22
Feb

Woodgreen Warriors – ROAR Toronto

 

So we know that FCL is all about the ladies, looking good and feeling FIERCE is the name of our game. Last week, I told you about the reason behind ROAR…being held March 9 th at FCL Toronto 777 Richmond St West. We’re bringing together the best in the business for styling – Tamika Auwai, hair/make-up – The Blush Pretty Team, photography – Natasha Barrett and project coordination – Elaine Atkins. But who are we styling makeup-ing (yes we know that isn’t a word) and photographing?? Woodgreen Warriors that’s who.

Woodgreen Homeward Bound is a program developed to help single mothers pull THEMSELVES out of poverty. They are supported with affordable housing, child care and education. Does that mean they were given a free ride? Hecks no!. These ladies busted ace taking care of their kids, going to school and mastering skills that were unknown to them. Each year, a handful of Woodgreen Warriors graduate from college and ROAR is going to dress them to impress rewarding them for their hard work and determination. These beautiful single mothers have come through the fire….now hear them ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love & Lashes

 

17
Feb

ROAR…Toronto

So….I live a pretty great life ( Hi Haters!). I own a biz, a home, an emotionally dependent French Bulldog  ( or maybe he owns me – who knows) and for the most part if there is something I would like to buy, I can or somewhere I would like to go, I can. However, this wasn’t always the case and I can remember clearly what living in your car and wondering “what’s next” was the question of the day. My good fortune is always in the back of my mind as I work through my day. Sometimes, I’m overwhelmed with all the good stuff in my life and I get a little teary – don’t worry I have extensions. Anyway, if I keep taking all the wonderful opportunities/things I have been given without giving back  (a) it makes me a selfish cow and (b) it upsets the balance of the universe.

I needed to find a way to give back and of course it had to FIERCE in true FCL style, the event would be to help women in some way ( I have a soft spot for women’s events, I think because I am one). In going with the theme of awesomeness, I also had a network of AMAZING female business owners and I knew I could count on all of them for support. I wanted to bring them together to create a fun stylish event that would reward women for overcoming obstacles put in front of them. And this is where the idea for ROAR came from….because she has come through the fire, now hear her ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!