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THERE IS NO SIMPLER FORMULA FOR ELEGANCE THAN A CLASSICALLY BEAUTIFUL DRESS PAIRED WITH STUNNING, STATEMENT-MAKING JEWELLERY. Estate diamond chandelier earrings (Maison Birks)

Calgary nights On the town in elegant eveningwear

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON ENG STYLING AND CREATIVE DIRECTION BY LEAH VAN LOON MODEL: ERIN MACDONALD, MODE MODELS MAKEUP BY LUCY MORRIS HAIR BY KURT DOWN, HEDKANDI SALON PHOTO ASSISTANT: TIERAN GREEN | STYLING ASSISTANT: BEN BONDAR SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM OF THE FAIRMONT PALLISER HOTEL, CELEBRATING ITS CENTENNIAL IN 2014


OPALS AND DIAMONDS ADD ANOTHER LEVEL OF DRAMA AND SPARKLE TO THIS FORMFITTING FROCK Silver paillette threequarter-sleeve gown by KAUFMANFRANCO (ETTE, 800 - 16 Ave SW, 587-899-6220, www.etteonline.com); estate gold necklace with opal and diamond pendant (Maison Birks, second level, The CORE, 324 - 8 Ave SW, 403-260-8700, www.maisonbirks. com); 14k rose gold and topaz bracelet by Anzie Jewelry (Rubaiyat, 722 - 17 Ave SW, 403-228-7196, rubaiyatcalgary.com)

THIS DRESS MAKES AN EFFORTLESS TRANSITION FROM DAY TO EVENING WITH THE ADDITION OF SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES Green silk dress with lace trim by Blumarine (Ooh La La, 1575 - 7 St SW, 403-245-6900, www. oohlalawomenswear. com); white topaz and amethyst drop earrings and bracelet, amethyst, topaz and pearl long necklace, all by Anzie Jewelry (Rubaiyat)

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THE ESSENTIAL C ALGARY 2011/12

THE ESSENTIAL C ALGARY 2011/12 

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STRONG JEWEL TONES AND A PERFECT PEPLUM IMPART A GRAPHIC SILHOUETTE IN A BEAUTIFULLY ORNATE ROOM Sapphire blue peplum gown by Jason Wu (ETTE); estate moonstone and ruby bracelet with removable brooch (on dress) (Maison Birks); Amethyst and white topaz earrings by Anzie Jewelry (Rubaiyat); blue suede pumps by T & F Slack (Gravity Pope)


DELFTWARE FLORALS AND FUR HARMONIZE TO CREATE THE PERFECT YEARROUND LUXURY LOOK Blue and white silk floral dress by Valentino and rose satin clutch by Bottega Venetta (Holt Renfrew, 510 - 8 Ave SW, 403-269-7341, www.holtrenfrew.com); diamond pavĂŠ ring and bracelet by Kwiat and estate ruby, sapphire and diamond earrings (Maison Birks); Fox and lapin shawl (Holt Renfrew Furs, 510 - 8 Ave SW, 403-269-7341, www.holtrenfrew.com)

FEATHERS AND CRYSTALS EXPONENTIALLY ENHANCE THE DRAMA OF THIS HOT PINK CHIFFON GOWN Fuchsia crystal and marabou feather chiffon dress by Dries Van Noten (Holt Renfrew); rutilated quartz and sapphire earrings and rutilated quartz ring both by Anzie Jewelry (Rubaiyat); black suede pumps with gold heels by T & F Slack Shoemakers London (Gravity Pope)


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