As most of you know, Maxey and I spent the past few months planning a swap in Toronto and it took place this weekend. Words cannot even express just how wonderful and amazing it was. I woke up that morning to find it was pouring and the weather was just abysmal but that didn’t stop people from coming out.
People began showing up promptly at 1pm and it wasn’t long before the swapping began. The turnout was amazing and the attendees were all extremely sweet and sociable. Though I didn’t get a chance to socialize as much during the actual swap, a few ladies stayed behind to chat. I think one of my very favourite things about the swap was how comfortable the atmosphere was. Sometimes it can be a bit awkward walking into a room full of people you don’t know but every single person who came out was welcoming and chatty.
I managed to pick up a few cute pieces including cardigans and a adorable quilt that will be used for a photoshoot. My only regret about the swap itself was not finding the time to browse through the clothing but I’m glad that everyone who came out walked away with some decent clothing.
Those who stuck around for the evening portion were treated to a performance by burlesque dancer Kenicke Street. She did an extremely cool and rad performance to Lady Gaga’s song Teeth. I’m definitely inspired to take some burlesque courses now! If you’re in Toronto and happen to have the opportunity to watch her perform, I highly suggest it. Her act was great and she’s genuinely someone I enjoyed watching perform.
I’ve had post-swap blues since Sunday morning but I am extremely pleased with the days events. Every single person I met on Saturday influenced my mood in a positive way. As someone who has never planned an event before, things were stressful for Maxey and I leading up to the event. Things went wrong, the weather wasn’t very pleasant the day of but we still made it out ok. I really do not think I would have had such an amazing time if it weren’t for the lovely ladies and gents I met. I cannot even express my gratitude to everyone who came out and made Big, Fat Toronto what it was and I am definitely going to continue the trend with Maxey come winter. To check out more images from the event, go to my flickr page.