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Lida Baday, Annette Gortz And Marie Saint Pierre Look Stunning At An Affair To Remember

Tracy and Maude heading to the event
Blu's Manulife Manager Tracy Bradley and Maude heading out to the event

Blu's Womens Wear Annette Gortz Fall 2012
Mode Model Lauren Armstrong styled in Annette Gortz

Blu's Womens Wear Lida Baday
Mode Model Hayley Tomich styled in Lida Baday

Blu's Womens Wear
Mode Model Mackenzie Jardine

Blu's Womens Wear Lida Baday
Mode Model Alexis Wolfe styled in Lida Baday

Blu's Womens Wear Lida Baday Fall 2012
Mode Model styled in Lida Baday

Blu's Womens Wear Lida Baday
Mode Model Brenna Rose leading the finale

Cancer Survivor Deb wearing Eileen Fisher and Hillberg and Berk
Deb, cancer survivor (middle), styled in Eileen Fisher and Hillberg & Berk, with the team from Mud

Gord Steinke, Lorraine Mansbridge and Lynn Mandel
Gord Steinke and Lorraine Mansbridge (Global TV) with Lynn Mandel as she says Grace

Lynn Mandel in Marie Saint Pierre

Lynn Mandel wearing Marie Saint Pierre.  Lynn, as
always, a beautiful presenter


Lorraine in Marie Saint Pierre
Gord Steinke and Lorraine Mansbridge from Global Edmonton News. Lorraine is looking stunning in Marie Saint Pierre.


Melanie Nakatsui in Marie Saint Pierre from Blu's Womens Wear

Vice President Janet Riopel and Event Chair Melanie Nakatsui


Lisa Foster, Melanie Nakatusi, Tracy Bradley, Maude
Blu's Senior Sales Associate Lisa Foster (instrumental to styling all involved), event Chair Melanie Nakatusi, Blu's Manulife Manager Tracy Bradley (also instrumental in styling all involved) and Maude


Blu's Womens Wear Auction Item
Our auction display was creepy and fun


The Compassion House Foundation was founded in 1998 with the purpose of building a welcoming and comforting facility where women from out-of-town could reside while being treated for breast cancer.    

With its first major campaign launched in 2001, the foundation received generous donations from the Edmonton community, donors across the province and the Sorrentino’s Restaurant Group, making it possible for the facility
to open its doors in September 2002.  Since that time they have provided support to over 525 women with breast cancer and their families.   

Held at the Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre on October 11th of this year, the 16th annual Syncrude "Fashion for Compassion" fundraiser theme was "An Affair to Remember."  The room was eloquently decorated with pure old Hollywood glitz and glamour.   Hundreds of guests attended this sold out event raising $300,000 for the Sorrentino’s
Compassion House.

It was with great enthusiasm and excitement that Blu’s was able to play an instrumental part in this Fashion for Compassion gala, as we had the pleasure of styling Lynn Mandel, Lorraine Mansbridge, Mode Models, and
most importantly several very amazing cancer survivor women.  We chose some of the most artistic, eloquent, unique and sought-after-designers for this special event, including designs by Lida Baday, Annette Gortz, Marie Saint
Pierre and Eileen Fisher.  Accessories were provided by Karyn Chopik and Hillberg & Berk.  

This quote from the Edmonton Journal sums up the night, “The fashions were stunning. However, the real highlight was the people for whom the fundraiser is intended to support. Towards the end of the evening, a parade of breast cancer survivors had everyone on their feet and  clapping as they walked the runway alongside local civic leaders such
as Mayor Stephen Mandel.”  To see the full article, please view Stars of Fashion with Compassion are cancer survivors.

Photographs in this article are courtesy of Larry Wong with the Edmonton Journal, Mode Models, and  Fred Katz Fine Art Photography.

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