Calgary Alert

Calgary Alert
February 2009

Romantic Notions Whether we’re romantically connected or happily single it is impossible to dismiss those amorous feelings that are synonymous with February. So why not embrace Saint V’s spirit and celebrate this month’s hautest happenings with the most important people in your life — starting with you! —Lincoln Phillip


HELLO GORGEOUS! If you can’t figure out what to wear this V-Day, personal stylist Karen Judge and her company Studio of Gorgeous have you covered. Mixing life-coaching techniques, expert tips and a killer fashion sense Judge can give your wardrobe an overhaul and plan shopping events with your girlfriends. She even carries a selection of jewelry lines in-house, such as celeb cult brand Good Charma (pictured), so you don’t have to travel too far to look fabulous.


ERA OF ÉLAN If you want to channel your inner Jackie O step into Mealan. Decorated with a 60’s beach house theme, Calgary’s brand-new boutique is expertly edited with a mix of under-the-radar labels and the latest extras. Owner and stylist Mealan Mezzarobba has exclusives on the city’s most coveted pieces such as Gerard Yosca baubles, Susana Monaco’s flirty frocks (pictured) and sexy French lingerie by Eberjey. 1518 4th Street SW, 403-457-4020.


BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Stay one step ahead of the fash-pack by dropping into The Royal Bison Craft and Art Fair. The two-day show (starting February 7) includes looks from some of Edmonton’s finest indie designers including Cinder and Smoke‘s 50s-inspired frocks, Twee‘s organic jewelry and statement tops by Solidaritees.


CHIC SHUTTERBUGS Instead of all those calorie-laden cinnamon hearts why not indulge in some eye candy with Exposure: Calgary Banff Photography Festival, a month long exhibit featuring fashion photography on display around the city. Budding clicker Josh McVeity is hosting work (pictured) at Art Life Gallery (1312 1 street SW), while veterans Jason Eng, Colin Way and Gregg Gerla host EWG: A Studio Show, at Studio 122 (4029 8 street SE).


DIVINE WINE February may belong to Cupid but at Winebar Kensington it’s all about Bacchus. The no-reservations resto indulges in all things divine—think tapas style duck confit and savoury—making plate sharing with your BFF or your beau a palatable pleasure.