Lenore "lolo"
33 years old
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Who am I?

My name is lolo and I am passionate and inspired by fashion. I live, think, breathe fashion. I’ve always been a creative person. When I was young I loved to draw, sing and dance. When I moved to the city of Toronto, I was excited and inspired by the diversity. The different styles, fabrics, textures; it was a smorgasbord to the senses and a wealth of inspiration for my own fashion ideas. Living in Toronto helped me blossom into the creative individual that I am today. Several things have shaped the young woman I am becoming. At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I thought my life was over. My life consisted of doctors appointments, meds, depression, isolation, anxiety. While my friends were enjoying being teenagers, I was battling a severe mental condition that almost sucked the life out of me. One day, my sister told me about a cost free program where I could learn how to sew. I was intrigued and registered for the program the next day. The program was called The Fashion Exchange and it was offered at George Brown College. The program was designed to help young aspiring fashion creatives break out into the fashion industry. I graduated from the program and boldly began my own fashion line called thelololook. Fashion gave me my life back. When I was in a hopeless place, it sparked my creativity which gave me the urge to keep going. On this creative journey, I also found myself becoming interested in mental health advocacy. I help to bring about mental health awareness, but also encourage and inspire people to live their best lives, to dream and to activate their creative energies as a way of healing. My simple message to everyone is be an earth changer be who you need to be and be who you are.

What do I think about The Fashion Hero TV Series?

I think this kind of a show is needed in a time like this. The fashion industry is changing slowly by accepting more body positivity ideals and moving towards claiming that all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities and abilities are beautiful and inspiring in their own way. I love that this show will give the winning contestant a platform that will turn the fashion and beauty industry on its head and champion inclusivity, diversity and acceptance for all people.

Why would I be a great role model for this generation and inspire people as the new face of the Fashion Hero?

Fashion is my life. I love designing, I love constructing, I love styling. I do it all. Every day is a day that I get to creatively express myself and share my heart with the world through fashion. I love the woman I’m becoming. I’m happy I can say that because I have not always been so optimistic. At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I thought my life was over. I never got to be a teenager. My life consisted of doctors visits, meds, depression, isolation, anxiety, more meds. I stopped dreaming and believing in myself. Eventually, I moved to the city of Toronto and was awestruck and inspired by the beautiful instances of diversity that I began to incorporate into my own fashion sense. Being a Torontonian is like being a global citizen. It truly is the world at home. On the advice of my sister, I registered for a cost free seamstress program offered at George Brown College. I graduated and was so inspired I began my own clothing line called thelololook. Fashion helped me to dream big again. I soon found myself donning a new role as a mental health advocate. I began helping to spread awareness about mental health and encouraging and inspiring people to unlock their own creative energies as a way of healing. Me, as the new face of the Fashion Hero, I would help to dispel some of the unhealthy and unattainable beauty ideals that the fashion industry upholds by pushing for diversity, inclusivity and acceptance. It does not matter what your age is, your ethnicity, your body shape or ability, you can still be fashionable and showcase your creativity in your own way. This is exciting, because by choosing someone like me, we are choosing change!

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