I promised to share pics and details after the OHMJAM Fashion Fundraiser/Gala in support of the Wasaga Society for the Arts which took place on March 18th, 2016,so here I am doing just that and what a night it was. We all know the story of the cobbler’s children who had no shoes – well I worked so feverishly to meet the deadline that I didn’t even have time to make a gown for myself but it didn’t matter so long as my models were gorgeous and they did a fabulous job of showcasing my Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
The theme of the event was Women on the move in Wasaga Beach because while we’re pretty casual and laid back here, make no mistake we are a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know the stats but I’d be curious to see just how many women operate businesses in Simcoe County. Not only do they run businesses, we have some of the most talented, beautiful and athletic women I’ve ever seen. Case in point – my models. There’s no denying they are all natural beauties.
As Treasurer of the newly incorporated Wasaga Society for the Arts (WSA) that I would launch my spring/summer 2016 collection with a fashion show. I also thought that it would be the perfect occasion to also introduce the members of the WSA to the community and bring awareness to the fact that we’re here and we want to do great things. Great things only happen when a community comes together to make it happen and after Friday night I have no doubt that we have the people to do just that.
I’m sure my readers are tired of me continually going on about where I live BUT we truly are blessed to live in this little bit of heaven where the sunsets are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen and the people always greet you with a smile. A short drive and you can be in Creemore where Creemore Brewery is or to Collingwood which is quickly becoming home to many who are tired of the fast paced, often too hectic lifestyle in the big city.
Since moving here I have become involved in a social committee, the Wasaga Beach Film Fest committee as well as the WSA and I’m also in a book club. I have been in the homes of many of our residents and I’m always in awe of the artwork that hangs on the walls (many of which are done by the resident), the photographers who live here and share with us regularly the beautiful scenes they’ve captured and the fact that almost every home here has a library. We have a myriad of talented people from all walks of life. Yes we are a tourist town but we are so much more.
My Fashion Fundraiser turned out to be a wonderful evening thanks to all the people helped me take it from just another event to a night to remember. Here are a few of our guests and models for your enjoyment.
I accomplished what I set out to do and we managed to raise $2,500.o0 for the WSA. I want to extend a personal thank you to everybody that participated.
Now it’s time for me to get back to the gym and get ready for our next big event – the 5th Annual Wasaga Beach Film Festival. If you’ve never been to our Red Carpet Gala, it’s another event you shouldn’t miss. I’ve got a month so lots of time to make a gown for this cobbler.
You can see the fashion show on our video.
In the meantime, Keep Creating!