DOTY 2018 Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Lush

Your Pics from Our 2018 Designers of the Year Party!

We brought the party. You brought the style.

What a blast—we laughed, we cried (tears of joy, of course), it became a part of us. It’s become the essential night for our local design community to celebrate, reconnect, have a few glasses of Oliver Osoyoos wine, and toast the winners on stage. The folks at Article opened their doors for the first time to the design community to be our gracious hosts for the night—and provide cushy breaks in their sofas for those of us wearing impractical (but stunning!) footwear.

A big thanks to everyone who attended and shared the fun on Instagram. Here are a few of our favourites you tagged with #wldoty. And we’ll see you next year!

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Proud is an understatement 👆🏼🏆 #WLDOTY

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★ WLDOTY 2018 ★ we ALL possess the ability to c r e a t e. + the beautiful [+ terrifying] thing is, those abilities are EVER changing + stunningly + perpetually imperfect. what I have learned is that failure + challenge + HEAT are ingredients of success + they pair really well with DESIRE. if you are waiting for the the perfect equation, the validation of others, more bucks in your bank account, a partner that is the perfect fit, a GREEN LIGHT, a free ticket … well, you could wait forever. put your ideas to the test, get curious, work with the resources you DO have + when it burns, [+ it WILL] lean in, l i s t e n + if you REALLY want it, keep going!! because, no one else is going to tell the story like you do + if you are creating with the intention to make THIS lifetime the best it can be for yourself + everyone around you, well, there will be far more heart explosions than heart breaks. ★ honoured + inspired to have sat, as one of 9 finalists in the fashion category + among some of western Canada’s BEST last night, not because we had more education, money, luck, confidence, time or connections, but because we WENT FOR IT, hearts on platters, aiming to leave this world a little more fab than when we arrived. ★ MEGA love to the winners + to Western Living for having us … + to everyone who has been a part of this story along the way … I owe you BIG. MUAH 💋 ★ #thisispartsandlabor #stylefromtheinsideout #wldoty #westernliving #noregretsonlylessons #yearONE

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