Apr 3, 2014

HAPPENINGS: APRIL



Meet Rebecca Minkoff
Thursday, April 3 / 3-5 pm / Holt Renfrew, Calgary
A meet and greet with the legendary handbag designer, complimentary monogramming and purse signing!

MINBID in Stitches
Friday, April 4 / 8-11 pm / Saddlery Building, 10137 104th St, Edmonton
Clothing boutique's Coup and WORKHALL host a silent and live art auction in partnership with artist collective, MINBID. Bid on Canadian art, update your wardrobe and indulge in food and drinks courtesy of Yellowhead Brewery.

Terrarium Workshop
Saturday, April 5 / 2-3:30 pm / Salisbury Greenhouse, 52337 Range Rd 232, Sherwood Park
TRENNNDING! Learn how to create your own Pinterest-worthy terrarium at this hands-on, free workshop!

Opening Reception: Shell
Saturday, April 5 / 3-7 pm / The Drawing Room, 10253 97 St, Edmonton
Enjoy a bevvy and the sweetest of company at the opening reception of Shell, an exhibition of new drawings and prints by artists Dara Humniski and Leanne Olson.

Hawkers Market
April 12 / 6pm - 12 am / Mercer Warehouse, 10363 104 St, Edmonton
A rowdy pop-up food party to connect Edmontonians with their local food scene. The initial lineup of vendors is pretty enticing with vegan heroes Sailin' On Food Truck, Casa Doce serving up Mexican eats, downtown darlings Drift food truck and many more serving up BBQ, hot pies and donuts galore.

Malorie Urbanovitch Spring 2014 Collection Launch Party
April 24 / 7-10 pm / Gravity Pope Tailored Goods, 8222 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
Be one of the first to shop the new spring collection from Edmonton designer, Malorie Urbanovitch. Pencil this one into your calendar for sure and while you're at it, check out my Edmonton Journal story about the designer and her recent presentation at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.

--> Planning an exciting event for May? Holla at me and I just may include it in my roundup of May Happenings: DressMeDearly(at)gmail.com.

Mar 31, 2014

POSTING CLOSED / WANTED: DRESS ME DEARLY INTERN



Dress Me Dearly is expanding! I'm looking for a creative, upbeat and ambitious intern to join me in promoting Edmonton's fashion community. My new teammate will assist with blog content, social media, fashion shoots, community events, administrative work and more. 

The ideal DMD intern is someone looking for opportunities to delve into Edmonton's fashion scene at every angle. You'll have chances to connect with major players in Alberta's fashion community and build an extensive portfolio in wardrobe styling, writing and event planning. Oh, and the best part? Invites to all of Alberta's coolest fashion and arts parties. For networking, of course. 

You don't have to be an expert in fashion, just have a keen interest in digital media and strong communication skills. Anything you don't know can certainly be learned!

Intern Responsibilities
- Assist with wardrobe sourcing and on-site styling for fashion photo shoots and media opportunities 
- Brainstorm and write content, conduct research and provide photos for blog posts
- Assist with events including sponsorship coordination, setup and overall event planning 
- Capture behind the scenes photos and video during DMD projects to be used for social media and blog posts
- Some assistance with administrative tasks including invoicing and client followup

Intern Qualifications
- Friendly, creative and professional

- Passionate about digital media
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Personal interest in fashion with a strong sense of style
- Comfortable using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest
- Confident in taking good quality photos
- Organized and able to complete projects independently
- Prior experience with photography, video editing, graphic design, writing, social media and blogging are major assets

Position Details
- This is an unpaid role, but with lots of perks. Paid opportunities will sometimes be available. 
- Estimated monthly hours are 10 hours per month with a very flexible schedule. 
These hours include your work from home, at events, team meetings and onsite at DMD projects. Expect to work an average of two hours per week, sometimes more depending on required assistance at major projects and events. Team meetings will occur once per month. Must be available to work weekdays. 
- Must be 18 years of age or older due to the nature of some photo shoots and required attendance at events that serve alcohol. 

POSTING NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who applied!


APRIL LUST LIST



It's evident from this month's lust list that I'm still craving the darker tones of winter. I may not be ready to surrender my black and greys, but I'm amped for all the graphic treatments trending for spring. Here's what I'm currently craving:



*This post kindly sponsored by French Connection 

Mar 24, 2014

DMD GUIDE TO WESTERN CANADA FASHION WEEK: SPRING 2014



Once again, Edmonton hosts Western Canada Fashion Week, showcasing emerging designers from Canada and around the world.We're excited to see new collections from some of our favourite local talents as well as a few international newcomers - Impair from Montreal and Nina Athanasiou from Germany. Keep the DMD Guide on hand as your fashion week cheat sheet. 

Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets here>

Mar 3, 2014

HAPPENINGS: MARCH



Conversation with the Artist: Jill Stanton

Wednesday, March 5 / 7pm / Art Gallery of Alberta
The AGA has just unveiled Stanton's wacky, larger than life mural in its free-to-view main foyer. The mostly black and white, hand-painted world spans across three walls, depicting a jungle of creepy creatures, jagged teeth and peeking eyeballs. Join the artist in an intimate discussion about her work, the mural and her process this Wednesday. 

Pecha Kucha Night 18
Thursday, March 6 / 6:30pm / Metro Cinema at Garneau Theatre
PKN is back with some exciting locals talking everything from combating homelessness, nanotechnology to graffiti.

Edmonton City Centre Fashion Friday
Friday, March 7 / 12:10 and 12:40 pm / Edmonton City Centre

Edmonton City Centre, Dress Me Dearly Styling and Mode Models present a spring fashion show full of the season's most worthy trends and inspiration to incorporate spring style into your wardrobe. 

Every Woman Festival
Wednesday, March 12 / 6pm / Lexus South Pointe
In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8) the Every Woman Organization invites you to a garden-inspired evening in support of WIN House, a non-profit that provides shelter and support for women who are fleeing domestic violence. Especially exciting is keynote speaker Margaret-Ann Armour, who you may know as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.


Golden West Music Fest Fundraiser
Friday, March 14 / 8 pm / Queen Alex Hall
The hard workin, music-lovin, little team that could is making plans for its second ever Golden West Music Fest. Come out to the fundraiser to enjoy sweet jams in your ears and support an event that brings together artists, musicians, dance machines and nature for a prairie party under the sun and stars. 


PARK SHOW
Saturday, March 15 / 7pm / NGA Golf Dome, Calgary
PARK is a non-profit organization strongly supported by Dress Me Dearly for its work in mentoring and promoting Canadian fashion talent. This year's PARKSHOW features a fashion show with ten Alberta designers including some DMD favourites: Camp Brand Goods, LUXX Ready to Wear, Suka Clothing, Rebecca King and more.

ART/BEAT presents St Paddy's event
Saturday, March 15 / 8pm / Creative Club House

Eep! This is gonna be a good one folks. My favourite Edmonton band, Camembert is performing (partially my fave because of their hard, stoner rock rhythms, mostly because of frontman Stacy Brown's tight pants) along with Otto Stalk, The Darlin' Luv-Hunnies and GirlsClub DJ's. Also $4 Steam Whistles, yo. 

Western Canada Fashion Week
March 27 - April 3 / ATB Financial Arts Barns
One of Edmonton's largest fashion events, Western Canada Fashion Week features collections from local and international designers. I'm especially excited for new collections from Edmonton's Luxx Ready to Wear and Jessica Halabi as well as newcomer IMPAIR from Montreal. Stay tuned for my updated and infamous Guide to Western Canada Fashion Week for Spring 2014.

Feb 27, 2014

STELLA & DOT GIVEAWAY


We've partnered up with Stella & Dot Stylist Danielle, for a mighty blinged out giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win this Norah Pendent (value $104), one of the signature pieces in Stella & Dot's new spring collection. 

This is the perfect accessory to dress up a minimalist dress, a collared button-up or even mixed with a print for major fashionista points. 

Good luck!


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