July 10, 2009
a week’s worth – 10-07-09
A Week’s Worth, documents what I did all week – a little peek into the life of a fashion illustrator and blogger. Lots of good pictures this week, I think I am beginning to get the hang of the camera.
Monday night I went to see Valentino, The Last Emperor. The Q&A was particularly interesting. If you want to get a feel for Matt Tyrnauer’s frustration, humour and affection for a subject which seems to have found him rather than vice versa. Curious? You can also hear Tyrnauer talking about many of the same things on his interview for Q on CBC Radio and read the Vanity Fair article that started it all.
Tuesday afternoon I tagged along on a shopping tour given by Wendy Woods of the ReFINEery. We started at Tealish where I discovered the roasted almond tea is so yummy and learned about how to cold-brew iced tea.
We visited Preloved, Shopgirls and Made You Look and made some new friends along the way. Here are Sonja, Wendy and Anita smiling at Made You Look. Wendy is good natured, candid and passionate about shopping locally. Among her upcoming projects she is hosting a night of consultation for designers offering a pro shopper’s perspective on design.
On Wednesday I attended a fall trends preview hosted by FASHION Magazine. The editors broke down the essential trends, and designers were there with their take on Fall 2009 as well. Here are the designers from Mercy with their designs on a rolling rack behind them
The designers and the editors seemed to agree on a lot of major trends, especially Ashley Rowe whose strong-shouldered, long and lean leather superwoman looks seem perfectly timed for fall.
Anita and I then headed to the French Lingerie show at the Wychwood barns. Classic lace lingerie was accessorized to the extreme.
Finally we stopped at The Press Club for Press Pass, a social night for, press I guess. I was tipsy and a bit of a gatecrasher as a blogger but it was fun to see some friends there.
Thursday I went to Trinity Bellwoods park to make kites with the Deadly Nightshades, the girls from 69 Vintage, and other friends. Artist Yoshinori Niwa showed us how. Below is fashion designer Breeyn McCarney making her kite.
I made mine from an old silk painting sampler. It looked so pretty but the wind wasn’t steady enough to sustain a long flight. My kite and many others made by all sorts of people will be displayed at an opening at the Gendai Gallery this Saturday – including a flight for the more successful kites. If you can, you should go!
I won’t be able to make it because I’m volunteering at The Peek tomorrow, which is another place I’d like to see you go if you can.
How was your week?