#BoomGoesOut: Make Fashion 2017

#BoomGoesOut: Make Fashion 2017

The sixth annual Make Fashion show took place at Telus Spark, debuting the work of some of Canada’s premier minds in wearable tech. An apt venue for a runway show dedicated to exploring the ways clothing can interact with modern technology, hundreds of Calgarian’s filled the building, all clamouring to see the future of fashionable technology.     Boom enjoyed a VIP tour of the venue, sneaking behind the proverbial curtain (by invitation, of course) to watch the swath of designers, make up artists and hair stylists buzz around models, carefully adjusting glowing skirts and visual-projection hats. Afterwards, there were drinks and a few bites until we were called to our seats by the sudden radiating glow of the runway, signalling the show’s imminent beginning.       Skirts that glowed like compasses, indicating true north, hats that projected flowery images onto the wearers chest, and head pieces that pulsed with the model’s heartbeat were all evident at this year’s show. Truly delightful, ever surprising, and always entertaining, Make Fashion can tip their LED-filled hats to another successful event. For more information on Make Fashion, click...
Live Boom Reactions: Academy Awards Red Carpet 2017

Live Boom Reactions: Academy Awards Red Carpet 2017

4:33 pm MT The carpet is down, showtime is nearly here, and the boom team is nestled together with an unhealthy supply of popcorn and twizzlers for the Academy Awards. If you know our President, Derek Macdonald, you know that today is his Christmas. We’ll keep you posted on the success of his predictions – but we can tell you right now he’s like rainman of Oscar season.  So gather your fellow movie buffs and red carpet watchers and join us! 5:00 pm MT A few things we’re noticing on the red carpet: ACLU ribbons: Many of the stars are wearing blue ribbons in support of the American Civil Liberties Union’s “Stand With ACLU” initiative. Bedazzling is dead: Could it be the La La Land influence? Bobs: No need to cut your hair – a nip and a tuck and you can rock a fake bob. 5:40 pm MT All agreed: Janelle Monae has been our favourite voice on the red carpet tonight. These ladies have made early statements… 5:54 pm MT If you’ll allow us to geek out on production for a moment… ABC’s screen is appropriately showing film posters behind the stars they’re interviewing, but the images are pixelated behind them. Missed opportunity! These are problems you can solve before the show goes on – the editors playing fast and loose with calling shots and sad Ryan Seacrest… you deal with live. 6:57 pm MT Our Trump mention drinking game is already getting us in trouble. Nice to start the show with some energy – thank you JT. Production note: that white lav mic on Jimmy Kimmel. So...
Boom Goes Out: Diner en Blanc 2016

Boom Goes Out: Diner en Blanc 2016

It’s a rare treat when, as event producers, we get to attend an event and just… attend. The Boom team looks forward to Diner en Blanc every year for just this opportunity. This headline stealing event is an annual, multi-continent spanning pique-nique en plein air. All over the world, guests are invited to attend this pop-up dinner under the guidelines of a strict dress code which mandates party-goers come attired purely in white, with white tables, linens, chairs, and any other accroutements they might wish to bring also devoid of colour. The result is a jaw-droppingly beautiful spectacle, as hundreds of people gather for an old fashioned pic-nic, with a modern, elegant twist. At this year’s Diner en Blanc, the Boom team, in conjunction with Rocket House, were pleased to host a few of good friends at our table. And while we may have had good intentions to simply relax as guests at this event, our inner over-achievers couldn’t be stopped… The Boom table, all 18 feet of it, was covered by a custom-made draped top (courtesy of Designing on the Edge), which not only looked beautiful, but provided shelter for our guests through a short drizzle part-way through the evening. Delicate, ivory flowers bloomed from the corners of the table, breaking up the severity that can occur in a monochromatic scheme. In addition to style the table, Boom’s very own Italian, Lori D’Agostino, and Colleen Smith of Theatre Calgary provided the nibbles, in the form of a multi-course, Mediterranean inspired meal.           What can we say? Nobody knows how to enjoy a party quite like event producers. As...
Boom Goes Out: Dinner x Design 2016

Boom Goes Out: Dinner x Design 2016

Last night, 500 guests gathered at ACAD to celebrate design and the designers whose chops are putting Calgary on the map. Dinner x Design came to town this week, giving 9 designers/agencies the chance to create unique table-scapes that demonstrate their creativity and personality. The event concludes this evening with a special dining event that invites guests to enjoy the tables and a meal with the people who created it. Funds raised will support Contemporary Calgary and ACAD. Bravo #Calgary – the work in this room is outstanding. These are just a few peaks, more tomorrow! #dxdyyc #dxdcgy #dinnerxdesign #yyc #yycdesign #yycevents A video posted by Boom Goes The Drum (@boomgoesthedrum) on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:58pm PDT Present at the event were: Alykhan Velji Design ID Bohemia WW Design Studio Sarah Ward Interiors e=mc2 events LeAnne Bunnell Interioros Nyla Free Designs Corea Satropa Designs Amanda Hamilton Design Rochelle Cote Design There were also drinks and treats throughout the event, and lots of fashionable friends! A warm room filled with eye candy.  Spoke with one designer who said that they approached this event with complete freedom creatively. She said she took the opportunity to create something just for them – no clients or briefs or restrictions. We loved that. How rare is it to be given a stage to express whatever story it is you want to tell to room full of people who want to listen. Bravo!  Tonight, Boom’s Derek Macdonald will join Amanda Hamilton (Amanda Hamilton Design) at her table – a modern, Calgary-centric souk – to take part in a discussion the love affair between art, design,...
Boom Goes Out: Wine Stage for One Yellow Rabbit

Boom Goes Out: Wine Stage for One Yellow Rabbit

With prop planes positioned overhead and classic cars gleaming in every direction, hundreds of thirsty fundraisers gathered last evening for One Yellow Rabbit’s fabulous Wine Stage event at Heritage Park. This year, One Yellow Rabbit and its world-famous High Performance Rodeo celebrated 30 years. After an extraordinary anniversary festival earlier this winter, Wine Stage felt like a proper nightcap toast.   Wine Stage tonight to celebrate @hprodeo! #yyc #yycevents A photo posted by Boom Goes The Drum (@boomgoesthedrum) on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:54pm PDT Musician Kenna Burima getting a little hair loving from Rebecca #swizzsalonspa #swizzlove #oyr #hprodeo #winestage A photo posted by timmytulip (@timmytulip) on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT Tonight’s #winestage lineup. This is going to be awesome! #yyc #yycwine #wine #calgaryevents #2016winestage #winestage2016 A photo posted by Richmond Hill Wines (@richmondhillwinesyyc) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT We attendees were greeted with what can only be described as a ‘boa’ of tickets – a healthy string of 30 drink tickets (no tickets required for food tastings) to enjoy the evening. Each ticket earned you a wine tasting. There was an incredible turnout from the wine and culinary community in Calgary (and Banff!) from Ox & Angela and River Cafe to Bin 905 and Big Rock Brewery (which had – wait for it – a champagne beer cask!).   Sea salt & Belgium chocolate brownie for tonight’s #winestage @heritageparkyyc #brassEATS #brasseriekensington #yyc #yycliving #oneyellowrabbit A photo posted by Brasserie Kensington (@the_brasskens) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT Pork rillette & chanterelle emulsion for #winestage @the_brasskens @winebarkensi @containerbaryyc A photo posted by Cam Dobranski (@chefcamd)...
Boom Goes Out: House of Nonie S/S 2016 Debut Presentation

Boom Goes Out: House of Nonie S/S 2016 Debut Presentation

Last Thursday, Oct. 22, Calgary’s fashion crowd sat eagerly within the white walls of Studio 122, waiting for another taste of emerging designer Nina Kharey’s bold, clean designs that are quickly making her brand, House of Nonie, a local (and national) favourite. This is not the first time the BOOM team has touted House of Nonie as one-to-watch; in our coverage of PARKSHOW2015 earlier this spring, we noted that House of Nonie’s display was almost obscured by a perma-crowd of enchanted shoppers gathered in front (of which BOOM was most certainly a part). No that we’re surprised- having been mentored by Barbara Atkin of Holt Renfrew, Nina seems to have a firm grasp on what it takes to stand out amidst the clamor or young artists vying for attention, and her collection speak for itself. Simplistic shapes with bold cuts, minimal and architectural; Nina’s peices, much like the designer herself, seem to evoke a sophisticated yet unpretentious aura. The show itself was an elegant reflection of this aesthetic, taking place in Studio 122’s blank-canvas warehouse space in the SE. To shop House of Nonie’s collections and see what the designer is up to, check out her website:...