A Blogaversary to Remember: The Stylish Reid

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.

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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!

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Annika presented some of her best designs from past collections, and new styles from her capsule series.

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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).

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Her host Joy challenged the crowd to play some trivia for prizes…

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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.

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Guests arrived in high style, relishing the occasion to dress up…

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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….

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Annika thanked friends for their support and generosity, and honored sponsors who made the evening possible.

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Always by her side, Annika’s daughter Aniyah…

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It was such a lovely evening and the sense of joy and pride for Annika was genuine. I truly enjoy reading her blog and watching her videos on YouTube because she combines her passion for fashion with an honest insight into her lifestyle.
Follow and support Annika, The Stylish Reid, here:
All above photos by Stefanie Augusteijn

Of course in true (and somewhat narcissistic) blogger style, I shall end this post with my beautiful outfit, which made me feel all polished and grown-up…
Dress by SexyPlus Clothing – part of the new AFFORDABLE CASUAL COLLECTION
Necklace by Aldo Accessories
Cuff by SexyPlus Clothing, in store
Bolero by Penningtons, here
Shoes by Le Chateau (vintage)
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Photos of me taken by Annika’s little sister, and the makeup artist of the evening, the lovely Tamara.

The Stylish Reid Blogaversary Sponsors and Contributors

Venue & Catering

The Pilot Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Performers:

Songs by Pure Ivory, Steff Ivory Conover

Burlesque by Belle Jumelles

Host and Spoken Word by Joy Oke

Songs by Trish, I Am Trish

Models:

Sarah TaylorNadelle, Sasha Edwards, Tasha Nathan, Caterina Moda, Ro Reid and Jules

Event Sponsors:

SexyPlus Clothing

GiGi Jorie

Amour Noir

PHELINE DESIGN

Thistle & Oak

SIZE SEXY Clothing

ADDITION ELLE

Toussaint Brown

Daniel Husbands of Hband.ca

Services

Sweet Table by J’s Signature Decor

Makeup by Tamara Gayle-Cooper from Beauty by Tay

Photography by Jamil


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21 thoughts on “A Blogaversary to Remember: The Stylish Reid

  1. Looks like a magical wonderful evening, all the ladies look stunning and your outfit was so gorgeous, you looked very glamorous.

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  2. Awesome review/post!! Photos look amazing, I agree it was truly an evening to remember filled with a lot of love! It was a pleasure meeting all of you great people! Thanks for the shout out Stef!

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  3. Awesome review of Annika’s Blogaversary, Stefanie – I am sooooo pleased to have been part of and support her celebration. #plussizecommunityrocks the talent and energy in the room was nothing short of Phenomenal

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