Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lucian Matis: Chaos Fall 2011

The one thing I dislike about fashion week is the timing. It's always during the busiest time of the year in school which is always problematic. However, I'm quite proud of myself for making it to 2 shows in one night, Lucians Matis' and David Dixon's.

The overall set up was unreal, clear chairs, amazing caterers, Lucian Matis' name in big lights, not to mention they had killer gift bags.

The collection was incredibly cohesive and all around AMAZING. Studded shoes, models' nails all blinged up, intricate beadwork on the garments, feathers, luxurious fabrics, and crazy knitwear! Unfortunately I didn't have my SLR with me, only a point and shoot which is terrible for fashion shows, especially when they had a fog machine. However! I did get half of the finale on video (until my memory card was full).

And here are the two pictures out of the 30 that turned out decent.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Recent Jewelry Design...

Roses handmade using polymer clay, 24K gold plated beads

Monday, March 21, 2011

Finding My Balance

So life hasn't been great lately (this probably goes for all university students). I'm swamped with projects, essays, and exams, on Gossip Girl withdrawal, stressed about finding a job, and applying for internships. If there's one piece of jewelry I own that will instantly make me feel a bit better, it's my bubble balance ring by Carolyn Forsman.

I found this ring in the gift shop at science world (the most unlikely place to find jewelry) during a highschool field trip. It is so satisfying and fun to move my hand until i get that bubble dead on center. Nonetheless this ring makes me so happy! (until I realize I've spent way too much time playing with it).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photoshoot- BTS

Last Wednesday I styled an outdoor shoot which SUCKED because it felt like it was -10000 degrees. Hence the marshmallow jacket.

Photo by Robin Hart Hiltz

Photo by Robin Hart Hiltz

The last photo looks like a scene from one of those theworldisending!RUN! movies.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My First...

Last Tuesday was my first photoshoot EVER... as a photographer. I don't even think I can call myself an amateur photographer. It still sounds like I know what I'm doing. I prefer... picture taker. But seriously, props to all the photographers out there, you guys make it look effortless. There are so many things to juggle like lighting, shooting mode, aperture, shutter speed, iso... I had enough to do just trying to stop my contacts from shifting around as I looked through the viewfinder.

Anyways, this was for a photography class, so we had strict perimeters to work with both technically and creatively. Feel free to leave your thoughts about anything, technique, the model, theme.

Model: Christine

* My heart goes out to all those in Japan. Stay strong! To my favourite cousin: you'll be home before you know it <3.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Current Love- The Armour Ring

I've been obsessed with finding an armour ring ever since I saw the one that Vivienne Westwood came out with. There were a couple on ebay from a Korean seller but the sizes were built for men. I spotted one lone armour ring at Aldo Accessories sitting amongst a rack of other rings and totally freaked out! I tried it on and realized that it was my size...then I freaked out some more! Unlike the Vivienne Westwood ring which was just silver, this one had gunmetal rhinestones on them!!!

*Nails- Jitterbug by China Glaze

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rock The Runway Pt II

Behind The Scenes...

Madeline Horgan stretching

The usual backstage mayhem

Arnaldo Santos

Model Daniela in Sarah Stevenson

Makeup Artist and from Much Music Sarah Taylor

Some cool people...Fatima, one of founders for Rock the Runway and I

the team <3
The ever so sweet Sarah Taylor and I

Model and Arnaldo Santos

Models in Chris Nevins

More Arnaldo Santos designs (because I <3>
Alyaa in her super cool Jeffrey Campbell's and lip purse.

Fierce boys.

Uber awesome lady rockin the outfit