Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Monstrous Baroque Refinery

The Monstrous Baroque
Refinery late-night art party
Saturday, November 17, 2012
9 pm - 2 am
Advanced tickets for AGA Members on sale Tuesday, October 16!

The Monstrous Baroque Refinery is the next edition of the Art Gallery of Alberta's ever so popular art parties that have Edmontonians clamoring for tickets to see just what the Gallery will pull off next. Being described as "a ball of monstrous proportions" the evening will be full of surprises with all four floors of the iconic AGA building coming alive with performance art, installations, decor, music, food and activities inspired by 17th century opulence and supernatural creatures. The theme of this Refinery lets the imagination run wild, inspired by two of the AGA's newest exhibitions, Beautiful Monsters: Beasts and Fantastic Creatures in Early European Prints and Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque. 

For dress code inspiration, Dress Me Dearly Styling collaborated with the Art Gallery of Alberta on its first ever Refinery fashion editorial! The series of photos shot by fashion photographer Harvey Miedreich features Mode Models in contemporary Baroque inspired wardrobe provided by some of Edmonton's favourite retailers and designers: Loft 82, Holt Renfrew, The Theatre Garage, Swish Vintage and Sweet Carousel Corsetry. 

Mousy Brown's crafted the Marie Antoinette inspired hair and makeup and will definitely be seeing me the day of the party to recreate this look.

A huge thank you to the entire creative team for their hard work on this shoot - I can't wait to see what you're all going to wear!

See the complete fashion editorial here


  1. just took a peek at the editorial and it is BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely love it.

  2. Everyone did such a great job!

  3. Wow so fabulous. I must check out this exhibit too one day.


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