Thursday night’s STRUT FOR A CURE was a spectacular success, with hundreds of Toronto’s fashion pack out at Berkeley Church raising money for children’s cancer and having a roaring good time.
Literally packed to the sweltering rafters we watched supermodel Coco Rocha strut her stuff in international design darling Todd Lynn, bounced to the beats of Dragonette, danced to music by a handful of DJs – all in support of Coco’s cousin Erika who at only 11 years old dreamt of raising money for children diagnosed with cancer.
I chatted with Coco after the show and it’s clear she’s passionate about STRUT and Canadian fashion. Born in Vancouver, she shot to international fame after being spotted at an Irish dancing competition but she has never forgotten her roots and is lauded by everyone who knows her as being incredibly grounded.
With plans to make STRUT bigger and better next year, Coco is also hard at work on her own clothing line Rococo and mentioned with a charming smile that she’ll be married to her sweetheart James Conran in less than two weeks. This stunning supermodel has strutted her stuff on countless runways in the world’s most glamorous locales but don’t write her off as just another pretty face – an ardent supporter of STRUT and an emerging design talent in her own right, Coco is not just a supermodel, but in fact, quite a superwoman.
Many thanks to my friend Nolan Bryant for taking fabulous photos all night, a few of which I’ve used here.
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