This post is going to be a bit jumbled, but I thought I would catch up on some of the things that have been going on in my life. These photos are from back in September during my birthday week. I went to see a band called Braids with some friends. One of my favourite things to do is to see live music and discover new bands. I also spotted this girl wearing her scarf as a cape and had to snap a photo. I just love the way she tied it! Later in the week JP and I went out for dinner before we caught the Pearl Jam concert. That was definitely a memorable week.
This last week has been pretty great too. PARK put on an emerging designer forum on Saturday, which went really well. I feel so honoured to have been a part of it. The forum started out with designers Paul Hardy and Lara Presber talking about their experience in the fashion industry, what its like to work as a designer in Calgary, and the manufacturing process. Next up was Liz De Swart talking about the business side of fashion design. RBC then gave information on business loans and the steps to starting a business plan. Yvonne Jeffery from the Calgary Herald presented after lunch on the media side of fashion and what reporters are looking for when covering stories on designers. Lastly, Karen Judge, a stylist in Calgary and the owner of Studio Gorgeous, spoke about the importance of knowing your customer and what buyers are looking for. Luckily the PARK team got to sit in on the forum and soak in the advice. I definitely learned a lot and left the forum full of energy and excitement and completely inspired. I have no intention of being a designer (my dream is to be a psychologist), but all of the speakers were full of enthusiasm, spoke from the heart, and were passionate about their careers. It made me feel excited about my own future career goals.
(Joe Fresh sweater, American Apparel skirt, Steve Madden shoes, Aldo bracelets, Forever 21 necklace)
|Pearl Jam concert|
(T. Babaton top, Rewind Consignment belt and boots, American Apparel skirt, Spring bag, Club Monaco socks)