Posts tagged fashion
Warm. Stylish. Cruelty-Free
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Both Bandit and I got to strut our stuff down the runaway during Toronto Fashion Week, while sporting Wuxly Movement, a brand that continues to prove outerwear can be warm, stylish and cruelty-free! The whole experience was memorable; from the moment Bandit and I stepped foot & paw into the Fashion House, we were immediately greeted by the Wuxly team and escorted to our grooming zones. Bandit was stationed in a play room among other furry friends while I was brought backstage to the beauty zone buzzing with chatter and excited models. My hair was styled by Redken and makeup by Dalish Cosmetics (a vegan, cruelty-free brand, yes please!). Before we knew it, both Bandit and I were reunited and waiting in line for our turn to show off our fashionable attire down the runaway. We’re thrilled to have participated in such a great show, among other supporters of ethical fashion.

Wuxly Movement are not only advocates for animal rights but also demonstrate inclusivity and diversity in the fashion industry. What's not to love? #LiveWarm #TOTFW

Photos courtesy of George Pimentel

Straight/Curve - Redefining Body Image
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Did you know 78% of girls at age 17 are unhappy with their bodies?

I've personally struggled with body image since I was a little girl. It escalated when I attended high school and the importance of being popular became a priority. Working out 2-4hrs a day was the norm, I became obsessed with "looking good" and wouldn't dare consume anything that could lead to gaining a few pounds.. this translated into an eating disorder that lasted about 4 years. Although I am no longer bulimic, I still struggle with my appearance and even though my gym workouts are down to only 30min a day - I'm still preoccupied with looking my best, always. Botox, fillers, body contouring, filter-flawless skin.. media, social media I can't look in the mirror without stressing over my perceived flaws. How exhausting!  

As a recent Fashion Group International Board Member handling all things creative, I'm fortunate to kick-off the year with our very first event featuring a public screening of Straight/Curve - a documentary set out to redefine body image around the world hosted by FGI and The KIT

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Join us for an evening of cocktails, networking, a screening of the film and an engaging panel discussion featuring industry experts: 

If you have ever struggled with body image, this is AN EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS! #straightcurvecanada

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Watch the trailer: http://www.straightcurvefilm.com

SPECIAL PERKS FOR FGI TORONTO MEMBERS: Get access to our exclusive lounge, cocktail refreshments, premium seating and opportunity to mix & mingle with VIP guests. Not a member? Sign up today - http://fgitoronto.org/membership

*Photo credits to Anastacia Garcia