As soon as I arrived I spotted former London City Councillor Judy Bryant (R), and Tanya Park, who is running for Councillor in Bryant's ward. Park was one of a group of women who were modelling clothing from the store throughout the evening.
These two women looked party-ready in their red/black/white outfits. The woman on the right purchased her dress at Renegade.
Arica, above, plays Roller Derby, and is a huge Michael Jackson fan. In 2003, she was able to get Jackson to autograph her chest and then she had the signature tattooed on her skin.
This woman made the poncho she was wearing, and it looked amazing with her beautiful white hair
It was a lively group of women who knew how to have a good time, including the woman above, who made the bite-sized cupcakes she's showing off, for the event.
It was obvious that the models really enjoyed wearing the clothes; these two were more than willing to strike a pose for the camera.
Store owner Christine Gionet (in red) poses with some of the models
Writer Vanessa Brown was looking fabulous in a black and white print dress
This woman said she felt amazing in this Renegade dress. It was great to see larger-sized, curvy women modelling pretty dresses in bright colours, and the big smiles and sassy attitude showed they felt attractive and sexy in what they were wearing. And really, isn't that what every woman wants?
The marvelous models for the evening
comedienne Carrie Anne Stephenson provided some laughs later in the evening
What I wore - my favourite zebra-ish print dress from H & M topped with a vintage suede and leather blazer from Jackpot Vintage.
My New York stories will commence later this week, but in the meantime, you can see some photos from my trip on The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas blog.