Life in the Green Lane

Environmental journalist Candice Batista shares video clips and eco-savvy advice from her TV show, A Greener Toronto.

Walking the runway is no easy feat. Models make it look easy, trust me, I know. I had the opportunity of being one of the celebrity models at the Sustainable Style Show and Green Gala, which was an enormous success and I have to say hats off to Kelly Drennan for organizing such an eco-soiree. I love this event because it proves that eco fashion can be trendy, hip and stylish. It shows people that you can design beautiful garments using sustainable fabrics. Gone are the days of the frumpy, treehugging, brown paper bag looking outfits. I had the pleasure of being teamed up with the fabulous ladies, Rory Lindo & Kelly Freeman, from Damzels in this dress. www.damzelsinthisdress.com. And what a dress it was. All of the designers did an amazing job at showcasing their models and their garments. The event was two fold, during the day you could walk around and talk to a number of vendors interested in promoting green within Canada's fashion and beauty fields. At night the Fermenting Cellar, in the Distillery District, was transformed into a Garden of Eden. This year's theme, Midnight in the Garden, truly captured the feel of the event perfectly. Soft lights, organic flowers and beautiful fashions, what more could a girl ask for? If you missed it this year, I highly recommend you attend next year. A portion of the proceeds benefit Environmental Defence. www.environmentaldefence.ca The Green Gala aims to inspire other event planners to lighten their footprint, while at the same time shining a spotlight on the potential that sustainable fabrics have to make evening wear and couture clothing. www.fashiontakesaction.com to see pictures of this amazing event