Monday, November 5, 2012

Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign 2012 Gala

Fashion Calgary Celebrates Calgary: The Cultural Capital of Canada 2012 Through Portrait Campaign
Past Thursday before leaving to my research conference I attended the Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign 2012 Gala. In celebrating the city of Calgary being Canada's cultural capital this year, Fashion Calgary created the Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign. The campaign comprised of 25 local Calgarians that the organization believed made a difference shaping the fashion, art and culture scenes of the city. (If you haven't seen the portraits, I posted all 25 of them at the end of this blog entry - photos courtesy of Fashion Calgary. You can also read each of their "legacy" via Fashion Calgary link HERE).
The gala was hosted at the Endeavor Art Gallery. Portraits were hung on the gallery wall, while some of the portrait personalities including: Sophie Serafino, Brett Wilson, Laura Presber, Bill Brooks and Jason Gogo made apperance to the event. It's nice to see people from various industries in the city come together to mingle and share ideas. 
 One "problem" for me that night was Swirl Cupcakes made by my friend Lynnette MacDonald; My sweet tooth got the best of me, and the cupcakes were so heavenly that I had more than I should (no offense Lynnette, you ruined my dieting plan :) xo). mmm My favorite was definitely the "Champaign and Raspberry infused cupcake"!! Aside from cocktails and desserts, it wouldn't be a party without music of course - there were live music performances throughout the evening. The campaign also widely supports local artists and designers. Part of the proceeds of event that night goes toward supporting one local artist.
I like to pesonally thank Anna Basak and Rafal Wegiel of Fashion Calgary for the invitation to this party, and of course also my friends KO and Jacqueline Tyler for the company. :) x Below is the Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign portraits:

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