Carnival enthusiasts unite this evening at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for The High Fashion Show, touted as a “runway cabaret” with the spirit of an antiquated midway. Part fashion show, part indie rock concert and part charity gala, all proceeds go to Camp Ten Oaks, a one-week summer camp for children with LGBTQ parents.
Admission to this big top is $7, or $5 with the donation of warm hats and scarves for youths in need.
Bands include After Party, Mackenzie MacBride and the Supermodel Syndrome, Lip Stick Machine, Coyote Peyote, and Hot Monogamy.
So where does the fashion come in? Expect DIY adornments from local designers on stage and for sale at display tables. Glam rock diva and event hostess Mackenzie MacBride explains, “The fashion theme was originally inspired from an experience I had applying to be a contestant on a CBC reality show in September of 2006. The point of the show was to find ten contestants to compete to be the new host of CBC’s Fashion File. I realized that the CBC would be too frightened to have me on the show. But the truth is I would have been the best fashion hostess the CBC ever had. I’d start by getting George Stroumboulopoulos out of his black Adidas sneakers and leather wristbands night after night!”
Yeah, we think the wristbands are a little overdone too…..oh! I get it now…
The High Fashion Show starts at 7 pm, Friday December 15th @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. $7/$5