Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Successful Event

Yesterday I had the pleasure of having my jewelry designs featured in an eco fashion show in Toronto, Ontario! Since working in my new studio in Ontario, I've been looking for opportunities to connect with local, like-minded people. Luckily, I am a member of Fashion Takes Action and I received an invitation to participate in Fashion The United Way.

{See more photos of Fashion The United Way at the ecocessories Facebook page}

After contacting one of the organizers, Judy, I got connected with Francesca Miles - designer of beautiful handbags and clutches. It was decided we would do an accessories show - the models would wear all black and would carry Francesca's bags and wear ecocessories jewelry.

On Monday night I got a chance to meet all of the fantastic models that would be walking the runway wearing ecocessories designs! We decided who would wear what pieces, and partnered the necklace, bracelet and earring collections with Francesca's bags. We were both so impressed at how well everything coordinated! Francesca has an eye for choosing, bold and unique fabrics, and her high quality craftsmanship shows in every design.

Tuesday the models hit the runway for a great show. Behind the scenes, everyone had a lot of fun, and although there was a bit of pressure between outfit changes, everything went great! Thank you to the wonderful models who wore ecocessories jewelry, to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for hosting this great event, and to Francesca for partnering with me in our runway show!

Visit ecocessories™ to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fashion The United Way - Eco Fashion Show in Toronto

On Tuesday, November 23rd, ecocessories is participating in the Fashion The United Way eco fashion show being hosted by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in Toronto. ecocessories jewelry is pairing up with Francesca Miles, designer of handbags and accessories, in a run way show. Models will don black cat-suits and accessorize with jewelry and bags before hitting the runway in style.

{Magenta Brooch Gold Necklace, to be shown at Fashion The United Way}

Also participating in this show are Nicole Bridger - winner of Canada's first ever eco-fashion award, Thieves by Sonja Den Elzen, and Baby Steinberg.

when? Tuesday, November 23rd
time? 3:30pm
where? Ministry of the Environment, 40 St. Clair Avenue West , 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario

{Handbags and accessories by Francesca Miles}

The event is being hosted by Natalie Johnson of CTV. Tickets to the show are only $10 and all proceeds will benefit the United Way. Come out for an afternoon of eco fashion in Toronto, on Tuesday, November 23rd!

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.