Wednesday, December 31, 2008


It's New Year's Eve, but no party for me tonight. Just going to chill at home, relax with a hot cup of cocoa, put on a movie and maybe count down with Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest (so cheesy, I know). Time to reflect back on the past year, leave behind the negative and take the positive with me into the New Year.

So here were the highlights of 2008:
  • New York in February
  • Mexico in May
  • Buying my Marc Jacobs Airliner bag
  • Competing in the Sun Run!
  • Grand opening of the long awaited H&M store downtown
  • Karl Lagerfield and being "demode" (hilarious interview)
  • Sex and the City movie (crepes and cosmos with the girls)
  • "Ding dong, the witch is gone!"
  • My little "sister" giving birth to a beautiful baby girl, Fabiola!
  • A summer raise at work
  • People-watching from the patio while sipping on spiked lemonade
  • Blueberry picking in Richmond
  • Working on my photography skills
  • Girlicious was in town for like, 5 minutes
  • Seeing Ms. Jackson is concert in September
  • Being present at my cousin's wedding as he vowed to clean the dishes (LOL!)
  • Attending Shar's pARTy at Raw Canvas (what a great concept!)
  • New Kids on the Block concert in November
  • San Francisco in November
  • Buying a gorgeous black bejewelled BCBG dress under the influence of alcohol
  • Barack Obama is the first Black American president of the United States of America (FINALLY!)
  • Tearing up the dance floor at the Christmas party
  • Buying a royal purple BCBG for 50% without the influence of alcohol
The not-so-great moments of the year:
  • New York in February is super cold. Like ass-frozen-solid-from-sitting-on-a-metal-seat-for-hours cold
  • Family emergency
  • Bathing suit shopping for Mexico <- so frustrating!
  • Mexico is hot, which I was expecting and incredibly humid, which I was not expecting
  • Dealing with drama while on vacation in sunny Mexico (really?!)
  • Getting 13 mosquito bites in ONE weekend
  • Dealing with religious INtolerance
  • Not getting the iPhone that I coveted
  • Stephen Harper/Conservatives win a minority government (Gee, I didn't see THAT coming)
  • Gorging myself on cookies and chocolates this Christmas season
  • Low expectations at work
  • Tardiness is becoming a bad habit
  • Waking up half an hour early to get to work so I can leave half an hour early
  • Getting sick on New Year's Eve (blah!)

Friday, December 26, 2008

my credit card weeps tonight

After a whirlwind of shopping this Boxing Day, being thrifty will most likely be one of my New Year's resolution for 2009.

Stopped by the mall first, and checked H&M (buy one, get the second for free) and Holt Renfrew (50% designer wear), but didn't find anything that really caught my eye. I ended up buying a lot of sterling silver jewellery at Blue Ruby, which wasn't on my list of things to get, but then I really didn't have a list. It was just something I made up as I shopped along (I want this, and this, and this...). LOL!

It's a kitty cat under a star! So CUTE!

Great details on the owl necklace. It also has detailing on the back as well.

I like the unusual design on the star and the moon.

Cartoon stars!

I made a final stop at the GAP and found this lovely lavender silk 3/4 sleeve ruffle blouse on sale for $24.99:

Photo courtesy of the

Thursday, December 25, 2008

happy holidays!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there in e-world! Here's to lots of presents under the tree, spiked eggnog by the fire, a big fat turkey full of stuffing and yummy goodies this Christmas day!

Monday, December 22, 2008

"Twas the weekend before Christmas...

when all through the city,
everyone was rushing
to spend their last penny!"

At least that's what it felt like at the mall this weekend. I even left a friend's dinner early Friday night just so I could get an early start on Christmas shopping the next day! Ugh, it was so crowded and hectic at the mall. I managed to return a few items (shirts were too big), but I still had 2 presents to buy, so it was back to the mall on Sunday (after we watched the movie, "Quantum of Solace," which was great) and I found one present. But, I wasn't done yet. I had to get something for my mom. So it was back to the mall AGAIN, after work today (I woke up half an hour early and trudged through a foot of snow to get to the bus stop this morning and I still arrived half an hour late!), and I finally got what I needed and made a beeline home.

I had hoped to finish my Christmas shopping last Friday, when I attended the Yaletown Christmas Night, where stores around Yaletown were having special discount (20-70% off) for one night only. I bumped into Misch at Atomic Model where we sampled baked brie with sweet chili sauce and caramelized brown sugar on biscuits drilled with balsamic vinegar (YUMMY!). There were suppose to be Christmas carolers serenading us as we walked from store to store but me and Misch didn't see or hear any! Although, we nibbled on plenty of cookies and chocolates as we visited each store (and sipped on some spiked hot apple cider), looking for presents so we can start crossing off people from our Christmas list. While there were a lot of things that we wanted for ourselves, we were technically shopping for others. Unfortunately, we both came away from the event empty-handed (but with our stomachs full of alcohol and brie courtesy of Section 3). Oh well. At least we'll always have the brie!

Monday, December 15, 2008

winter dressing

It snowed over the weekend and the temperature dropped to a freezing -8 degrees overnight. Now in my part of the world, it rarely snows and when it does it's either immediately washed away by the ever-present rain or gradually melts, only to leave behinds bits of itself in the corners of the streets. So when it does snow and it stays around for a while, not only does a small part of peoples' brain shut down while driving (there were 4 reported accidents in the 45 minutes it took me to get home), but it also becomes a challenge to find something warm, yet fashionable to wear in this weather. I've turned to wearing layers upon layers of clothes, but this can get bulky and add pounds to your bootay (a big NO-NO!).

So, after a few hours of browsing the web, I came up with some outfit options, that if I had access to an unlimited trust fund/won the lottery/sugar daddy, would be hanging in my closet right now:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

is there a 12-step program for shopaholics?

Not that I have a problem. I mean, the sweater was on sale at Club Monaco and BCBG was having a huge 50% sale on a great selection of dresses. I figure buy now, save later: save on time, save on money and save on effort. No worries about what to wear down the road (for weddings, birthday parties, posh dinners and special occasions) because I'll already have it in my closet. At least that's what I keep telling myself as I hide my purchases in the back of my closet so I won't get interrogated by my (little!) sister.

I like the shape of this dress, but I'm not so sure about the colours...

This was a very comfortable dress. I can see myself wearing this a lot during the warmer months.

By far, my absolute favourite. Love the colour and love the interesting neckline (you can't tell in this picture, but it's actually knotted). This was a no-brainer and now it's mine!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

two glasses of white wine, half a bottle of beer and a shot of vodka later...

I woke up early (on a Saturday!) to have dim sum with Shar-shar binx at Kirin. Pricey, but delicious and worth every dollar. Then it was off to receive a lesson in littlebigplanet, which I'm totally clueless about but it was fun to play (despite the repeated b*tchslaps and smackdowns to my nerdy lion character). Watched a Korean youtube "celebrity" (I use the term loosely here), as he belts his little heart out to the likes of Mariah Carey and Beyonce. It's so BAD but so FUNNY at the same time. Check out his music videos here. You must watch the music video for Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together." It will crack you up. I hope he's not paying for studio time...

It was my company's Christmas party that night, so had to cut the entertainment short in order to make it home in time to get ready. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the shopping event at Wink Beauty Lounge, but I heard you get false eyelashes in your goodie bag!

Dressed up in my gorgeous beaded LBD, stuck a feather in my hair and danced up a storm at the Christmas party. Kept getting pushed from behind by a coworker's so-called date. She kept telling everyone (every male under 35 years of age), that they were just "friends." Uh huh. Yeah, right. I mean, she hit on my friend's husband! Nearly collided with the skinny skank again on the dance floor and was ready to snap her in half until I remembered that it was MY company's Christmas party, so I was on my best behaviour. Somewhat.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

a blubird sitting in a pear tree?

Tonight is another holiday shopathon party held at Blubird, a recently opened clothing boutique downtown that stocks the latest in brand names (Juicy Couture, Missoni, Marc by Marc Jacobs) and makeup (Stila!). I'll be taking the Enabled with me this time. Ha! She blames me for the amount of money she spends when shopping with me, but really, she loves it! This will be my first time there, but if they have Marc Jacobs, I'm going to be a very happy girl.


They rolled out the pink carpet! I thought that was so cute. They had the same drinks and chocolate chip waffles that were served at Fine Finds, but I'm not going to complain because they are super yummy waffles! I grabbed two this time. Hee.

We were both ohhing and ahhing over a bright royal blue satin Botkier bag but it didn't compare to the white ceramic Hello Kitty watch from Victoria Couture, valued at $1,555. It's made out of the small material they use to make the Chanel watches. It was quite heavy, but it's gorgeous and who doesn't love Hello Kitty?!

We checked out the party dresses, giggled over a tinfoil dress (which was later showcased by a model wobbling around the room in 5-inch heels) and a disco ball of a dress and tried on super comfy hoodies that were a great deal at $49. Unfortunately, they didn't have the one I wanted (dark grey with dark pink lining), so I settled for a lovely deep purple soft Blubird scarf. Another addition to my ever-expanding scarf collection.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

holiday shopathon begins tonight!

Hosted by The Style Spy and gloss event + design, it's a shopping event held at four shops (Fine Finds, Blubird, Wink Beauty Lounge and Orb) where you can enjoy great discounts, special gifts with purchase and goodie bags as well as complimentary bubbly, great music and yummy appetizers.

First up, is Fine Finds boutique at 5PM, then onto the RW&CO shopping party at 6PM and our last stop at the VIP party at the GAP downtown. I will be wearing flats tonight!

I thought that I could just wander into Fine Finds boutique, pick out a feathered headband for a friend and maybe purchase a bird necklace that I've been eying and that would be the end of it. But, of course, it's never that easy. Ended up dropping over $100 and there was no alcohol to blame this time.

Arrived at Fine Finds at exactly 5:01PM only to find that they were still setting up their sound system and the alcohol had yet to be open. No worries. We breezed on by and started checking out the goods. Silky satin beauty sleep eye masks, feathered headbands galore and lots of things to ohhh and ahhh over. So many cute things to buy, but I was trying to reign it in, remembering my mental check-list of things that need to be bought, wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree (which will be up this coming up weekend!). But I couldn't say no to a gorgeous dark black green feathered Miller headband by A Farmer's Daughter (I can wear it at Christmas parties! Weddings! Birthday parties! Clubbing!), the necklace that I wanted and a lovely Mae headband for Shar. I also won a free pair of sunnies! They had envelopes pinned to the wall and after filling out your contact information, you can grab an envelope, open it up and find additional discounts and prizes inside. I got a free pair of Mercury sunglasses and my friend got a 50% discount off bath items (which she generously gave to me to use to buy some sweet-smelling luxurious hand lotion). Then it was off to the RW&Co shopping party, but not before we picked up our goody bags filled with Vitamin water, gift certificates to Glowbal Restaurant, a sample of Vera Wang's Princess perfume and other little goodies.

RW&Co's shopping party was a bit lackluster, as there was a small crowd just milling around waiting for their name to be called in a draw to win prizes. I didn't find what I was looking for there (is it that hard to find a sweater dress that isn't black?), but I managed to get a free copy of the latest LOULOU magazine (they were sponsoring the event) and a bottle of RW&Co water.

Final stop at the GAP! And what an event! They had some steep discounts for the one night: when you buy one item, you get 50% off the second item (anything in the store), as well as an additional 20% off the first item and an extra 15% off the second item! At first, I thought this applied to clothes only, but I still got a discount on my hats! I bought the light grey herringbone bucket hat and a grey sweater knit beanie. Now, I'm covered for the holiday season (pun intended!).

Sweet white wine and delicious hors d'oeuvres (cubed watermelon with prosciutto anyone?) were being served as we gingerly maneuvered our way around the aisles to avoid dropping our wine glasses while shopping bags and clothes or items that we wanted to buy. After hours of shopping, it was time to call it a night and with our GAP goody bag in hand (hand cream and lipbalm), it was time to head home and study for an exam the following morning. Boo!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

not kids anymore

I remember when I was twelve years old with a major obsession for New Kids on the Block. Jordan was my first crush. It was the voice that did me in. Then it shifted to Joey because he was closer to my age which meant that there was a 1 in 1,000,000 chance that we'd be together one day. Eventually, my crush shifted to the other members of the 80's boy band (waaay before Nsync and Backstreet Boys, NKOTB was THE boy band). Well, except for Donnie and Danny. They were a part of New Kids on the Block, so therefore likable by association but I never crushed on them hard like I did for Jordan, Joey and Jon. It was more of a passing fancy. But now, they're all grown up, my friend got tickets to go see them in concert yesterday and I would have been an idiot to turn it down.

My review of the concert: It was over-the-top, 80's cheesiness, but you know what? I ate it up. I loved every minute of it. It brought me back to my preteen years, being infatuated with the New Kids on the Block, the nostalgia, the crushes, the slap bracelets that my mom took away from me because she thought I was hurting myself. You remember the slap bracelets, don't you? They were a menace at my school, kids trading bracelets and slapping them on, causing these red marks and bruises on the wrists. But, it was the cool thing to do and since I had a NKOTB slap bracelet, I wore that thing every freakin' day, putting up with the pain to show off my love for the boys.

But back to the concert. The awesomeness of it all is indescribable. It's impossible to compare this concert to Janet Jackson, because there was so much more to experience, past and present. Not to mention, it totally surpassed my expectations. I wasn't expecting them to do most of their dance moves. I mean, they're no Justin Timberlake, ya know? But they did it! They commited to the whole routine, the persona, the 80's cheesiness and that's what blew my mind. They sang a few songs from their new album, The Block, and a lot of their 80's hits. Step by Step! And Jordan with his high notes! Jon looked very sexy in his suits. JOEY! OMG! I reverted back to my twelve year old self, completely in love with NKOTB, screaming "I love you Jordan! I love you Joey!"

The dancing usher! He was shaking his bon bon to Lady Gaga and Natasha Beddingfield, the two opening acts. And damn, can the girls sing! Not a fan of NKOTB though. No dancing there.

The place was packed!

They were so close to where we were sitting! SO close!

"Step by step, oooh baby! Gonna get to you girl!"

Step one
We can have lots of fun
Step two
There's so much we can do
Step three
Its just you and me
Step four
I can give you more
Step five
Don't you know the time has arrived

Thursday, November 20, 2008

girl's night out

I know it's been awhile since my last post, but what better way to get back into the groove of things with not one, but two events with the girls?!

First stop was BeautyMark's Annual VIP party "Holla Days at BeautyMark" where, for one night only, you can get a 15% discount off regular priced items in the store. That includes hair products, makeup, jewellery, purses, clothes and accessories. Me and the girls, Shar and Karen browsed the crowded aisles, trying on and testing different products and snacking on chocolate goodies (Ferrer Rocher anyone?). I ended up getting a lovely pair of gold earrings and received a goodie bag along with my purchase.

A quick jaunt down the street and we arrived at Skoah to celebrate their Annual Birthday and Holiday Bash! Grabbed our gift bags at the door, smiled and chit chat with Martine and carefully tip-toed our way around the packed room, sidled up to the nearest tray of tapas and appetizers (by Hamilton Bar and Grill, right next door), grabbed a glass of Perrier and white wine and perused the selection of makeup, travel kits, spa products and holiday gift sets. Karen was enamoured with the Super Strawberry lipgloss and even contemplated buying the tester when she found out that they were sold out. But a quick chat with lovely Martine, and all was right in the world as Skoah will be restocking soon. Shar gravitated towards all things that smelled of sweet vanilla while I got distracted by the lip glosses. After a bite of fried fish and shrimp dipped in sweet and sour sauce, we made our purchases (using the $10 gift certificate in our goodie bags) and it was back outside into the cold air for a breather before heading home.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Or San Fran, depending on what you choose to call, but either way, I'll be on a plane heading to the state of sunny California to spend 5 glorious days tanning, shopping, eating and sight-seeing. It would explain my lack of updates in a while, since I've been packing, scheduling and planning this trip with a good friend of mine, Ms. KenWORTHY. Hee. It should be fun. And Gobbles is coming too!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Christmas party dress = check

It was a moment of weakness, which I blame on the several glasses of alcohol consumed, but I now have in my possession a gorgeous beaded, tulip skirt LBD with pockets to boot!

This all happened yesterday at the BCBG/Max Mara Grant Reveal Event held at their downtown location. I had no intentions of trying anything on, planning to just browse through the racks of expensive duds. If asked by a sale associate if I need any help, I would airily reply "Oh, no thank you, I'm just browsing today." First step through the door and I was greeted by a friendly girl handing out glasses of white wine and it was the beginning of my downfall. I thought I was able to curb the materialistic urges when I just stood idly by, watching Shar try on one amazing dress after another. But, with nothing to snack on by tiny pieces of shrimp (tasty, though) encrusted with chopped pistachio nuts and mini mushroom tarts, the second mint-cucumber vodka martini went start to my bewildered brain and soon enough, I found myself in a gorgeous black dress and a pair of amazing black satin peep-toe bejewelled heels that the sales associate picked out for me. It was perfection! After trying on a few more dresses, umming and ahhing between the LBD and the shimmery purple, I decided on my first choice. Now, it's time to give my credit card a well needed rest...

My gorgeous, fabulous LBD! You can see my second choice, the shimmery purple dress, in the right corner.

Close up of the purple shimmery dress. I loved the shoes, it matched everything I tried on!

I tried on this dress because it was something that I would never have picked out for myself. It was quite the sexy, man-eater, va va voom dress!

I went back to BCBG on the weekend, since the sale was still on and tried on a pile of glittery, shiny dresses.

This was a very simple dress with beading down the front.

I really like this dress. It was an interesting colour and I really like the cut.

Finally, the pile dwindled to three choices:

In the end, I didn't buy anything because I couldn't decide what to get. Who knows, maybe I'll invest in a well cut, tailored suit. I still have a coupon that doesn't expire until December!

Monday, October 27, 2008

blank canvas

It was Shar's birthday pARTy last Saturday, held at Raw Canvas in Yaletown. It's a cafe/art studio/social space where you can paint to your heart's content while sipping on a large matcha chai latte (yum!) and listening to some cool tunes. It's a unique space where you can have a cappucino as you express yourself artistically. The place is so new that it doesn't have its debit/credit card machine set up yet.

There was a large communal canvas that everyone painted on and each person was invited to pick out a canvas (xsmall, small, medium or large) and create a their own masterpiece. Some people started off with one thing and ended up with something completely different at the end (fallopian tube to Christmas ornaments?!). Some people took their time to deliberate and plan out what they wanted to appear on canvas. Some people already knew what they wanted to paint and it was just a matter of making the first brush stroke. I was none of those people.

I haven't painted in years, so I just smeared shades of blue paint all over my canvas and did some yellow and orange swirls to make it less depressing. I was lacking the creative genius that usually inspires tortured souls to create meaningful and expressive art. But with the help of some cupcakes, chocolate cake and scones, I was able to manage. Hee.

Photos courtesy of Sharlene Eugenio and Grace Yaginuma.

Monday, October 20, 2008

you know it's been a good day if you've been drinking since noon

That's what happened on Saturday. I had brunch with some old coworkers at Browns Restaurant. Started off with a yummy Don't Get Caught martini (raspberry vodka, alize red, citrus and cranberry juice) along with my Hollywood burger and onion rings. It was a farewell brunch as Lenka is moving to Amsterdam to start a new, exciting life to follow her dreams and maybe one day, after much extensive training and education, become a yoga teacher.

After brunch, we wandered the streets of downtown to do some window shopping before stopping at Starbucks to chat with a new friend over caffeine. A phone call and a quick cab ride later, and the alcohol was flowing on the "party" bus (no booze allowed?!) where I had the pleasure of knocking back a vile concoction of disgusting white Jamaica rum mixed with Coca Cola. It burned. And my lips peeled. Very attractive. We spent 2 hours on the "party" bus, making a few stops for those who needed to use the bathroom (at Stanley Park by the Totem Poles and somewhere by Granville Island, close to the marina). All the windows were opened (that was the air conditioning) and we spent half the trip, shivering and drinking the rum and coke, not because of the taste, but in the hopes of it warming us up.

Finally, we reached our last stop and hopped off the party bus in Yaletown (back again!). Since we still had quite a bit of time before dinner, we stopped by Section [3] for have some real alcohol. A Fake ID cocktail brought my taste buds back to life and a plate of yam fries didn't hurt either and than it was off to the Hamilton Street Grill for dinner. For my appy, I had the crispy Asian spiced beef tenderloin, organic greens, chow mien noodles, ginger soy dressing. It tasted a lot like dried ginger beef that you would find at any Chinese kiosk at the food court. It was decent, but I was expecting a bit more than just fishing through the crispy noodles, looking for pieces of beef tenderloin. I had the oven-roasted B.C. Sablefish, house cured prosciutto and woodland mushroom risotto, buerre blanc as my entree, which was much better, although for the life of me, I couldn't find the proscuitto. It was around this time, where I was starting to get full and I ended up passing along my plate of half eaten sablefish and risotto down to one of the boys who was more than happy to finish it for me. I did manage a few bites of dessert (warm gingerbread pudding with caramel sauce, pumpkin and ginger gelato), which was really delicious and a very generous portion, but I couldn't finish it without getting sick. Next weekend: Glowbal!

Monday, October 13, 2008

happy thanksgiving!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

today's conversation

I've been outsmarted by the papertowel dispenser at work.

One step towards world domination for technology.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I've got your balls

Me and some co-workers (past and present) headed out to Rev's after work on Friday to hang out, throw back a few beers and maybe squeeze in some bowling. Waited for about an hour and a half for Sanjay to show up but he was a no-show (and he organized the get together!), so we ended up having our own little tournament. Team 1 consisted of Showmance, King, Cat (meow!) and Jizzmaster and bowling for Team 2 was Princess, Mexi-Sheila, Big Lubes and Pancho. After a couple of beers and other various alcoholic beverages, some of us (Showmance!) weren't at the top of our game, but it was just fun to hang out and let loose. Showmance put on quite the show (pun intended), dancing his "good vibes" dance and letting us know about his previous Halloween costumes (S&M, anyone?). It was one helluva night.

Jizzmaster (left) and Mexi-Sheila

Showmance trying not to fall over as he tries to get a strike

Glow-in-the-dark shoes, how awesome is that?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

today's conversation

Where is the sunshine, Dee?

It might have fallen out of my pocket.
I was looking for it this morning, but I couldn't find it.
Or, I'm wearing the wrong pants.


Last Saturday, after overtime (ugh) and brunch, me and some friends went to the Sutton Place Hotel to indulge in their Chocoholic Buffet. Not only could you eat your weight in chocolate, but you could also drink it as well, with or without alcohol. They had a large assortment of chocolate desserts: chocolate cake, white chocolate gelatin pudding cake, dark chocolate bread pudding made from croissants, 2 types of brownies, dark chocolate pecan pie, chocolate mousse, white chocolate cheesecake and the list goes on. They also had a crepe station, where you can make your own crepe with different sauces (raspberry, passion fruit and of course, dark chocolate), fruit sorbets (green apple or lime) and ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, fudge, etc). And if you really wanted to take your crepe to another level, you can also add a few shots of alcohol to your creation. Yum! After the third round of chocolate, I was full. Actually, after gorging myself on all that chocolaty goodness, suffice to say, I was feeling a little nauseous. Managed to get my queasy self home without throwing up and crawled into bed to rest my poor grumbling stomach.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"She Otter be in Heaven"

That's the headlines on today's newspaper as sweet Nyac, a sea otter who came to the aquarium after surviving the 1989 Exxon Valder oil spill in Alaska, passed away yesterday from leukemia. She will be greatly missed.

Check out this video:
It's Nyac (with white fur on her head) with her partner Milo, napping together while holding hands. I promise you, you won't stop squeeing, it's just TOO cute!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

falling into autumn

There's a certain crispness in the air when Fall arrives. It's not here yet, but I see some signs of it: cooler mornings, shorter days and the early nightfall. I love this time of year, because it's not too hot but it's not too cold either. And what better way to start the season off then with a fashion show!

Oakridge Mall had their annual Fall fashion show on September 16, 2008, hosted by Susie Wall, the West Coast reporter for the e-Talk Daily show on CTV. Since I got off work early, I was the lucky one who was responsible for getting us a spot in what happened to be a massively long line-up. But, the long wait in the scorching sun paid off as me and the Russian Lenka managed to get some great seats by the catwalk. Sipping champagne and red wine, knibbling on hors d'oeuvres (when we could get them) and lots of gossip to pass the time before the show started. Pics after the post!

The stage was set up right in the middle of Oakridge Mall.

Susie Wall hosting (she also hosted the summer trends event earlier this year, also at Oakridge).

"I wear my sunglasses at night... "
"Cause you got it made with the guy in shades, oh no!"
And the show begins!
Love the shoes! I heart them all!
This one was Lenka's favourite boy toy. He looks very model-y.

Lenka joked that even if the model was gay, she'd still try to convert him. LOL!

This model looked like he didn't want to be here. But he was still cute to look at.
Sexy secretary chic. Of course, I'd wear a camisole under the vest. Or maybe not.

I really like the pattern on this dress. It's a cross between fish scales and feathers... but much prettier than it sounds!

The silver swingy dress stole the show for me. It was sparkly, flowed over the body really well and it looked gorgeous on the model.

And that's a wrap!