attending – launch of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration features artistic renderings of fashion and jewelry design, and interviews with designers united by ethical and environmental concerns. The beautiful illustration on the right is by Joana Faria and features earrings by Emmaware. There is a tremendous variety of up and coming fashion illustrators featured in the book.

Developing a social life in a new city is a gradual process. I’m just in the early stages of finding opportunities to attend events and I’m very grateful to all the new friends who have been so welcoming. Among them, Courtney Blackman of Forward PR, introduced via the lovely Kimberly Lyn, who encouraged me to come and check out the launch of this book.

The party itself was a total hoot. Everyone I spoke to was friendly, enthusiastic and smart. Amelia is clearly a powerhouse networker who draws talent together to create what really is – as it was put in almost every conversation – a labour of love.

The other thing that was quite remarkable to me – coming from Toronto, a city with just a handful of fashion illustrators – was being at a party where it seemed like the majority of attendees were fashion illustrators. There was too much festivity to talk shop though – fashion illustrators are fun, if I do say so myself.

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