Fashion Jam for charity


This was the second annual Fashion Jam for charity and this year I had the wonderful chance to attend and help out with the event.  It showcased an array of local designers who are extremely talented, most of them are recent college graduates.  I met a lot of wonderful people and took a lot of great photos so without wasting any more time I will share them with you!  I took over 200 so here are a few of my favourites.  There will be more photos uploaded on the Facebook group if you wanted to check it out:

 Model showing off for Media!  It was hard to get some of these pictures because lots of photographers were in my way.
Gorgeous models posing backstage!!!  Every single girl (and guy) was so sweet and great to work with!
 Model down time, more cuties playing with props!  This was where the hair and make up was done too.
 In these last two photos, we are going to play Where's Waldo except the Fashion version which is of course called Find the Fashion Faux-Pas.  FIND THE OUT OF PLACE PEOPLE IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH WHO ARE STANDING WHERE THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO.
This girl was one of my favourite models for sure and it was really making me angry that these annoying girls were standing where there weren't supposed to be people.
These girls positioned themselves awkwardly and here are a few more photographs they ruined. If anyone recognizes these girls be sure to yell at them for me, I almost did!
A little over-exposed, but I loved this model too.  She was amazing!  Photo once again ruined by annoying girls standing at the bar.
 Model coming close to poking the girls in the face.  I would have stepped another foot to the right and "accidentally" got them!

And some details:
Sheer pants!  Lots of shine and shimmer on this runway.
Clothes on the rack backstage ready to be worn!
What do you think of this daring ensemble?  The headpieces in this line were wild!
The host, Deirdre Mallehe, and special guest Justin Rego from the Bachelorette!

My outfit:
Me with Justin Rego's girlfriend!
They are a gorgeous couple, I don't watch the Bachelorette but for any haters out there, he is definitely happy!
I am wearing:
Club Monaco dress (gift from my new work!)
Jessica Simpson heels
Juicy Couture necklace worn as anklet
Necklace custom made by Helena Haughey

All photos taken by me!  (Except the ones I am in)

Thanks to all the models and designers!
A special thanks to Danielle McAllister, Mila Starr and Sara Imrie for providing clothes for the host, and for being so hospitable!

Here is the designer list:
(in no particular order, leave a comment if you want to know about a certain designer!)

Jillian Couture
Aimee Baldwin
Amber Irwin
Laurel Turner
Ashley McLeod
Mila Starr
Danielle McAllister
Diana Phan
Rebecca Milward
Sarah Imrie
Dianne Debarros
Shanique Brown
Jessica Fung
& Sylvia Ferencak

I had such a great time and I hope everyone enjoyed the photos, and had an amazing weekend!
Take care,
XO Veronica


Fashion Jam and London, England!

Something in the way you love me won't let me be
I don't want to be your prisoner so baby won't you set me free
Stop playin' with my heart
Finish what you start
When you make my love come down
If you want me let me know
Baby, let it show
Honey, don't you fool around

Just try to understand
I've given all I can 'cause you got the best of me.

Borderline … feels like I'm goin' to lose my mind
You just keep on pushin' my love over the borderline
I am super excited to actually be doing work in the field of fashion!
I am helping fundraise for an event called FASHION JAM, held at a club in Toronto to showcase upcoming designers from the area that do not have a lot of exposure.  I will be taking pictures at this event as well to show you guys!

For more information or to buy tickets you can check out the website:

I also got my free outfit from Club Monaco!  I will get it shot within the next couple days.  It is a black dress with long sleeves, fitted with wider shoulders.  It is very flattering on my figure since I have small shoulders and bigger hips, it really creates a gorgeous hourglass silhouette.  I am loving my job, it is so rewarding helping people find outfits that look great on their individual figures and match their unique complexions!

As promised, here is my last feature on fashion week (for now) and this time we are in LONDON, ENGLAND.  I have taken a lot of trips to England, I have family there and my mother was born there.  There is usually an element of humour and quirkiness in English fashion... I can't say I don't appreciate it!  Some of my favourite looks:

Burberry Porsum
I am too inspired by this line to wait for spring to wear some of these styles.  I am absolutely in love with this line season after season and their timeless pieces inspire designers all around the world to imitate their look.  I love the biker-chick feel, smothered with class and elegance!  Other than the fact that the shoes look completely uncomfortable and unpractical, I would rock every single look on this runway!
Hannah Marshall
 I have been drooling over this line since it came out, the silhouettes of each piece and the sheer materials are just to die for!  The fact that the collection is mostly blacks and nudes just makes icing on the cake.  Although there are only 17 looks on this runway, most pieces are versatile, classy, and absolutely stunning.

This line is so much fun!  A little less juvenile than Betsey Johnson, these items make you feel girly without feeling as if you're dressing too much like a child.  These pieces are feminine, flirty, classic and gorgeous!
Runway photos from http://www.style.com
I have some other small news - I am working on a new header!  Stay tuned, it will be up later this week.  I am making it myself on Photoshop.  Check back this weekend for photos from FASHION JAM too!
Take care my gorgeous blog friends!
XO Veronica