Spring time here was very busy, indeed! I continued working on my "Seasons" project (with Eric Mercier) and also accepted an offer to travel to Toronto. The initial request came from a fabulous and very versatile model Kate (living in NY). She asked me to be the designer/stylist for the photoshoot with the photographer Alejandro Sandoval and make up artist Jasmine Glass. Our model/actor Ryan Brownlee joined our team as well. (And what a contribution!! :-))
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Ottawa Fashion Week - filling a void within the Ottawa fashion scene - a designer's point of view
With a great pleasure I accepted an invitation to be a guest designer for Ottawa Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010, which took
place at Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave on March 24-27, 2010.
As a fashion designer I started my collaboration with the fashion week committee two years ago, in 2008. That time, as a
designer starting my business here in Ottawa, I've gained a lot of experience, exposure and also, customers! It's been a lot of work but it all payed off!
Just a few days before Christmas I held a fashion show for some government professionals - to set up a mood for upcoming holidays. A great dinner in one of the best Ottawa's hotels - Westin Hotel, a beautiful live music performed by a chello player and a collection sensibly put together just for this time of the year - it all made this up-scale evening a great success. It was my pleasure to work with the host, charming Dean Miller-Louis, and with some Angie's models (Marianne, Christiana, Maria, Yovana and Danielle). Please enjoy the pictures taken by Eric Mercier!
Last week I was invited to be a part of the designing team for Suite Fashion. Suite Fashion is back, it takes place at Suite 34, the upscale and charming bar/lounge located in Ottawa's Byward Market. Each Friday during the next 5 weeks you can enjoy there the Ottawa's night life with a glass of martini, watching the last creations of the local designers. For the night of Nov 6th, 2009 it was everything about the “Eyes Wide Shut” theme.
I am very excited about my next big project! On November 19th, 2009 I will present my creations at the Slovak Embassy. The fashion show will be held there for the diplomats posted to Ottawa from all around the world. Designs will be modeled by gorgeous models from Angie's Models and Talent. Invited are also press, media, and different photographers. Also professional hair and make up will be provided by West End Hair Academy and selected independent make up artists. It is rare here in Ottawa that a fashion show is dedicated to one designer only. Of course, we had Ottawa Fashion Week, Capitol Fashion Week, etc. but those shows presented many designers in one evening. Therefore I feel very privileged being asked to present my designs there. I want to thank to all the Embassy people who are involved in this for their support!
For pictures from the fashion show please follow Fall/Winter 2009 in the Gallery section!