Left to right: Tabitha Savoie, Tanya King, Jenny Yen
Despite the Olympics frenzy gripping Vancouver, a small crowd of well-wishers and shoppers turned up for Two of Hearts Boutique's one year anniversary party on Saturday night, myself included! It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year and a half since I spoke to Jenny Yen and Tabitha Savoie about the launch of their new Two of Hearts line. And now I'm celebrating the success of their three clothing lines--CiCi, Togs, and Two of Hearts--as well as their store's first birthday with them. Congratulations ladies!
Guests browsed the locally designed clothing and accessories as they waited for the 7pm fashion show to begin. Unlike past shows, this one had a twist: Jenny and Tabitha had put out an open model call to fans of their designs in their last two monthly newsletters. Real girls who were fans of their clothes sashayed the catwalk for a chance to win some great prizes and the audience voted for their favourite. It was great to see how much fun the contestants had as they modelled the new spring/summer collections with huge grins, silly dance moves, and even a bit of patriotic flag-waving. The contest proved so popular that there's talk of launching a Two of Hearts Top Model contest for future parties and fashion shows.
For spring/summer 2010, Two of Hearts fans can expect Jenny and Tabitha to keep delivering on their promise of comfortable, stylish, wearable pieces which combine a sporty aesthetic with a dash of playfulness and vintage-inspired tailoring. CiCi's spring collection takes its inspiration from vintage looks; its immaculately tailored 'Carmen' skinny trouser and playful 'Lolita' short (denim! cuffs! white button detailing!) were popular standouts in the show. Togs's collection will feature sporty tops and dresses with playful screen printing inspired by athletics and human anatomy. Meanwhile, Two of Hearts turns to the beauty of the sea for inspiration and features lots of blues and teals this season, along with fun ocean motifs like starfish and seahorses.
Don't live in Vancouver? That's okay--Two of Hearts has an online shop and ships all over North America. Happy shopping!