Take Back the City – Glide

The past couple of weeks have been pretty:
hectic, emotional, serendipitous, messy, hilarious, incredible.

I’ve been busy busy busy:

– SEED put on a fashion show for ‘Glide, A runway event for our oceans’ an incredible night organized by Avril Biggin, with proceeds going to Shark Truth (sharktruth.com) to stop shark fining (seriously, google it, awful).

Between modeling, working at the store, doing fittings, three days of rehearsals, helping Lisa get aprox 45 outfits by 16 different designers from across Canada and 12 models organized, making new friends, writing program inserts, intensive hair and makeup, the show itself and necessary ‘end of the day’ drinks; sleep was scarce that week but the exhaustion was well worth it. To be a part of an actual real live runway show of that caliber, conceptually and esthetically, was exhilarating. I felt for a moment like this is a city where things like that happen all of the time, and why shouldn’t they? Here are some photos I snapped in the chaos:

Robin Poitras rehearsing her silk dance (performed on the runway as a part of the show) at the New Dance Horizons Studio. This is also where we had model boot camp, aka practicing our runway walks all monday afternoon.

Models in waiting.

View of the city from Envy, the night club (on Dewdney) hosting the event.

Side note, while I was taking this photo a toothless man approached me saying, “Hey sweetheart, want some candy?” I’ve never actually heard that line in real life before.

The gorgeous Alyx!

Matching my booty shorts to the runway makeup… or was it the other way around?

Practicing my model face, ha!
You can see a video of the event, made by Preston Kanak, here.

…and my ‘Take Back the City’ post is to be continued…

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