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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week April 2015 - Speed Blogging - Exclusive Press Event

OMG this was such fun!!!! I've never speed blogged before.  Of course I had an idea what it would be like ... happy dance!!!! it exceeded all my expectations

It was held at Hootsuite HQ, call me a goofball but this was a double do for me, been wanting to get into this place for awhile (more on that later)

At various events I make my way around a crowd and approach interesting people.  I enjoy meeting new people as much as I enjoy interviewing them.   From time to time they're understandably busy and either meet up with me later or we never do catch up, sigh.  This was beauty because it was an intimate setting and everyone was relaxed and ready to reminisce about their efforts.  They were very generous with their time and I was in heaven with this captive audience

Kudos Myriam for thinking of us bloggers and arranging our interview ops, it was great to meet everyone

Thank you to Jessie Liu from Simple Pair for the design, I love this collection to bits
Simple Pair Fashion Design

(Photo by: Eco Fashion Week)

Check out the Eco Fashion Week Facebook page for more pictures

Was completely surprised to see Dominique Hanke as a stylist, little did I know this is yet another talent of hers.  I've always known her as a Milliner

You can see her Millinery handywork here Hive Mind Millinery
and her Fashion Style here Dominique Hanke

Megan Magdalena Bourne is actually a photographer that caught the eye of EFW for her stylish photos.  These people are all multi talented I find time after time

Catch up with her here Megan Magdalena

This is so inspiring, Kelly King and Hanne Fellers from Passport2Freedom donate 100%, yes you heard me 100% of their profits to help abolish human trafficing and run programs in the slums of Brazil

Try to stop yourself from shopping this worthy cause here Passport2Freedom

I also met Susan Bibbings, however, somehow I successfuly deleted the audio or mistakingly never saved it.  Sometimes I tire of technology, give me a good old recorder, ha ha.  At any rate will make sure to visit her studio one day and redo, if she'll agree, LOL

This jewelry from Lotusland is really lovely and very creative styles are available.  It's a collaborative project which creates income for Maasai tribeswomen in lieu of their previous occupations of cutting down trees to make and sell charcoal.  This is an innovative platform to help stop deforestation in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro

See you at the next EFW

Is this place seriously cool or what

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week April 2015

I have to say I am so blessed when it comes to Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver CEO/Founder Myriam Laroche is a lovely, funny and beautiful lady.  I'm always inspired by her style and learn a lot from her easy going spunk but get things done attitude.  Not sure if i've ever mentioned this, Myriam was the first to give me full media access as a blogger.  Love her for that opportunity

Can you imagine putting on such a grand scale event, pressure!  You'd never know it by speaking with her.  Her native tongue is French yet she eloquently gets her point across in either language. Absolutely brilliant.  It now spans several locations, from the chic Fairmont Waterfront Hotel to Hootsuite HQ to the Vancouver International Film Festival.  I really love the different venues approach, new surroundings almost every night keeps things fresh

See our interview here.  LOL sorry for the black and white still learning that filming with a window behind us is WRONG

To see all the pics for EFW check out their FaceBook page here Eco Fashion Week

The lineup for the evening

5:00pm Pre-Loved show featuring Mine&Yours and Turnabout (Styled by Sarah D'arcey)
7:00pmThift Chic Challenge Presented by Value Village $500 budget must style/design 10 Runway worthy outfits
8:30pm68 Pound Challenge Presented by Value Village The amount of textile waste each person has every year

(Photo by: Eco Fashion Week)

Favorite looks of the evening for preloved, this Clover Canyon Dress and this jacket ... drool

(Photo by: Peter Jensen)

Anxious to meet Sue Randhawa from the Optical Boutique for some time now, see our interview here

Stop by her Facebook page here The Optical Boutique Seriously stop by, you'll never look at glasses the same way

Spoke briefly with Darlene Karimi from Designer Doll Fashions by Darlene K
We were about to enter the venue so had to cut it short

For us both she created quite an ensemble that doesn't end here.  I'm wearing a short dress with matching fabric to the jacket.  There is also a matching skirt for another look for another time

See her Facebook here Designer Doll Fashions by Darlene K

Chased down Lincoln Heller from FiveLeft

See our interview here

A couple of years ago during his show he wheeled a sewing machine on the runway, defaced some of his designs and threw them into the anxious arms of attendees, drat I missed that night!

Speakers in suitcases, talk about recycling

The Kimono Challenge, loved it.  In talks regarding what else could be done with hotel linens this idea hatched.  Each Designer was given a set of linens and environmentaly friendly dyes and the creations are exraordinary

(Photo by Vancity Buzz)

read more about it here Vancity Buzz Eco Fashion Week Kimono Contest Voting

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Picture Week

Running Time rehearsal for Fall From Grace,  Designer Doll Fashions by Darlene K upcoming event

Did my yearly mow

Just love how a little yard maintenace can make me so happy.  No tent this year though. Gotta get a new carport roof so need the space to store the mess that will come off it, yuck

EcoFashion Week is fast approaching

I am so very lucky, they have invited me to do media AGAIN!!!! yeah

Check out my blog from ECO Fashion Week April 2013 here
ECO Fashion Week 2013

I'm eating some vegetables yuck!!!!!  For those of you that don't know ... I have high cholesterol