Once a year Calgary residents will witness a group of people fabulously dressed in all white walking in the same direction carry chairs, bags, and picnic tables. I'm sure they're all thinking the same thing. Where are they going? The funny part is, the people in all white are thinking the same thing. This year marked the 4th year of Dîner en Blanc Calgary.
Last year my New Year's resolution was to immerse myself more into the Calgary social scene even if I had to do it alone. I've been fortunate enough to never end up having to do the alone part until I had to go to the ParkShow. I just didn't know anyone that was interested in going. To be honest for a split moment I said EFF it but got talked out of that real quick. Naturally I'm a shy person in new environments with new people. I usually just chill in the cut (aka hide in the back and scroll on my phone 😂😂) which is so LAME!
Once I sat in my front row seat, everything took a complete turn for the best. I met a fellow Taurus Ella Clarens (freelance fashion & beauty writer). Our spirits immediately took to each other and the rest of the night was magic✨ The moral of the story is if you're going to do anything do it FULL FORCE. That way there's no oh I should've introduced myself to that fashion blogger that I follow on IG, or I should've asked where so and so bought that dress. Like Nike says "Just Do It". It never hurts to try unless it involves something physical but even then it's mind over matter.
The ParkShow was amazing. We have a lot of great fashion forward Canadian designers. If you follow me on Instagram (@tanisha.cherry) you'll recall my mention of Cara Cheung and Anneke Forbes. Cara's line to me is very reminiscent of Alexander Wang. Those nights when I want to look edgy but straight to the point. Bold brows, nude lip, sleek ponytail and simple accessories. Anneke's line screamed all my favorite F words. Flirty, Fun, and Fabulous. It was very girly and the pieces are great for day to night transitions.
Take a look at some of Snapchat's I took below
House of Nonie
Modern Tribal collection from Anne B. Accessories
ParkShow is definitely on my calendar for next year. If next year is split in two days again, you'll see me at both. I can only imagine what the designers and Park team will have planned for us.
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June 2nd, I accompanied my soul sistaaaaa Nikita to Holt Renfrew's Private shopping event. Nikita brought me along as a guest writer for her online magazine Modern Socialite, Although it was a very fabulous event we went to work! and play a little. She was the eyes (i.e photographer) and I was the ears.
Holt Renfrew along with it's many sponsors put together a fabulous event filled with lots of Calgary fashion influencers. I saw some familiar faces and plenty of new ones.
This was the 3rd annual private shopping event in support of Calgary Health's Best Beginning Program. This was my first time hearing about a program like this and I'm happy I'm aware of it now. The Best Beginning is a remarkable program that supports low income soon to be mothers. I'm sure we all know of someone that could benefit from the help that Best Beginning offers.
Over 33,000 was raised with the help of all proceeds from the auction along with 10% of every purchase that evening.
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PHOTO CREDITS: my soul sista Nikita Romane.