Warm Hearts of Africa Fashion Show- Clay and Glass Gallery

 

Backstage at the WHOA Fashion Show

Styling this event was such an amazing experience. I had the privilege of working with some of the most talented entrepreneurs.  Vintage Cabaret, Lucy’s Boutique, Sweet Trash, Envie Intimates and Channers.

In order to style a successful fashion show, it takes weeks of preparation and a talented team of creative individuals.

Alicia Cowan, my right hand girl was at my side each step of the way. Her fashion background and attention to detail was indispensible. I don’t know what I would do without her.

Sonia & Alicia

Makeup Team: Ashley Martin, Misti Cousineau

Hair Team: Kari Fisher, Dee Lander

Wardrobe Team: Alicia Cowan Assisted by Marcella Granick

Photography: Anne Edgar

Here’s a peek from behind the scenes.

Back Stage Madness

Sonia Ryan's Makeup Kit

5 mins till showtimeThe concept for the fashion show was Mad Men inspired. I’m obsessed with the fashion from the 50’s. It’s classic, feminine, strong and beautiful.

Lucy's Boutique

My vision was to showcase how to wear vintage clothing with a modern twist.

Lucy's BoutiqueLucy's Boutique

Sweet Trash

Lucy's Boutique

Sweet Trash & Lucy's Boutique

Sweet Trash

Lucy's Boutique

Lucy's Boutique & Sweet Trash

Sweet Trash

Cabaret Vintage

Cabaret Vintage

Cabaret Vintage

Cabaret Vintage

Cabaret Vintage

Vintage Cabaret

Menswear in the 50’s was also very stylish. I just love how sexy a man looks in a well tailored suit with a beautiful dress shirt. Detailed with gorgeous cuff links. Makes me melt.

Cabaret Vintage & Channers

Cabaret Vintage & Channers

Channers

Channers

Channers

Channers

Channers

Vintage Cabaret & King Pin

Vintage Cabaret & Channers

To end the show.. a little surprise.. a touch of sexy lingerie. The audience was most surprised. I love surprises.

Envie Intimates

Sweet Trash

Sweet Trash

Envie Intimates

Envie Intimates

Envie Intimates

Envie Intimates

Envie Intimates

Envie Intimates

Warm Hearts of Africa Committee:

Warm Hearts of Africa

Warm Hearts of Africa Masterminds

Mike Gregson, Sonia Ryan, Dan Girard, Alicia Cowan, Dan Levine, Eva Lewis

Thank you to all of the volunteers, our clothing sponsors, models and to my very talented team.

Our event was extremely successful. We raised a total of $33,000. Our goal to build a new school has been fulfilled.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

I can’t wait to let you know when we will be breaking ground on the new school.

I’m humbled to be part of this cause.

My team and I are looking forward to next years event. You will not want to miss what we have planned for you. xoxo

Sonia