April 7, 2011

VANCOUVER FASHION BLOGGERS EVENT x GUESS ON ROBSON

Style Struck, A Haute Mess, The Anthology, and Alicia Fashionista present the Guess Party on Robson Street on April 6, 2011.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson

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For a straight man, I read an inordinate amount of fashion blogs. That's mostly because there are so many great fashion blogs from out of Vancouver. I enjoy all the colourful photos and personalities that come along with them.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson

I'll be honest, apart from the cool-sounding premise of a fashion party at Guess on Robson, I mostly went to finally meet fashion blogger extraordinaire, Alicia "Fashionista" Quan (above, centre). As well, I came to see the always lovely Kesley Dundon from The Anthology (left). By the way, you should definitely check out Kelsey's profile in Vancouver Is Awesome's fashion feature, The Inseam.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson

Above, looking stylish, are Alicia, CKNW producer Jessica Hyatt, "Miss" Melissa Knight, Cicy Chan, and Tiffany Pandu-Oesman among a whole host of other very fashionable people. I joked with Kelsey that there was added pressure to look good when you're a fashion writer throwing a fashion event.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson
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I interact online quite a bit with three Vancouver fashion bloggers in particular: Nicole Soon from Le Mode du Jour, Lisa Wong from Solo Lisa, and Alicia. I call them the "Vancouver fashion trifecta". Not really, but maybe I should start. I see Nicole and Lisa all the time out and about at events. Anyhoo, Alicia and I finally met briefly and it was spectacular. I adored her trademark bow.

Guess Party on Robson

Like I said, despite chatting on Twitter a lot, I had yet to meet Alicia even though we have mutual acquaintances. She's best friends and maid of honour to the soon-to-be wed Jessica, a BCIT Broadcast Journalism colleague of mine.

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Back to the event, it was a fun night of fashion, food, and cocktails. They were serving tasty mojitos. The finger foods were nicely miniture in size and portion for easy eating while mingling and shopping.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson

The event was in support of FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship), a nonprofit organization supporting women in the developing world. A $5 donation got you 20% off your purchase. I did find it a little awkward shopping with so much going on, but that comes with the territory.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson

Alicia said she was floored my the positive response for the night. We joked that she was a local internet celebrity and should have expected it. She remarked that it was in fact her first tweetup. Never mind , it being her first in organizing one. It's quite a different experience going to one of these meetups when everyone is there to see you.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson
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It was a cool night with some fabulously fashionable ladies putting on a casual yet inviting event. I was impressed with how classy it was. I look forward to what else the city's fashion(ista) community has in store.

Vancouver Fashion Bloggers | Guess Party on Robson

And just for fun, here is my music interview with a couple members of the magical electronic band Wizerdz of which Kelsey's brother Bryce is in, just because her and I cannot stop talking about it. Enjoy.


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4 reactions:

Rick Chung said...

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You take some pretty amazing photos! :)  It's soo cool to see other bloggers from Vancouver.  I just want to take a ferry and say hello to the Mainland again.

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