the past has featured names like Jay Leno, CeeLo Green, Colin James and the Barenaked Ladies. This year it was time for high fashion to take centre stage as designer Gianni Maanaki showed ...more

Art of A Woman Breast Cancer Gallery Show

Posted: May 4, 2014 

Art of A Woman Breast Cancer Gallery Show The Art of a Woman, a special art unveiling dedicated to breast cancer, took place last week at the Bau Xi gallery on Granville. Sponsored by Diane's Lingerie as part of their new rebranding campaign, the evening included a first time glimpse of very unique artwork created by a list of Vancouver's most prominent women. Each participant was covered in body paint and a canvas imprint was taken which then ...more

Golden Globes 2014 – Cat Calls

Posted: January 13, 2014 

Golden Globes 2014 – Cat Calls The first big awards show of the 2014 season, the Golden Globes, is officially over. As always, everyone was talking about the red carpet hits and misses, the big winners, and the big sinners. American Hustle walked away with the most hardware and Cecil B. DeMille honouree Woody Allen didn’t show up, but the gossip doesn’t stop there. Here’s how this Cat called it: Too Many Shots of U2’s Bono I seriously ...more

St. Paul’s Hospital Gala is “Brilliant” in Every Way

Posted: October 6, 2013 

St. Paul’s Hospital Gala is “Brilliant” in Every Way It was truly "Brilliant"! This was the title of The St. Paul's Hospital Foundation's special sold-out gala that featured an evening dedicated to "A Show of Love for Mental Health and People Living with HIV/AIDS". It was one of the most colourful and well-coordinated shows ever seen in Vancouver. With over 900 people in attendance, and a cast featuring dozens of models, makeup artists, hair stylists, dancers and performers, guests ...more

Sparkle Gala is West Vancouver’s Best

Posted: October 1, 2013 

Sparkle Gala is West Vancouver’s Best It may very well have been the party of the year. Last week, Wear Else clothing store owner Zahra Mamdani opened her palatial West Vancouver home and, with the help of an amazing group of local committee members, helped host the first annual "Sparkle" gala event in support of BC Women's Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Designed primarily to raise awareness of the needs of the NICU ...more

Luxury Supercars in Vancouver

Posted: September 9, 2013 

Luxury Supercars in Vancouver It was called Luxury Supercar Weekend, but it has actually been a week long event consisting of parties, launches, dinners and more. Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and Rolls Royce were all part of the mix as the supercars rolled into town to show off their wheels. And car lovers everywhere were in heaven as they got a chance to choose and schmooze at events all over town. The week ...more

Deighton Cup Dresses Up Vancouver at Hasting Race Course

Posted: August 19, 2013 

Deighton Cup Dresses Up Vancouver at Hasting Race Course Champagne, hats, fascinators, cigars and horses. The Deighton Cup, held last weekend at Hastings Park, was truly the best looking event of the summer. Billed as a "good old fashioned day at the races", this three-day event included a Friday night "Big Smoke" cigar lounge and Sunday afternoon "Julep" day. But the big Saturday event - entitled "Thoroughbred" - was a stylish feast for the eyes as Dapper Dans and ...more

Joe Fresh Fashions Opening Night Event

Posted: July 22, 2013 

Joe Fresh Fashions Opening Night Event It's fun fashion that everyone wants. And judging from the launch, and the lineups, the new Joe Fresh store in North Vancouver is well on its way to becoming a popular shop stop for young fashionistas everywhere. Last week the clothier held a VIP opening preview night inviting friends and notables for a special champagne and canapes party at its newest store at Lonsdale and 17th. The event was held ...more

Wear Else Vancouver Spring 2013 Fashion Show

Posted: March 10, 2013 

Wear Else Vancouver Spring 2013 Fashion Show West Vancouver's Zahra Mamdani knows all the best dressed gals in town. And now, with spring in the air, it's time to shed those winter woolies for something lighter. Last week, Zahra and her staff put on a sensational Spring 2013 Runway Show at her Park Royal store. Invites for friends and guests included a champagne reception and fashion show complete with a private shopping session. Featuring styles by Elizabeth ...more

Lash Fabulous Extensions Opening Party West Vancouver

Posted: August 12, 2012 

Lash Fabulous Extensions Opening Party West Vancouver False eyelashes have recently made a huge comeback in the fashion world. But take heed ladies, because when it comes to "falsies", these are not your grandmother's lashes anymore. Extensive leaps and bounds in the technology means that not only can you leave those tacky latex glues behind - now you can keep them on night and day. Enter Mara and Lisa - two enterprising West Vancouver ladies who realized that ...more

Leone Celebrates 25 Years at United Way Charity Spring Fashion Show

Posted: March 5, 2012 

Leone Celebrates 25 Years at United Way Charity Spring Fashion Show It was a double celebration last week as some of the city's most generous folks got together to raise money for a great cause. First up, it was the United Way's Women United in Philanthropy annual spring fashion show and fundraiser at Leone's boutique in Sinclair Centre. The night was also special however because guests got a chance to toast West Vancouver's Leone family for celebrating the 25th anniversary of ...more

Reality TV Show Films Fashion Show in West Vancouver

Posted: January 9, 2012 

Reality TV Show Films Fashion Show in West Vancouver Jody Claman and her daughter Mia are two of West Vancouver's most notable socialites who are well-known for their culinary catering and chic fashion businesses. Now, it's 25 year-old daughter Mia’s turn to take centre stage as she debuted her MIA “Missing In Action” Claman Couture line at their Glass House boutique store in Ambleside late last year. A reality camera crew was on hand to capture all the action ...more

Vancouver’s Biggest Upcoming Events for the Year 2012

Posted: January 3, 2012 

Vancouver’s Biggest Upcoming Events for the Year 2012 Get out your datebooks and calendars, it's time to plan your social schedule for the New Year. And while 2011 proved to be extra exciting, with red carpet galas and glamorous restaurant / wine events everywhere, here are a a few suggestions to pencil in for what promises to be a fabulous 2012. See you there! 01 - Who could forget our own BC Lions bringing home the Grey Cup last ...more

West Vancouver Fashion Show Draws Reality Series TV Crews

Posted: November 9, 2011 

West Vancouver Fashion Show Draws Reality Series TV Crews Jody Claman and her daughter Mia are two of West Vancouver most notable socialites who are well-known for their culinary catering and chic fashion businesses. This week, it was 25 year-old daughter Mia's turn to take centre stage as she debuted her MIA "Missing In Action" Claman Couture line at their Glass House boutique store in Ambleside. A reality camera crew was on hand to capture all the action as ...more

Miss America visits Vancouver and North Vancouver Chamber Business Awards

Posted: November 7, 2011 

Miss America visits Vancouver and North Vancouver Chamber Business Awards West Vancouver was paid a royal visit of sorts last week as Miss America, Teresa Scanlan, visited Ambleside's Aldila Boutique. In town to help present Canadian clothing designer Joseph Ribkoff, the 18 year-old Nebraska native was the epitome of style and smarts. With a smile that sparkled even brighter than her crown, this confident young woman made it clear that the era of Barbie doll blondes and beauty pageant pigeonholing ...more

BMW X1 Car Launch and Spring Fashion Show at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: April 11, 2011 

BMW X1 Car Launch and Spring Fashion Show at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club Cool cars and funky fashions seem to go hand in hand, especially last week when two great local events ensured a stylish look for all. First up, North Shore BMW, at the North Shore Auto Mall, introduced the newest members of their X Series line at a elegant dealership reception. The sparkling white BMW X1 SUV/crossover was the star of the show as guests got a chance to see it ...more

Olympic Ice Dancing Fashions and Faux Pas

Posted: February 23, 2010 

Olympic Ice Dancing Fashions and Faux Pas There's no throws, triple flips, double axels or, for that matter, falling down on your butt - but, when it comes to Olympic ice dancing there is still plenty of drama, especially in the fashion department. - - WEIRDEST OUTFITS EVER Russian bronze medal winners Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin may have skated to a third place win on the podium, but their outfits were so distracting that it was hard to focus ...more

Festive Fashion Fete

Posted: December 11, 2009 

Festive Fashion Fete It was a ladies lunchtime treat earlier this month as West Vancouver's Crave Beachside teamed up with Marilyns designer collection to host Festive Fashion Fete. A welcoming wine reception was followed by a gourmet lunch created by chef Wayne Martin. Then it was time for guest glam girls to sit back and see what's hot for this season's celebrations. A portion of the funds raised was also donated to the ...more

Muhammad Ali, Steve Nash, Sugarlime, Arts Umbrella and more

Posted: October 20, 2009 

Muhammad Ali, Steve Nash, Sugarlime, Arts Umbrella and more So many events, so little time. Here's a roundup of some of the spectacular fundraisers and opening night celebrations that took place over the last week or two. 01 - North Vancouver's Jason Dussault, seen here with girlfriend/model Mashiah Vaughn, whose best known for his super-star endorsed clothing line Deuce, sits front row at the Boys' Co. 25th Anniversary fashions show and party. 02 - Nanaimo born NBA star Steve Nash, left, ...more

Justin Timberlake and Givenchy Launch

Posted: August 24, 2009 

Justin Timberlake and Givenchy Launch West Vancouver's The Bay was bringing sexy back this past weekend as they launched the new Justin Timberlake and Givenchy men's perfume line called Play. Cast as the face of Givenchy last year, Timberlake's youthful image literally "plays" off the iPod movement and features the sexy star lounging with his music and his music player shaped cologne bottle. It's a groove that hits well with customers as curious shoppers stopped ...more

Night at the Aquarium and Goldfish Bikinis

Posted: June 29, 2009 

Night at the Aquarium and Goldfish Bikinis A look back at last month proves that summer really did arrive in grand style. Lots of local patio parties, a chic bikini fashion show and a grand gala at the Vancouver Aquarium were all on the schedule and gave us lots to talk about. 01 - The boys of Crave Beachside in West Van welcome VIP guests to the restaurant's new patio during their summer party. From left: manager Brooke ...more

Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet 2009

Posted: May 18, 2009 

Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet 2009   It was time for cocktails, cars and catwalks at the 4th Annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Fashion Gala. Benefitting BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation and the VGH & UBC Hospital for prostate research, the evening featured fashions by Hugo Boss and Harry Rosen as well as a fabulous martini / wine bar, four-star food by some of Vancouver’s top restaurants and more beautiful accessories than you can ...more

Nite of Hope – Shoot for the Stars

Posted: May 5, 2009 

Nite of Hope – Shoot for the Stars West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club was decked out in pink and silver sparkle this past Tuesday night as the Nite of Hope - Shoot for the Stars Gala Dinner and Fashion Show took place. MC Vicki Gaberau joined members of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in welcoming guests who were treated to a night of fabulous food, entertainment and fashion shows featuring styles from West Vancouver’s Phoenix and ...more

Wear Else Spring Fashions at Park Royal

Posted: February 3, 2009 

Wear Else Spring Fashions at Park Royal It was a Fashionista Wine and Cheese event at Park Royal’s stylish Wear Else boutique shop this month. Fashion reps from Milly and Tracy Reese clothing lines were on hand with glamorous models to show off their wares as gal pals from the North Shore got a chance to sip and sample and shop till they dropped. Bring on spring - we’re dressed and ready to go. ...more

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