December 21, 2009

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I had the pleasure of attending Gift of Design, a fashion show/fundraiser held at the Vancouver Club. The fashion show featured the work of students in the fashion design program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a portion of the proceeds were to go to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau which provides food vouchers and toys for lower income families in Vancouver. The lovely Mandy of The F Game and Mandy Candy not only did a fabulous job as the Communications Coordinator but was the MC of the event as well. The intermission featured live music by the very talented singer/songwriter Marla Guloien - I liked her so much I've tracked down her MySpace and I highly recommend you do too! Some pictures from the show...

They're a bit blurry (holding a clutch, camera and glass of wine was a bit challenging) but I did manage to get decent pictures of my favourite looks from the show.

I wore a vintage silk dress with opaque black tights and black ankle boots (courtesy of my mom's closet). My belt is from Club Monaco - the ultimate destination for skinny belts in every colour and pattern imaginable. My chain is from H&M and my clutch is vintage.

The venue itself was also beautiful (for those who don't know the Vancouver Club, think Gossip Girl worthy) and with a dress code to abide by choosing an outfit was a difficult feat. Yet in true Haute Mess fashion, I didn't shy away from an ass-grazing hemline. There's no way Blair Waldorf would approve, but I'm sure Serena would've given me props.

52 comments:

  1. looking hot hun!!!
    love that Club Monaco skinny belt =)
    Nic B xx
    http://nicholandbrooklyn.blogspot.com

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  2. oOo I love your bangs! Did you just cut it? beautiful vintage dress, love the color. amazing photos from the fashion show, Vancouver's got some great talents! Hope you've been well hun.

    xoxo,

    Coco

    http://closetfullofnothing.blogspot.com/

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  3. Wow I luv ur outfit soo much!!!! Hope u had a good wknd : ) xoxo

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  4. Amazing! I love this look.. That blue is stunning on you, especially against your golden locks. :)

    Love & Aloha, Sharon
    www.elisharon.blogspot.com

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  5. That looked really fun! lovely looks
    and I really like your dress, you looked awesome!

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  6. Great show pics and I love the venue too! xo

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  7. your outfit is to die for! you look stunning!

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  8. true diva-status. blue is definately your color and i love how your entire outfit "popped" with your white clutch.

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  9. looks like a cool show and I love that color blue on you!

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  10. You look gorgeous. LOVE the dress and I so wish I could pull off those bangs!

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  11. :) great outfit, as ALWAYS!

    and that fashion show looks amazing! from the venue to the clothes and down to the hair! simply perfection!

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  12. Nice outfit, you look very cute!

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  13. the show looks very cool..sort of the old school fashion shows back in the 1930s to 50s where they are held in exclusive apartments and parlours.

    That hue of blue is gorgeous.

    PS. When I saw that post with you and your patterned leggings..it reminded me that I actually had a pair of funky nylons/tights in my closet. So decided to wear it with the outfit :)

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  14. wow i never knew the vancouver club was so swank. and your outfit is a perfect match - love that blue on you.

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  15. Serena would definitely approve if you opted for sans stockings instead because everyone knows the Serena is the big skank. either way you look gorgeous babes, I've missed you dearly. . .when will I ever see you again?!!??


    www.thestarvingstylist.com

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  16. cute post. i wish i could steal more things from my mom's closet, but she's actually more petite than i, shoes & clothes-wise. :(

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  17. you looked fab that night. i definitely channeled blair (of the 2 of us). i have pictures on my site. xo

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  18. I love the blue dress , is amazing (:

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  19. Thanks so much for the post hun
    so hot! you looked amazing and love the comment about The Vancouver Club being Gossip Girl worthy ;) hope to see you at other events!

    mc

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  20. reallyreally love what you wore
    you looked so pretty!
    xx Sylvia

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  21. beautiful vintage dress! and i love the first picture from the fashion show :)

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  22. You look so cute and the show looked way fun!
    xoxo
    http://oppositeofvulgarity.blogspot.com/

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  23. I just wanted to inform you that i have added your blog to my noteworthy blogs list.
    ~Ashlynn
    coutureontherunway.blogspot.com

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  24. Niki i Love your outfit and That Clutch...looks like you had fun..

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  25. i just found you through the bon bon rose blog. glad i did.

    your outfit is complete perfection. love it. and the show looks like it was a great time.

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  26. Hi Niki! I found through one of the blogs I follow and I'm glad I did check you out. Love what I see in your blog.

    Your outfit is just gorgeous... very chic and just the right amount of sexiness.

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  27. you look gorgeous. blue is definitely one your colors. i will have to check out Marla's myspace, i'm always open to new talented musicians :)

    kerri
    Wear Necessities

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  28. Hi Niki!

    The idea of The Haute Mess Award was pure inspiration. It's nice to encourage fellow bloggers this way. It also tells me that you are a generous, fashionable spirit!

    Nina

    PS You look divine! The blue of your dress really pops. I bet you were the best dressed for the evening?!

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  29. Loving the oufit you have...Its kind of to die for actually...

    Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!!

    -xxlivelovelaugh

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  30. Perfect blue dress for the holidays!!
    Merry Merry!

    xoxo

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  31. you looked aamzing, and perfect in blue!

    follow me and and I follow you¿?

    XoXo

    Cassie.

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  32. great photos!!!
    my blog dominique-ernest.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  33. You look amazing! cool dress!

    btw, Merry Christmas!

    mycherrygum.blogspot.com

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  34. fantastic photos! and i love your outfit :)

    would you like to trade blogroll links?
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com
    <3

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  35. Yesss, Jimmy Choo it‘s amazing!!! Thank you for stop in my blog!!!

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  36. atta girl-- pushing those dress code boundaries! you look gorgeous & agreed- balancing a glass of wine & camera is a tricky feat. they should put cupholders in the seat, no? ;)

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  37. Great pictures. I love that dress as well!

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  38. Love the title of your blog!!!!!!

    LOVe your blog!!!!

    Pls check out our Fashion/Celeb gossip blog!
    www.eternallyfixated.blogspot.com

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  39. Looks like a great event, you look gorgeous in that blue color!! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  40. The 'model' pickup line is pretty good..wonder how many times he used it;-) I remember one time at Caprice saw a boy making out with some girl at a corner. 30 minutes later he comes by and asks me to dance.

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  41. Lovin the boots! Great look, great look....don't worry about the blurry photos, we get the jist of it!

    +8!3

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  42. I truly hope all your dreams for Christmas come true…

    Hope, peace and love…

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  43. I got the haute mess award from someone and naturally thought of you, ha. it was a very clever idea. slash still in love with this blog ! the silk dress is so cute

    xx lue

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  44. You are looking so perfect in the silk dress...almost like a model straight out of the runway!.....LOve your clutch too!


    Happy Holidays!
    www.callmestylista.blogspot.com

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  45. Your outfit is gorgeous! Stunning pictures.
    -Marz

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  46. Hi, you looked stunning, that blue dress really suits you, and the fact that it has an "ass-grazing hemline" lol as you put it, only adds to the sex appeal. Of course the heels and stockings are a huge bonus.
    Brilliant post, interesting reading, thanks for sharing with us.

    I would like to wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas, may your day be filled with laughter, joy and absolute happiness!
    Colin.
    Ps, I would love to exchange links with you, if you are keen, please let me know so I can add you.
    Thanks.

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  47. this looks awesome, love your dress

    happy holidays lovely!

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  48. I like the blurriness. It's very atmospheric!

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