Last week I was invited to be a part of the designing team for Suite Fashion. Suite Fashion is back, it takes place at Suite 34, the upscale and charming bar/lounge located in Ottawa's Byward Market. Each Friday during the next 5 weeks you can enjoy there the Ottawa's night life with a glass of martini, watching the last creations of the local designers. For the night of Nov 6th, 2009 it was everything about the “Eyes Wide Shut” theme.
I am very excited about my next big project! On November 19th, 2009 I will present my creations at the Slovak Embassy. The fashion show will be held there for the diplomats posted to Ottawa from all around the world. Designs will be modeled by gorgeous models from Angie's Models and Talent. Invited are also press, media, and different photographers. Also professional hair and make up will be provided by West End Hair Academy and selected independent make up artists. It is rare here in Ottawa that a fashion show is dedicated to one designer only. Of course, we had Ottawa Fashion Week, Capitol Fashion Week, etc. but those shows presented many designers in one evening. Therefore I feel very privileged being asked to present my designs there. I want to thank to all the Embassy people who are involved in this for their support!
For pictures from the fashion show please follow Fall/Winter 2009 in the Gallery section!
Sunday, June 7th 2009, I had another great opportunity to work with a very professional team consisting of Ottawa photographer Richard Gibbs, make up artist Tracy Gifford- Lahey and our beautiful model Jessica NL. We went to shoot some of my summer designs - dresses. Despite we were not lucky with the weather, our creative spirit hasn't been disturbed with that little rain! I think the result are fantastic - cheerful, colorful and flattering airy dresses - we all can use a little inspiration for upcoming summer season! Enjoy!
Last Wednesday, June 3rd, after a long time of designing and planning, we (photographer Eric Mercier and I) had finally a chance to put our effort in another photoshoot. The goal was to design an outfit with a medieval touch but still wearable (with a proper styling) in 21st century.
Our model Christianna did a great job with posing, she is a natural flawless beauty! Despite recent highs and lows in weather we enjoyed a wonderful day outdoors, in one of Ottawa's parks. Hope you will like the pictures!
On one cold February day, TL Rader from Rogers Daytime came to see me at the Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design, where I teach. We talked about teaching, designing, and about haute couture. Haute couture that has no limits, that gives us a feeling of luxury and allows us to dream. Here is the interview together with a video from my fashion runway presentation during Ottawa Fashion Week vol II where I showcased my collection for Spring/Summer 2009.