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Dare to Wear Love 2013 Gala

Dare to Wear Love Hoax Couture

Co-founders of Dare to Wear Love: Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle from Hoax Couture

As a beautiful closing to World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto on March 22, the annual Dare to Wear Love Gala put on a show not to be forgotten. With 25 top Canadian designers, celebrity guests strutting it on the runway, beautiful models, talented musicians & dancers, magical poetry, and over 200 guests in attendance–there wasn’t a dull moment! It was an amazing spectacle to watch and all proceeds benefited the Stephen Lewis Foundation in their fight against AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The entire evening was uplifting and every moment was memorable–especially the empowering words from dub poet D’Bi Young who spoke of a “LOVE-OLUTION.” To hear the passion and strength in her voice as well as her conviction for love was something that touched everyone in the audience.

I dare to wear love, love, love… exposing my secret desire to inspire you and i to love deep, to love hard, to love sweet… are you ready to Dare to Wear Love?

And the theme of the 2013 Dare to Wear Love Gala? FLOWER POWER! Take a look below at all the pictures from the evening and what the talented designers created for this special night…

Photos are credited to George Pimentel

DTWL Ilana Landsberg-Lewis

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, Executive Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation


Performance by FLO, R&B performer and musician

Stacey McKenzie in Shelli Oh

Shelli Oh modeled by Stacey McKenzie, Plutino Models

Ainsley Kerr in Tina Ou

Tina Ou design modeled by Ainsley Kerr, branding and event specialist.

Moe Kelso in Brian Bailey Design

Brian Bailey Design modeled by Moe Kelso, artist/model/actor/producer

Cory Lee in Jason Meyers

Jason Meyers modeled by Cory Lee, recoding artist/actress.

Enry in Comrags

Comrags modeled by Enry, Plutino Group.

Tanya Kim in Mercy

Mercy modeled by Tanya Kim, eTalk anchor.

D’Bi Young

D’Bi Young, Dora Award-winning actor, playwright and dub poet.

Veronica Chail in Pat McDonagh

Pat McDonagh modeled by Veronica Chail, Host of Bollywood Boulevard on Omni Television.

Spark Twins in Ashtiani

Ashtiani modeled by Sparks Twins (Brittany and Maleah), bloggers.

Jordan Whelan in Farley Chatto

Farley Chatto modeled by Jordan Whelan, “The Try Guy,” Sun Media Columnist and NEWSTALK 1010 Radio.

Jane Francisco in Mackage

Mackage modeled by Jane Francisco, Editor in Chief, Chatelaine.

Natasha Koifman in Greta Constantine

Greta Constantine modeled by Natasha Koifman, President NKPR.

Camille Moore in David Dixon

David Dixon modeled by Camille Moore, Lang Management.

Garvia Bailey and Dwight Drummond in Damzels in this Dress

Damzels in this Dress modeled by Garvia Bailey, CBC host and Dwight Drummond, CBC TV News.

Scott Fordman Dance Performance

Dance Performance choreographed by Scott Fordman.

Yasmin Warsame in Lida Biday

Lida Baday design modeled by Yasmin Warsame, Next Models.

Jen Coyle in Marty Rotman

Marty Rotman modeled by Jen Coyle, realtor and multi-faceted artist.

Arisa Cox in Lazy Pants

Lazypants modeled by Arisa Cox, host of Big Brother Canada.

Sar Couture

Sar Couture by Sarah Nicol modeled by Simone Denny, Juno Award-winning singer, songwriter.

Peach Berserk

Peach Berserk modeled by Liona Boyd, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Escorted by Matt Apedaile.

Pam Chorley for Fashion Crimes

Pam Chorley for Fashion Crimes modeled by Jasmine Chorley Foster, escorted by Richard Bell, Lang Management.

Susan Dicks & Co.

Susan Dicks & Co. design modeled by Ilse Kloosterman, DTWL Challenge winner.

Susan Dicks & Co. design

Susan Dicks & Co. design modeled by Danielle Brown, DTWL Challenge winner.

Susan Dicks & Co. design 3

Susan Dicks & Co. design modeled by Derek Dotto, DTWL Challenge winner.



Hoax Couture

Hoax Couture flower power dress modeled by Katrina Taurins. Escorted by Christopher Villa & Jay Singh Kandola, Entourage Entertainment and Events.

Aileen Ng for Avioanni

Aileen Ng for Avioanni modeled by Tracy Moore, host of Cityline, escorted by Canadian Bachelor Brad Smith.

Ines di Santo

Ines di Santo modeled by Melanie Ng, anchor and reporter CityTV news.

Linda Lundstrom

Linda Lundstrom design modeled by Kimberly Huie.

Izzy Camilleri

Izzy Camilleri modeled by Amanda Brugel, star of City’s new comedy “Seed”.

Shakura Saida

Shakura Saida, Juno nominee and Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the year.

Dare to Wear Love Gala

Shellie Willms from Pomp & Pageantry and Myself

Chris Tyrell

Chris Tyrell from Hoax Couture and Myself

About Everything Beautiful

Everything-Beautiful is a holistic beauty, wellness, travel, and lifestyle destination designed for those looking to take charge of their lives naturally! Founded by Erica Grenci, a health and wellness expert and graduating Naturopathic Doctor in 2016, it has been her platform for sharing creative inspiration throughout the health-conscious community.


  1. Colleen at Forty Something Bride

    Love the pics! Jealous that I wasn’t there. Those outfits are gorgeous!

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