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Reem Acra Trunk Show at Blush Bridal

It’s time for another fabulous designer Trunk Show, with Blush Bridal bringing you Reem Acra all the way from the runways of New York. This glamorous, sophisticated bridal collection is known for beautiful silhouettes and luxurious details.

From October 19th to 21st only, Blush Bridal will feature some of the one-of-a-kind designs from this amazing collection. By appointment only, RSVP to

If you would like to make an appointment for this upcoming Trunk Show please contact Blush Bridal at 604.925.3218. Space is limited so do book your appointment early.

Images provided by Blush Bridal

This Week's #FF - Fashion Designer Cleo Schroeder of Primary New York

Name: Cleo Schroeder
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Who is your role model: Diane Von Furstenberg
What do you like most about your job: Experimentation and creation
Daily ritual: The only constants are green tea, sketching, WWD and Bloglovin
The most rewarding part of my job is: Wearing it all afterwards and meeting girls that love their primary pieces!
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? I just love it! If I didn’t there’d be no way I’d have the energy to work all day and all night!

Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: I don’t see and tell!!! Living in NY and working in fashion you meet a lot. However at a party last night Georgina Chapman (Marchesa) walked by and was an absolute vision in a full ostrich feather dress! I clearly get more excited about fashions set of celebrities.
Favourite quote: Do or Don’t do. There is no try. (Yoda)
Describe your personal style: Other than my love of high heels, I’m a total tomboy! I also wear a lot of hats…
Dream vacation spot? Maldives
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? My clothing! Seeing the collection come together each season we shoot the lookbook is just beyond.

What has been your favourite event to attend? New York Fashion week!!
Favourite Vancouver Restaurant: Every time I visit, I always go to Coast for the oysters + wild salmon.
What is your biggest indulgence? Shoes! It’s the only thing I don’t make. My newest obsession is Pierre Hardy, comfortable and chic is hard to come by.
If there was more time in the day you would: Sleep!

Favourite social network: Twitter @primary_newyork
Favourite Blog: The Glamourai /Cut blog
Where do you go for good ideas? There’s nothing better than cool-girl spotting in NYC! When style is good here, it’s REALLY good.
Last song you downloaded: Foster the People album
What are you obsessed with right now? My new super bright snakeskin clutches, (available at ) Long back midi-skirts, color-blocking and anything sheer.

Images from the Primary New York blog.

CountDown Events loves Primary New York fashion! Thank you Cleo for being our feature this week!

P.s - We also love your snakeskin clutch collection!

Jenny De Jong | Lead Planner CountDown Events | Vancouver

Jenny De Jong joined the CountDown Events team one year ago, and has proven herself a talented event professional who brings a wealth of experience to the CountDown Events world.

Jenny joined CountDown Events after a six year tenure at the prestigious Vancouver Club, where she was tasked with redesigning their wedding program. Under her supervision and planning, the Vancouver Club became one of the most sought after venues in the city. During her professional career, Jenny has successfully executed numerous high-profile events for Fortune 500 companies, celebrity and international royalty. In 2010, Jenny assisted with formal engagements for the International Olympic Committee during the Vancouver Olympic Games.

Jenny’s passion for travel has taken her across the globe, instilling in her a love of culture and cuisine, and an international appreciation for all things delightful.

Jenny is an integral member of the CountDown Events team, and has already significantly contributed to the execution of some of the most spectacular events in the company’s history.

Q&A with Jenny De Jong:

What does your typical day at CountDown Events look like? Every day is completely different, and that is what I love! Most days revolve around meetings with clients and vendors - from flower meetings, sample showings with decorators, site visits, menu tastings, and more! There is no "typical" day and that is what keeps things exciting.

What do you find most challenging about your job? I'm not sure that there is one specific thing I find challenging, but I love how there is so much to learn in this industry and every day I am challenged with not only problem solving, but also creatively challenged with trying new things and pushing the envelope for our clients.

What do you find most rewarding about your job? I love seeing everything come together on the day of an event - all of the little pieces you've worked on over the last several months or year all come to fruition is so rewarding. It makes all of the late nights worth it.

What inspires you on a daily basis? I've always been inspired by travelling and exploring other cultures, art and cuisine from around the world. It inspires me to play with colours, textures and patterns and to never be afraid of trying new things.

xo Team CountDown

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We had to share these lovely images of our adorable couple by Jana Vackova.

This Week's #FF Cara McLeay of A Fashion Love Affair

Name: Cara McLeay

Occupation(s): Fashion Buyer and Style Blogger at A Fashion Love Affair
What do you like most about your job: As a fashion buyer I am able to have relationships with designers whom I admire, and love being able to buy from collections that are not yet available in the stores. This year will be my first buying trip where we will be going to Milan, Paris and London, so I know that will be a big highlight too!
Daily ritual: Morning coffee and evening dog walk
The most rewarding part of my job is: The fashion world moves quickly, and you must be determined and passionate about it to keep up. My strength is that I have the support behind me I need to succeed.

What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? The fashion world moves quickly, and you must be determined and passionate about it to keep up. My strength is that I have the support behind me I need to succeed.
Describe your personal style: I would define my personal style as laidback chic. I love classic, feminine silhouettes mixed with an effortless West-Coast feel. A girly dress paired with a military jacket, for example, or a classic pair of pointed toe pumps styled with distressed boyfriend jeans.
Dream vacation spot? I love to travel, and have been very lucky to have traveled a lot in my life…a place that I have not yet been is Indonesia, it is number one on my list right now.

What has been your favourite event to attend? In May I was lucky enough to win Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous At Every Age Contest, and flew to New York for the Celebration and Awards ceremony. The day was perfect...I (along with the four other gorgeous finalists spent the afternoon at the London Hotel relaxing and visiting while the Bumble & Bumble and Estée Lauder teams worked on our hair and make-up. We then slipped into the various outfits that were chosen for us for the evening (I wore a Prada Dress an Givenchy heels) and were whisked away to the Hearst Towers for the big event. It was amazing!
Favourite Restaurant: Chambar
Favourite social network: Twitter
Favourite Blog: There are so many! The Blogs I visit regularly include Sincerely Jules and Atlantic Pacific.

Photographs provided by Cara McLeay

Where do you go for good ideas? Pinterest, Magazines, and of course, the street!
Last song you downloaded: Gold On The Ceiling (Black Keys) Love Is Won (Lia Ices) and Helpless (Neil Young)
What are you obsessed with right now? Denim

Thank you Cara for being our #FF of the week, be sure to connect with Cara on her website at A Fashion Love Affair and be sure to follow us on twitter @CountDownEvents to view other upcoming fabulous #FF’s.
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