With hundreds of volunteers and only a page to write, it’s impossible to put this event into complete perspective. There are just so many people that won’t be mentioned or highlighted simply because this extravaganza is Epic in Size.
You may have seen the countdown on Facebook, or watched Justin Voitic’s Tour De Force last week, when he paid a visit to numerous designers highlighting the fashion and designs set to hit the runway on September 10th.
As you read this, designers are putting the final touches to their pieces, stylists are contemplating the look for the night, makeup artists are getting their finest brushes and colours organized and the talent is gearing up. A show of this size and caliber takes a village and that is exactly what the LGBT community and hundreds of volunteers have taken to task.
It’s a show, an extravaganza the likes of which are seen perhaps once a year. Yet, it’s much more than that, it’s a party and celebration of what community can achieve. Dean Thullner is doing it yet again and it’s truly a monumental undertaking.
The Designers Spotlight
Nicole Rose‘s work is larger than life, fantastical and exudes a vintage grace. Her designs focus on intricate, hand embellished details, delicate lace, classic lines and the strictest of quality standards. She is best known for her glamorous animal inspired line, corsetry and gowns, such as those featured at SHINE2016.
13 of Vancouver’s top salon’s will be on-hand at SHINE. Sending their top stylists and full teams, all volunteers, and will give attendees of SHINE an experience showcasing the level of excellence Vancouver’s top salon’s offer.
Volume Studio, Suki’s, Salon Origins, Brush, Head Space, Stratosphere, Sugar Skull, in.Salon, is.Salon, Craft Academy Salon, Vo.lu.tion Salon, High Fidelity Hair and The Lounge Studio are sure to bring it on!
Dance Party with DJ Skylar
Wear your dancing shoes to this event. Influenced by Deep House, Bass music and Hiphop, this renegade DJ has love for all genres which is revealed through their original mashups and remixes. Skylar is a strong advocate on breaking barriers for queer DJs and has traveled all over headlining in major cities including Berlin, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Atlanta, San Francisco and Oakland. Skylar shows versatility through imaginative style and sound over live performances and recorded DJ sets. The mission is to take you on a musical journey of different beats, rhythms and sounds through the medium of freestyle mixing.
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