Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"our hell is a good life"

A haunting little film shot by the talented Megan Campagnolo on her super sweet Super 8 camera.

Apparently Megan had no way of digitizing the recording so she actually recorded the film on her digital camera while it was projected onto a white screen... bootleg style. 

Featuring my own collection
The lovely girl is Lauren Wood at Ford Models
Song is "Our Hell" by Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton

Thursday, April 19, 2012

in print

I had to post this exquisitely fabulous editorial shoot featuring one of my pieces! It was an entry for Ryerson's Flare Competition, and was a runner-up for the grand prize (although in my opinion it should have won.... not that I'm biased....).

I have always admired Hannah's work as a photographer and was secretly hoping her team would pull one of my looks, and I love Melissa's makeup artistry - we actually worked together on a shoot a while ago when I was the model.
My dress is the one on the left with the leather belt, the dress in the center is an amazing cut leather piece by Yvonne Lin, and the dress on the right is a crocheted lace piece by Monica Saraguro. Extremely talented girls.

The shoot was edited by Andrea Leask and Paris Nightingale
Photographed by Hannah Chung
Hair by Morgan Inniss
Makeup by Melissa Leslie

I personally love the little neon socks with the dresses, I wish every high school girl dressed this awesome.

Monday, April 16, 2012

a new age

Solitude of Daydreams

This has been a long time coming.

Finally, after what felt like endless months, my thesis collection has come together in completion. This is going to sound cliché, but it honestly feels as though I just started University yesterday... And yet the last four years have also been filled with such vast amounts of knowledge and learning that I know they have deeply and intrinsically changed me.
The real world of adult responsibility and careers always seemed like a distant thing that didn't apply to me, like a generalization that belonged to the world and that I could resist being a part of as an individual. But here it is, making itself announced as a singular experience that I am now a part of whether I try to resist or not - moving on from my life as a student.
My attachment to the academic life has been a strong one, I've been a student all my life and it's a role I know in and out. But since spending a summer in Paris (in school mind you), I started to feel my student self becoming unhinged. On coming back to school last September, I was unsatisfied with my courses, frustrated with stifling curriculums, and angered by the bureaucracy of the University. I guess I'd come to terms with the fact that I was moving on.
And in the midst of all this anger and frustration and long days of being underfed and exhausted, I'm happy to say that I turned out a collection that reflects my personal design philosophy, my love affair for creating clothes and my individual skills in crafting a garment.

The other night, our graduating class presented our collections to an audience of media and industry members. Here are some images of the night taken by Arthur Mola for Mass Exodus 2012.

And there it is! I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Note: The first image of the collection lineup was photographed by Katrina Cervoni, with makeup by Jake Ryan and modelled by Lauren Wood at Ford

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

alphabet city

I apologize for my extended absences from this blog... I don't seem to be cut out for the internet world.

I wanted to post some pieces I did a few weeks ago for my friend Shannon Jager's fantastic new magazine Alphabet City. The pieces I did were for an article about the connection a girl makes to the city of Toronto, and being a Toronto girl myself, I felt that I entirely understood that connection.

Toronto is a like a friend you really like to have coffee with, a city that quietly hums with creative talent, a mix of humble gem-like neighbourhoods.
I chose my personal icons of Toronto for the illustrations: the streetcar, the Victorian homes, the flatiron building, the skyline.

Alphabet City will be going to print soon, but for now you check it out online, it is absolutely amazing.

Friday, February 3, 2012

feel it break

Hundred angles lost

Fleeing from the beat and the pulse

Laughing like a fool

Playing for the heart and the soul... And the soul

Capture something read

Paste it to the edge of your bed

Someone will be there

Someone who will know what it says... What it says

Feel it break, feel it break

Nothing's a mistake or you feel it break

Elevate your fingers

Motion makes it hard to write

Still words are abrasive

Yours are making me feel right... feel right

Feel it break
Feel it break
Nothing's a mistake, or you
Feel it break

Austra's Beat and the Pulse - Listen here