"A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance." ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

Monday, May 14, 2012

Across the Universe


Hello Everyone!

Just a quick post about something very exciting in my life right now.

My beautiful friend Vania Georgieva is a national finalist for Miss Universe Canada 2012 and I am sponsoring her with a custom-designed couture gown!  Vania is a lovely person inside and out.  Not only is she gorgeous, she is smart (she's studying Economics and Political Science at the University of Ottawa), kind (she has volunteered for numerous causes, including recently raising awareness and support for SOS Children's Villages Canada), and is one of the most positive and luminous people I know.  You can read more about Vania on the Miss Universe Canada website.  And if you have a minute, please VOTE for her to win the People's Choice Award, which will be announced during the Miss Universe Canada 2012 Preliminary show this Thursday, May 17th!

I first met Vania at Toronto's Nuit Blanche Art of Fashion, "La Belle Époque," where she volunteered to model for the event.  Here she is magnificently modeling one of my creations for that competition:



As for the Miss Universe gown, you will get to see Vania modeling it this Saturday, May 19th, when it will be revealed at the Miss Universe Canada 2012 Final competition!  Until then it's top secret ;)  If you're in Toronto, you can buy tickets to the final competition, which will be held at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, or you can watch it on TV or live webcast across Canada!  And have no fear, I will of course be posting photos on my blog after the big reveal!!  I can hardly wait!  Here's a promo video to get you pumped ;)



Good luck Vania!
I am so honoured that you asked me to design a gown for you!  I know you'll strut you stuff and work it ;)

Corinne 

xoxo

88 comments:

  1. amazing!


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  2. She's so pretty!! Thank you for your lovely comment:)Xx

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  3. Wow, congratulations to her! These photographs are incredible.

    xoxo
    Meera

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  4. How exciting!

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  5. Great, I love it !

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  6. Oh my that is awesome! She seems like such a fabulous person! I'm heading over to vote now!

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  7. Hi dear! Just wanted to send u my best wishes and good vibes! :) Also, wow, you blog is amazing, u have so many things to offer! I'm following u now! Bisous!

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  8. Shes is very pretty!
    Good luck to her:)
    xoxo

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  9. You are a good friend, she is beautiful :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow congrats to your friend! I will keep my fingers crossed for her!

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  11. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or facebook??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  12. Realmente estoy asombrado por el buen gusto , el equilibrio de colores , la elegancia y la fotogenia extraordinaria de tu creativo blog.Te sigo y te invito a seguir mi blog.Saludos poéticos.

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  13. So exciting! I can't wait to see the dress you made for her. All the best of luck to her, I voted!

    xo erica

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  14. What a thrill its going to be to see your designed gown on the T.V. and good luck to your friend!

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  15. Sooooo exciting, darling!
    She is gorgeous!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. Really good post! Good luck to your friend!

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  17. Oh wow!! How cool is that!! So excited for you!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  18. Great pics!!!

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  19. So glad you found our blog! We hope you visit more often :)

    How exciting for your friend, good luck!!

    XO,

    wardrobe girls

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  20. thanks so much for visiting!! it is great to see a good role model doing well in a competition like that, best of luck to her!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow! Impressive! Congratulations to both of you! I already voted for her on the website! Best of luck! xoxo

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  22. Wow, congratulations! I'm off to vote. :D I wish you both a lot of success in life. :*
    I'm following you, would you like to follow me back? Thank you!

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  23. Beautiful! :)

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  24. Thank you for sweet words on my blog and that your following me:)
    I follow you also...your blog i great.
    Come back soon, I have more swedish inspiration for you:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

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  25. Great, I'm lovin it !

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  26. Cool! Congrats and good luck to her! I voted :)

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  27. Stunning photos, but I also believe what's inside is equally important xo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  28. Oh wow, that's so cool. Congrats! She's very pretty!

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  29. She's super pretty! And so kind. What a great combination!

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  30. Amazing honey, following you now :)
    A
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  31. she's gorgeous!


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  32. Congratulations to your friend. She's super stunning!

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  33. Wow! This is so awesome! Good luck to her and you with helping her out!! So exciting!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  34. wow, she look gorgeous!!! And what a dress!
    Kisses,

    Benedetta

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  35. She is gorgeous <3
    love your blog
    following you , hope you can follow us back

    xx,
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  36. wow shes beautiful!!! so pretty good luck to her and hope she wins! :)
    following u now folow me back?
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  37. adorable post!! thanks for sharing
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  38. beautiful !!!amazing blog!!i'm following you!!if you like mine,do the same!!!

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  39. Great one !
    Have a nice weekend !

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  40. Hey ! thanks for your comment

    So sweet of you to " advertise" for your friend, she looks great

    I took a look at your previous blogposts and I like the diversity of topics, following u

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    new outfit post

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  41. Great blog dear! Following you! Check out mine and if you like we can follow each other :D

    MaryFashionLove

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  42. aw, congrats to your friend on this great honor! she is absolutely beautiful!
    xo TJ

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  43. A special thank you to a truly inspirational designer. Corinne, as always, it was my absolute pleasure to work with you. Thank you not only for your sponsorship through your phenomenal design but for all of your support. You are an amazing person and I cannot wait for the photo shoot (sorry to keep you all waiting to see Miss Monique's master piece)and thank you all for your kind words and support. :)

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  45. Great blog! I'm a new follower =)

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  46. Wow! She looks amazing! Great post

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  47. Wow she's gorgeous and lovely to hear about the great projects she's been involved in. Good luck to her!

    Thanks so much for your comment, I hope you stop by again soon.

    The doll on fashion

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  48. So pretty :)

    following you,hope you can follow me back :)
    Xoxo

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  49. your friend is so gorgeos (inside & out), best of luck to her! make sure you let us know how it turns out for her :DD
    & you are beyond talented! yay for a fellow Corinne ;DD
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  50. Cute blog!

    Would love to follow each other. Let me know? :)

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    I follow you by bloglovin and google friends.
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    Silvia.
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  52. She looks stunning and your dress is cute! Great blog by the way now following!
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  53. gorgeous girl! ♥
    I've just found your blog, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and maybe tell me what you think about it! :)

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  54. thank you :)
    she is beautiful! I'd vote if I could :)

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  55. cute blog dear!
    what about to follow each other? :)
    xx
    Veronica
    http://in-the-jungle-of-fashion.blogspot.it/

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  56. congrats to you and to your friend :D amazing post, and really great blog :)
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  58. Congratulations to your friend! She is so pretty!
    Kisses
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  59. So beautiful!! I'm following you now on GFC! Hope you will visit my blog and follow back if you like! :)

    xxx
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  60. thats amazing!! wish her good luck for me

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  61. She looks amazing! :) So beautiful and gorgeous! :) What a nice photo! :) Best wishes from Germany

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  62. voted
    Looks super great
    have a nice and stylish week darling
    come and say Hi,
    The Dolls Factory

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  63. Wow, nice post! Really like the pics.

    Love,
    - Joha
    leatherlaceandeyeliner.blogspot.com

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  65. Good day,
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  66. Wow, this is so exciting! I can't wait to see the gown you designed for your friend :) There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!

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  69. Personally, I like the idea of simple and comfortable. In many instances, as long as people avoid extremes in dress, then they can get along just fine in most of today’s work environments.Thanks for the next!

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your support! Please leave your blog address, and I will repay the visit! :)

Corinne xo