Vancouver Fashion Week Contest #1

A Recap of Vancouver Fashion Week Contest #1

As Vancouver Fashion Week is inching closer, there are fun and fashion-orientated contests to challenge your inner fashionista.  The first contest was for all Vancouver Fashionistas!

Let’s take a recap of Vancouver Fashion Week’s two contests that allowed you to play with fashion!

There was a contest for the “classy and fabulous”.

What does the word classy mean to you?

Being classy does not mean being stuck-up, but dressed in a refined and dignified manner.  There’s a movie on Coco Chanel, where she is portrayed as a confident woman, with a forward-thinking notion on what fashion for women means.  For Chanel, clothing is meant to accentuate a woman’s body, but most importantly, it is meant to be comfortable.

Participants took pictures of themselves and chose their classiest photo and post it on Facebook for their chance to win a pair of tickets to a Vancouver Fashion Week show!

Get Freaky With It!

If you are a daredevil who wants to unleash your inner fashionista, then those participants opted for this “Fashion Loves a Freak” contest.  They picked a crazy outfit and pose in all its outrageousness.  Just a reminder that this outfit has to still be appropriate, meaning it should be tastefully avante-garde fashion.  They were encouraged to check out some magazines for inspiration on how models dress in the type of fashion that you don’t normally find in your grandmother’s closet, that pushes the limits, yet doesn’t cling to your body in an unflattering and gaudy manner.

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Free Beer and Cocktail Show!

Staying in, or near Toronto? You might want to check out the annual Beer & Cocktail Show in Downsview Park this weekend.

At the Beer & Cocktail show you can sample all kinds of beers from brands such as: Beau’s, Big Rock, Boris, Grolsch, and many more. You can also taste several cocktails with fancy names such as Pomegranate Cosmo, Coco Chanel, Can-Can en Cherry Garden. With a variety of snacks available, the alcohol shouldn’t go to your head too soon, so you can enjoy a lot of samples! To make the show complete there will also be live music and entertainment every day.

Every day the first 100 visitor’s will get free admission! So be sure to get there early. Also, every day a $500 Beer Store gift certificate is given away. All you need to do is fill out a form and be present when they draw the winner.

The show times are:

–          Friday June 4th 2010:        6.00 pm – 1.00 pm

–          Saturday June 5th 2010:   6.00 pm – 1.00 am

–          Sunday June 6th 2010:      4.00 pm – 10.00 pm

There will be a free shuttle bus running every 15 minutes between the show and the Downsview subway station from 10.20 pm to 1.20 pm.  You have to be 19+ to be allowed in and don’t forget to bring your photo ID as it is required at the door.

For more information go to the Beer & Cocktail Show website, here.

Let us know what you thought of the festival and hope you have a good weekend!

Manouk and Laura!