Model for a night Jonas Jeanty, with fellow business students Emerson Dias and Darren Blanch in the background.
Photo by Martin Gabriel Cambria
by Louise Solomita
CASA Cares, an association for students of the John Molson School of
Business, organizes several charitable activities throughout the academic
year. Proceeds from this fashion show will go to World Vision, an international
relief and development fund that focuses on overcoming poverty.
Our goal was to sponsor two children for two years, and Im
sure well be able to do it, said CASA Cares president Erika
Maddoo. She is proud of what her committee accomplished over the last
months, and especially pleased with the success of the fashion show, their
final and biggest event of the year. For a bunch of amateurs, it
was a pretty good show! she said.
Each scene had its own distinct feel. Students belly-danced during their
display of the Karma collection, and line-danced in hipster pants
and cowboy hats to Madonnas Dont Tell Me single for
the Space FB collection. The men visibly enjoyed flaunting various stylish
suits and tuxedos. Among the 18 sponsors featured in the show were Jacob,
Miss Sixty, Morgan and Style Xchange.
The audience, a mix of family, friends and sponsors, was enthusiastic
throughout. The lingerie portion of the show, featuring a collection from
Fabri Intima, drew the loudest response from the crowd, although male
cheers were distinctly dominant.
At the end of the final scene, Maddoo addressed the audience and the
sponsors. Thank you for your support, she said, Well
be making a nice donation to the World Vision charity. She also
thanked the other members of the CASA Cares executive committee for their
For executives of CASA Cares, the year was difficult but rewarding. Maddoo
said that they worked diligently to raise funds for events; they oversame
several obstacles, but learned a lot. Weve come a long way
from last year.