Saturday, October 29, 2011

"A Needle Pulling Thread" Article Part 3 of 3

Pick up a copy of "A Needle Pulling Thread" to read all about my jewelry! This month's magazine features a two page article with many photos of my work. This is the 3rd article in a series that I wrote about my life in Paris, and Couture embroidery. Pick up your copy today!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Many Hats of Fashion Week

From hats to fascinators and headbands, there were plenty of head adornments to be seen at Paris Fashion Week. I captured these street styles outside of the Chanel and Guy Laroche shows.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Models, Off The Clock

Ever wonder what the models look like off the runways of Fashion Week? I took a few photos of the famous faces after some of the shows. You can see that some of them still have the hair and makeup fresh from the stage. From Ruby Aldridge to Freja Beha I captured some great shots of the models straight off the runway! These models were taken outside the Hermes, Valentino, Issey Miyake and Chanel shows.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Iris Couture Embroidery

Just thought I would share a piece that I am currently working on! This is a couture embroidered piece that will soon be turned into a clutch purse. The hand embroidery is done with a Luneville hook which is the technique that I learned at Lesage, (an atelier house owned by Chanel). It is created with glass beads, sequins, threads and vintage silk.

This piece was inspired by the Monet Iris jacket that Lesage made for Yves Saint Laurent. This is such a wonderful piece, I really wanted to capture a essence of the original jacket in my embroidery.

Once I am finished the final product, I will post more pictures!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hamilton Spectator Article!

Thank you to the Hamilton Spectator for running a full page article about my adventures in Paris! It is so nice to be able to share my Paris experience with my Canadian friends. The article written by Carmelina Prete was featured in the Style section of the Hamilton Spectator on Wednesday Oct. 12 To read the full article, click here!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Celebrities at Paris Fashion Week!

After spending the last two weeks running from show to show at Paris Fashion week, I am finally getting a chance to sit down and go through all my photos. This seasons fashion scene was a star studded event filled with celebrities. It seems designers have really taken an interest in filling their front rows with high profile editors and celebrities. From Lindsey Lohan, to the Olsen Twins, celebrities were out in full force to support their favorite designers. I thought I would share some photos of those I captured during the last couple of weeks.
Ciara arriving at Valentino

Carine Roitfeld at Valentino

Natalia Vodianova at Valentino

Nina Garcia at Valentino

Caroline Sieber at Valentino

Bernadette Chirac at Chanel

Rachel Zoe at Valentino

Fellow Canadian, Jeanne Becker at Chanel

Baptiste Giabiconi at Chanel

Alexa Chung at Chanel

Olivia Palermo at Dior

Uma Thurman at Chanel

Clemence Poesy at Chanel

Poppy Delevigne at Chanel

Jared Leto at Kanye West show

Leighton Meester at Dior

Bill Cunningham at Dior

Grace Coddington at Dior

Anna Dello Russo at Dior

Anna Wintour at Dior