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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.

black dress

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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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

Band

Another local talent performed as well

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

OneAndOnly


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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Walking a Runway Show for Canadian Designers

I love this dress! Wantwantwant.

The  Rachel Sin and Sentaler fashion shows at the Toronto International Women’s show proved to be a fantastic experience for all involved, and full of great surprises.  The venue was packed and the clothes were high quality, unique designs.  Good luck to these two designers in showing their spring 2013 collections at Toronto Fashion Week this week.

I met all these other wonderful local models, each of whom was professional, supportive and a joy to work with.

Thanks to all of you, and to Rachel Sin for making this such a great time.

I also met Wendy of  Inspire Cosmetics who provided the makeup for this event.

At the end of the last show on Sunday, as all the models were leaving, we had the lucky surprise of running straight into the guys from the Oshawa Firefighters‘ Calendar, who obliged us with some poses and photos!

The alpaca coats are SO nice! Check out the website!

Having my makeup done at Inspire Cosmetics.

Canadian designer Rachel Sin – look at her beautiful dress!

Tallest again 🙂

This is a short summary of a terrific event.  Good luck to my fellow models.  If you are looking for a truly flattering, quality fall or winter coat in Toronto, check out Sentaler and if you are looking for a special dress that is just a cut above in design, do not miss Rachel Sin’s beautiful things.  Places to buy can be found in her website, via the link above.

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