>Thank goodness – It’s the weekend! Do you all have some great plans? Last night I spent some quality time with the boy and his friends at the Comedy Mix in Vancouver HI-LA-RI-OUS..and today I’ll be re-designing my friend’s family’s house – a full weekend of home decor! I can’t wait!
Today’s post is a heads up for posts / events to come – just to prep you guys because you the know the saying – “Always be prepared”, it applies to blog posts as well :).
3 WEEKS OF GIVEAWAYS!!! There will be one giveaway each Monday (April 2nd, 9th, & 16th) for one of these beauties below - stay tuned to enter! (PS. On the 16th there can be 3 winners!)
On April 5th one of my favorite boutiques - and one that I speak out often through Twitter and the blog, Muse Social Fashion House will having a soiree to introduce their Spring 2012 collection with a few perks! You get 10% off all purchases (excluding certain brands), have the opportunity to receive a one of a kind creation from Georgia Heraty of Social Experiment herself while indulging in the best treats! (she really does always have the best treats).
Have fun this weekend and stay safe!
Last night I had a pleasant discussion with my mom about what I’ve done to get where I am and how this business works. At times, yes..I feel doubtful and irritated at how everything works and sometimes I feel ecstatic and indestructible!
I recently came across a box filled with newspaper cut outs, trinkets from fashion shows and fashion related events, backstage passes, etc. I had found my “Fashion Box”. This was a box I created when I was first able to step into the Fashion Industry and was so inspired and in awe of everything I was a part of I had to keep bits and pieces!
Two items in particular that I had found really hit me to my core. One was a checklist I created and periodically marked off from the first ever fashion show I produced. I can now say comfortably, it was a flop. Although nobody else thought it was, I remember crying in the back at the end to Nery Monzen (a show producer himself). I remember his words vividly; “This is your first show! Nobody expects you to be great, you take what you did and you run with it and work on it”. I did exactly what he said and ran right out the door and never did a show again!!! Although I realized show production just wasn’t for me.
The second item I found was a newspaper cut out of the Jacquline Conoir Fashion Show. I was a backstage dresser for BC Fashion Week and helped with a few front of house duties - it was one of the very first fashion shows I was a part of. Years later (February 2012) I was in Fashion Magazine with a photo from a JC show and (2 days ago) I proudly sat front row and watched what others had dressed.
This blurb is by no means a shameless self promotion but instead a read for some of you out there that are feeling like no matter how hard you work in the industry, no matter how many clothes you pack in the trunk, how many coffees you pick up, etc. you’re just not where you want to be. You just have to wait because good things come those who do. I am also in no way at the top point of my career just yet, but at 24 I have a great handle on everything. Nothing in the this business comes for free and if it does then check the expiration date – no handouts, just helpful tips.
Cherish EVERY moment of what you do in this industry because it takes you places that you didn’t even think of. Say hello and introduce yourself to EVERY person you meet at EVERY event because these are the people you will be spending your years with. Don’t take any moment for granted because it makes you who you are.
I just recently started wearing my Club Monaco military parka again once the weather started to give us a turn for the better. We’ve had some incredibly beautiful days and then before you know the abominable snowman decides it’s time to take a walk in the downtown core and ruins it for everyone.
This outfit is the in between. It’s for the those days that have us putting the heat up and the windows down with sunnies on our smiling faces! I stuck with a neutral and darker palette since being inspired by the JAC Fall/ Winter 2012
fashion show last night.
In case you missed out on it you can see all of my tweets from the evening through the OY&CO
twitter account HERE
Click on the item description to purchase –
1. J.Crew Swing open-knit cotton-blend sweater $150
2. TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Robinson cotton-canvas parka $146
3. Yves Saint Laurent Square-toed leather ballet flats $485
4. J.CrewBlair stretch cotton-twill shorts $70
5. ASOS ID Plaque Bracelet $10.74
6. Proenza Schouler PS11 textured-leather tote $1350
7. Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick Nude Vanilla $48