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A Youthful Perspective On Day Five of Toronto's Fashion Week

03/23/2014 09:15 EDT | Updated 05/23/2014 05:59 EDT

I woke up to the most beautiful day: the sun was shining, it was kind of warm and I was ready to rock some shorts for the finale of an inspiring World Mastercard Fashion Week! I was able to sleep in and relax for awhile, then I headed out to surprise a group of students that I met when I attended their school to speak earlier this year. Their amazing Art teacher, Beckie Di Leo, set it up for them to attend their first ever fashion week!

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I arrived at the tents and within minutes, I heard screams. Sure enough, it was my little bundles from Central Commerce Collegiate. They were all shocked and excited that I came to hang with them on their special fashion day. It was so very much my pleasure! From Ruby Jang, the aspiring designer in the making; Josh Peters, a character who is destined to be an actor; to Michael Tuciap, the next Ryan Seacrest, they all looked amazing and it's evident they can't wait to get their journey started.

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After attending the Hillary McMillan show, we all went backstage and did an hilarious mini photo shoot. It felt good, seeing these students getting so excited to be a part of fashion week, it really took me back to when I was a young girl dreaming of being in fashion. I surprised them by taking them to another show, and while they waited backstage, me and my videographer Kimberly sneaked away to get them a bunch of goodie bags.

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After a wicked day with the students, I headed back home to get some well needed rest for my final fashion event, Evintra Fashion Night (hosted by yours truly). I had a half an hour to transform, and decided to rock one of my fave pieces, a Mikhael Kale jumpsuit with a bomber jacket. I headed out to The Ritz with my GANGSTA team in tow -- Cory Stewart my PR, Kimberley Pryce my Videographer and Georgia Esporlas my Photographer. I met up with some amazing talents including 2014 R&B Juno nominee Melanie Durrant, Argonauts player John Chiles and Actor extraordinaire Mykelti Williamson.

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While heading home with Georgia and Kim, I had to make a stop for a hotdog -- yes, this model eats! The perfect way to end the most inspiring fashion week ever!!

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Until next season!

Big Fat Jamaican Kisses,

Stacey

Photo credits: Georgia Esporlas