Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oak + Fort Grand Opening

Last Saturday, Edmonton's newest boutique was buzzing with energy while fashionable fans of Oak + Fort celebrated its opening. Us bloggers had been counting down the days for this fete, and it didn't disappoint! The racks were hanging with beautiful garments in lace, silk and the sheerest of cottons and guests were in high spirits. The wine, awesome Asian beer selection and sinfully delicious treats from Duchess Bake Shop didn't hurt either. Oak + Fort was truly welcomed to Whyte Avenue with open arms!

Read my previous posts about this fabulous shop here and here.
Bloggers galore! Kastles, Zoe Kreider, Caroline in the City and moi.
The genius behind City and Dale peruses the racks.
The girls from C'est Classique always coordinated and looking fabulous.
Duchess Bake Shop's macaroons have become a staple at Edmonton's hip soirees.
Look who it is! The Style Guy aka the busiest guy I know, rockin' the best shoes at the party.
Darling Oak + Fort accessories.
Oak + Fort Manager and talented local designer, Genette Salgado looking chic in a white
Oak + Fort dress.

Special thanks to Andrew from High Gloss White for letting me borrow his camera for these photos.... mine died about three minutes after I arrived. Sigh.


  1. This looks like so much fun! I wish I could have gone. I'm definitely going to find a way to get out to the next event.

  2. Great pics! I need to check that store out!

  3. Janis - Great photos. You've capture the evening perfectly (as always).

    P.S. Your looked hot.

  4. Beautiful photos - Janis is an adaptable, efficient blogger. No camera, and you still find away! Love this, hope we can do a re-do soon!



    P.S. I might save a few of this photos... : )

  5. @Caroline, thank you!!! And please feel free to use any photos you like.


  6. I really have to go to Edmonton and meet you bloggers! Any idea when the Edmonton fashion week would be this fall?

  7. @KD Everyone would love to meet you! Fall Fashion Week is September 22 - 29

    you should try to apply for a blogger/media pass ASAP.

  8. This store looks phenomenal. Growing up in northern AB I used to shop in Edmonton a lot. After living in Calgary for a few years I seem to have almost forgotten the charm of Whyte Ave. Thanks for reminding me and giving me a reason to road trip!

  9. @Natalie, thanks so much for the comment! And yes, Oak + Fort is such a stunning store! Please visit it next time you're in Edmonton!!

    - Janis

  10. All the lace! I'm in love. Hope I can check it out one day.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  11. I saw Kastles mention she was going to this, looks like so much fun! I feel awful, I've never been to the Oak + Fort here. Now I HAVE to go take a look :)


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