April 25, 2011

Royal Tea Party With Jeanne Beker

Last week, I had the chance to attend the Royal Tea Party hosted by Jeanne Beker, the host for Canadian Fashion Television. The goal of the event was to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The guests had a chance to meet Jeanne, watch a fashion show from retails in St.Laurent with make up by Mel and the team, as well enjoy tea provided by Thyme & Again.

The decorations from Lee-Ann for the venue was glamorous and everyone had a great time at the event. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon with your girl friends. Here are some pictures from Love K.







Jeanne then later debuted her line "Edit" at The Bay in St. Laurent mall. The attendees had a chance to get intimate with her by listening to her talk about her line and asking her questions. Here are some of the Q&A highlights:

What is your goal of "Edit"?
I designed "Edit" from the editor's point of view. The point of "Edit" is that the pieces are timeless and gives you the basic canvas you need to create your own personal stamp. With any of the items, you can mix and match your favourite necklace or pair of pants and make it your own.

What is your favourite piece in your line?
I love the trench coat, you can take off the sleeves and make it into a dress or wear just the sleeves like a short jacket to cover your arms. And like all other pieces in the collection, it will stay in style for multiple seasons.

What are some challenges in your professional life?
When you're in the entertainment industry, you have to keep on reinventing yourself. You have to keep pushing and try new things especially when you are in the public eye. If you are a fashion designer, you are only as good as your last collection. It's a scary business, and I always tell myself "don't be afraid and never give up".

What does it take to be a designer?
You have to be fearless and always get back up. Designers also have to be psychologists in a way that they have to know what people want, how they want to feel and what they need while designing their collection.





Thanks to Susan for the invite for the intimate session at The Bay, as well special thanks to Bernice from St.Laurent and Stephanie for the wonderful tea party invite.

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43 comments:

  1. u look amazing i love ur dress i wish i could ahve a seen fulll outfit shot :)

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  2. youre glowing hun! so loved ur dress..:)and overall looked that night! what a lovely event!

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  3. uuuu i like ur dress and ur hair :D stunning!

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  4. Love the dress! Looks like a great event :) xo

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  5. This looks such a wonderful time and I love all the photos!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  6. WOAHH! *_* you're such an IT-girl now!

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  7. Look at you rocking that fab dress at an exclusive event! So lucky!

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  8. The Royal ParTea was a great event. Jeanne is a great speaker and seems to be so down to earth. Great pictures.
    I was glad to see you too, always enjoy your humour :)

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  9. this looks like soo much fun, great pics :)

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  10. Wow I see lots of pretty dresses hehe! Seems like a fun event :D

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  11. Great outfit, you look fab!! All of it looks like one great time!! xx

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  12. you look stunning in those pics!!! :D

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  13. You all look beautiful- sounds like such a fun event! If only my cold hadn't kept me bed ridden most week!

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  14. you get to do all the cool things! this sounds awesome! and yah we are moving to the city (luzern) so we are super excited!

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  15. You look lovely- I really like your shiny dress and hair! Looks like a cool event, thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Jeanne Beker is a bloody Canadian icon!! Every time I go home I see her on tv for something and she is still looking as amazing as the previous time.

    What a treat woman! You're high rolling...hehe

    xo,
    C

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  17. wow, it looks like a great night! Love your dress xxxx

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  18. it is so fun you get to go to all these events! and Jeanne is an icon, I remember watching Fashion Television when I was younger and she was always on it!!!! Plus that Burberry trench....arhggg! I get so mad but indeed, it was out of my budget since it was 1200euros!!! And after a 15% discount it was still about 1000euros so not for me!! But it fitted so perfectly and I've wanted one forever that I thought what the hell or rather I didnt think for a minute and told the lady I WANT IT!!! Then it appeared all in the store Except Burberry was on sale :( and

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  19. yeah I would have fought for it in Canada but here its useless,, I've tried so many times and Europeans are very inflexible!

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  20. Oh yay, you got to meet Jeanne Beker and it sounds like you had a great time to boot! The trench in her EDIT line sounds really versatile.

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  21. thats awesome!! you always attend the funnest events!

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  22. Ooh, I used to watch her on "Fashion Television"! So nice to see that she's still doing her thing. =D Love that one-shoulder dress on you!

    (Hell, I'd name my first born *anything* they want for that bag...haha!)

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  23. nice post. thanks for sharing all these photos.hope you had a great weekend
    xx

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  24. Lovely post! How amazing you were able to do this, looks like you had a great time. Love your dress! -xxoo
    Ladyofashion

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  25. I bet it was a great experience. You look lovely in your dress! :)

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  26. Love your dress :) Glad to hear in was a success!

    K.

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  27. Yay, you got to meet her! And her huge hat! ; )

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  28. cool!! you seem to go to the coolest events. p.s. haha love the picture with the guards!

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  29. Oh so fun great interview
    www.rawfashionmagazine.com

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  30. Lucky you! She seems like a real character and a rather formidable icon for Canadian fashion. I think I'd be quite scared to meet her!

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  31. When I read aobut taking sleeves off a raincoat, that reminded me I've wanted to be the first to create a sleeveless windbreaker-style vest/jacket. Sometimes you want to keep the breeze off your back (like now when I'm sick), but it's too warm to wear even the lightest jacket. I'm thinking these will be big sellers in Florida and other areas with large numbers of retirees. LOL!

    It looks like you had a great time. I wanted to make a joke about spending an afternoon that way with my girlfriends, but that would lead people to one of two possible incorrect conclusions. So no joke.

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  32. Thanks for the lovely post...I had such a great time, it was amazing to meet Jeanne Beker and have some tea all at the same time! Can't wait to hang out with you and Angie at FAT...see you soon!
    Love K
    PS thanks for posting the pics with the watermark I should pay you for that ;-)

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  33. I love her yellow dress!!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  34. Thanks for the great post! It was an interesting read :) I love your one shouldered dress by the way - the color looks gorgeous on you!

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  35. Lovely pics!I bet it was a wonderful event!You looked very beautiful!xoxo

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  36. Looks like a lot of fun and fabulous time!
    xo

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  37. OMG great cute dress! This makes me want buy a dress but I don't think I can pull it off as good as you do!
    Followed ya too dear

    Thanks for your comment on my post!

    www.fantailflo.com

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  38. Great pics! You always get to go to such fun events! you look super radiant in the pics x

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  39. Looks like lots of fun! I designed all the invites and posters for this event!!

    kate xo
    collectandcreate.com

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  40. I love Jeanne Beker, these are great highlights for those who couldn't attend. Always a delight to meet a fellow Canadian blogger! I look forward to future posts!

    x

    Sandy Joe

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  41. love that dress on you gorgeous!

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