Our 3rd Annual Fashion Show was held Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer. We were honoured to have the commitment of some pretty phenomenal, courageous, beautiful women, all of whom we have met through the store whether they are customers of ours or friends of friends. The room was full of powerful energy; guests coming to enjoy a “girls night out” got much more than they expected when on stage appeared REAL women, LOCAL women, baring all to share the message of body acceptance and self love! Our model’s showed up with everything we hoped they would - a powerful presence in front of 200+ guests and unwavering love for each other that flowed throughout the room. They supported each other, and in return, the entire room supported them back. Our guests were on their feet, applauding and crying with overwhelming joy and compassion for the women on stage.
IT. WAS. MAGIC.
Joining our models over the course of the night was Randi Boulton and Chair Tease Dance, while Bra Lounge Bestie TeraLee Flamen hosted the night. We raffled off the “Best Table in the House” right off the bat, and the 8 women who upgraded their seats paid a whopping $1000 to upgrade and get the perks that went with it! Firefighter butler service and free bra’s from Marlies Dekker’s & The Bra Lounge! We were stunned and you can be sure THAT will be happening again!
Later in the show, after an awesome performance of “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” by Randi & the Chair Tease girls, a few of our models took to the stage for a powerful moment. They each wrote out on signs personal challenges and accomplishments they wanted to recognize to share experiences their body’s have faced, and overcome. The moment our beautiful friend Teresa hit the stage, revealing herself after full mastectomy surgeries, showing the world that these scars would not have control over her future, was…. everything. It was ugly cry central up in there, my friends. But it was the most beautiful moment to be a part of. I’m not sure we will ever recreate what happened in that moment, to Teresa, to all the models, and to our guests. It was overpowering. And lifechanging.
In the end, we raised over $5000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and gave this crowd a night they wont soon forget.
We couldnt have done it without the help of our major sponsors:
* CALYX FLORAL
* COVER YOUR INCOME
* ENGAGED BY DARCIE
* COPPER LANE HAIR STUDIO
* ORGANIC GLOW STUDIO
* SOULBOX PHOTOGRAPHY
And our emcee TeraLee, Randi Boulton, Chair Tease Dance, the Sheraton Red Deer, and the volunteers who helped pull it all together. We are still in awe and delightfully proud to have this community of women around us. Together, we grow.