I hope that many of you have had the opportunity to experience at least a couple days of spring in British Columbia. Tulips, daffodils, azaleas, rhododendrons, cherry blossoms and tulips trees in full bloom and they create these gorgeous hues of pink and red everywhere. It’s a short period before the petals start to fall like rain but it’s so worth experiencing it. While the rest of Canada is still under snow or stuck in that drab brown landscape, places like Vancouver and Victoria are blossoming.
I’m lucky enough to have made it to Vancouver twice the past two Aprils to model a dress made of toilet paper at the Grocery and Specialty Food convention. I know this sounds ridiculous right? So let me explain.
Every fall, fifteen Canadian bridal fashion designers each create a dress using Cashmere bathroom tissue. They are showcased on a runway in Toronto at an event to benefit Breast Cancer Research. The White Cashmere Collection is part of their annual support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For every Kruger product that you buy with the pink ribbon (Scotties facial tissues, Sponge Towels, Purex and Cashmere bathroom tissues) they donate twenty-five cents to the foundation.
After the fashion show, one of the dresses is then chosen and flown to Vancouver for me to wear. I get to walk around the trade show and talk to people about the dress and the cause for a couple days. Kinda like Princess Aurora at DisneyWorld? Maybe not exactly, but I look forward to doing it every year! Half of the excitement is finding out which dress it will be. The dresses are all so different but I have no trouble feeling like a princess once I put one on.