Thursday, October 13, 2011

more on NBFW...

One thing that will stick out in people's minds from the NBFW event will be Andrea Cyr's impressive chainmaille skirt that paraded the runway. After 65 hours of work and 12 000 little rings, Andrea's creative show-piece was captivating.

Following this show-stopper were other jewellery pieces created by Andrea. You can get a better, close up look of her work via her Etsy shop. (The dream catcher earrings are my personal favourite!)

Chainmaille Obsession by Andrea Cyr

Samuel & Co. and Envy were two of the Market Square shops to fit the runway and showcase their fall fashions. My apologies to both stores- I do believe I had mixed them up in the photo album I posted on Facebook, as could be the case in the photo strip below. Nonetheless, they both featured pieces that could that many women were likely to put on their shopping list.

Kelly Ethridge, Silpada representative, also had her jewellery featured on the runway. Models were dressed in simple, but elegant black outfits that let the jewellery take centre stage.

Jewellery: Silpada

Rowena's, located in Uptown Saint John, also gave a visual show of what's inside their independent boutique on Prince William Street. The beige dress below on model Stephanie was even sold through the Facebook photo album I posted! This is definitely a spot that I plan to visit in the near future- besides their affordable price range, what makes it even more appealing is that fact that they are next door to a cupcake shop (Piece O'Cake!)

Clothing: Rowena's

Silver Daisy featured some of their latest pieces that had a colour pallete that popped! These items arrived in store just days before the show. To see these and even more fashionable pieces, be sure to join us tomorrow at the Lily Lake Pavillion for the 1st annual fashion show, a Sex & the City Soiree, to be hosted by Silver Daisy in which all proceeds are going to Hospice. You can get your tickets at the store on King Street! (There are a limited number of tickets left!)

Another Market Square store that displayed their wears on models strutting down the runway was Walsh Luggage. Among the goods they showed were hats, purses, scarves, gloves, and even an umbrella, as carried by model Vanessa below.

Accessories, bags & hats: Walsh Luggage

A newcomer to Saint John, Jockey also brought along their fall pieces to share on the runway. They also had a table set-up at the afternoon tradeshow. 

Clothing: Jockey

And of course, I could recognize right away pieces that belong to the ever fashionable Je Suis Prest Boutique. A combination of looks that were business, cocktail, and causal on trend, there were numerous items that had me tempted.

During the retailer portion of the fashion show, the gorgeous footwear were a mix of beautiful shoes from Manchester Shoe Salon and The Urban Shoe Myth- both uptown favourites of mine.

The focus of a fashion week is always the designers, but the looks put on the runway by local merchants demonstrated how Saint John is on top of its game in offering on-trend fashion to women. To check out more looks on the runway from these retailers, be sure to check out the photo album I posted:

Early next week I'll be sharing one of the most interesting moments of the NBFW event...

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