Well, isn’t it just amazing? How inspired we are to entertain you! A night to express our gratitude to you!
An evening bout gratitude. Designers, model installations, and inspiring treats and conversations. A runway show that is an amalgamation of Canadian designers and even Pie Media Group’s publishers personal finds. We love creating fashion shows and lots of love went into selecting the designers and culinary experiences to curate this one night only social for the society of style.
Our culinary dream team had bites for all enjoy, from the North Restaurant, (chef Marco has been our partner in hospitality since the first year he moved to Barrie and came to a show called ‘cake, let them eat cake’ 2008) Ciccos, Lindsay D. Weiss always out does herself! Andros cakes….A special treat awaits that has been in the works for a couple months with Chef Dimu Perera.
Caswell Choirs greeting eveyone outside with Christmas Carols! And a warm up inside from the Joe Huron Trio!
Awesome prizes were donated by awesome businesses! A few of our lucky Raffle winners won; $100 movies pass from Julie Woolsey, $500 from Gustov, $110 in beauty products from Keira Brooks, Laura Brailsford custom made Elysium Mala, Christy Toms $200 package at hotbod fitness, an Eve Cork handbag, Sonder Studio and Events private Yoga Party, 2 lovely pillows from Stanley’s Linens, a design consultation from Caroline Harrison, a Brunette Crew from Smashhouse, a Head shot session from Jennifer Klementti, and a beauty basket valued at $350 from Connect Hair Studio. This was so fun!!
Santa stopped by for a visit to rest and mingle with us! He brought a couple stylish elves. Photos were taken with the man himself and he gave out surprise gifts!! (From Sharon Smith and HotBod fitness.)
Northcott photo booth delighted us with his mirror!!!! Amazingly cool features and even a take home a souvenir. (we like that word)
There were cameras! Pie media Group never throws a party without cameras! Check out the gear they have! Virgil Cheung, Brian Chisholm and Stephen Plumley, and Joshua Dorkersen had their assignments for the evening and captured it perfectly!
Eileen Hicks made her comedic debut and did not disappoint. Eileen is known for bringing tears to people’s eyes. Her way of engaging conversations with humour and love is a character trait she was born with. Born on a small island called Ramea off the coast of Newfoundland, Eileen grew up with a unique sense of tradition and experiences that she likes to share with friends and family. Moving to St. John’s in her youth introduced this small island girl to big city life. Her fashion sense consisted of hand me downs she wore with pride, but sometimes reflected a masculine trend. Eileen loves the perfect fitting suit and she will share that story with you tonight in memory of her brother Sydney Kendall. Eileen cares about her family and loves to see joy in everyone she meets. She said one time to her daughter Sandra, “it would be a dream of mine to do stand up comedy,” and tonight Eileens dream came true.
At 9:30ish it was show time! A Sandra show! We showcased Art from designers in the region to style to present to a one night only fashion showcase! That’s our idea of a party!! These designers are all independent artists from different fashion genres. I have my work cut out for me tonight and I love it. We don’t follow a lot fashion rules (not sure we know what they are even, funny…considering we’ve been in fashion since 2003! We just do what we love) and we love having freedom to style the way we want. With close to 70 outfits. it was a magical evening.
See you at the next show!