From left to right

From left to right

Fashion show to support domestic peace

“Fashion for Peace” hits the catwalks Thursday, Aoril 26 at 7 p.m. and guests are expected to raise lots of money for a good cause.

Look out Smithers, your peaked-roof and flowers town is about to go vogue.

“Fashion for Peace” hits the catwalks Thursday, Aoril 26 at 7 p.m. and guests are expected to raise lots of money for a good cause.

But the chain drapes, fuchsia walls, and lingerie at the 19+ show will likely raise a few eyebrows as well.

“It’s going to be a phenomenal, out-of-this-world event,” owner of Sedaz Lingerie Amy Brandstetter said,

“It’s probably the craziest thing Smithers has ever seen.”

By selling $40 seats and big-ticket items in their silent auction, Brandstetter hopes the show becomes an annual fundraiser for the Northern Society for Domestic Peace.

The society is a social services agency that runs a 24-hour crisis shelter for women and children as well as counselling and support services for women, men and their families.

Brandstetter says she knows first-hand how hard everyone works at Domestic Peace.

“They super-helped me, and now I want to help them,” she said was the motivation behind the lingerie show.

When she got help, Brandstetter said she was a single mom who had to get through a difficult court process to escape an abusive partner.

Staff at Domestic Peace gave her a heads-up on what court would be like, Brandsetter said and her abusive ex-husband wound up going to jail.

“People don’t think it’s a problem in small towns,” she said.

“But they help out a lot more people than everyone thinks.

Today, Brandstetter is happily married, and putting her man to work on the show.

“He’s an everything-man.

He’s just a great husband.

“I told him, ‘I want a catwalk that goes down the whole length of the Aspen,’ and he’s doing it, 30 inches off the ground.”

Co-hosting the show is Ella Butz, owner of Mainerz clothing shop, who says the night will be an equal draw for men and women.

“It’s going to be packed,” she said, adding that she expects the show to sell out.

Ten women and six men will share the catwalk, she said.

Hair and make-up for the brave souls stepping out on the catwalk is courtesy of Lokks and Fourth Avenue Salon.

The silent auction, too, seems pitched to girly-girls, manly men and everyone in between.

It runs the gamut from women’s clothes and lingerie to sausages, a helicopter tour, even a free load of gravel.

Fashion for Peace runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Aspen River House on April 26.

Guests must be 19 years or older to attend.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Northern Health will start taking vaccination appointments for phase 2 rollout beginning March 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Northern Health phase 2 vaccine rollout starts Monday

Coast Mountain College announced as mass vaccination clinic for Smithers

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Almost two in three Canadians surveyed recently said they trust COVID-19 vaccines to be both safe and effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Northern Health to open 30 COVID vaccine clinics for oldest residents, Indigenous seniors

Health authority says it plans to vaccinate nearly 15,000 people in Phase Two

The Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton is being shut down for a week by the Gitanmaax Band Council following a confirmation of a COVID-19 exposure there on Feb. 26. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Hazelton school COVID-19 closure extended one week

With spring break on horizon, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary will be closed to end of March

BC CDC graphic showing weekly numbers of new cases by local health area.
Local health area records 11 new COVID-19 cases from Feb. 21 to 27

The Northwest has become the COVID hotspot in the province

The Smithers recycling depot was destroyed by fire May 9, 2019. (Thom Barker photo)
Curbside recycling pickup returns to Smithers

The Town will start collecting single stream, loose and clean residential recyclables April 12

Elvira D’Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘It’s been a good week’: Tam hopeful on vaccines as pandemic anniversary nears

Tam says the addition of two new vaccines will help Canadians get immunized faster

Const. Allan Young. Photo: Abbotsford Police Department
Manslaughter charge laid in Nelson death of Abbotsford police officer

Allan Young died after an incident in downtown Nelson last summer

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on December 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mother of slain daughters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Sarah Cotton-Elliott said she believed her children took a back seat to arranging equal parenting

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Most Read