Backstage at #VFW

Connally SS15

Moments like this are part of life that make you look back and say to yourself, “Did that just happen?” I have been a huge supporter of Connally Mcdougall as a person and designer since we met two years ago. Being introduced to this extremely talented young woman was the starting point of many amazing ideas and projects, photo shoots and shows, conversations and big vision planning. This past weekend I had the privilege and honour of not only seeing her work hit the #VFW runway but to step back stage and see everything in full swing. Her patience and collection spoke volumes about the kind of person she is and where she is going. There are many more wonderful years in store for us with new looks from this designer. Though London based I have no doubt we will see plenty of her back here on the West Coast. For now I encourage others to follow their passions, to see show live (any kind music or otherwise) to support local visionaries and not just big movie production and televised media – the events you see will shape you as a person, meeting the people will change your life.

I am so pleased and appreciative to be a part of the fashion world by sharing my perspectives and the eye on the street with #streetstyle through Threaditorial but to share these stories.

If you would like to support Connally Mcdougall and her work, I know personally that contributions to financially to help bring about her next collection and her shot at fulfilling invitations to other shows world wide – like Beijing – would be greatly appreciated. What you should know about her collection is that it is not only beautiful but she is one of the only Couture Fashion designers who is purely working under ethical practices and production of Eco-fashion at this level and risking tons to do so. Not necessarily to be the leading advocate but to do what is ethical and right in overly tainted industry that fills our waters of chemicals and environment of pollutions.

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Models wearing: Connally Mcdougall #SS15 Running Through Thunder Collection

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This blog post is dedicated to Connally (for her dedication), to Alan Smith my loving confidant and photographer (who made the trip and shot the runway show while I was backstage) and my friend Andrea Lucik who was an amazing contributor of support and handy work behind the scenes helping Connally pull of her show. Without your help it would not have been the same!

Past Show Images: Connally Mcdougall #FW14 Collection from #VFW