Last night I was super lucky, and stoked, to attend the one year blogaversary of the Canadian plus size fashion blog by Annika Reid, “The Stylish Reid”.
Annika is a fascinating woman; Mom, designer, blogger, friend, and business woman. In 2008, she set off as a designer, bringing stunning plus size fashion and custom-made gowns to her fans and clients. She has evolved over the years to become a blogger/vlogger extraordinaire.
Last night (Sunday, June 29, 2015), she invited friends, family, collaborators, bloggers and clients to celebrate the event in style, sisterhood and love. Here’s a look at the evening through my eyes, and my amateur lens.
Before the crowd arrived, Annika was busy getting every detail just right.
The truly decadent catering included delicious finger foods and abundant desserts. Annika sure knows how to treat her guests; it just kept coming and coming!
Annika presented some of her best designs from past collections, and new styles from her capsule series.
Makeup was done by Annika’s little sister Tamara (on left below, and her work on model Ro in middle, and models Julienne and Sarah on right).
Her host Joy challenged the crowd to play some trivia for prizes…
Performances like spoken word by Joy Oke, songs by Pure Ivory, burlesque dancing by Belles Jumelles, and music by Tricia Campbell were outstanding and thought provoking, sending messages of beauty diversity and female empowerment.
Guests arrived in high style, relishing the occasion to dress up…
But the overwhelming sense of love and support was truly felt and seen at the end of the show, when everyone came over to hug and congratulate the lady of the hour….
Annika thanked friends for their support and generosity, and honored sponsors who made the evening possible.
Always by her side, Annika’s daughter Aniyah…
The Stylish Reid Blogaversary Sponsors and Contributors
Venue & Catering
The Pilot Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Songs by Pure Ivory, Steff Ivory Conover
Burlesque by Belle Jumelles
Host and Spoken Word by Joy Oke
Songs by Trish, I Am Trish
Daniel Husbands of Hband.ca
Sweet Table by J’s Signature Decor
Makeup by Tamara Gayle-Cooper from Beauty by Tay
Photography by Jamil
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