The Frocktail Party – November 12, 2010

The Frocktail Party - November 12, 2010

The Frocktail Party started in 2009 by a close group of friends who wanted to make a difference: Ali Reid, Talor Wallace, Catherine Pringle, Sabrina Carr, Christina Perreault, Lorraine Forster and Jen Foster who have long standing friendships with sister’s Vanessa and Jessica Oliver — Vanessa was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at six-years old and has lived with daily insulin injections, finger pokes, insulin pump and the worry of long-term complications every day for the past 25 years. In their ten-year relationship with the Oliver family, the girls have seen Vanessa and the Oliver family face these challenges with courage, grace and a fierce commitment to supporting a quest for a cure. With this, they were inspired to create the Frocktail Party to show love and gain support for this important cause.

Last year’s inaugural event brought together over 500 Canadian fashion designers, celebrities and party goers for a stylish evening that raised over $23,000 dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Frocktail Party puts a twist on charity events by combining cocktails with competitive shopping while top DJ’s provide the soundtrack for the evening.

The 2nd annual Frocktail Party returns on Friday November 12th, 2010. This year’s auction will feature a new collection of fabulous frocks and will not disappoint even the most chic of shoppers! Come out to bid on some fabulous new designs, enjoy some delicious food and dance until the night – all for a good cause.

Friday, November 12th, 2010
Auction, 8pm – 11pm
Dancing till late
99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury Street
Toronto
$50 in advance,
$60 at the door (avail. permitting)

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.