Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fashion.Events.Montreal: Fab.Femmes

In honor of International Women's Day, fellow fashion bloggers Candice from and Marjorie from created FabFemmes, an unique shopping event mixing fashion, beauty and cocktails in a joyous and celebratory atmosphere.
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The event was held on International Women's Day. I had the honor to be invited and attended this great event in the chic hotel Chez Swann, a new and hip hotel-boutique style in the heart of downtown Montreal.
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The event, which aimed to honor and pamper all women, had great beauty and style stations set up including beauty tips from Marcelle cosmetics, a nail beauty station by Rouge Nail Bar as well as fashion style tips from Montreal stylist Mélanie Brisson.



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Also, women were able to indulge their shopaholic tendencies as shopping stations were set up all over the second floor of the hotel with many categories in one's closet covered; from jewelery to clothing, accessories to footwear and so forth. The event allowed me to discover talents from our Montreal design field as well as veteran brands internationally such as Adriana Handbags (, GlobLOVE lingerie, Hush Puppies footwear (, This Ilk jewelery (, womenswear line Mosaik Montreal (, and MissMak Designs accessories (

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I must say that I was quite impressed with This Ilk's beautiful line of wearable all-made-from- lace pieces of jewelery, including unique earrings and statement-like necklaces. The designer-owner of the company, Tamara Bavdek, creates wonders with a difficult fabric. It was a delight meeting her, chatting about her experience as a young entrepreneur and discovering her beautifully crafted pieces. Definitely a must see and discover brand everyone. Check her website out at


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The evening ended with fabulous prizes to be won through a raffle as we were each handed a ticket when we first walked in. Prizes included amazing stuff like an Adriana handbag, a one night stay for two at the Hotel Chez Swann and limitied edition Givenchy perfumes! As we were leaving, we were handed a great goody bag with a beautiful flower, symbolizing the celebration, a thank you for attending & supporting the event.
(my.friend.Marina: winner.of.the.Givenchy.prize)

I must congratulate and thank Candice and Marjorie for their amazing efforts in producing such a beautiful and amazing event. Thank you guys for a lovely evening. -The.Shoe.Freak
(source: FabFemmes/ébastien.Roy)


  1. It just seemed like it never happened. What a delight to relive this moment on your blog. What a honor to have you witness and take part of this amazing gathering !

    Thank you again for this beautiful post.

    Marjorie xoxo

  2. MJ, you took the words out of my mouth! Only a month ago and still have shots of excitement to have shared such a great day with all guest.

    Thx Mario for the feature. We'll be contacting you shortly for style advice :))