April 6, 2010


The second annual "I AM FASHION" show hosted by designer Gwen Madiba and Within Essence Productions was once again a hit! This year the “Fashion Plateau” in Ottawa was raised to the next level and a myriad of photographers were there to capture the excitement! Celebrity guests consisted of model Stacey Mckenzie and smooth R&B singer Jay Vado who swooned the crowd with his infectious voice and dapper style! Stacey Mckenzie was spotted taking snapshots of the show, cheering for models and looking fabulous! She also chose the best dressed Diamond Award winner of the night! The winner was looking FAB wearing all the elements of new wave cocktail chic: A tuxedo blazer, a bow tie, crisp jeans and fresh sneaks!

Photo Credit: Tina Picard

This year's designer lineup comprised of 4 innovative designers. The first collection to rip the fab lane was that of Yolande Deschênes, her delicate collection evoked soft colors intermixed with soft textures transcending the feeling of the spring season. One of the most anticipated designers was Tanyta Boldon, who blew many away at last year’s show. This talented young designer left no room for disappointment once again! Her bold fashions had everyone gawking as the models ripped the Fab Lane! “Pushing the envelope” is Tanyta Boldon’s staple, those “risqué” jumpsuits were scandalous; the cutting edge designs were unexpected and unconventionally sexy! Fashion Icon Amber Rose would definitely be rocking her designs!

Photo Credit: Tina Picard

Into the realm of men’s fashion, the Mexx clothing store collection was tailored, succinct and impressive. The line depicts the attire of a young successful modern male for different occasions, whether it is a business meeting, a gala, day at the gym or everyday casual wear! The male models were perfect for this showcase, I spotted two favourites: Alain K. who embodied the essence of neo-metro and Andrej S. who has an incredible model stance!

Photo Credit: Tina Picard

Gwen’s second collection "Rock With Me" was a total echo of the fashion climate at the moment! The electro influence was definitely reflected in her line. Every look that came down the runway should have its place in every stylista’s wardrobe! If you are the frequent clubber, the funky electro femme fatale, the style connoisseur…This collection has your name all over it. The sequins, the shoulder accents, the revealing dresses are all must-have essentials for any nightlife fanatic. My all-time fave item was the silver sequins top which dope model Naomi C. rocked with no inhibitions. This model flipped the runway and put her name all over it! Gwen’s line was edgy, in vogue and without a doubt will be consumed quickly. The next collection is already highly anticipated!

Photo Credit: Tina Picard       

The “I AM FASHION” show designer collections had substance and pleased Ottawa fashionistas. Fashion shows are full of excitement! The camera flashes, the fashionable crowd, the collections, the models...which “I AM FASHION” was all about: Bringing an evening of excitement and fashion to Ottawa! Local talent continues to emerge in the National Capital Region every year, which opens the thought to the next “I AM FASHION” show…What will happen next in the Ottawa Fashion Scene? Will you be part of the next movement? - Hugs & Kisses to all Fashionistas! xoxx


K said...

awwww, girlie! i love your blog! showing you some love, and following your updates from washington dc! keep doing what you're doing -- and you and quyen need to come visit meeeeeee already <3

- kimmy t.

Anonymous said...

An event I would have loved to attend and cover, thank you for the review.

Us Gals said...

Hey Marcia B.
I just want to let you in on the newest fashion development in Ottawa! CLOTHES [by Muriel Dombret] has launched a new line of maternity and nursingwear called CLOTHES [mama]. Fun, sophisticated clothes for the yummiest mummies! I'd love to show you the collection. Come visit us at 1258 Wellington St. West.
Dianne W.


great images

Audrey Allure said...

Seemed like an amazing time, great pictures!

La pépite modeuse said...

Amazing pics ! :)

Álvaro said...

i like the last one


Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Oh that seems like such a cool event. I really want to go to a fashion show, but unfortunately most events require me to be 19, and i still have 5 months to go. :(

ari said...

hello, thanks for stopping by my blog hun, and for taking the time to leave a comment. I love your blog, and you are such a great writer. great fashion show images as well.

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micol zanzuri said...

love this post!!!!

SusuanaLove said...

really love these photos! and the last look!