The Frocktail Party Celebrates its 5th Year

The Frocktail Party celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a sensational soiree fearing fabulous fashion, scrumptious hors d’eouvres by Oliver & Bonacini, OPI nail bars, eyelash bars, Swag room, silent auction and dance floor.  Held at The Arcadian Loft in The Simpson Tower at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street, the venue is both posh and spacious with different areas to lounge, browse, be pampered and of course dance.

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This French Connection dress was one of the best of the night!

The event which attracted primarily female guests was a platform to showcase your best cocktail dress, so to speak, with the ladies sporting stylish frocks, lust-worthy stilettos and of course some incredible jewellery.  Textures, cuts and styles of dresses varied, but the shorter the better.  Chunky necklaces were also sported in a big way.

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Jewellery table

Designer and vintage outfits and accessories were at great prices including a stunner by Greta Constantine.   French Collection brought out a sensational collection including one floral dress that was simply to-die-for.  Retailing for over $300, it was auctioned for just $100; talk about a great buy for a great cause!  Marciano also had the sexiest boots in the house.

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Guest having lashes put in

Founded in 2009 by Jessica Oliver, Ali Reid and Jen Foster who wanted to make a difference in support of Jessica’s sister Vanessa, the Frocktail Party is a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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Some bid items!

This year’s Party Committee members included Jessica Oliver, Jen Foster, Ali Reid, Ina Rudinskas, Lindsay Pullen, Stephanie Piano, Diego Armand, Andrew McGrath, Sabrina Carr, Andrew Oliver, Melany Burant, Deborah Gee, Laura Hemryck, Laura MacDonald, Julie McConville, Vanessa Oliver, Allison Freeman, Melissa Murphy, Cindy Gilles, Alexander Barber and Gurleen Singh.


About T. U. Dawood

T U Dawood is a freelance journalist as well as the former Canadian representative to the YNS, the youth wing of the Associated Press. She is a specialist on entrepreneurship and is on a mission to educate girls in need throughout the world. Check out her Educate a Girl charity.

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