Friday, October 22, 2010

Post Show Press

Thank you David Livingstone ("Mr. Livingstone, I presume" - always wanted to say that and missed my chance!), Erin O'Brien, Kate Kennedy, Rebecca Zamon, Tiffany Merritt, Samantha Speisman, Septembre Anderson, Lauren at frontrowmag,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A little peek...

Spring Summer 2011

The inspiration was a lady-like Annie Hall.
The feel of the installation is Annie Hall crossed with a Hampton's garden party.

Moving leaves will be projected on the wall. 

Model Casting, The National Post and the Bell Celebrity Gala or Thursday

Chris and I on the carousel!

Thursday was a ridiculously busy day and a completely surreal one.

One of the those days when you are scheduled down to the minute and you can't afford for anything to go wrong.  Thanks to two helpful friends who came to my rescue I made it through the day!

Button run, blow out appointment, model casting with Melissa Leong from the National Post who met up with me for a piece that is coming out on show day, pick up passes from the FDCC, makeup done by Ivy Lam, pose for snaps for the Post story and then off to the Bell Celebrity Gala.  

In between, the usual things that you just have to accomplish during the day when you have a family. Anyway, madness could easily have ensued.  Thankfully, I was saved by my lovely friend Liz who gave up her appointment at Blo so that I could have clean and kempt hair and also to my other quick thinking friend Joy, who realized I had left my keys behind and tucked them into the flower pot (I guess that hiding spot is gone)

I felt a bit like I was watching the day from outside myself.  Especially as I sat in my dining room, with Ivy doing makeup, chatting with Melissa and watching Chris and the photographer setting up for the shoot, it was all very, very surreal. 

Anyway, model casting was successful, Melissa was so easy going (thank you!) and the Bell Gala in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health was great - there was even a carousel!  Had a brief conversation with Coco Rocha and tried to be cool with Jeanne Becker. (ha!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Sponsors

All those accessories you see on the runway... they are usually sponsored. 

I am working with incredible sponsors for this show:  Nine West, Brunswick + Co, and of course The Fashion Collective!

Thank you!!!

Two great new articles

Not sure if I mentioned that I was sponsored for LG Fashion Week by an incredible trio called the Fashion Collective?
Dwayne Kennedy, Brian Richards and Kate Mullin.

Here is a blurb from an article in Eye Weekly:

"Sometimes, the names to know during LG Fashion Week aren’t always on the official schedule. Case in point: The Fashion Collective is a group of style enthusiasts (publicist Kate Mullin, stylists and partners Dwayne Kennedy and Brian A. Richards) who have joined forces with the goal of repping Toronto’s coolest, newest talents, and providing all the creative support and services the ruling Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) currently doesn’t"

House of Groves was also in Eye Weekly as one of Fashion Week's "Fresh Faces".

For the article on The Fashion Collective:

For the article on House of Groves:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dean Davidson and Tricia Campbell-Hall

Video Editorial 2010 from Dean Davidson on Vimeo.

The incredible Tricia Campbell-Hall of stylist fame worked with a few of my pieces for a video she was styling for Dean Davidson Jewellery.

Check it out - gorgeous stuff.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Week in Pictures

Montreal Fashion Week.  The outside of Le Showroom.
A scout from Paris approached me to participate in the Pret a Porter show!!

From the TFI Press and Buyer's Breakfast.  Great event this year!  Met with Elle, Flare, Cosmo TV, the National Post....
Lots of colour in the House of Groves Spring Summer 2011 collection.  Here is a preview of the black.  Linen, Waxed Cotton (love!), Cotton, Silk

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pop up Shop Tonight

House of Groves and go go mama items to be had!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Press Page. Finally!

I had a spare hour before I left for Montreal last week and sent press links to my web editor.

A new press page is now up on the House of Groves site.

Looking forward to the Preston Catalogue editorial when it comes out!

Out of the frying pan and into the fire - Montreal to Toronto

Still getting caught up from Montreal Fashion Week and now head first into Toronto Fashion Week.
House of Groves was asked to participate in LG Fashion Week as part of a group of emerging designers.  I chose to do an installation versus a runway show. 

So excited! And soooo much to do!

As I am now on the schedule I guess it makes it official.

October 20th at 3 pm - Will you be there?

House of Groves on LG Fashion Week Schedule