Arriving somewhat fashionably late to Angie’s Models & Talent invite-only Showcase, the party was in full swing. The Canadian War Museum provided the perfect bare-bones backdrop to this overwhelmingly (in a good way) extravagant event. The house was packed, quite literally, with VIPs parked in every seat and standing room only for tardy guests. Some would say (and I’m a bit biased here), it was very reminiscent of Ottawa Fashion Week.
The models and actors, ranging from all ages, strut their stuff on the runway and “brought it” for the crowd. All eyes, however, on 16-year-old supermodel Herieth Paul with stints in both American and Italian Vogue as well as a walking gig on the runways at New York Fashion Week. Angie’s models paraded down a platform runway, to not only display the fashions, but to showcase themselves. A model showcase it was; and showcase they did.
Fashions were modeled from merchants like Gap Kids, Boathouse and Stroked Ego. Designers who presented their creations included; Demü Label, Rachel Sin, Kania, MICALLA jewellery, Illyria and Anomal Couture. The showcase ended with a thunderous bang, followed by claps of thunder and a downpour of talent with Ralph Leroy’s theatrical showing of his Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
Our hats go off to Angie Sakla-Seymour, owner of one of Ottawa’s most prestigious modelling agencies, Angie’s Models and International Talent. She pleased guests with light vignettes about her gorgeous children: Dimitrios and Helena-Alexis; her Fascinator designed by Jana Hanzel; and her story of survival and battle with breast cancer. A percentage of the monies raised from the Showcase will be going towards Breast Cancer Peer Support.
All in all, the night was filled with fashion and a message that dreams really can come true.