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.
I woke up with a lot of anxiety this morning. I was nervous, anxious, excited and believe it or not, scared of my return to the runway in my hometown, strutting exclusively for designer and Farley Chatto. Although I've had the privilege to walk in other shows around the world, Toronto Fashion Week is always near and dear to my heart.
03/21/2014 05:52 EDT
I attended the Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh and Mackage shows, all of which were fantastic. I especially enjoyed the cool new generation of fashionistas rocking they're avant-garde style. The tent was buzzing with fearlessness! Being a fearless risk-taker sets you apart from everyone else. It establishes originality, uniqueness and makes fashion FUN.
03/20/2014 05:22 EDT
Day two of fashion week was all about LOVE! Trying to recuperate from day one, my original plan was to chill out until the evening shows began. However, true to the unpredictable nature of the fashion industry, I got booked last minute for a photo shoot and that trumped all of my plans!
03/19/2014 05:12 EDT
Toronto Fashion Week is here! Usually this event is one I look forward to every year, but this time things were different. Due to a severe case of eczema that covered both my arms and legs, my insecurities were at an all time high. Then I decided: forget it! I can't miss the hottest week in Toronto fashion over a silly insecurity!
03/18/2014 05:31 EDT
Sooo sad to write my last post for World MasterCard Fashion Week S/S 2014. What an amazing week I've witnessed! I had a WICKED time seeing collections showcasing many Canadian talents including fashion designers, models, stylists, hair and makeup artists.
10/26/2013 06:19 EDT
Before I made my way to the first show of the day, I stopped by one of Canadaʼs most famous designer duos, Greta Constantine! I absolutely love those guys! Not only are they cool and down-to-earth fashionistas, buy they're GANGSTA when it comes to their designs.
10/25/2013 12:29 EDT
Day 3 of my World MasterCard Fashion Week had me model obsessed! Upon arrival for my first show, I was approached by a beautiful model who told me she met me a few years ago at a speaking engagement in Windsor ON. Now sheʼs here in Toronto, backstage at Fashion Week, getting ready for her first ever runway show!
10/24/2013 05:30 EDT
Now with a rush of inspiration, fearlessness and fashionable adventurism, I decided to do one last change. I opted for my vintage 'Faster by Mark Fast' cat suit (like I said, it's all about having fun with fashion!). Then, I threw on my custom-design fur cape and Nando Muzi heart stilettos -- I was now ready for the Mercedes Benz Start Up competition.
10/23/2013 12:22 EDT
Itʼs that time of year again! We've begun one of the biggest (and most exciting) events in Canada: World Mastercard Fashion Week. Believe it or not, I started planning for this week about a month in advance! I loooove me some fashion and canʼt wait to see them all, not to mention the bad-ass Canadian models.
10/22/2013 12:33 EDT
When I met Jean Paul Gaultier, I was very close to reaching my breaking point. The bullying, teasing, criticisms, hate, and NOs were beginning to take their toll on me. Jean Paul was the first designer to tell me I was beautiful. Jean was also the first to encourage me to stay true to myself and pay no mind to what anyone thought. If it weren't for Jean Paul Gaultier, I wouldn't have been offered many of my modeling or acting opportunities.We are all blessed with our individual talents, gifts, and opportunities for a reason. It's my hope that I can use mine to share, inspire, and help others -- like Gaultier helped me.
06/10/2013 01:43 EDT
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