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!
It was an absolute pleasure to meet and speak with the students at various schools during Black History Month. To be able to give back my experiences in the hopes of inspiring and empowering the youths is truly a blessing. Special Shoutout to Lawrence Heights, Central Commerce Collegiate, Alexander Stirling, Cheyne Middle School and PAS North. Thank you all for having me and I look forward to many more returns!
Big Fat Jamaican Kisses!
WHAT AN AMAZINGLY BLESSED 2013!! Dear God, thank you so much for your continued blessings each and every day, every year. Dear friends, colleagues, I want to say a special thank you for your continued support, Dina Pugliese , Gabrielle Miller , Hazel S, Andrea R, Andrea S, Chris F, Allison and Cathy (Plutino Group), Emily Scarlett, Katrine G, Christina K, Diesel Canada, Sunny Fong, Cory Stewart, Robert O, Ryerson University , Henry Navarro, Ordeen, Miss E, Andrea B, Movado Group, Bustle Clothing, Shawn Hewson, H&M Canada, Saty & Pratha plus many more. Please don’t take it personal if I didn’t mention you, I will be writing pages! hahahahahahahahaha!
To everyone: I hope you all had a great 2013 and I wish you all continued blessings and don’t forget, LOVE YOU , OWN YOU , BE YOU, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, GO AFTER YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS WITH CONFIDENCE , DON’T CONFORM FOR ANYONE, DON’T LET ANYONE MAKE YOU FEEL LESS THAN THE BEAUTIFUL/HANDSOME TALENTED HUMAN BEING GOD HAS BLESSED YOU TO BE!
BIG FAT 2014 JAMAICAN KISSES TO YOU ALL!
Checkout my coverage of my experience at World Mastercard Fashion Week S/S 2014 collections. Special Thank you to my Photographer and Videographer Georgia Esporlas and to my sponsor Sony Canada! Enjoy the video!
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I had a wicked World Mastercard Fashion Week S/S 2014 season this past week! It was a lot of work as I was documenting my experience for Huffington Post Canada. Special shoutout to my Photographer/Videographer Georgia Esporlas and myself were on the run everyday for most of the day and all night into the early morning editing while eating take out! Thank you for keeping up with me and my madness! Hahahahahahahaha!. We had a great time!
Special shoutout to all the designers including, Kimberley Newport/Pink Tartan (ps: I would love to get that black body con dress with the oversize white flowers along with the finale white shirt gown), Christopher Bates (it’s all about the Black tuxedo pant and vest made out of pk wool if I remember correctly, you can throw in one of your handsome models too! hahahahahahaha!), Sid Neigum (loooove the laser cut dresses especially the 2 piece black top and flirty mini skirt AND the finale black gown), Joe Mimran for Joe Fresh ( loooved the cool blue oversize stylish track pants, the stylish Asian inspired pant with matching shirt, plus a bunch more! PS: It was great to see Canadian models, Jessica Stam, Lisa Winkler and runway sensation Grace Mahary killing it in your show), Bustle (love the floral pants, if you have the matching jacket you can throw that in there! hahahaha), HD Homme (loooove the opening silver suit and the red & black tuxedo jacket fine ass Elite Model Franco wore – PS: you had the most beautiful male models in your show!), Mackage (loove the leather pieces especially the shorts), Saio & Kyo (loved the taupe biker jacket with skirt and the leather shorts), Target (love the cozy casual wear and leather skirt Supermodel Erin Wasson whom by the way is one of the coolest ever!), Rudsak (love the silver leather overalls one of my fave Canadian models Zoe wore), Cara Cheung even though I missed most of your show I caught that cool 2 piece leather laser looking top with the matching peplum style skirt. To end my fashion week experience I hosted the 1st ever Fashion Night Canada at The Windsor Arms Hotel, Evan Biddell, Whitney Linen were a few of the designers that showcased their collections. It was refreshing to see a historical Chinese collection featured amongst the designers. I was especially happy to see one of Canadas’ Fashion Icons Pat McDonaugh in attendance. To end the evening Violinist extroidinare Dr. Draw KILLED IT and had the crowd on it’s feet, to the point where I couldn’t help myself by getting up and dancing. The perfect ending to a perfect fashion week.
Special special shoutout to the Hilton Garden Inn for taking care of me for the entire week! You guys have the best staff ever! I always love staying there, my suite was to die for! Another special shout out to the Sony Canada team who sponsored my WICKED NEX 6 Camera and Microphone as well as my DOPE Xperia Phone with detachable lense.
Until next season
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