Friday, 22 March 2013

Do Juno What to Wear?

This April, Saskatchewan will once again host the biggest night for Canadian music: The Juno Awards. Held in Regina on the weekend of April 21st, 2013- the awards showmakes up just a tiny portion of the spotlight that is going to be focused on our province with of the weekend of parties concerts and celebrations all taking place. With big names like host Michael Buble, Carly Rae Jepson, and Saskatoon's own The Sheepdogs set top perform, plenty of people will be making the trek from Saskatoon to Regina to take in the experience.

The Juno's are one half rock concert and one half red carpet. Attendees (those lucky enough to score tickets to see amazing bands up close) will, no doubt, have to to up the ante when it comes to fashion. It's all about glitz, glam and standing out- even if you aren't up for a big award. Since it's never too early to start putting an outfit together and since there is a plethora of avenues to explore when dressing for a rock concert we are going to explore in head to toe installments, everything you need to be covered by the time the big weekend rolls around!

The saying goes to always put your best foot forward, and so we'll start with shoes! Lots of shoes!

Fun Fushia accents on shoes and clutch; Aldo 

Blue sole; Call it Spring 

Studded flats spell rock-star;  Call it Spring 

Take the casual approach- men's sneakers; Call it Spring 

Spiky (in more ways than one) heels; Town Shoes 

Studded Steve Maddens- a little bit country or a little bit rock and roll; Town Shoes 

Suitable for a red carpet; Town Shoes 

Stand out- and a little taller- with animal print platforms; Guess?

Strappy and Spiked; Guess 

Glittered flats: perfect for dancing; Town Shoes 

 Juno which one you like best? Have you got your tickets for the big night?

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Valedictorian Ad(dress)

Merriam Webster defines the valedictorian address as the speech generally given by the student with the highest average grade in the graduating class. In this speech the student generally reflects back on the education preceding the ceremonies and then looks ahead to the future. In much the same fashion what you were to a graduation has the same effect. You must be fashion forward while still respecting the tradition of off all those diploma-holding former students who have walked across that stage before you;p and while you are not graded on your appearance you are looking for top honors: best dressed.

With spring coming, with hopefully April showers and the darling buds of May not too far in the distant future, the time to buy Grad attire is upon on. Whether you're going all out glam, chic and subdued or dare to be dramatic; there is a bounty of trendsetting, jaw-dropping, and eye-popping styles in Midtown Plaza to have you celebrating in style.

Cool blue with glam detailing; Bryan's Fashions 

Layers of ruffles; Bryan's Fashions 

Fun, flirty, and our favorite colour: Mint! Bryan's Fashions 

Spring flowers; Bryan's Fashions 

Maybe you're in the mood to made a dramatic entrance- A patterned dress ensures it; Le Chateau 

Subtle and subdues looks from Le Chateau 

All that glitters is gold; Le Chateau 

And these looks are just the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds (literally, because who wants to wear the same dress as someone else) of dresses are hanging in Midtown, awaiting to whisk you off on a night you won't soon forget? 

Are you ready for Grad season? Find a gown that speaks to you? Let us know! 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Showcase Showdown!

Many of us can remember the days of staying home sick from school, where we spent the day watching daytime television until we felt better. What was born into us ( at least some of us)  in those days was an undying love of afternoon game shows.  And what game show has had more a lasting effect, and far reaching effect than that of The Price is Right.

Testing your retail savvy, the game took knowing your prices to the next level. Games like Pinko, and the mountain climber taught you to count every penny (which until recently, mattered!) and every game rose to the crescendo of the Midtown Plaza Showcase Showdown! An amalgamation of luxury goods, trips, cars and items that had our tongues wagging. Get the price right, and it would all be yours..

So, this week in honor of that game show (which just so happens to be coming to Saskatoon March 13th at TCU Place) and in order to test the retail knowledge of our savvy shoppers, Midtown Plaza is having our own Showcase Showdown! With TWO chances to win!

We created our own showcase in the display case at Guest Services, pulling looks and accessories from RW& Co., Boathouse, Spareparts, and Aldo to create a date night outfit for a stylish couple!

Our retail Showcase located at our Guest Services Desk !

Ladies' attire provided by RW&Co., Aldo, and Boathouse 
For the guys! Aldo, Spareparts, and RW&Co. 
The showcase in more detail... 

How to enter?  Take a guess either online at our Facebook page (remember to like and share our Showcase Showdown album) or come on down to Midtown Plaza and take a look at the showcase in person, and enter a guess in our ballot box! If you get the closest to the actual retail price, without going over- you could walk away with a $50 Midtown Plaza Gift Card. 

So, blog readers- COME ON DOWN!