Tag: mental health

Toronto designer Lesley Hampton is not only making headlines for her red carpet-worthy creations, but also for the attention she’s attracting to important issues like mental health, body positivity, and inclusivity.

Earlier this month, Hampton wowed attendees of Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW) with a show that featured models cast on personality rather than physical appearance, bodies of all sizes, and a collection of clothing inspired by mental health struggles.

We recently caught up with the designer backstage.

An intimate gathering at Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Bulgari boutique took place on May 17th, to launch “The Brain Project”; a beautifully anticipated project to raise awareness and initiate an important discussion on brain health through art.

As you’ve probably heard by now, Jan 28, 2015 is the day to talk about mental health and to end the stigma associated with mental health. I’ve watched the new one-hour documentary about Clara’s Big Ride. It is a moving look at the coast-to-coast bike journey of six-time Canadian Olympian, Clara Hughes, and ten people who have mental illness. I really think everyone should watch it, too. You can watch it now online and on-demand on Crave.TV…

On a beautiful masquerade-themed black-tie evening in the Distillery District where fashion and charity come together, the 2nd annual “Le Grand Bal Masquerade” celebrated the launch of Canadian Fabric Magazine Volume 2 on November 24, 2014. Net proceeds of the evening support Toronto’s own Oolagen Youth Mental Health.


On June 25th, we had a “One Night Stand” at EFS nightclub complete with DJs, dancers, balloons, free flowing libations, and a silent auction. Well, not to be confused with a certain clandestine intimate activity, we are obviously referring to the 5th annual One Night Stand: Take a Stand for Children’s Mental Health.

Brittney Kuczynski

I’m lucky to be able to meet a lot of interesting people when I’m frequently out documenting the best that Toronto has to offer and one of the people that really stands out is the young and inspiring mover-and-shaker, Brittney Kuczynski. Brittney is an avid cultural philanthropist with a much sought-after job on Bay Street, setting a prime example of what a young professional can achieve. Her Linkedin page reads impressively, playing a leadership role in some of Toronto’s premier…