Flare World Runway Tour - Edmonton

Monday, October 8, 2012

FLARE at the Art Gallery of Alberta
FLARE's Market Editor - Erin O'Brien 
fashionable attendees
local Edmonton fashion bloggers & writers staying connected

Last Thursday Edmonton's style savvy gathered at the Art Gallery of Alberta for FLARE’s World Runway Tour in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s campaign: The Heart Truth. Typically, any cross-Canada tour bypasses the capital city in favour of Calgary; this time however, it appears the modern design of the art gallery was the perfect locale for such a major event.

As I walked into the sleek AGA illuminated in red, the signature shade of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, I was greeted with an elderflower infused sparkling water from Bottle Green and instructions to carry on to the third floor for an array of edible treats.  Climbing the three flights of stairs was made gratifying by the line up of servers with mini burger sliders, smoked salmon hors d'oeuvres, and pink grapefruit martinis. Guests were even able to take a break mid-climb for a hair touch up courtesy of TRESemm√©.

FLARE's Market Editor, Erin O'Brien, spoke of the latest A/W fashion trends to a sold out crowd, schooling us all on how to break down runway looks into wearable outfits. All clothes were provided by the newly renovated and fashion focused Southgate mall.

Attendees were treated to a year’s subscription to FLARE as well as a bag of swag including full size bottles of TRESemm√© hair care and a variety of other beauty products.

With three dates remaining, I urge those living in Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City to attend. Get your tickets here.

x Miss Sandy


JennaStevie said...

I actually didn't even hear about this at all and am disappointed I didn't because I always like to support anything to do with the heart and stroke foundation. This looks like such a great event and the clothes are ammmazing, looks like they put on a really great show

Courtney Erin said...

I'm bummed I was not on the ball enough to grab my tickets to this back when they were available - it looks like it was a great show.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Marie a la Mode said...

Great photos and coverage, Sandy! I have to say I LOVED that Bottle Green water ; ).

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is freaking awesome.
Thanks so so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
Sending love and peace.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Alexandra said...

I am loving each and every single one of those looks that got sent down the runway - so stunning and perfectly autumnal. Sounds like such a wonderful event! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving love :)

Alexandra xo


Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Gorgeous! And how fun!! Is that a pretty plaid pantsuit? I love love love it!!! What a great event.

Angela said...

great collection!
awesome pics!
Angela Donava

Northern Style Exposure said...

I wish I had gone! Great photos!

Pop Champagne said...

looks like a lot of fun! They had the event here in Ottawa last night but I was feeling ill so didn't go, now looking at your photos I should have!