The annual Frocktail fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes is one of our favourite fundraising galas on the Toronto social calendar. The event was started four years ago by Jessica Oliver as a way to raise funds for a cause dear to her heart.

Jessica’s sister, Vanessa, has struggled with Juvenile Diabetes her entire life. This splashy affair has become a wonderful way to raise awareness and funds for the cause. It’s one helluva party that boasts a seriously awesome dress auction. (Hence the name FROCKTAIL!)

This year, the event will be hosted at the newly minted Arcadian Loft on November 14th. Dresses and jewellery have been donated from a terrific variety of our favourite local designers and retailers including The Bay, French Connection, Greta Constantine, Jeremy Laing, Intermix, Lida Baday, Joeffer Caoc, The Peacock Parade, Rent Frock Repeat, Birks, Cloakroom, Andrews, Calla, Line Knitwear, Shan, Jessica Jensen, Lovas, Taessa Chorny, Danier, Want Boutique, eLUXE, Ela and Shay Lowe.  Find the perfect holiday party dress or a glimmery get-up for NYE!

Further, women like E-talk’s Tanya Kim, Suzanne Rogers and more have generously donated their pre-loved gowns for auction. You can check ’em ALL OUT. right here in this  Frocktail 2012 auction preview gallery. Holy shit! How will we choose? So many gorgeous frocks! If you’ve attended in past years, you’ll know that dress bidding is serious bidness. The selection is amazing and 100% of the proceeds go towards the cause.

Frocktail will be catered by Oliver & Bonaccini as well as Purdy’s Chocolates. Tix include complimentary bevys from Iceberg Vodka, Peroni and wine from Durbanville Hills.

After choosing a dress you like, take a seat for a mani from OPI or a hair touch-up from Got2b. Dudes can get their shoes shined by John Allan’s.

Tickets are $65 online or $75 at the door. GO GET ‘EM!

Hope to see you there!

~ Jen McNeely | Dresses donated by Suzanne Rogers. L to R Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Mary Katrantzou