For 10 days, 26 youth had the opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to get to know themselves and one other, as well as to be inspired by not only me but by mentors including, Liberty Silver, Monika Schnarre, Sunny Fong, Peter Papapetrou, Dina Pugliese, Rita Tesolin, Kimberly Miller Pryce, Becki Di Leo and Arifah Yusuf. I hope each and everyone of the youth walked away feeling good about who they are, Own who they are and be fearless in whatever they want to do and be in life. Here’s a look at the 1st week of the camp. Special thank you to beauty sponsor Aveda Insitute for a day of beauty to the youth. Also, special thank you to Kimberly Miller Pryce, Georgia Esporlas and Multiple Juno Award Winner Liberty Silver for taking time out of their busy schdeule to come and support the youth. You have made a lifetime impact.
Big Fat Jamaican Kisses!
I’m excited to announce my 2nd annual Walk This Way Camp will be held at Ryerson University this July. July 7-11 and July 14-18. This years mentors including the beautiful Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television and Canada’s Got Talent), Liberty Silver (Multiple Juno Award Singer), Sunny Fong (Fashion Designer VAWK & Project Runway Canada winner), Peter Papapetrou (Fashion Director & Style Expert for the Marilyn Denis Show) and Monika Schnarre (Supermodel). My kids are going to have the time of their lives! From working on their self esteem to the next level, they will be equip to go out into the world and RULE THEIR RUNWAY with confidence!
When one of my FAVE Canadian Fashion Designers said we are going to the ballet, I WAS READY! What a fashionable ballet it was! The theme was Spellbound, and my VAWK dress was the perfect match! It was a WICKED night of ballet (loved the performances) and fashion! I’m looking forward to the next one! PS: I’m sooo winning the next Fashion Magazine x The National Ballet of Canada best dress award next time!! Hahahahahahahahaha!
Had a great time supporting the Baeulmer Family Foundation. The theme for the gala was karaoke. Guests had to bid on celebrities to perform a song of their choice. The entire night I was sweating thinking I had to go up there and sing! I sat at my table and planned which song to win the crowd with. Along with the Property Brothers and Jian Ghomeshi, I choose an Elvis Presley song! Too bad I didn’t get a chance to sing it! Hahahahahahahahaha!
FULL CIRCLE! Last year I was asked by Ryerson University to be the Curator for their 4th year fashion graduates show Mass Exodus. What an honor, especially for the fact that I never attended Ryerson and my only connection with Ryerson was when I crashed a Mass Exodus model casting at the age of 13 or 14 and ended up being selected as one of the models. This year, Ryerson asked me to be their Official Model Coach! I was thrilled and didn’t hesitate!
Had the most inspiring fashion week thus far! I had the pleasure to document my experience for Huffington Post Canada again this year! Super exciting and such an honour. From the fab fashions from fashionistas including a fashion forward Caribbean stylist Junior Sealy and his super fashed out clique, to the youngest of them all Mademoiselle Ruby, a high school senior whom made a collection of avante garde, Vivienne Westwoodesque inspired skirts, which was worn by her Art teacher and a few students who had the opportunity to hang with me at their first ever fashion week. It was truly an inspiring World Mastercard Week!
Special thank you to my team Photographer Georgia Esporlas and Director Kimberly Miller Pryce for keeping up with my mad mad world this week! A special special thank you to Hilton Garden Inn Toronto for their continued support and taking care of me each season! PS: I loooooove my suite! Special Special Thank you to designer Farley Chatto and his team for bringing my vision/designs to life, you are truly a great soul in our crazy world! I’m gonna bug you for life!! Hahahahahahahahaha!
I had a wicked time at the first ever Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards! It’s about time our local and international talents get recognized! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners including my peeps, Yasmin Warsame, George Antonopoulos and Jeanne Beker. Special shoutout to VAWK for my bad ass dress, Mark Lash Jewelry for my bad ass diamonds, Farley Chatto for my bad ass coat and Casadei for my bad ass diamond Stilettos. Also, special special thank you to Caroline for my makeup and Reetu and The Hilton Garden Inn crew for always taking care of me like a Jamaican queen! Hahahahaha!