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Ottawa Fashion Week

The week now ending has been an important one in the world of Canadian fashion.  Designers release their newest collections for the season six months ahead at Fashion Week, and Ottawa is the first Canadian city to hold its fashion week, giving us a taste of what is to come from our local talent.

This season, I walked for Canadian designer KLATT on the Thursday night of fashion week.  It is difficult to describe the positive energy of preparing for these shows and being a part of this event.

Klatt runway show

Klatt

Klatt’s styles are knitwear:  comfortable, imaginative and yet very wearable.  I enjoyed working with this talented new designer.

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Klatt runway show 2

See if you can spot me prepping backstage:  Video

Wine and refreshments were served to guests who came dressed to kill or not dressed up at all and a gala dinner was available for those inclined to further celebration.  My time available for this event was brief but I was inspired by the designers, hairstylists, makeup artists and all the creative talent that went into it.  “Fashion Week” sounds intimidating to lots of people I think, but what a great night out.  I really recommend getting out to one of these if you haven’t been!

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Klatt show finale

Can you spot me in the finale “lineup”?

Have you been to fashion week in your city?  Would you wear this hair?

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New Year

Happy New Year to all my followers!  I have been posting infrequently for a few months, but I’m still here, doing all the other things I usually write about:  trying new sushi joints, taking in the sensory overload that is Toronto’s shopping experience (who went out for the Boxing Day sales, guys?) and doing modeling work that comes my way.

I have intended to post more of my modeling events and shots over the past months, but like everything else, I have the pictures and haven’t done the posts.  However, I did this one for D’Avi Luxury Knitwear just before Christmas and thought I would put up a couple of the photos.  I enjoyed working with this designer who is a true artisan, and gave me a whole new appreciation for what is possible with knits!

Remember, photos are the property of the photographer, Norm Photography, and may not be copied or re-used for any purpose without his express consent.

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modeling knitwear

Photographer: Norm Photography

Tell me about your Boxing Day finds!  What was the best deal you picked up?

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Amp it up!

Waaay back in February I was in an event for Redken. I haven’t had a chance to post about it but, since the look is quite different from my usual, I thought I would share these pictures with you.

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Makeup was done by renowned Canadian makeup artist and hair stylist Taca Ozawa.

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models backstage

Models waiting backstage

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The look was a bit more embellished for me and I think it gives me a completely different attitude. For the show, I had to wear it with a simple, black dress, but it would have gone with more of a glammed-up outfit, for sure!Redken hair

What do you think? Do you like this look better, or prefer the “au naturel” version?

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Portfolio Update

If you have read my “About” page, you know that I require updated professional photos from time to time.  These photos need to capture different “looks” that could be useful in showing a designer that I would be able to reflect the mood of his or her clothing, or an editor, photographer or other person that I could be right for some other work.  The photos could show work that I have done, or can do, sort of like a resume.

Recently, I had a photo shoot with up-and-coming Toronto fashion photographer Michael Ho which resulted in some “soft and natural”  looks for my collection.  You can click “People” on his website for a few more pictures from this shoot.

I enjoyed doing this shoot, and these are from one of my favourite sets of photos:

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Kindly note that these photos may not be reproduced for any purpose other than in connection with my own advertising or that of the photographer!

Is he talented or what??

Favourite dress:  Zara (where else?!)

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Catwalk with a Conscience

Every year, my school holds a fashion show, “On the Catwalk, raising funds for a worthy cause in the GTA.  Area retailers contribute beautiful clothes to support the cause and showcase what they have in the pre-Christmas shopping season.  Past causes have included such things as medical research and organizations providing support for troubled youth.

This year’s event was held on November 29 in the school’s Performing Arts Centre and raised funds to support the upcoming service trip of a group of students traveling from the school to Kenya with Free the Children, to participate in building a school in that country.  This is part of an initiative intended to give “a hand up, not a hand out” to the people of that developing nation.   This trip is through Me to We.

The Performing Arts Centre was packed from top to bottom with fashion-conscious, charitable-minded show-goers.

Trend

Clothing from Trend boutique

Tuxedo Royale, Want

Clothing from Tuxedo Royale and Want Boutique

Over the Rainbow

Clothing from Over the Rainbow


Injoy

Clothing from Injoy boutique

Lancaster Rose

Up and coming local band Lancaster Rose performed at the event

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Another local talent performed as well

Your host, far right.
All clothes in this scene from The One and Only boutique

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Thank you to participating area retailers, GraficInjoyLemonberryGirls and PearlsWant BoutiqueCrossingsTrendFlipsideTinge Boutique, The One and Only Clothing Store, Old NavyTuxedo Royale and Over the Rainbow.

If you are shopping in the GTA, I recommend checking out these global-minded stores, which are definitely a cut above in the style department.  Happy Christmas shopping and good luck with your holiday preparations!

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Dream Coats!

I attended another great Toronto event on Saturday:  an exclusive private showing of Sentaler alpaca coats for the designer’s clientele, held at the offices of Dr. Cory Torgerson on Yorkville Avenue.  This mingle and greet event gave Sentaler clients an opportunity to shop, enjoy an abundance of appetizers and refreshments, and to avail themselves of unlimited consultations and conversations with Dr. Torgerson about his repertoire of skincare and beauty services.

Alpaca coat designs on display

The event was well-attended by the designer’s and doctor’s clients, as well as fashion bloggers such as daintygirl.caDivaGirl Fitness and Fajo Magazine, and a pleasure to participate in .

With the talented makeup artist responsible for my look

Yours truly attended in her mannequin hat, not as a blogger, but hey!  I still want to share the secret of these beautiful Canadian designer coats–lightweight, flattering, environmentally friendly and cozy for our special brand of winter weather!

With fellow model Veronika

Electric blue alpaca cape coat: True Love!

Guests left the event with a gift bag of cutting-edge skin-care and beauty products and valuable coupons to take home!

At the beautiful offices of Dr. Torgerson

If you have never had a chance to try on these dream coats, and you live in the GTA, you can see the collection in person at the Designer Fair in King City November 20 and 21.

Until then, stay warm and follow me on Instagram at @something_cliche

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