Hi. So I have taken a short hiatus over the last week. The reason for this is that Vancouver Fashion week is this week and Indiverve (the company that I work lovingly for) is going to be there until the end of the week. We will be there for the opening Gala tomorrow and will have a designer’s booth everyday to showcase our pieces to industry folk (publications, buyers, wholesalers etc.).
Thursday, September 19th will be the day that we make our runway debut and after all of the past month’s hard work and after selecting the jewelry with Jaclyn (the Head of Marketing and Operations) last week and seeing each of the looks on the models, I am so excited to see our clothes on the runway.
Fashion week has essentially been what we have been eating, breathing, and sleeping (I am not dramatic at all) for the past couple of months so I have had difficulties finding time to sit down at my laptop and write for me as opposed to my job. My schedule has been pretty much jam packed personally and professionally. One of my closest friends, Alihandra Dubien, and I have begun exercising three times a week at various places throughout Vancouver after finding a deal on Groupon that promised 30 exercise classes for twenty dollars! A steal of a deal. So far we have done hot yoga (love it, although note to self for next time: bring a change of bra. I can’t afford to go to La Vie en Rose every time I go), kickboxing (love it, although I have discovered that I am heavy footed and have absolutely zero coordination. And there is so much coordination involved, it was like a very intensive, aggressive ballet class), and Hapkido Self Defense (hated it. The instructors were sweet and patient despite that fact that we decided to go as beginners on the all black-belt day. Near the end of the class I was kind of hoping that I would smack my head hard enough against the mat to knock myself out.) This Groupon exercise deal has been a lot of fun and has already led to quite a few mini-adventures and hilarious/hilariously awkward moments.
One particularly momentous occasion that took place over the last week was Western Living’s 2013 “Designers of the Year Gala”. Alihandra and I went as volunteers, representing Western Living as well as Kwantlen Polytechnic University, alongside several other fashion marketing and design students. Our job was to man the silent auction table, which was probably the most fun task they could have given us as it gave us the opportunity to scope out all of the newest, most innovative fashion, technology, and interior design products available, as well as giving us the opportunity to talk to some of Vancouver’s most elusive, talented, and interesting industry people. All of the proceeds from the auction went to the Arthur Erickson Foundation – a fantastic cause that supports up and coming architects.