It's the red carpet we all have been waiting for - The 2011 Oscars Ceremony.
This year was all about red - host, Anne Hathaway looked stunning in Valentino;
Sandra Bullock - in strapless Vera Wang and Jennifer Hudson was sexy in a halter Versace.
They all went for scarlet tones.

Also, gorgeous were gowns in shades of grape and lavender. Scarlett Johansson standing out in Dolce&Gabbana dress with Victorian neckline and sexy back with a keyhole back opening; Best Actress winner Natalie Portman chose a deep purple gown by Rodarte, while Cate Blanchett once again pushed the fashion forward by showing on the red carpet in a soft beaded lavender dress from Givenchy.

Elsewhere on the red carpet, we could see different shades of silver and pearl worn by Gwyneth Paltrow (Calvin Klein), Nicole Kidman (Dior) and Halle Berry who looked flawless in her strapless and sparkly Marchesa dress. We cannot forget about Hillary Swank in her sexy silver Gucci gown with ombre feather accents - stunning!!!!

That was for sure very fashionable night.....


On Saturday, February 26th, 2011 women had chance to attend this fun and fabulous fashion event organized by Hellen MacGillivray from Miss Helen's Image Consulting.
Women talked about fashion, learn fantastic fashion tips and could experience a small fashion show. There was also a raffle with great prizes with aim to support the Walk in Closet for Women - who provides one-on-one consultations to women who are working or looking for work (pad or unpaid) and face financial barriers. Their Volunteer Image Consultants educate their clients on appropriate workplace attire and assist them to select new outfits free of charge.
It was great afternoon with wonderful vibe!!!


A Stylish Approach

Why Settle for GOOD, When You Can Be GREAT!

WOMEN ONLY! Bring your gently-worn work clothing for Making Changes' Walk-In Closet and help other women take a step up in life in style - and earn tickets for fabulous prizes.

Being the BEST You! Why Settle For GOOD, When You Can Be GREAT!

The Most Fun & Fabulous Fashion Event for Women in Calgary!

Why you should be there:

1. Do you really need a good reason to have a fabulous Girls Day? We will talk about fashion, relax with friends, sip on wine, learn fun and fantastic fashion tips and watch a fashion show.

2. We love helping others so let's support the Walk In Closet for Women.

  • Bring in women's business attire and be entered to win fabulous prizes
  • One piece of clothing gets you a free raffle ticket, 5 pieces gets you 5 raffle tickets, etc. You'll be entered to win fabulous prizes!

3. Who Doesn't like fabulous prizes?

  • A Personal Shopping Trip with Miss Helen
  • Financial Consult with Michelle Hennessey
  • Marketing Consult with Handler Inc.
  • And Many, Many More!

A Stylish Approach

Under the guidance and teachings of Helen MacGillivray of Miss Helen’s Image Consulting- a certified stylist trained in New York and France, you'll develop your very own Stylish Approach to your life.

Our mission is to educate the fabulous women who attend so they will stay, snack, play and be entertained. In addition to learning about fashion, you will be able to visit our selected exhibitors and network - not to mention all the prizes.

You'll walk away with a fabulous goodie bag and be infused with invaluable information that will help you continue to develop your Stylish Approach.

The event is divided into three segments:

Segment 1: Power of Image & Personal Style Development

Dressed to kill...Image is important, not only because it affects how you think, feel and act but also because it affects how those around you will react towards you. This informative segment will shine a whole new perspective on the importance of image. The second half of this segment will help you to recognize and develop your own Personal Style leaving you confident in all your future purchases. Not understanding your personal style is the number one reason why most of us struggle with finding the right pieces to work into our wardrobes.

Segment 2: Body Analysis & Colour Analysis

Your natural silhouette is the one within which your body would generally feel most at home. This session will uncover what your natural silhouette is and discover what cuts and styles will work best on you. Have you ever wanted to learn how to accentuate you assets or better yet, camouflage your challenging areas? Look no further because Miss Helen has all the answers.

Colour in the human body is not as brilliant as that found in nature. We have to look more closely to find the colour in the human body, and we learn to express it more brilliantly in our clothing.

Learn how to create a cohesive outfit that will have you feeling like your most confident and fabulous self.

  • What silhouettes, shapes and fabrics work best for your body type
  • How to dress your proportions and properly accent features
  • Who designs clothing that is best for you and where to look
  • Quick tips for shopping -- sure bets and red flags before you try something on
  • The best colours to complement your hair and skin tone
  • How to keep your style fresh and confident

Segment 3: Fashion Show

This interactive session will uncover and discuss how to mix and match pieces. Need to give your wardrobe a facelift, Miss Helen will show you how you can turn your look in one of effortless chic.

  • Fashion Show
  • Commentary by Miss Helen and select contributors
  • Transition pieces, how to take a look from day to night


The art Gallery of Calgary presents to the community another amazing exhibition called " The Pile Project" - as a part of Exposure 2011: Calgary-Banff-Canmore Photography Festival. On February 4th, 2011 during the opening reception at The Art Gallery we had chance to see great art featuring photography, painting & sculptures of three talented artists: Katherine L.Lannin, d. bradley muir and Ming Hyung.
Katherine L.Lannin's (who currently lives and works in Toronto) photographs are the evidence of space at play. She dislocates objects and their function, leaving the purpose of the space in question. The new interpretation is surprising but at the same time-amazing!!!

Dear Home and Swimmers are the two series of photography work by Montreal based artist - d. bradley muir which show the process of analyzing the ideal domestic environment and nostalgic experiences explored through constructed components and organic elements.

Originally from Seoul, Korea - Min Hyung has exhibited around the world in solo and group exhibitions so having a chance to see her work in Calgary was a true pleasure for art lovers. Min uses present-day society, allegory and historical art records of culture to inform her multilayered practice. Vividly constructed with intense colour, her paintings and sculptures challenge presently held notions of normalcy within society.

"Thank you" words to Valerie Cooper, The President of The Art Gallery of Calgary for giving us all a chance to experience such an amazing world of art as well as I would like to thank Tara Whittaker ( ) who've done great work capturing the opening night!!! (as you can see below :-)


Last Thursday, February 3rd Fashion Central in Calgary celebrated its 1st Birthday Party. All fashionistas had chance to shop while DJ Markoshi was playing great music. Also, everyone could experience special promotions, and lots of great fashion and gifts for Valentine's day - like getting photos done at Valentine themed photobooth. Not to mention something for sweets lovers- Calgary's beloved Bernard Callebaut( who recently changed his company name for Papa Chocolat)presented his new collection of chocolates-so delicious!!!
Below just couple of photos with two of my Friends-owner of the Echo Evenings& Echo Bridal Boutique - Diba Cufi and great Makeup Artist- Douglas Cressman. Photos by Gary S Evans - Full Frame Photography. Thank you Gary!!


Last weekend of January 2011 - RWPhoto organized photography workshop in Calgary. During those two days all participants had a chance to learn more about their passion for photography as well as develop their skills.Those photos below are the proof of that!!
"Thank you" words to beautiful model - Sarah Elsom and MUA by Ania Basak (ABStyle).