June 25, 2009
a week’s worth – 25-06-09
A Week’s Worth, documents what I did all week – a little peek into the life of a fashion illustrator and blogger.
On Monday evening I went to the new Toronto offices of Dermalogica for an educational event for bloggers. I met some lovely new blog friends including (in no particular order), Janine of beautygeeks, Katherine of I Heart Beauty, Casie Stewart, Monica of Beauty Parler, and the girls of Toronto Styles.
My skin has had issues ever since a stressful period of time in May, so I certainly could use all the education I can get – and the samples help too. Dermalogica also puts on free education events for consumers as well – you can get more info on their facebook page. The process was fun, we all washed our faces and tried out products together.
These days after work, I have been going down to Cherry Beach a lot just to get the cool wind off the lake. Toronto is on a lake, but you can go months in the city without seeing it. Right now all the trees are sending off these fluffy little seeds so it looks like it is snowing. I like Cherry Beach because it is kind of rough and not fancy. Lots of kids, dogs, bikes, and often hippies with drums.
Wednesday evening I showed up very early to the FASHION House party – it was so early that besides me, it was just the lovely ladies of ASC PR and a few fashion designers, some still setting up their mood boards. I didn’t stay long because I wasn’t feeling dressed up enough.
FASHION House is a condominium where they commissioned fashion designers to create the interiors for each floor’s common areas – the halls. A very cool project and it was interesting to see each designer’s take on it and ask them a bit about it. I especially admired the collaged fashion illustration by Andy The Anh. He used wallpaper, wood, wire and crystal as textures and rendered his concept as a glamourous dress. It will be interesting to see how the developers take the concepts and execute them.
A Week’s Worth comes to you early this week because I am headed out of the city for a few days. Toronto is very hot and stinky right now so it seems like a great time to head up north. Will be back next week!
How was your week?