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25th Anniversary Gala Fashion Show

October 28, 2017

"We raised over $3,200 for the ROH,

Thank you for your support."

On October 28, 2017 Judy Joannou celebrated 25 years in business with a Gala Fashion Show to raise funds for Youth Services at the Royal Ottawa Hospital for Mental Health. The show treated guests to a glimpse of Joannou's prolific design career since 1992 to the present. Guest speaker Marion Balla offered insight into mental health issues facing youth today and Joannou shared her own story of years battling depression. The day was a celebration of a 25 year journey to SUCCESS and  HAPPINENESS.

Each guest took home a swag bag with a Signature Leopard Print Scarf

3-Tiered Leopard Cake

What's a celebration without a cake, or two! Leopard print, naturally...

and champagne, of course!

The show lead off with a selection of "vintage" JJD followed by the 2017 Collection

Kimberley led the show with a vest from 1992; silk shirt-2006 and bronze skirt-2011

Cara shows a wool/cashmere fringed collar-1995

Manja's wearing a suede appliqued suit from Spring 1997

Flora bounced down the catwalk in  the Shoe Tapestry Bolero from 1999 and Gold Riding Skirt, 2011

Diane shows off a JJD Signature design, the Nehru Jacket in embossed chartreuse, Spring 2005

A timeless Classic, The wool/cashmere vest from Fall 2005 still looks great.

Cara shows the Dupioni Silk  Geisha Jacket has stood the test of time,

Fall 2007 

Manja in Sapphire A-Line Tunic with matching Infinity Scarf, 

Graphite layered Tunic with Matching Scarf and Reversible Cardigan.

Manja rocked the Colour Blocked Suit from 2002.

The Mermaid Jacket and Tango Skirt: "Classic Style with a Twist" Fall 2012, 

Casual Chic, Spruce Green two-toned Cowl Neck Sweater and Indigo Jeans


Diane models Fuchsia Jacquard Jacket with Jewel-tone Print Tee, 

Manja brings class to casual

Felted Wool and Silk Art Scarf over Charcoal Sweater Coat

Monica in Art to Wear Jacket, "Dance of Passion", Ruby Tee and Black Jeans

Dance of Passion Top and Scarf with Sapphire Cardigan

Shanghai Swirl Velvet Cardigan, Teal Tunic and Pencil Skirt

Our models joined the guests to a champagne toast in their finale.

Thanks to the help of these great people the day was a success

Co-Chair, Julie Sadler

Guest Speaker, Marion Balla

Smart Serve Bartenders

Denise Croteau and Mark Kincade

Pianist, Andreas Joannou

Greeter and Set Up, Sarah Carlisle

ROH  Foundation,

Shane Francescut

Judy's Right Hand and Backstage Manager,

Janet Boyes

Peter Joannou,

Judy's husband and partner

Peter Joannou,

Judy's husband and partner

Lise Ducharme, Set Up, Serving

Lise Ducharme, Set Up,

Jan Kincade, Wine Bar Team

Nancy Wheeler,

Set Up, Tickets, Server

Nick Joannou, Videographer

Patrick Muir, Greeter, Set Up

Carol Rochforte, Silent Auction

Many Thanks to our photographer, Mike Larochelle, who was behind the camera all day.

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