I know it may sound vain but I always did want to walk a runway and thanks to my friend Joan Kelly Walker I finally got a chance. Joan hosted a fashion show at Lexus Toyota downtown Toronto for her new clothing line at Walmart: The Joan Kelly Walker Collection. This collection is so stylish and it’s for a good cause too! A donation to the Breakfast Club of Canada is made with every sale.
As soon as Joan asked me I of course said yes, it’s not every day you get to be in a fashion show with other actual models! As the day got closer I became nervous about the whole experience, I didn’t want to face plant like everyone who gets up on a cat walk does in the movies but alas the event went off without a hitch.
We started off the day by heading upstairs and getting into hair and make up, the pros made sure we all looked fierce and fashion show ready! During the rehearsal everyone was so helpful and giving me tips on how to work it when it came my time to shine. There’s something really exciting about being backstage at one of these things, it has the vibe of big sleepover!
The actual show lasted about 30 minutes and then it was time to party! There was a cocktail reception where everyone got to mix and mingle after the show with lots of yummy Hor d’oeuvres and drinks.
The most hysterical part of the evening is when I went to leave and got my car from the valet. The Valet pulled up and my car was covered in fluorescent bird poop! Everyone in line got a huge laugh out of it, needless to say I had to go for a carwash the next day.
Overall I had an amazing experience strutting my stuff at the Joan Kelly Walker Fashion Show and I can’t wait to get my hands on the new collection!