CICINO Grand Opening

Nov, 6th, 2015

After the fashion show I remained at the Vancouver Club and mixed & mingled with the guests and models. On one hand I avoided the coat check line-up but didn’t realize I was faceing the possibility of the line-up at CINCINO.
The good news is organizers (named below) picked the Vancouver Club (less than half a block from CINCINO at 848 W. Hastings). The bad news was it was pouring rain. I wasn’t too keen on standing outside in a line-up but as luck-would-have-it, I met the musicians en route. They kindly invited me to join them as they entered through the service entrance.
Once inside the boutique I understand why there was a line-up. The event was so popular I barely had room to take photos so I retreated to the mezzanine. From my vantage point I saw servers circulating with appetizers and a counter where wine and champagne was served. I also heard several impassioned musical performances. Cloud 30, the Vocal Collective (e.g. the choir dressed in white) was on par with a Broadway musical. The rest of the evening was filled with mixing, mingling and photographing the fashionably dressed.
When enjoyable events such as these are produced it easy to assume the preparation is effortless. However it takes a small dedicated core of people weeks of planning. Hard work and the ability to adjust to the unexpected are also crucial. Donna Yasmeen  (CINCINO GM & Creative Director) and Andy Chu   (FMA Entertainment, Executive Producer) worked together to cover all aspects of the runway show and grand opening. Examples include but are not limited to casting the models, hiring stylists and orchestrating the overall flow of the runway show. Andy and Donna also hired the catering staff and musical performers for the grand opening.
Seen @ the Opening

CICINO President, Min – outfit #2
Min wore a silver/grey dress during the runway show…
Product Manager, Ida
Grace (left), fashionista, GM & Creative Director, Donna (center), Gohar and Sherry
An estimated 550 guests attended the grand opening
Violist Rosemary Siemens, Saxophonist Eli Bennett, Vocalist Warren Dean Flandez and Vocal Collective, Cloud 30.
Eli & Rosemary
Pianist & Vocalist, Pagie Morgan

A Steinway “Red Pops” piano
Hair styling from tonight’s fashion show
J. Li Models Founder and model, Jessie Li
It was nice to see Pascal Millet’s outfits up close
PLY Management Founder, Pam Zhao (l) Snow and four models from tonight runway show
Frank & Sophie
LOVE the pixie cut
Stephanie having fun lip synching
Zoe & Angelina
LOVE the red: fasinator, purse and heels
LOVE the colorful A-Line skirt
Hermes purse & Louboutin heels
Myriam and Designer Pascal Millet
Meron (l), Jamie, ? and Mandy
Queenie in her Aritzia dress
A playful shoot with Yun Yun
Valentino Rock Studs
Yun Yun caught chilling in the change room

Be sure to click Pascal Millet SS16 to view photos of his collection!


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