2023 Favourite Things Fashion Show

In Support of Dress for Success Central Alberta
Tuesday Nov 7, 2023
Cilantro & Chive Red Deer

Another year and another phenomenal night of fundraising is behind us!

In November we hosted another night of fashion and fun with a small biz bestie - Cilantro & Chive Red Deer - in support of Dress for Success Central Alberta! This was round 2 for us at this venue and it came together perfectly.

There was a huge shift in the vibe this year, with guests far more ready to mix, mingle and party compared to the 2022 event which was early in the post pandemic season. Everyone was up and moving around, getting group photos at the selfie backdrop, and bidding on silent auction items! Immediately we thought this event would blow the year before out of the water - AND IT DID!

Heartfelt thanks to Rieley and his crew at Cilantro & Chive and Amanda and the team at Stems Flowers & Cafe for making this years fundraiser another massive success. The restaurant looked beautiful and the staff took such good care of us!

Big thanks to our food sponsors this year - Stephanie with The Chevre Rose Charcuterie provided our first course - a stunning layout of delicious meats, cheeses, nuts and more. We welcomed downtown business Solorzano Spa & Cafe who provided an incredible flatbread course. The Cilantro & Chive kitchen once again offered a mouthwatering salmon plate, and Grace Alyse Sweets brought lovely individual cheesecake treats for dessert. 

Once again we had so much support from local businesses for the raffle and silent auction! We were overwhelmed at your gracious contributions and some phenomenal gifts and prizes went home with so many guests! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity.

And finally, those gracious women who agree to walk the runway in support of The Bra Lounge and Dress for Success Central Alberta! You are the stars of the show, you are who our guests come to see! We could not have this event without you. Thank you for selflessly sharing your time and energy for this night and all that it means to our business and community! 

We're so proud to announce this years proceeds of $7413.24 is a whopping $1000 more than last year! Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us to make it a huge success. How will we top that?! I guess you'll have to be at the next one to find out!