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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Remember last week when we saw tulips?

by Carol Browne on April 13, 2015 · 0 comments

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Yah. Me, too. That was a good day.

Please stay on the walkway

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 of my dreams last night. I dreamt I lost Donner in all the chaos. NOOOOO! You will be happy to know that the Smashy Brothers are fine and woke us up as per usual with their duet of yowling for their breakfast. Thank goodness for that.

And bonkers. Also, my relatives were looking very ripped with their steroid bodies and were driving around in a Hummer. LOLS.

So, whatever that means.

I decided tonight after being out a bit late (Monday nights I always stay in town with some friends after work) that when I got home, I’d soothe myself with tulip photos. Very calming, those tulips!

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Please do not walk between the rows. *GASP*

April 6, 2015

BUSTED! There were signs all over the place asking to please do not walk between the rows. But they did make for a lovely photo. It was busy at work today – lots of prep for the next event, which is the portfolio show. So it was nice to come home tonight, have leftover ham […]

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More than meets the eye

April 5, 2015

Yesterday we were downtown and stopped in at the Fan Expo to see who was there. Transformers were there!

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Fields of colour

April 4, 2015

Can’t say I didn’t warn you. Just look at this! FULL DISCLOSURE: I did enhance the colour of the sky in the photo above, but the tulips really looked like this. I’ve seen tulip fields plenty of times, but it still is an impressive sight to see all the colours after driving through fallowed fields […]

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A great time was had by all

March 29, 2015

Our quilts were awesome! The display was beautiful!

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Black and white. Only sometimes.

March 22, 2015

My wedding photos are done and the bride has seen the photos. I’ll be putting some of my favourites in my flickr portfolio page shortly. This was my second or third wedding…and my first official wedding reception. I was in charge of making sure people had their photos taken with their fake moustaches and I […]

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I pretty much forgot

March 17, 2015

I pretty much forgot that today was St. Patricks Day. I was in interviews for most of the day. It’s that time again. Another batch of artists ready to pound the pavement and I’ll be knocking on doors along with them. I’m seeing lots of demo reels this time around. It’s very cool. Anyway, I […]

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