Shepherd’s Ooh ‘n Ahh Fashion Show: A Fundraiser Supporting the Youville Centre

Ahhh…I can’t say enough great things about Shepherd’s – Ottawa’s destination for beautiful, finely made clothing.  One of my favourite stores for years, it is one of the last stores I know of that specializes in quality design, stylish offerings and more sparkling jewelry than any girl’s heart can take.

When the kind staff at Shepherd’s reached out to me to model in their fabulous Ooh ‘n Ahh Fashion Show, I jumped at the chance! I was even more thrilled to learn that this event would be benefitting the Youville Centre.

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Photo credit: The Youville Centre

The Youville Centre motivates, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.  Marlene Shepherd (owner of Shepherd’s) has been fundraising for the Youville Centre for years now, and it’s easy to understand why.  Helping young mothers provide a brighter future for themselves and their children, the Youville Centre uses a holistic approach to address the various needs of young mothers, including helping them complete their high school education, develop strong parenting skills and set future academic and personal goals.  On top of this, the Centre provides addiction and mental health counselling, breakfast and lunch programs, co-operative education and career counselling, links to housing assistance, medical clinics and much more.

Through their dedicated support services, the Youville Centre has seen young mothers they have assisted go on to finish college and university and enjoy rewarding and profitable employment.

We can all help support the Youville Centre’s innovative programs and services by:

If you would like to learn more about the Youville Centre, please visit:

Here are some pictures from this amazing night! I haven’t laughed this hard in a while! Sam Poole, Shepherd’s General Manager and Style Director is a laugh riot!! Together with hostess extraordinaire, Leanne Cusack, they kept the huge audience in stitches all night!

A huge thank you to Shepherd’s for hosting this event at their beautiful Trainyards location! Be sure to visit their store – you’ll appreciate the amazing clothing and accessories along with the fantastic, tailored service their knowledgeable sales associates provide!

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My fashion show fitting! Btw, Shepherd’s has the most beautiful fitting rooms. Wow.

Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion

Each of Shepherd’s fitting rooms is decorated differently. Loving this wood themed room!

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Fitting room seating area

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Silent auction time!

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Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion

One of the many gorgeous Shepherd’s Christmas displays

Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion

Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion

Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion

Viv, our fashion show dresser! Super cute, isn’t she?

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Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion

The crowd gathers anxiously

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I need this adorable purse.

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Leanne Cusack prepping for her hosting duties!

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One of the several outfits I modelled! LOVE.

Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion Leanne Cusack

One of the Youville Centre staff modelling this killer wine-coloured sequinned dress. She was so thrilled on be on the runway, you could feel her excitement!!

Style Domination Ottawa Fashion Blogger Shepherd's Fashion Leanne Cusack

Shannon Gorman, National Director of Community Affairs, TELUS, models a silk taffeta skirt embellished with pieces of sequinned black silk satin and black marabou feathers. Incredible. Of note, TELUS is a generous, loyal donor to the Youville Centre.

Working in maternal and child health, I was thrilled to be a part of this! I would love it if you all took the time to check out the Youville Centre’s site and donate!  Thank so much for reading!

xo,

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  1. October 21, 2015 / 8:45 am

    What a great cause, thank you for sharing this with us.

    • October 21, 2015 / 10:08 am

      You’re welcome! It really was a thrill and it’s great seeing the Youville Centre assist so many women in need, and help them blossom into their full potential!

  2. October 22, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Thank you Style Domination for such a lovely blog post about our event with Shepherd’s! Can’t wait to share this with our staff and volunteers 🙂

    • October 22, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      You’re welcome! I had a great time and it warms my heart to support such a fantastic cause. Well done!!

  3. October 22, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Gorgeous pics. Looks like it was an amazing event. 🙂

  4. November 3, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Beautiful photos and for such a great cause! Loving the fur collar you were wearing, new wish list! xx

    • November 3, 2015 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you!! Check out Danier at this time every year. They always release a pretty good selection of fur accessories in the fall!

  5. November 12, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    I love the Christmas displays! I do love a big, suspended globe.

    • November 12, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Aren’t they pretty! I agree! Thanks for reading!

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