Posted on by Olga Ievchyn

August 20, 2016

I wish I had pictures of my airport outfit, that's right I said airport outfit lol but I didn't have a chance to take pictures of it. My main reason for going to Toronto was for IMFDF it's an international fashion show geared towards the Muslimah community. I am not going to lie I was really nervous and stressed out because it was a brand new experience for me in another city. 

We arrived in Toronto at 4:30 pm and my first fitting for the models were at 6:00 pm. By the time we got to the hotel it was 5:30 pm, I still had to change and freshen up. My sister, cousins and I jumped into a cab and arrived at the fittings at 6:15 and it was madness but yet it was a wild thrill at the same time. The next day we arrived at the Daniel Spectrum venue, where the fashion show was being held, we had to be there at 9:00 am and that's where the hustle began. It was cool to watch bloggers that I see on social media walk in and out of the event. Hands down my favorite bloggers were the girls from Modesty off of the runway they were hilarious, talented, and just so nice so shout out to them. 

I held two roles at the IMFDF event, I was a vendor for Afflatus and my stuff was on the runway. While I was a vendor I met so many cool people from all around the world as well as customers who had bought stuff from Afflatus, which was so cool! It was here I really realized how much Muslim women are kicking ass, it was awesome to get the backstories of their lives and careers. 

The runway portion of the event was exhilarating. The models and I had a quick laugh and then they got into their Afflatus outfits and off they were on the runway. I took the last walk and explained what Afflatus Hijab stands for and why I do what I do. Just like that it all finally came to an end. The stress and anxiety building up to it finally finished and I could finally enjoy the rest of this semi holiday. I will post a few pictures of the event and the outfit I wore to Niagara Falls. 

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