Shepherd’s Beauty Inside & Out Event

Tonight, my great friend Allie and I attended the Shepherd’s Beauty Inside & Out event supporting Local CTV News host Leanne Cusack. Leanne will be climbing to the Mount Everest Base Camp with Dream Mountains in support of the Ottawa Network for Education School Breakfast Program.

For those of you who don’t know, Everest Base Camp is located halfway up Mount Everest at 17,598 feet above sea level.  An absolutely amazing feat that Leanne has been training for over the last several months.

This fully catered event was held at the beautiful Trainyards location of Shepherd’s.  In business for over 35 years, Marlene Shepherd’s stores offer an extensive selection of fabulous designers such as Trina Turk, Tadashi Shoji, Eileen Fisher and Yoga Jeans.  Her stores also have huge collections of accessories including jewellery, scarves, clutches, shoes and handbags.

Tonight’s event focused on all things “beauty – inside & out”.  Featured guests Janet Podleski, Kathie Donovan, Michelle Valberg, Leslie-Anne Barrett and Sam Poole gave interesting and humorous talks on everything from natural nutrition, how to love yourself and lead your best life, how to pose for a more beautiful picture, dressing for your figure and make-over tips. Allie and I had a great time shopping after the event, being styled by the amazing sales associates (thanks Sunny!) and we both left with gorgeous goodies!  What a fantastic way to support a great cause!  Hats off to Marlene Shepherd and Leanne Cusack!

Here are some pics from the event!

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Owner Marlene Shepherd, left

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Ladies eagerly awaiting the start of the event

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Leanne Cusack, the hostess with the mostest!

Leanne Cusack, the hostess with the mostest!

Janet Podleski, natural nutritionist and best selling author of Looney Spoons

Janet Podleski, natural nutritionist and best selling author of Looney Spoons

Fabulous Michelle Valberg, world renown photographer teaching us how to take better pictures

Fabulous Michelle Valberg, world renown photographer teaching us how to take better pictures

International Makeup artist Leslie-Anne Barrett

International Makeup artist Leslie-Anne Barrett

Leslie-Anne's dramatic makeover of guest.  Fantastic!

Leslie-Anne’s dramatic makeover of guest. Fantastic!

Frank Bilodeau, VP, Scotiabank, presenting the Ottawa School Lunchbox  Program with a donation of $3000!

Frank Bilodeau, VP, Scotiabank, presenting the Ottawa School Breakfast Program with a donation of $3000!

From l to r: Sam Poole, Leslie-Anne Barrett, Michelle Valberg, Kathy Donovan, Janet Podleski and Leanne Cusack

From l to r: Sam Poole, Leslie-Anne Barrett, Michelle Valberg, Kathie Donovan, Janet Podleski and Leanne Cusack

Beautiful Allie in her beautiful new jacket!

Beautiful Allie in her beautiful new jacket

Being styled by the fabulous Sunny, my friend and former Holt Renfrew co-worker.  Hmmm - do I need a white leather jacket?  YES.

Being styled by the fabulous Sunny, my friend and former Holt Renfrew co-worker. Hmmm – do I need a white leather jacket? YES.

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Sunny and I reunited!

Sunny and I reunited!

Leanne, Allie and Dom

Leanne, Allie and Dom

Dom on the runway!  WERK!

Dom on the runway! WERK!

We had such a fun night!  So happy to share this event with all of you!  Have any of you attended any events in support of a favourite charity?  If so, let me know in the comments section!

xo,

Dominique

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  1. April 3, 2015 / 9:26 am

    You look fabulous, Dominique! Sounds like it was a fun event and what a great cause to support! I love supporting charities (especially animals and childcare / education ones) so i try to attend events when possible. Thanks for sharing the pics!

    • April 3, 2015 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Lourdes! It was definitely a fun night for a great cause!! xo

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