Sunday, December 12, 2010

danier top ten!

So I've come to the last leg of the Danier Design Challenge!
We're down to the top ten and I need your support! Voting starts Monday December 13th at 7:00 pm!
Please vote for my jacket design by following
the link below and rating my video five stars!


Edit* me wearing my jacket this snowy morning!

Friday, December 10, 2010

annie and elia

As I was sitting here working on a new portrait, I suddenly realized I never uploaded one of the adorable siblings Annie and Elia that I did quite a while ago.
It has long since been finished and delivered to its owner, Kate, their mum.
Well here it is, I love the circus font and their pseudo matching outfits!
(Excuse my off-center cropping)

ink, watercolour, and graphite.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

oh darling

via souvenirs, fashion gone rogue, the killing moon

My obsession with pink continues as my hair is yet again my favourite hue!
PS: EVERYONE on my Christmas list is getting their presents wrapped in lace and pink ribbon this year...
even my boyfriend.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

white hot

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I am the worst blogger, I know, I know.
Partly because I have been busy tearing my hair out over my leather jacket, partly because I have been busy
revisiting all my old Disney faves. Next on the list: Fantasia.
In other news, I love Ashley Smith's gap teeth and bleached eyebrows...
Can I get away with wearing white everyday?

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via studded hearts

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

mood board

Yes, in case you were wondering, I am a lame blogger.
I am so lame in fact, that I have to resort to posting my schoolwork on my blog.
Very uncool.
Anyhow, I was being the studious student that I am and was working on this mood board for one of my classes and I couldn't help thinking how perfectly the colours coordinated with the rest of my blog! Nothing groundbreaking, but some lovely images nonetheless from my jampacked inspiration folder.
And so, for that fact alone, my little mood board has made it onto the blog.

As usual, it is in pastels. Surprise, surprise.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

the arctic wolf

Although I should really be working on an essay, instead I am enjoying a leisurely night of falafel, sketching, and book reading (just started Tess of the d'Urbervilles... finally...). Sometimes I really do take procrastination to new levels of brilliance, if I do say so myself.

Anyways, I have been keeping busy applying for competitions, so at least I can say that. Here's my sketch for the Telio Competition. This year's theme being the Great Canadian North, I chose to look to one of my long standing fascinations for inspiration: the arctic wolf.

Telio's fabrics this year included a cute little white faux-fur and a cream jersey rib-knit which I have decided to use for a body-con fur trimmed dress. I plan on including tan leather straps and tiny gold buckles to add some edge to all that white. And of course I had to throw in my pal the peter pan collar for some girlish charm... you know how it is.

Do you like my wolfie?

*just realized my technical says acrtic wolf, not arctic wolf! ha!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

apple pickers

I apologize for my absence... school makes me incapable of having any energy left to post... (since uploading things onto the internet is soooo strenuous).

I've been working on a group project inspired by 1920's magazines and fashion journals, so I thought I'd post some of the amazing interiors of the famous La Gazette du Bon Ton.
I wish magazines still had beautiful painted pages like this! Why not? They're so stunningly executed, and creative and still manage to communicate the garments. So why is illustration dead? Must we all be confined to be graphic designers? Bane of my existence.

Here's my piece, inspired by the one above:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

hey little lady!

So after an especially stressful week (that unhappily happened to be my birthday week...), it is an absolute pleasure to able to dress up for work! I know that sounds crazy, but feels wonderful to able to put on a nice dress and my new little lady hat and have a nice stress-free day at Frock!
Valerie Dumaine coat, Club Monaco dress, Aldo shoes, vintage bag, Danier gloves

Valerie Dumaine coat, Club Monaco dress, Aldo shoes, vintage bag, Danier gloves

Monday, October 11, 2010

inspired: david remfry

While working on my History of Illustration essay, which I am doing on David Remfry, I found myself sketching crazy-haired naked ladies like the ones he did for Stella McCartney's campaign a few years ago.
I just love that the images aren't even about the clothes at all, and yet they are plastered across massive buildings with nothing but a luxury label attached to them... kinda funny.
Well, I still adore his work. I love the awkward blatant nudity and the flat washes of watercolour and the loose graphite sketchiness of it all!

David Remfry for Stella McCartney

So, do you like my Remfry girl?

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Lame post, I know. But some days, I really do not have time for this bloggin' business.
And since I have access to this wonderful thing called the internet, I can be lazy and upload photos other people took to my blog and call it a post. Hooray!
Anyhow, I was featured in the Eyeopener for my wicked awesome super cool street style.

Yes. Lame post. I know.

Nougat silk blouse, Kensie pants, BC loafer wedges, Missoni sunglasses, vintage bag,
and my fave BlueQ butterfly tote (it holds everything AND looks cute!)

photo by Chelsea Pottage

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

danier competition!!

I have been selected as a top 30 finalist for the Danier leather competition! Please help me out by rating my design at!
You have til October 7th to vote so make sure you rate me 5 stars!!
Thanks everyone! Love!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

the art of fashion

So last night was the Nuit Blanche Art of Fashion! So exciting, such a blur, so tired.... hence I am not capable of forming sentences and will just upload some of the photos my sister took from last night!

Watch the film I projected behind my display!
Filmed and edited by Michele Ayoub
Dancer Zoe Anderson-Jenkins
Makeup and hair by Natalie Kaine

Monday, September 27, 2010

the dress trench

So, all of the third year fashion design majors are part of this super exciting competition with Danier leather this year! Our sketches are due tomorrow, but I'm too excited to wait to post my sketch.. hehe. Plus, I think I'll probably end up forgetting... the rest of this week is lookin' pretty crazy! Arrrgg
Anyhow. Here's my design. I like to think of it as a leather dress trench!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

nuit blanche preview

So you're probably all curious to see what I've been preoccupied with for the last few weeks whilst being a very bad blog poster (you're probably not actually curious, but I'll overlook that).
I've been madly trying to finish my Nuit Blanche mini collection for today so I could put together a little something fancy pancy for my exhibit.... Here are a few preview shots of the collection coming along!

Photos by Michele Ayoub
Makeup and hair by Natalie Kaine
Model Zoe Anderson-Jenkins

the Degas dress

the Seurat top and Margot skirt

the Toulouse coat dress

the Sylphide dress

Hope you guys like it! You better come to my exhibit next Saturday at the King West Fitness center in Liberty village if you wanna see what else I've been up to!