Sunday was the annual Burlington Women’s Show, described as “a day out for women to enjoy fashion, food & fun with their friends.” This year was it’s sixteenth season, and what a Sweet 16 it was! The show held it’s coming of age party at a new venue — the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This change of location combined with new additions to the event lineup and more publicity resulted in attendance doubling over last year’s show.
When Mrs Burlington saw a call for volunteer fashion show models and decided to sign-up, I knew this would be something I had to see!
Cosimo’s Salon provided glamour treatment to every model — they all looked stunning! Clothes were provided by the stores of Mapleview Centre and the selections were coordinated by Slice Network’s Nicole Manek.
There were two fashion shows during the event. The first highlighted fresh daytime looks
for spring and the second showcased evening fashions. Here is a peak at the daytime fashion show featuring Mrs Burlington’s runway debut:
Dozens of shopping, dining and service exhibitors were arranged throughout the gorgeous 5000 square foot lobby of the Performing Arts Centre. This area features a glass roof and is encircled by a balcony level lobby above, creating a unique social setting that is perfect for this type of event. The sunlight streaming in from all directions provides a cure for the winter blues (while the free samples of food and wine help too)! Throughout the day, a variety of personalities spoke about nutrition myths, house renovation tips and other topics of interest.
Thanks to Burlington Events, all the sponsors, and — of course — to the beautiful volunteer models for making the 2013 Burlington Women’s Show a great day out for women (and the occasional Mr. like myself too). If you attended, you can help the organizers plan an even better event next year by filling out the official event survey.