Heather Marks and me! I was standing on my tiptoes while this photo was taken although I didn't know it until someone pointed it out to me afterward.
Last Thursday I helped out backstage at a charity event called Fashion With Compassion, which benefits Sorrentino's Compassion House and women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Every year FWC puts on a huge shindig, including a luncheon and dinner, a silent auction and of course a fashion show of epic proportions with Mode Models that highlights local retailers. This year there were over 60 models booked to walk the runway, including Canadian Supermodel Heather Marks, who took time out of her busy schedule (she just walked in Givenchy's Spring 2011 fashion show in Paris!) to support an important cause. (Makes me like her even more.) My job was to help her and any other model that needed help with their 3 or 4 outfit changes. It was insane and stressful backstage (think clothes and shoes flying everywhere and trying to get panicking, naked models into their outfits in 20 seconds or less) but in the end it was very rewarding and a great experience. I think Kelly Cutrone would have been proud of us all ; ). Here are some photos I was able to take backstage:
A few Mode Men
Model Kim Barbour
Agency director Michael Meneghetti and Ms. Marks before the show started
More of Heather (I swear I'm not a stalker.)
Getting ready to walk the (extremely long) runway
Evening wear designer Michael Kaye poses with the models in his beautiful couture gowns
Okay, one last pic of Heather after the show. I loved her outfit! Especially her shoes.
I hope you all had a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend! I went to my friend Caroline's Mad Men-themed birthday party on Saturday and thought I'd share a pic:
Have a good week!