Sunday, November 2, 2008
so we toke hali by storm quite recently.
Although waking at 4 in the morning isn't a favorite thing of mine i'll do it for the company. We arrive in Halifax and first plan of action was meeting with Chara at "Love Me" a ridiculously cute boutique she owns. Not only will this store be carrying out clothing now, it also carries many other designers locally which makes it completely fantastic and very very very worth visiting should you be traipsing around the streets of downtown Halifax.
While we were at the store, by chance, we did a radio interview with Emily a student from Kings who was fantastic and we had a great time working with.
After this we toke our giddy selves to lunch as well as did a little shopping. Unfortunately it wasn't the most successful shopping trip, but you can't win them all right? After this we checked in to our hotel which was awesome ( we somehow lucked out and had a flipping terrace! ) and prepared for Atlantic Fashion Week. After trying out every outfit in my bag i decided on the first one i tried on and we headed over to the Mercedes Benz Dealership where the event was held.
At first i found myself a little apprehensive about the location because typically i wouldn't think of a car dealership as the number one local for a runway show but they did an absolute fantastic job of transforming it and it was beautiful. When we got to the area where the designers and models were kept we were a little overwhelmed. The models were all tall and gorgeous and it was really great opportunity for us to work with trained models. We chose our models and we were all supremely proud of the job they did. They all looked fantastic on the runway and made the clothing look even better! The other designers were so great and inspiring. I found myself designing in my head while watching the other designers show their stuff ha ha what can I say :P
It was so full and we only had standing room to watch the show. It was the first time for us to watch our own show rather then being back stage and dressing the models. It was a good experience for us to let go of some control and just sit back.. or rather stand back and admire what we had accomplished. I found myself so proud when we walked the runway to applause and it was so reassuring to hear people tell us they enjoyed our designs because ultimately we do it for the people, and if you don't like it then there's a problem.
After the show we chatted with some people and thanked everyone who helped us out. We also did an interview with Haligonia.ca where you can actually watch some of the show with our clothing in it "pink champagne" was the name of the event to search for.
When we got back to the hotel we found ourselves super restless and went out for pizza at the pizza corner. It was pretty great ha ha not gonna lie.
The next day was very uncompany related, but we did do some semi successful shopping which made my day. When we finally got home I went to the TV and turned it on aimlessly to CTV and was caught by surprise to see our clothing on Live at 5 as well as myself and the girls walking down the runway. I was in shock and was definitely a good closer to that trip.
So I hope you guys stay tuned to what we have happening because this is definitely not it, we have tons more stuff up our sleeves. We will post the link to the pictures of the show A.S.A.P so you guys can check out a sneak peak at our fall/winter collection!
ta ta for now lovelies