Fashion for a Cause
Leslie and Gail were beyond excited about attending the Well Dressed for Spring Walk of Hope Fashion Show benefiting the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation.
Wellspring is a network of community based cancer support centres offering over 50 programs that help those diagnosed with cancer and their families. Their programs provide access to group support, coping skills and expressive therapies and many other services – all at no charge!
Beverly Thomson was emcee and Lisa Tant, former editor of Flare magazine and now Vice President of Exclusive Services at Holt was the evening’s fashion commentator.
Kimberly Newport Mimran, designer for Pink Tartan, Beverly Thomson & Lisa Tant
Models who rocked the runway that evening have all benefitted from the programs developed by Wellspring – either as cancer survivors or family members impacted by cancer. These included Beverly Thomson, emcee; Lisa Tant, Fashion Commentator; Gill Deacon, CBC Radio Host; Janet Boyle, Vice President, Unsecured Lending, Scotiabank; Sandy Gibson, CEO, Elevate Inc., Son of Wellspring Founder; Ann Armstrong Gibson; Frank Ferragine, Weather Specialist, Breakfast Television; Kelly Rowan, Canadian Film & TV Actress of The OC TV series; Brian Price, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist; Kathi Andri, Registered Nurse, Elle Canada Model Search Selectee; Lolitta Dandoy, Fashion Journalist & Blogger for FashionIsEverywhere; Tish Vigna, Manager, BMO Conference and Event Centre, BMO Financial Group and Gurdeep Ahluwalia, Anchor/Host, TSN.
Beverly Thomson, Lisa Tant, Gill Deacon, Janet Boyle, Sandy Gibson, Frank Ferragine, Kelly Rowan, Brian Price, Kathi Andri, Lolitta Dandoy, Tish Vigna, Gurdeep Ahluwalia
After the fashion show, the ladies got the chance to mingle with some interesting people, including Kimberly Newport Mimran, designer for established Canadian line, Pink Tartan.
Leslie, Kimberly Newport Mimran & Gail
And check out Mrs Newport Mimran Gucci shoes!
Leslie, Sarah Marantz & Gail
For this fierce event, the ladies just had to don their fiercest ‘fits!
Curvy girls, we didn’t forget you! You can easily recreate Leslie’s outfit with the following. Pair this fab suit jacket from Eloquii with the matching pants [this suit is offered in a wide variety of colors… Score!] And you can rock your suit with either of these blouses, also from Eloquii option 1 or option 2.
White shirt: Old Navy // Black & White Striped Top: ASOS Curve // Black Pants: Dress Barn (old); similar ASOS Curve or ASOS Curve (also available in Tall!) // Calf Hair Boots: Nine West // Handbag: Gucci Soho
And of course, what would an event at Holt Renfrew be if there wasn’t a retail therapy session! Since Holt Renfrew donated 10% of the proceeds from all this evening’s sales to benefit Wellspring, shopping felt even better!
What’s in the bag? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
Till next time!