The Leo Awards 2015 | Red Carpet Fashion Review
Hi my name is Justin Voitic & here is my Red Carpet Fashion Review of The Leo Awards 2015! The Leo was held at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and my friend Kuna Lu | Kuna Photography joined me in covering all the Red Carpet Fashion for the 2015 Winners, Nominees & Presenters for HUSH. I was Red Carpet ready thanks to the iconic Sue Randhawa owner of The Optical Boutique, who sponsored two high fashion pieces of Theo Eye Wear for this occasion!
The stars were out in full effect dazzling the room with their talent, charm, quick wit, good humour – and what we came here for – to gag on the Eleganza of their Red Carpet Fashion!
Time to take a look at my top picks of the best looks of the evening & their style stories when it came to bringing their look together!
Dressed as a Grecian Goddess in H&M (Styled by Dominique Hanke), Sarah Deakins who was nominated for the film Greece nailed this themed look! I love Dom’s choice of gold jewellery & accessories that complement the white dress which has a high slit, so if you want to have an Angelina moment on the Red Carpet you can by strutting your sexy leg out!
I loved hearing Kristin Lehman from the TV Series Motive’s style Story behind her bright floral dress – “I originally bought it as a high-necked, Ill Fitting Mu Mu at a thrift shop in Kenzington Market in Toronto” – Kristin Lehmen She then took the Mu Mu to a top Industry Seamstress who re-imagined it into this gorgeous dress which flattering cuts. Talk about taking your Eco Chic skills to the next level, Kristin!
Brooke Nevin slayed in a Cobalt Blue gown which was done by the Costello Stello featuring not only an elegant train but a sensual cut out in the front of the design which showed off her gorgeous silhouette!
“DO YOU LIKE MY BEAUTIFUL GOWN?” -Zach Lipovsky, Director of On The Lot fame (who is in town to Direct a film & did not pack a suit but still looked amazing) I was loving the quick-witted comedy from some of the Men, not only did the funny moment above with Zach have me giggling; I also want to tip my hat off to another good sport – Actor Woody Jeffreys even took his own shoe off on the Red Carpet for me to reveal the name of the Italian Leather designer – All in the name of FASHION I tell ya! Thanks for having fun with me, gentlemen!
Denise Jones one of the Stars of Preggoland wore edgy design duo Greta Constantine pulled by Wardrobe Apparel in Gastown and styled by Kim Appelt (Style by Kim XO) – I loved the construction of her magenta bubble dress – she showed me the inner layers of thick lining which created unique volume in this dress. My friend Kathi Moore was nominated for Best Costume Designer of the year for Preggoland – congrats Kathi!
I loved when Jennifer Copping (star of Bed Bugs: A Musical Love Story), pictured above right with Shauna Johannesen) told me her inspiration behind the bold floral Reformation jumpsuit she chose to rock on the Red Carpet. “It’s something bright, strong & fun that my character would wear”! – Jennifer Copping – Eco Fashion was a big theme this year on the Red Carpet & it makes me happy!
Powerhouse Michael Eklund displayed pure confidence in a Dolce & Gabbanna suit paired with fresh Nike kicks. Michael has a wonderful personality & is a truly talented actor who inspires me!
Talk about double trouble! It was a pleasure meeting Joyce & Jacqueline Robbins who rocked the Red Carpet of the 2015 Leo Awards wearing both Michael Kors & amazing attitudes. You shine bright, sisters!
If they were handing out an award for the Most Gorgeous Couple of the Evening, I think these two would have snatched the trophy. Anja Savčić pictured left in a stunning Ellebay Bridalgown & was Styled by the designer herself, Merly Bayona. Anja was nominated for Strange Empire & is pictured above with her boyfriend Jeremy Laurie.
While the Stars mingled with Champagne outside the Ballroom, the staff inside were busy setting the tables & preparing for the 3rd & final Leo Awards 2015 Ceremony to begin. Kuna & I made our way over to the Eco Fashion Week Gift Lounge to connect with some familiar friends!
Myriam Laroche & Ashleigh Said of Eco Fashion Week hosted the beautiful Eco Fashion Week Gift Lounge – was great to both catches up and explore the Local, Organic, Healthy, Craft choices from the amazing sponsors that put together a gift bag that was both West Coast & Eco Friendly. Thank you for spoiling us!
That’s a wrap! Until next year! Big thanks to Kuna Photography, Helen Yagi & the whole Leo Awards team, all the wonderful Nominees, Winners & Presenters and everyone else I got to meet and chat with! We had a great time – this astrological Leo is signing out!
Writing: Justin Voitic
Source: Hush Magazine