Xsenia and Olya take fashion show to Autoform car dealership

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The 14 models wearing the designs were all gorgeous 5’11-feet tall Amazonian women with legs that went on forever. Not only did they have bodies to kill for, but they had a fun attitude—unlike many fashion shows where models just look constipated and repressed. They wore simple colour, blocking silver necklaces and bracelets with nude pumps, giving the outfits a fun persona without losing styling points. 

The second portion of the show was more focused on the fall collection with a variety of leather jackets constructed in unique ways using zippers, hoodies and special dying methods to create a bronze colour.  I instantly fell in love with a shaggy lamb wool vest, which could update any look. I can totally see myself wearing it with a simple t-shirt and skinny jeans with some nice boots or high heels for a girls' night out, until sunrise.

The fall collection used the imagery of clocks in many of its designs, incorporating taupe, purple, dusty rose and black as its central colours. It had a 50s Jackie Onassis feel to it, very ladylike in its construction, minus the pillbox hat. All the skirt lengths were below the knee, yet they were alluring in their cuts.  I was particularly entertained by the blind-like dress “Sundown”, a long skirt that had a deep purple base with two layers of light taupe and a shade lighter purple cut into strips. With this design, as the model walked, the strips danced along with her motions. It was neat to see a dress with a personality.

Photo courtesy of Raymond Chou of Vivid Moments Photograph

As for the people-watching element, I met Maria Kritikos and her sister Joanna Kritikos, both realtors, and both fabulously fashionable.  

Photo of Maria Kritikos courtesy of Joanna Kritikos

Maria wore a red BB Dakota dress with skull leggings found on Main Street, Vince Camuto shoes with an irresistible British Union Jack clutch from Bare Foot Countessa. Joanna wore a black dress and a necklace from H & M, with a white bolero jacket from Hollywood boutique in Yaletown.

Photo of Joanna Kritikos courtesy of Maria Kritikos

Photo courtesy of Geoff Howard Photography

As far as hair goes, the ombre purple curls in Wendy Chamberlain’s blonde hair were very cute. And so were her sparkling laughter and her black and white checker patterned purse.

Photo of Anil Ramcharitar and Wenday Chamberlain courtesy of Cliff Ma

I also met a stunning Chinese girl name Jennifer Yemu Li who had the best complexion of any woman I’ve ever met. She wore a really interesting black dress with fashionable metal chains around her neck connected to her dress. Turns out she’s an up-and-coming local fashion designer with her own line— Element 7—which counts Lady Gaga among its clientele. 

Photo of Jennifer Yemu Li, Pacifica Chen, Raymond Chou and Anna Thorfen courtesy of Cliff Ma

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