March 27, 2009
a week’s worth – 27-03-09
A Week’s Worth documents what I did all week – a little peek into the life of a fashion illustrator and blogger.
At the start of this week I was catching up after the rush of LG Fashion Week, finishing up the runway postcards and posts, and catching up on business. I am just thrilled with the positive response to the runway postcards! So many thanks to everyone who posted about them and linked to them, and all the lovely people who bought one!
On Tuesday night I met Deborah, a friend from university who is now working as a high school teacher. She has asked me to come in and visit her class on Monday – something for next week’s worth.
On Wednesday I walked west to meet clients and run errands. On my way I popped into Magic Pony to check out the pop-up Visionaire. The nice salesgirl opened it up for me so I could see how it worked. You can also see it in action on the website, very cool! I would love to get commissioned to participate in Visionaire… someday.
Down the street I dropped in on Steve at HUSH Boutique at 785 Queen West. He’s been a client since I was in school. One of that type of entrepreneurs I was writing about yesterday with endless ambition and a tireless work ethic.
My last stop on Wednesday was at the offices of High Road PR for a “blogger roundtable”. Anita was there too, and so were other bloggers including The Gate and Trendhunter. Over sandwiches and beer we got to check out the new LG “Whatchamacallit”. Its a small, clutch-sized computer that is easy to carry around and optimal for surfing the web. As LG was the title sponsor of fashion week last week, the wee machines were in the Media Filing Room and also featured on the runway with the Pink Tartan collection.
Because there is some legal issue with the use of the term “netbook”, LG is looking for an original name for their new tiny computer. The winning name wins the Whatchamacallit, so please go over and vote for my idea, “IT book”. Like the “It” bag, get it? You can also submit your own name. If you don’t win, you can buy it at Future Shop next week for $549.
Thursday when I was done working in the studio I walked west again (I often walk west along Queen Street!) to meet my best girls for dinner. After that, I went to Tattoo Rock Parlor to watch Slave to the SQUAREwave. My friend Penny Robillard was singing with them. Slave is a very intense, committed band with a sense of humour, and I find them a lot of fun to see.
How was your week?