I was lucky enough to have my stay sponsored by our parter, the beautiful Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side of NYC! I am so grateful to have been provided with a lovely (& enormous) room to showcase my new collection to buyers & media. Select pieces from the new collection were also on display in the hotel lobby, along with displays by Suja Juice, Stella & Dot, & Korto Momolu, all of whom I adore.
I also took some of my gorgeous models out for a spin to Lincoln Center (more about that later too), so we had to stop on the red carpet in the lobby for some photo ops ;) These lovely ladies caused quite a stir with Hotel Belleclaire's guests!
Here we all are posing with out Suja Juice (so yummy!) before we head out to knock 'em dead at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center!
More exciting news (& TONS of photos) to follow soon!!!
Again, a HUGE thank you & shout out to our partner, the Hotel Belleclaire & especially to Adisa Feratovic, Director of Sales & Marketing, for sponsoring our stay & making is such a positive and joyful experience!
Whether it be styling the right outfit, looking good in glasses, or finding treasures in your closet, ultimately as fashion bloggers we share our fashion story. Through words or through photography, this roundup takes a closer look at making life more beautiful, fashion icons like Lilly Pulitzer who passed away over the weekend, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli.. and the downward spiral of the house of Saint Laurent. What are we going to do to keep the world beautiful? Sustainable fashion and shopping our closets? And how will we document it.. there are fantastic photo tutorials in the mix to.
Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup, April 11th
Since SixLee's S/S 2013 collection was inspired by Juan Gatti's paintings, I chose to contrast the layered and airy pale blues and greys of the SixLee piece in my watercolour illustration with a fun Gatti-like background. If you like my illustration, you can vote for me to win the contest by clicking on the photo of my illustration which will take you to it's Facebook photo link. From there, 'like' the photo, as well as 'liking' Draw A Dot.'s Facebook page to vote for me!
I am so sorry for the almost year-long delay in posts, but I was so busy with so many exciting and wonderful projects! The coming posts on all the news will be well worth the wait, I promise!
For my first post this year, I wanted to tell you all about my début fashion show of my eponymous womenswear line, Corinne Monique, during New York Fashion Week this past February! Thanks to some wonderful sponsors, friends, and family, and to Rogues Gallery Presents, run by the extremely talented Ron Cooke, who put on the Emerging Designer Showcase, I was able to live the dream. It truly still feels like it might have all been just a fabulous dream and I keep having to pinch myself to remind me that the experience was real! I was the only Canadian designer invited to show & I actually ended up closing the Showcase, which was such an honour as the other designers I showed with, Urban Masala by Sehar Peerzada, Willie Hall, Mikasa La Charles, Diane Linston, 7T7 by Tarique Tabani, and Brehon Williams, were all amazingly talented.
My Fall/Winter 2013 collection, entitled ‘The Year of the Serpent,’ was inspired by a sense of wanderlust surrounding the exoticism of the Far East and is a modern take on the Orientalism of bygone eras. The decadent and dramatic, yet controlled collection examines the symbolism of the poisonous serpent, a mythological creature familiar to all cultures, and often a symbol of female power. The Orient of my mind encompassed Asian locales including China, Japan, Tibet, Russia, Mongolia, Iran, Indochina, and India, with a few non-Eastern influences thrown in from other sunny faraway cultures, such as Argentina, Spain, Peru, and Mexico. Here are a few photos of my mood/inspiration board, fabrics, including hand-felted silk, and my sketches: