Last Thursday, Uptown Saint John hosted their annual Live Life Awards at the elegant White Room. The vision, as developed by artistic director Judith Mackin, principle of punch inside, was fashion meets design meets theatre. An evening of glam, all participants and guests of the event were dressed in varying combinations of black, white and metallic. On display mid-stage was a tableau vivant of Saint John personalities: frozen on spot with the occasional direction to alter their pose.
The crowd mingles prior to the award show's official start.
(Left to Right): Peter Smit, Tanya Suzanne Hyde, Lauchlin Ough
(In black): Steph Downey (K100)
(In black pants suit): Melissa Spangenberg
(In silver sequin dress): Apryll Stansfield
(Left to Right): Jesse Vergen, Candice McLean, Josh Middleton
(Left to Right): Jeff Roach, Manamia Fukuda
Here's living proof that the sheer maxi trend isn't just a urban myth worn only by fashion bloggers!
Beauties Nadine Parsons (Envy) & Christy Reardon
These two gorgeous redheads are the creatives behind Esquared Jewels: Emily Keller & Erin Caines
(Right to Left): Shelley Demerchant (The Urban Shoe Myth), Kiera Fraser (Je Suis Prest Boutique), yours truly
Myself & now-husband Ben Donaldson
(Wedding photos to be up on the blog this week!)
That afternoon, I decided to shead my locks post-wedding for an asymmertical inverted bob-
time to shakes things up a bit! My hair was cut & styled by Heather Keenan at Reflections Day Spa.
- Dress: Je Suis Prest Boutique (SJ, April '11)
- Necklace: Silver Daisy Designs (SJ, March '11)
- Shoes: Aldo (ordered online, May '11)
- Leather cuff: Esquare Jewels, Silver Daisy Designs (SJ, June '11)
- Earrings: Silver Daisy Designs (SJ, March '11)
- Wristlet- Coach (Freeport, Nov '10)
A truly fashion-forward scene, Judith Mackin awed us down to the details! A red carpet was rolled out front of the beautiful stone building and I've never seen Saint Johners look so good! Photographers Kelly Lawson and Sean McGrath were on hand to capture every moment on scene- cannot wait to see their photos from the event! The models' hair and make-up were amazing- fabulous work of Adam Donnelly (Hairacy's) & Carrie McGrath (Persona Bella).
What's next Saint John? As I've been saying, here's another demonstration that Saint John has really embraced style and fashion in the last year or so and it's tangible. You can see it in what people are wearing, the new venues that are popping up, the sort of events that are being held, the conversations being held: there's a strong, cultivating interest. And I have to say, among many other reasons, I love my city for it. Saint John may be small, but it's got culture and charm: and there's always something happening. This past Thursday evening it was the Live Life Awards!