fashion magazine
Elegance in the City
by Marilyn R. Wilson
photography by PATRICK PARENTEAU -

"....An Evening Of Glamour, Fashion, Art & Music With A Cause......" Embracing the world of speakeasies, glamour and decadence, this event offered up an evening inspired by the 20's and 30's, but with a 21st century twist. Produced by LuvNGrace Entertainment, this elegant event was also a charity benefit for Stand Up For Congo, an organization that works to help Africa's most vulnerable women and children.

Guests came dressed to the nines ready to mix and mingle at what was for most of us the first event of the new year. Sarah Rowland hosted this very special evening that included music tunes spun by DJ Paige Manzie, a fabulous fashion show by talented local designer Wanny Tang with stunning models provided by Lexington Agency (hair L'Atelier Hairs Salon , make-up by New Image), a live musical performance by singer Chantal Upshaw, art show by Jim Cummins and a silent auction with items donated by Luxe Beauty Salon, Renu Cosmetics, Earth Essence Jewellers, Streetcat Designs, Kat o Neil, Alexis Palkowski, Lotus Wear, Anna Kosturova, Darrell Gilmore Art and Bodi Tree Pilates. Guests were also treated to bottle service, door prizes, appetizers and BUN gift bags. A classy event that proved a great way to start the season.

To check out upcoming LuvNGrace events, go to For more information on Stand Up For Congo and how you can help, please visit their website at