Diesel union jack skirt, vintage leather coat, F21 gingham coat, spring boots
Wish I had more time to write something.....anything. But, I'm blogging on the run and all I've got for you is a quick outfit post.
I have been pretty crafty lately; making accessories from found bits at a hardware store and clothing out of everything but fabric. Tonight I am going to the kingdom of leather, somewhere in Quebec. I've been told it is like sacred ground....a warehouse full of supple hide. All different colours and textures. So many possibilities! If I'm not back by the morn...send a search party.
I`ve been sleepless and wild for days. Its Tuesday and just now do I have time to finally post about my weekend at Ottawa Fashion Week and the Arc Hotel. I worked all weekend, but luckily for me my job was to hang out with artist-types in hotel rooms drinking vodka, taking pictures and talking about the finer things.
OFW. I saw, I mingled, I drank, I interviewed and I am pretty sure I posed for some after-party photos that will one day bite me in the ass. Oh well. What are are weekends for but to roll around hotel beds wearing heels?
Ottawa antique Market dress, Aunt Olive's biker jacket, zara bag, spring boots, DIY accessories
My girl Erica from Erica on Fashion strutting her stuff for one of the many designers at OFW.
got to honest, I tend to be a wee bit skeptical of fashion events in the
capital and I am yet to wowed ( but don't mind my snobbery).... I do however
support any and all local initiatives. I know that any fashion-related event in
Ottawa is easily shrugged off as superficial, meaningless and laughable, and
this I completely disagree with. There is something bubbling in Ottawa lately
that I feel has been a long time coming. It seems like people are tired of
mindlessly complaining about what is wrong with the culture in Ottawa
and finally doing something about it.
So, I say unless YOU have designed an entire
collection or unless YOU have organized a well-executed, large-sclae event like
OFW, then you can shut your trap.
I had the absolute pleasure of
interviewing the designer Adrian Wu and
will be publishing that article soon. He received a lot of fanfare
for his avant-garde, experimental collection and after speaking to
him, it is entirely well-deserved. Not only is
he maniacally creative, but the man is intelligent, humble and knows
what he eff he is taking about. He is fully aware of why he is involved in
fashion and views it as a true artist does.
More to come soon on Adrian ! But now its time for
photographer Dan Ziemkiewicz and I caught in moment while partying it up at the arc