Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tickets for 11th of September Fundraiser Gala and Fashion Show now available!!!

100% of the Proceeds go to the cause of Ending Human Trafficking Globally

Ticket Price: $35.00 each

*There are only 220 tickets available for sale, so please order them asap to guarantee admission.

We look-forward to seeing you there!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Awards and Competitions

13th Annual Rising Star Awards for Women's Apparel-

GEN ART Finalist for "Fresh Faces in Fashion" Design Competition- 2009/2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fashion Show And Fundraiser Gala

In partnership with *HOPE RETURNS Org. we are having a FASHION SHOW AND FUNDRAISER GALA to help end human trafficking globally.

With an Exclusive Preview of the Spring/Summer 2011 Collection--before showing in New York at Fashion Week.

Please contact for details and for ticket sales

*Hope Returns works in partnership with local communities and international organizations to rescue and restore freedom and dignity to the impoverished and enslaved in developing countries. Our attention is on human trafficking, helping those who are victims and those who are at risk of becoming victims, with a focus on the most vulnerable of all—children.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Avenue Magazine

Lauren Bagliore Design House

Posted by Kathe Lemon in Culture Snacks on May 14 2010 16:02

Designer Lauren Bagliore.

Moving away from New York to Calgary is not a typical move for a designer launching her own fashion line, but Lauren Bagliore has made the move work for her.

Earlier this spring, Bagliore showed her fall collection for Lauren Bagliore Design House to two very receptive and full audiences of both interested clients and retailers in Calgary. The rumour is that several local and national boutiques including the big guns of Holt Renfrew showed very strong interest in her work.

The highlights of the collection included chic and functional coats and gorgeous multifunctioning dresses. I'm not usually a big fan of garments that purport to transition from one piece to another (it's a hat, it's a skirt, it's a dress - no, it's just a disaster). But Bagliore's pieces are beautifully made and truly do work in their many manifestations. The Desiree Endless Dress works perfectly as a skirt, a dress with long sleeves and a halter. It's an idea that coincides perfectly with the current trends of doing more with less and focusing on quality rather than quantity.

Bagliore's background having worked with Zac Posen and Vivienne Westwood shows in her design aesthetic and her attention to detail. These are truly design-oriented pieces.

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Desiree Endless dress.

Kyushi silk dress.

Calgary Herald

Ooh la la! We love Lauren Bagliore, American in Calgary-Couture

By Theresa Tayler Thu, May 20 2010 COMMENTS(0) AFASHIONADO

She's trained with Vivienne Westwood in London, Zac Posen in New York, and now Lauren Bagliore has has her own self-titled line and 2010 collection, Un Bagliore di Speranza (Ray of Hope), on fine boutique racks in New York, South Carolina and Italy.

So why is this Italian/American, NYC born and bred, couture-trained designer hanging out in Calgary, selling to private clients and courting buyers from Holt Renfrew?

Why, it's Amore! (of course). Bagliore's hubby is a born and bred Albertan lad, so the designer splits her time between NYC and Calgary where she lives, draws, creates and aims to empower women through pieces designed for self-assured, modern, fashion-forward females.

I caught up with Bagliore at her downtown condo over a cuppa green tea. She even let me try a few pieces on. Word to the fashion-wise - when trying on a Lauren Bagliore don't be alarmed when you feel fashion and comfort collide - she uses luxurious fabrics including Italian textiles and sleek silks mixed with soft jerseys.

Bagliore is seen here relaxing in her living room wearing the Desiree, a convertible "endless" dress, and one of her jewlery pieces. The Desiree is a black matte, poly-jersey and Italian grey rayon garment which can be worn at least five ways (off the shoulder, as a halter, crop style, skirt... the list goes on).

The jet-setting designer attributes her style to to her advanced draping and cutting technique, which she has perfected to make women of all sizes look tailored and beautiful while feeling sexy and individual. The price point runs from about $400 to thousands depending on the piece of clothing, Bagliore's necklaces start at about $250.

Bagliore is in NYC for the summer, seeing over her design house and launching her collection. Come fall she'll be back in Calgary and ready to clothe you. Keep reading the Calgary Herald's Real Life pages and aFASHIONado to find out where you will be able to get a Bagliore of your own.