Day 5 of Western Canada Fashion Week was jam packed with creative, and artistic expression! Fantasy hair and makeup was the primary focus of the evening, but we were also treated to two fabulous collections!
The evening started off with the fantasy makeup competition, which was comprised of individual entries from makeup artists throughout the city. The looks were absolutely incredible, and it was so excellent to see so many people’s creative personalities expressed on the models! It was a three-dimensional display of art! First place went to Rebecka Pichoch, for her red and black sci-fi makeup. The piping all over her model was such an interesting stylistic touch! My two choice favorites were Ovilia Tascone’s metallic silver body paint, along with Lindsay DeChamplain’s mother of winter look. Both of them placed in the top three that night as well. The hard work that each participant put into their look showed beautifully! Congratulations to all the contestants!
After focusing on makeup for the first show, the second competition was all about the hair! Many of the participants competed in both sets which was excellent considering the level of work that went into the whole creation! First place went to Kim Peterson’s Avatar/Tron inspired look (which was incredible). There were some incredible sculptural, geometric designs that were shown from Cora Whitford who had also shown a full collection of body paint and makeup. It was amazing to see our local talent, and see the support that is all around us for this type of art in Edmonton! A personal friend of mine, Abby from Live To Dye Salon, also competed and she did an amazing job!
Along with her entries in the hair competition, Cora Whitfield also showed a full body paint collection for both men and women. The execution was brilliant, and the showmanship was well thought out. The female models had the most incredible walks and poses and it made for such an exciting show!
After intermission we were treated to a beautiful, and daring performance from Firefly Theatre. Their show was all about what it means to be green, and had everyone in awe (and at times holfing their breath). I think I’ll need to take some classes and learn how to do this…
The next show on the runway was a sassy, retro runway collection from Sweet Carousel Corsetry and Apparel. The music was great, and the models were all high energy and having fun! I think every woman in Edmonton should own at least one of these corsets! Based off the fun the models were having, I can imagine they had a difficult time giving them back! Especially when they are colorful, high-quality, beautifully made and fitted corsets! What fun!
Following that we were enlightened with Temna Fialka’s home-country inspired collection. The antlers were my obsession! I thought they were so beautiful and I left wanting a pair for myself! The models were all so incredibly stunning, and wore each outfit with poise and grace. The color palette, and the silhouettes were very well executed and the collection flowed very nicely! What an excellent show!
After the show I made sure to snap a picture with the always suave Daniel Sladen! He accompanied me to the show that night, along with Christa Hoefling from SacreBlue Salon. Both of them were the lucky recipients of two free tickets to the show that night, courtesy of Western Canada Fashion Week!
Sorry for the delay in getting this post completed, this past week has been a whirlwind – but I am back on track as of tonight!