April 22, 2013
It was a blast to be a part of the Spirit of Spring team on Sunday, working together to help raise awareness and funds for the important work they do at McDougall House. The ladies (I presume they're mostly ladies) who do the organizing for this event put in a lot of work to run the entire event, so hats off to the boss ladies who make it easy and fun to participate as a volunteer!
Here, are some behind the scenes looks of my day.
Pretty centrepieces and ladies queued up backstage.
Making plans for hair.
Sitting still and drowning in hairspray.
Then, those who are the fair daughters of organizers, have to substitute last minute and wear clothes that don't fit them. Enter the fine use of safety pins!
I got to wear Gravity Pope the last time I did the show and I missed being in their clothes! Though, that didn't stop me from peaking at the selections.
They brought shoes too.
Back on my side of the dressing room, my gown from Lilana's Boutique was safe and sound.
Oh, and I didn't get my hair braided or curled like everybody else. Just got a very severe version of my normal hair, with lots of back combing so I looked like a doll.
Out in the crowd, Jason and Don were hanging out. I asked them to give me some "catalogue," but only Don knew what I wanted. Jason needs more training.
Backstage my lady Amy is getting ready.
I want these outfits. Especially the one on the right.
Last minute scrambles to get everything organized.
And one sweet lady getting her gown tweaked.
All said and done, the event was a success! This year I had clothes from TK Clothing, Sonia's Runway, and Liliana's Boutique. I haven't regularly shopped at these places, but I can definitely say that based on my fittings, the ladies you will meet while shopping at these stores are so warm and welcoming. They were all lots of fun to work with and made the whole experience that much more memorable. Plus, their stores stock some pretty wicked stuff. I am still in love with the nanette lepore peplum dress I got to wear. Too bad it's a size too big for me to buy it (we did some excessive pinning for the show).
Oh, and if you want to see yours truly bobbing her head way too much while walking on a catwalk... here you go: