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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Franke 10 Year Anniversary Photoshoot at Bisha

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the Franke 10 Year Anniversary Photoshoot held at the luxurious new Bisha Hotel & Residences presentation centre this past Friday. Franke is a luxury label created by my dear friend and designer Kendra Francis. I was honored when she asked me to be amongst a group of dynamic Canadian women to appear in her 10 year Anniversary Photoshoot, shot by the very talented photographer Richard Dubois. The list of women included various women doing their thing in their perspective careers including Kim Davis (singer), Melissa Austria (Owner, Got Style), Drea Vujovik (Project Runway), Jennifer Ferreira (Interior Designer), Pastel Supernova (Singer), Natalie Brown (actress), and Sarah Nicole Prickett (writer). Considering I’ve spent much of my fashion styling career dressing people and getting others dolled up, it was nice to be on the receiving end and had such a blast. What a fun way to spend the day!!

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I’m wearing…feather skirt & one shoulder top by Franke, Christian Louboutin booties (available at David’s footwear), and accessories by Rita Tesolin.

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Hello Vanity Fair.

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Thanks to my FY photographer Richard for the awesome photos.

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Getting dressed…

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Gettin my toes did…

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So that they could look pretty in these killer Louboutins provided by David’s Footwear.

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Actress Natalie Brown.

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Drea Vujovic (Project Runway Canada)

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Melissa Austria from Got Style

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Jennifer getting her make up done by the fabulous MAC artists…

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Hair by Adrian Carew from Hair 2 Inc…

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Photographer Richard Dubois

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Accessories by Rita Tesolin

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Accessories by Rita Tesolin
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A few of my favourite classic fashion books at the beautiful Bisha Hotel & Residences…I have these in my home also.

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Pastel Supernova, GetJanet, Melissa Austridge, Jennifer Ferreira, Kim Davis

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Thanks Kendra, for allowing me share your Franke 10 Year Anniversary with you!!! Love you. What am I wearing? Click photo to find out…

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FRONT ROW: Dare to Wear Love 2010 Closing Gala – LG Fashion Week

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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Friday, October 22/2010Dare to Wear Love founders Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell

On Friday, I attended the 2nd annual Dare to Wear Love closing event of LG Fashion Week in Toronto, an annual gala fashion event and fundraiser started by Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell, designers and founders of Hoax Couture, to raise funds and awareness for the Stephen Lewis Foundation in its support of grass roots organizations fighting the HIV AIDS pandemic in Sub Saharan Africa.

It was fun show with lots of love in the air and judging by the cheers and laughter in the crowd, a lot of people put their heads together to make this event a success, including some of my personal friends like designer Kendra Francis, singer Keshia Chante, model Renee Thompson and one of my fabulous FY clients & designer Reva Mivasagar. Full list of designers & details below.

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Anne Mari Mediwake (CBC) for David Dixon & Dejana (Shopsterium) for Zoran Dubric


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Dayana (Push Models) for Reva Mivasagar & Keshia Chante for Adrian Wu

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Renee Thompson for Brian Bailey & Angela Smith (ET Canada) for Jason Meyers

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Wendy Mesley (CBC) and Kate for Kingi Carpenter for Peach Berserk

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Performances by dancer Lawrence Lemieux for Coleman Lemieux & Co & singer Shelley Hamilton

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Jonathan Cuthill (Push Models) & Chukwe (NAM Models) for Hoax Couture

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Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television) for Ines de Santo

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Sierra (Push Models) for Kendra Francis

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Jasmin Chorley Foster (FORD Models) for Fashion Crimes

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Bridget Stuart for Izzy Camilleri

Full list of designers below:

Adrian Wu davisadrian.com
Aileen for Avioanni avioanni.com
Brian Bailey brianbaileydesign.com
Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse for Comrags comrags.com
David Dixon daviddixon.ca
Evan Biddell evanbiddell.ca
Farley Chatto farleychatto.com
Hoax Couture hoaxcouture.com
Izzy Camilleri izzycamilleri.com
Jason Meyers jasonmeyers.net
Kingi Carpenter for Peach Berserk Peach Berserk
Franke iamfranke.com
Linda Lundstrom lindalundstromworks.com
Lucian Matis lucianmatis.com
Marty Rotman for Northbound Leather northbound.com
Nada nadadesigns.com
Pam Chorley for Fashion Crimes fashioncrimes.ca
Pat McDonagh patmcdonagh.com
Réva Mivasagar revadesigns.com
Rory Lindo and Kelly Freedman for Damzels in This Dress dollfactorystudios.com
Ula Zukowska ula2.com
Ines Di Santo inesdisanto.com
Wayne Clark wayneclarkdesign.com
Lovas lovasfashion.com
Kimina kimina.ca
Zoran Dobric zorandobric.com

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LGFW DAY 1: “Holt Renfrew Presents” S/S 2011

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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Ken Barbie & Asian Barbie lol

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On Monday, October 18, 2010, LG Fashion Week officially began in Toronto!! Day 1 of Fashion Week is always fun. It’s almost like the first day back to school after summer holidays. I get to catch up with my fellow fashion friends & peers, see what everyone is wearing and catch a glimpse of what to expect for Spring Summer 2011 Fashion.  I rolled through with Jay Strut & my girl Shannae from What Women Want to catch the Holt Renfrew & Bustle SS11 and in between shows we snapped some fun photos.

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En route…Follow us on TWITTER @JayStrut @GetJanet @WhatWomenWant.

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Toronto’s LG Fashion Week is being held at Heritage Court at the Exhibition Place (100 Princess Blvd.) and makes for the most stunning venue for this years fashion festivities. It’s by far my favorite venue to date, with tons of parking, plenty of room to mingle, lots of seating to rest up in between shows, fun little kiosks like the Barbie & Ken photo booths to snap photos and an open VIP section with open bar and cash bar. This year they even threw in a Ken model to pose with. Super clever idea. Anything to keep the high maintenance crowd entertained. More importantly, this years’ runway is equipped with a massive long runway with several very necessary levels of raised seating to accommodate the long list of fashionable attendees.

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Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker (follow her on TWITTER) x GetJanet

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Kealan Sullivan, my awesome Queen St neighbor from 69 Vintage & designer and friend Kendra Francis (Franke)

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GetJanet x Robin Kay, President of the Fashion Design Council

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Follow us on TWITTER @KeshiaChante x @GetJanet x @WhatWomanWant

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Coco Rocha shares a few words before “Holt Renfrew presents”  Denis Gagnon, Jeremy Laing, Lida Baday, Line RUNWAY, Mikhael Kale, Pink Tartan, Smythe, Wayne Clark, Wings + Horns

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Canadian designer Jeremy Laing starts the show

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I love this electric blue jumper from Pink Tartan!!

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Renee Thompon (left) is one of my favorite models from NAM Models. I’ve styled her countless times, including the show I styled back in 2007 for the launch of Beyonce’s clothing line Dereon and she’s always fierce!!! On the right is a look from Line Runway.

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Ryan J (model and creative director of Filler Magazine).

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Cuteness you’ll be seeing from the SMYTHE Spring Summer 2011 Collection at Holt Renfrew…

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A grand finale at the Holt Renfrew S/S 2011 Fashion Show…

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WWW = What Women Want

Posted on Jun 9, 2008

I almost didn’t make it back to Toronto for this event, due to the over consumption of fun I was having in Montreal, but I just had to be there to witness and support the months of hard work and planning of my girl Shannae, founder of What Women Want. WWW is a Woman’s Social Network, an annual gathering of fashion, beauty and wellness vendors that gives trend-setting women an opportunity to network with like-minded, independent women and a great reason to put on a sun dress on a Sunday afternoon! This event has the girls in Tdot searching for that perfect dress weeks in advance and has the street s buzzing for months. Kudos Shay Shay, for an amazing day! Shout out to Warner for throwing the after party @ Lobby, couldn’t forget about the fellas. It was worth coming home for.

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Hour Glass Workout with Lyzabeth Lopez

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T-rexx & rapper Drake

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Lady Luck Ent, Sia (WWW founder), GetJanet and Winster

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Our fav hot boyz Mikey & Preston…

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Mr Warner

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One of my token models Michelle Lindo

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DJ Lissa Monet on the 1′s and 2′s, of course

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Designer Kendra Francis from Franke and I