Monday, October 17, 2011

Backstage With Heather Marks and Mode Models at Fashion With Compassion

 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


Agency director Michael Meneghetti and Ms. Marks before the show started

More of Heather (I swear I'm not a stalker.)


Bathing Beauties

Getting ready to walk the (extremely long) runway

Evening wear designer Michael Kaye poses with the models in his beautiful couture gowns

Schwing!

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:


Me, Caroline and Janis

Have a good week!





23 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

Kudos to you for getting involved with something so important - and it looks like a fun evening (love all the photos).

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh fun!!! Such a great cause too =)
and yowza...those are some good looking male models ;)
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JennaStevie said...

This looks a lot of fun, what a great cause! And wow, heather marks is seriously stunning, but of course
xJennaD

bananas. said...

heather marks is stunning! i definitely recognize her. sounds and looks like an awesome event.

oh and if i were next to miss marks on my tippy toes, i would still be a foot shorter. sigh.

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Ashleigh said...

How fun and what a great cause! I used to work as a 'dresser' in college and it was intense. So exciting and fun though! Heather is gorge and schwing to those twins for sure

my republic of fashion said...

Amazing pictures! Heather Marks looks so pretty. Those guys look so handsome!!! I love your hsir in the last pic. Such a good theme for a party! :)SarahD

J. said...

SO COOL THAT YOU GOT TO WORK WITH HEATHER!
Congrats Marie! Great pics of all the models!
Love your curled under bangs for the party! You look too cute.
:) J.

Natasha said...

This sounds like such a fun/stressful time...I'm insanely jealous!!
I love that last picture...your friend Carolines dress is amazing!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Karena said...

Marie great job! Bravo! Oh and by the way YOU look great!

I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway, I hope you will join!! (Great source as well)

xoxo
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Nic Nic said...

ahh all the models are hot, especially the guys haha. Lucky you, you get to hang out with them l)

HeyDahye said...

Looks so fun!! the models are GORGEOUS.

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Alexandra said...

I love Heather Marks, she's one of my recent faves! Such a stunner. I have serious blonde envy, so I'm majorly jealous of you two, that was way too much blonde bombshell-ness for one picture! Glad to hear it was such an incredible experince :)

Alex xoxo

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Megan said...

beautiful photos!!!

and who are those sexy men in the photo?? you can take them, box them up, and ship them to norway!!!

The doll on fashion said...

What a fun night and a great experience! Love her shoes too - are they Acne pistols...?!

The doll on fashion

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you always attend the best events!

<3 steffy
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Catita said...

wow! Heather is so gorgeous, and what a great atmosphere between all the girls!
xoxo
Catita

Ashley said...

Oooh. Everyone's looking great, as per usual (I mean, of course the models would, right?). I love Heather's shoes, too. Not like she needs the heel. Cool that you got to be up close and personal in her busnizz. And extra points because it was a charity event!

Pop Champagne said...

the hairstyle and dresses in the 60's is def cooler than now haha though I'm glad we are in an era where it's okay to dress whatever way you like whether it's 60's or 80's

Sandy Joe said...

Still bummed I was working during this! Looks like it turned out exceptionally - thanks to all the volunteers!

x The Pretty Secrets

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Tracy D said...

Great cause and I'm sure Kelly Cutrone would be proud too :)

 
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