Lookbook – Day 4

• Strapless Theory dress from Manhattan Casuals.
• Black heels from Le Chateau.

Danica Cox Miss Teen Saskatoon

Danica Cox Miss Teen Saskatoon

Breakfast Television Toronto

This morning we were guests on Breakfast Television Toronto! It was a great experience being on set; watching and being apart of the live show.

Watch the interview!

Twitter: @BTtoronto

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In the afternoon we relaxed and enjoyed the scenery on a boat tour!

Boat Tour Lookbook

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Lookbook – Day 3

• Pins and Needles strapless floral dress from Urban Outfitters.
• Dolce Vita – Jude Cognac Leather shoes from Swank Shoe Lounge.

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Today we had an intense workout at Extreme Fitness located in downtown Toronto. It was great to have a high-energy group workout and learn more about our personal health and fitness. I was selected to do a workout with three other girls for Extreme Fitness, airing on City TV.
Twitter: @Extremefitness1

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Stephanie Joanne

We trained with a professional trainer, Stephanie Joanne. It was a great opportunity to learn from a strong leader in the fitness industry.
Twitter: @StephJoanne

For our recovery food, Fuel Foods provided us with a healthy and delicious meal.
Twitter: @FuelFoodsCa

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After our photo shoot, video interview, and interview with the national judges, we had the opportunity to attend a ‘Mentor Night’. Dr. Natalie Archer, Melani Chong, Katrina Hadden, and Alexandra Orlando are four extraordinary women; inspiring me in many different aspects of my life.

Dr. Natalie Archer

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Dr. Archer is a dynamic Toronto dentist who began her dental career in 2001. One of her key messages was that women in our society today need to take more calculated business risks. Dr. Archer promotes women leaders in the business industry. Being a commerce student at the University of Saskatchewan, I really connected to this message. Her speech heightened the idea that I can control my own destiny to become a business leader. By putting in hard work and strategic planning, I can contribute to the flood of positive change that our generation will bring.

Natalie has also raised a family, while balancing a successful business career as a hospital dentist. She promotes the fact that you can’t ignore biology and that women should embrace having children. A lot of women struggle with finding the perfect age to having children. Dr. Archer has taught me that there is no exact age to start a family and to make having children a priority before it’s too late.

Melani Chong

Melani Chong

Melanie has had many accomplishments in her life; being a model, makeup artist, stylist, designer, and an entrepreneur. She has embraced many opportunities and emphasizes the words “You can do whatever you want to do”. She has taken her message, developed it, and is sharing it with people around the world.

Melani Chong

She has been in the fashion and beauty industry for over 15 years. She has been a Canadian Ford Model, the face of MAC Cosmetics, and has had contracts around the world.

Having an enthusiasm in hair, makeup, and clothes, Melani practiced her other hobbies aside from modelling. Her creative interests transpired into becoming a stylist; leading Melani into a new stage in her life. She went back to school and achieved the proper education and developed her skills to create a personalized skin care line called Soya Boutique. Melaine has incorporated fashion, health, and beauty in her line. As a former model, Melanie knows the importance of using good quality skin care. She has constructed a natural skin care collection which features organic and local products.

Melanie reminded us that throughout our journey in life, there are lots of conversations to be had and lots to be learned. She taught us to always keep learning, researching, listening, communicating, and developing our skills.

Katrina Hadden

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Katrina Hadden is a size 12 model, as well as a competitive athlete. She participated in high school basketball and represented herself on provincial teams. Unfortunately, Katrina injured her knee in high school; leaving her dreams of playing basketball at the post-secondary level to come crashing down.

Having torn my ACL in my grade 12 year, I can relate to the struggles Katrina went through involving her injury. I had plans to play for the women’s basketball team at Ryerson University in Toronto, but because of my knee injury, I unfortunately couldn’t pursue my dream. Just like Katrina, I realized that life is more than just basketball.

After these symbolic events in our lives; both Katrina and I learned to put our other dreams and interests in the spotlight.

Miss Hadden decided to pursue a modelling career. She took a leap of faith and moved to Toronto to turn her dreams of being on billboards and commercials a reality. She found Ben Barry Models, an agency that embraces diversity and accepts different heights, shapes, and nationality. Katrina was featured on a Panasonic commercial, CTV, City Line, and many Dove commercials. She walked in Toronto Fashion Week in a size 12 dress; representing a different figure in the fashion industry. This was a special moment in Katrina’s life. The audience started applauding her entrance; she wasn’t the only one who was looking for diversity in the fashion industry.

Growing up, Katrina got teased for being tall; often leaving her feeling self conscious about her body. She has worked through the hardships in her life and has built up her confidence, realizing she is unique and beautiful in her own way. Katrina has gone on to write a top-selling self-help book, Making It In High Heels.

Katrina’s Tips on How to Be a Good Role Model

• Take care of your body and health.
• Have interests and hobbies.
• Be thankful.
• Practice forgiveness.

Not only is Katrina a motivational speaker and role model, she has also been a life coach for athletes for over eight years, specializing in Stress Management, Personal Development, Work-Life Balance and Health and Wellness

Alexandra Orlando

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Alexandra is a profound woman. She is a Canadian rhythmic athlete who represented Canada in the 2008 Olympics and achieved a world record for her athletic ability. Being an Olympian, Alexandra is very disciplined, focused, and has a tremendous amount of ambition. She has taken skills from sports and transferred them into other aspects of her life; becoming an author and commerce student.

Alexandra has taught many appreciable lessons.

• Acknowledge the people who have got you to where you’ve been.
• Be grateful.
• Realize how strong you are.
• Question and understand why you’re doing a specific thing.
• Share your story.
• Take risks.
• Give it your all.

Aside from her phenomenal athletic ability, Alexandra has pursued her passion for writing. She is the author of award winning books called In Pursuit of Victory and Breaking Through My Limits: An Olympian Uncovered. By sharing her story with athletes around the world, Alexandra has helped people through their insecurities and to overcome their hardships.

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Today we accomplished a lot at the Miss Teen Canada competition! Everyone had a photo shoot with a professional photographer, a video interview, and an interview with the national judges. We also had the opportunity to attend a ‘Mentor Night’; where we listened to motivational speakers.

Makeup
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Thanks to Nablia Berki for doing my makeup at the Miss Teen Canada – World 2012 pageant! She is a fantastic makeup artist; having her own professional business called Neos Beauty. For booking contact neosbeauty@gmail.com!

Hair
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Photo Shoot Outfit
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Lookbook – Day 2

Twenty Cluny fitted sequin dress from Holt Renfrew.
• Matiko Paris Cream/Brown shoes from Swank Shoe Lounge.
• Toggle bracelet from Tiffany & Co.

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Twiggy Danica Cox Miss Teen Saskatoon

Twiggy Lawson has had many accomplishments in her life; being a famous supermodel, singer, and actress.

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The name ‘Twiggy’ is widely known around the world. Twiggy was advertised through many different ways; posing in photographs, magazines, commercials, records, and even having her own Twiggy Barbie doll. She has been documented in several books including Twiggy In Black And White, Twiggy’s Guide To Looking Good, Twiggy, Twiggy Über Twiggy, and Twiggy By Twiggy. She has also put together a book called ‘Twiggy: A Life in Photographs’, which is a photograph book emphasizing the importance of building a strong relationship between model and photographer.

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Having a lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer, Twiggy has created a clothing and accessory line with HSN called ‘Twiggy LONDON’. Twiggy incorporates her unique London style in her designs, adding personality and a recognizable touch of Twiggy.

She has also designed a new collection with Marks & Spencer, Twiggy for M&S Women, featuring chic summer dresses, blazers, trousers, tops, and lightweight scarfs.

Aside from the fashion and arts industry, Twiggy actively involved in supporting numerous animal rights groups and contributing to breast cancer research.

Being an iconic image in the fashion industry, Twiggy has influenced and inspired myself and many other fashion enthusiasts to achieve their dreams.

Visit Twiggy’s official website!

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After an early morning, I finally arrived in Toronto for the Miss Teen Canada – World 2012 competition!

Lookbook – Day 1

• Billabong dress from Clothes Cafe.
• Capecoral pumps from Aldo.
• Toggle bracelet from Tiffany & Co.

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I had the pleasure of meeting my new roommate Sarah Niebrle – Miss Teen Okanagan! Sarah is a beautiful girl! She is 19 years old, loves the outdoors, and has a passion for acting. She grew up in Munich, Germany; moving to Canada when she was 17 years old. I am very excited to get to know Sarah and share this experience with her!

Thanks to the sponsors of the Miss Teen Canada – World competition!

• Thanks Sallazzo for the comfy slippers!

• Thanks S-Trip for the sunglasses!
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• Thanks Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics for the ‘Tease’ nail polish!

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Home School Foundation

I attended a fundraiser for the Home School Foundation at The Hollows in Saskatoon. To raise charitable funds, there were prints, t-shirts, and raffle draws available for purchase/bidding. There was also good food, music by Factor Chandelier, and good company. Everyone had a great time; coming together to support The Home School Foundation.

Thanks to the sponsors of the fundraiser!

Momentum

Lifetime Collective

Factor Music

Show your support and ‘LIKE’ The Home School Foundation on Facebook!

Follow The Home School Foundation on Twitter!

Make a donation to The Home School Foundation.

Home School Foundation

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FASHION CULTURE Danica Cox Miss Teen Saskatoon

As Miss Teen Saskatoon – World 2012, I am proposing a new television show that showcases fashion on a whole new level and documents the real lives of young entrepreneurs across Canada.

The thing that catches people’s interest is not only the clothing itself, the upcoming designers, or the new fashion trends; it’s about the young entrepreneurs and how they started it all.

In my television show, Fashion Culture, we dig deeper into the fashion world. We discover the young entrepreneurs that have came from nothing, and have made a name for themselves in the fashion industry.

The genre of our show would be a documentary; shown on Fashion Television and also TLC. The co-stars would be myself, Danica Cox – Miss Teen Saskatoon, and Kayla Wharton – social psychologist. Together we would provide enthusiasm and insight when interviewing the guests.

Our two sponsors would be S-Trip! and MAC Cosmetics. S-Trip would provide our flights across Canada to visit the different cities, and MAC makeup, would sponsor the make-up for the show.

By interviewing these young businessmen and women, we uncover their intriguing and untold stories. This opportunity allows the viewers to connect with these people on a more personal level and allows the entrepreneurs to promote their brand.

Our television crew would travel around to different Canadian cities, exploring fashion culture by interviewing storeowners and featuring their shops in each episode. We would visit a different city every episode and feature 4 or 5 different young business owners with trendy new stores.

For each business owner, we would have him or her share their background information and history. We would ask questions like how they came to be young successful business owners, how long they have been in business, annual income, new clothing lines/designers, current trends, and what they have in mind for the future. After sharing their testimony, the entrepreneurs will share advice for up and coming entrepreneurs and designers; giving them inspiration and hope to achieve their own dreams.

Fashion culture is a show that is more than just the clothes.

– It’s not just about the store; it’s about the story.

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Clare is a fantastic photographer; proving her passion for the art. She has provided me with some great quality photos over the years. She most recently volunteered her time to take photos of The Free The Children Charity Run!

Free The Children Charity Run

Take a look at Clare Aimee’s photo stream on flickr!

I have also had the opportunity to work with Clare for my graduation shoot. We spent the whole morning taking photos at Innovation Place’s Zen Garden and around the University of Saskatchewan campus. I was wearing Chloe & Reese – Strapless Silk Faille Cocktail Dress from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Danica Cox Miss Teen Saskatoon

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Contact Clare if you are interested in a shoot!

clareaimee@gmail.com

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Free The Children Charity Run

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A BIG thank-you to everyone who came out and supported the Free The Children Charity Run. It was a beautiful day and a successful event. I am very proud to say we raised a total of $1170 for Free The Children!!!

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Free The Children Charity Run

Special Thanks To:
Lyndon Smith – Saskatchewan area manager for The Running Room.
Lyndon helped organize the event and provided the participants with gift certificates to The Running Room.
Vitamin Water Canada
Each participant received a complementary Vitamin Water.
Mawson Fitness
Each participant received a gift certificate to Mawson Fitness.
Clare Aimee – Photographer.
Kayla Wharton – Poster designer.

A lot of time went into organizing the event. Every minute spent planning the event was worth it! I was very happy to see people coming together to support charity. I would love to make the Free The Children Charity Run an annual event, raising even more money next year!

Free The Children Charity Run

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