a word from… June 09 Sponsors

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A word from… is a monthly news post contributed by the intrepid sponsors who support Final Fashion. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please get in touch.

Darlene from Bijouxbead says…

Inspired by Danielle’s workspace post, I thought I’d share mine. My workspace is small, but inspired and functional, as long as I keep it tidy. A 7’x6′ space with chocolate brown walls, a window overlooking the ravine on the left, and a doorway opening to my living room on the right. The only furniture is a caramel mottled caramel and amber coloured Marmolium tabletop resting on two black filing cabinets, a Herman Miller chair, and an old bar cabinet that once belonged to my grandfather. Like Danielle, I too have a 27″ iMac, and am grateful for the extra legroom now that there isn’t a cpu under my desk.

I’ve been spending the majority of my time in here for the last three months working on a new collection, which is now complete, and will be shot later this summer. Every week from April through November I gather flowers from my gardens and put them on the antique blanket box or fireplace mantel in the living room to help keep my creative juices flowing.

Ashley from rock-it promotions says…

Spending more than you can afford ruins the pleasure of finding a great new pair of jeans or cute top (and the fun of wearing the new item)!  True story: The Canadian consumer debt load has risen from 15% to 20% in the last ten years. Yikes!

Here are a few tips from Consolidated Credit to help you decide which pair of stilettos are really worth it, and which pair you can leave behind. The sooner you’ve got the budget in check, the sooner you can grab those cute cargo skinnies you’ve been eying.

  • Shop at consignment shops, and consider rebuilt and pre-owned items.
  • Don’t buy on impulse. Purchase only the items you originally planned to get. Limit the amount of cash you carry as well as the number of credit cards.
  • Make two shopping trips before you buy. On your first trip, compare prices, then think about the item’s price and value (and how much you love it), and go back to the store a second time to make your purchase.

For more shopping and saving tips, check this out.  Being in debt is scary, but there are experts out there you can talk to. Consolidated Credit is a non-profit debt counselling service offering support and education programs. Topics include learning how to budget, get out of debt, and use credit wisely.  Give them a call to talk to an experienced counsellor at no charge – 1-(800)-656-3920.

Nina at the Toronto Fashion Incubator says…

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Vanessa from 18Karat says…

Emerge 2010 marks the second year that selected graduates from George Brown’s Jewellery Arts Program take center stage at 18Karat. After completing an intensive three year course, these students-now-goldsmiths have embarked on a journey through the curious world of professional jewellery design. This show features the works of five young artists: Mariangela Aguirre, Ivanne Binetruy, Tara Brownlee, Jennifer House, and Kathleen Kerr and we are excited to be able to host their first show – post-graduation. Emerge 2010 opens July 5th, with a reception to be hosted from 5 – 7pm, until July 31st.

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