Friday, December 31, 2010

New year...

I hope you had a great 2010, I know I did! Of course, there were some losses too but I try to look at the positive and all the things I have gained this year. This is the time for reflecting but I am also looking forward to a new year with new possibilities, opportunities, and experiences. My resolutions include; going to Paris (not new, but a month there would be AMAZING), going to NY fashion week (I don't care which), using my credit card less (TOUGH), styling some menswear (not a ton, but more than I have!), and using my treadmill (even if it's just for the dogs), and learning enough French to have a meaningful conversation about more than food!

Wishing you all the best you can get out of 2011! Bonne Année!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paris Vogue

Rick Owens and a Band-aid

I went to get my copy of Paris vogue this week and turns out they are still on November at the mag store, but I didn't even mind. That is how great an editor Carine Roitfeld is. I won't even look at American Vogue, too many socialites (even though I love Grace Coddington's styling). I hope now that she is resigning that the magazine keeps it's amazing editorial standards and I also hope I learn enough french to actually read it. Bon Voyage Carine! 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Part of why I have been so busy is I have been shooting with my friends Wilcosz & Way. We shot the amazing Samantha Ypma from Mode Models International and I cannot wait to see the finished product. 

Here is a sneak peek from Wilkosz & Way...

And some behind the scenes shots!
This is as close as I got to a photo of me on the shoot.
Marta hamming it up.
Alicja's hand pallete
This does no justice to the colors, they were INTENSE.
Such an amazing girl! As you can see I was keeping it light.

I cannot wait to see the outcome. Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stella McCartney Spring 2011

Although it may seem as though I have abandoned yet another blog, it isn't true! I have just been so super busy that I have had no time for even thinking about nice things, let alone blogging them for you. One of my new projects is pulling the fashion for the mannequins to wear at Holt Renfrew in Calgary. It is really nice to be a part of the new and beautiful store and play dress up with designer fashion and giant Barbies! Like my job could get any better! 

My favorite new collection in the store is Stella McCartney "Spring" she calls it but really it's resort (for those of you who may not know there are 4 seasons for fashion. Although only Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter are usually shown on a runway, resort and pre-fall are still very important.) I heard someone last week call it cruise-wear which seems so old fashioned so maybe Stella is on to something. Resort might be old fashioned but I think calling it spring is confusing. The idea of a resort collection is to have something in the stores for those people who leave in the winter and go to a "resort" and need swimwear, light clothes and gowns with which to dress for dinner. It is strange to me how those clothes are in the stores when you need them however all the winter clothes are sold out by January in most places. 

But I digress. I need to research this a bit more for my own satisfaction, but I leave you with the video of Stella speaking about her beautiful "Spring" collection. The floral prints are so crisp on the silk and I love how they are presented. In stores now!