LinkedIn – like Facebook for work!

by Carol Browne on April 24, 2015 · 0 comments

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Tulips blowing in the wind

Well, it’s not quite summer yet, today was a chilly one. There was rain, there was wind, and there were tulips falling apart. DARN. I hate it went the blooms are spent.

Oh well. The cycle of life.

I had full intentions of coming straight home after work, doing laundry, cutting fabric and making some dinner. I didn’t get any of it done except for making the dinner. I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open right now. I think this week has done me in. In the last 7 days, I was part of a portfolio show, took photos at a work soccer tournament on Sunday, and then this week all fashion shows all the time. PHEW! So many good times.

Then today, I found out that my previous boss was in the newspaper with an article written about tips on how to use LinkedIn better for your job search. Here’s the article. AND, the photo you see of Dorothy? I took that earlier this month! Yay! And I’ve got a few more LinkedIn head shot booked in that near future.

So, you just never know you’ll meet again.

And try to be nice to your boss when you leave. She just may hire you to do a job in the future.

You never know!


Fashion parades

by Carol Browne on April 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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Designer - Jinju Nam, VCAD graduate

Top designed (and sewn) by Jinju Nam – VCAD graduate.

I read somewhere that fashion shows in The United States were not originally open to the public. Their focus was for retailers and department stores – I guess buyers from these organizations would make their selections for the upcoming seasons. These shows were mainly for business purposes, not really for entertainment. The times have changed back into the Paris days of Fashion Parades. If you can get a ticket, you can see the show.

I love going to fashion shows. Before I started working at VCAD, I’d never been to a show ever. In three months, I had been to 5. Part of the fun of these shows is seeing who’s in the audience.

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All eyes on us…

by Carol Browne on April 22, 2015 · 0 comments

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Jason Matlo Design

Eco Fashion Week was awesome. VCAD (the Visual College of Art & Design) was a sponsor and we got the VIP treatment for the final show of the event. We had 3 graduates do a mini fashion show just before our Portfolio Instructor and local Fashion Designer, Jason Matlo, had his most recent collection on the runway. The whole show was great, our school was represented well, and I got a bottle of shampoo in my gift bag AND a container of hummus. It was a banner day.

Of course I’ve got more photos to go through – I even used my Nikon today and got some lovely/lucky shots.

But now I have to go to bed. Mike and I got home à la transit at 1:00 am. He was off work at 11:30, so we traveled home together and then ate a dinner of scrambled eggs at 1:30 in the morning. OOF. I am pretty tired from seeing so much fashion today.

But my buddy, Asta? She’ll never tire of fashion:

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In the audience

by Carol Browne on April 21, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos, Vancouver

In the audience

Since the school that I work at is sponsoring Eco Fashion Week, I was able to go to the fashion shows tonight. Oh wait, before that, please note that I am blogging to you LIVE from the unhappiest city in Canada. Yup. Vancouver has the dubious honour of being home to the unhappiest people in the entire country according to this article.

I don’t feel particularly unhappy and I don’t think the grass is greener over there (well, not today, anyway.) and I had a pretty good day today, so please bear with me.

ANYWAY, Eco Fashion Week was pretty cool and I am happy to report that I felt right at home at the fashion show today because the theme of the first show was Thrift Chic and I was wearing a second hand denim jacket I bought at a Dress For Success event last year. YES! Finally! I am in STYLE!
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The early bird and the late bird

April 19, 2015

I think I found that early bird they are always talking about. We did get up bright and early this morning (8 am on a Sunday? OOF.) to go watch an intercollegiate soccer tournament in Vancouver. That was a fun time. Sadly, the school that I work at did not win the tournament, but the […]

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The Sheep & Llama Farm

April 18, 2015

In our travels on Faturdays, we usually take a drive through scenic Ladner. Today was the first day that Vendula Farm Market was open (YAY!) for the season and this farm was en route. We often drive by it and today we finally pulled over and took photos of the sheep and llamas. It was […]

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Chalk creature

April 16, 2015

There are some little girls who live in our complex who LOVE to decorate the neighbourhood pavements with chalk. I am a huge supporter of these drawings and enjoy seeing all their creations on my way to and from work every day. Now that the weather is nicer, there are more and more drawings in […]

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Not pushing the river

April 14, 2015

Told you I took a lot of photos at the tulip fields last week. And I have plenty more where those came from. I read today that there is one lonely tulip field left in bloom – the rest are all spent. SAD! I feel the same way I feel when it’s time to take […]

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Remember last week when we saw tulips?

April 13, 2015

Yah. Me, too. That was a good day. It’s only 2 days until a worky work event takes place and my mind is playing tricks on me. I’ll soldier on, but just know that last night I dreamt about bombs, relatives on steroids and hundreds of snakes under the bed. That’s not the worst part […]

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The good, the bad and the bug-ly. HEH.

April 12, 2015

Yesterday’s field trip to Bradner was lovely. The sun was shining and the community hall was full of beautiful daffodils, like these ones with the tiny centres. The theme of the show was The Good, The Bad and the Bug-ly (LOLS) and while I enjoyed seeing the different types of daffs, I learned a few […]

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