Calgary Alert

Calgary Alert
March 2009

Warming Trend
Never mind the cold snap. Spring forward and channel all sorts of warmth and colour by indulging in delicious food, pretty prints, fashion forward bridesmaid frocks and new designers kicking off the season’s fresh start in full bloom.
Lynda Sea


Adejoké Taiwo
Who: The fledgling Calgary-based fashion designer is making a name for herself with her Àlalá line of richly detailed African print cocktail dresses.
Why: Be a true global player.
Where: adejoke.com.


Molly M Designs
What: Adorn your lobes with these inspired-by-nature laser-cut earrings in birch veneer with whimsical birds, branch and botanical designs.
Why: Feel like a natural woman.
Where: Purr, 100, 601 17 Ave. S.W., 403-244-7877.


Shisomiso presents Wilkosz + Way
What: Striking fashion portraits by local photo duo Marta Wilkosz and Jeff Way blend art and fashion at this chic boutique’s exhibition.
Why: See and be seen—then shop.
When: March 5 thru April 30.
Where: Art Central, main level, 105, 100 7 Ave. S.W., 403-266-4211.


Dine Out Calgary 2009
What: A weeklong feast around eight dining districts and three price points at more than 85 restaurants. Your tastebuds (and wallets) will thank you.
Why: Time to spice things up and find your dining d-spot.
When: Wine and dine March 9 thru 15.
Where: River Café, Farm, Catch and more.


What: The Vancouver shop hits our city with fun and flirty you-can-totally-wear-this again bridesmaid dresses from Simple Silhouettes (pictured), Jennie Yoo, Lynn Lugo and Threads.
Why: Avoid altar-cations with your BFFs.
Where: 1006 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-263-5580.

Get more bridal fashion here!


Photo: George Pimentel

Lisa Tant on CityLine!
FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant will be featured on CityTV’s CityLine on March 13th. Be sure to tune in as Lisa shares her “must-have’s” for spring – all under $100! Check your local listings for times.