RED Shows Passion For Positive Living

RED: A Positive Day! held its second annual cabaret fashion fundraiser on May 13th at the Harbour Event Centre in downtown Vancouver. Continuing the theme from last year, this spectacle is all about hot fashion, hot bodies, and hot passion for supporting Positive Living BC, Western Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. Through peer-based wellness and health programs, over 5700 British Columbians living with HIV receive holistic support to manage their health.

This year, the two HIV-positive characters of the show spent a positively fabulous day in Las Vegas. As we all know, what happens in Vegas….and the fashions reflected that. Anything and everything goes when it comes to self-expression. How you choose to dress (or lack of dress) can help to bring out a side of yourself you don’t normally have the opportunity to release. The sexy looks onstage worn by radiant models of all ages, shapes, and sizes aimed to show one thing – wear what makes you feel your authentic self and strut it loud and proud.

Some of the hot fashions spotted:

Gilded Fantasy

For those who want to indulge in their medieval or Game of Thrones personas, Faye Tality Couture is your answer.


Religious Atonement

Royal Dissension is a local designer who specializes in looks heavy with Christian symbolism, with a lot less fabric and a lot more overt sex appeal.


Heavy Metal

If you want to make a strong statement by adorning your body with unique and ornately designed metal jewelry, Carolyn Bruce Designs is the place to look. No dainty charm bracelets here.


What Gender?

There is no such thing as gender when it comes to style. Wear what makes you feel good.


Gender Typing

On the other hand, you may feel like personifying an archetype of your gender, if that strikes your fancy. For a woman, that might mean getting dolled up and sashaying in corsets and lingerie. For a man, that could be a plaid shirt, jeans, and flexing biceps.

Looking and feeling confident is what personal style is all about, and RED embodied that life-embracing spirit. Don’t miss RED returning back next year and support Positive Living.

Aurora Chan

Writer & Photographer

Aurora Chan is a photographer, writer, actress, and model. She’s always loved fashion and the art of photography. By age 10, she was stealing her mother’s Vogue magazines and taking pictures with her first camera.

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