It’s heart month and I’m feeling lovely. I have heaps going on this month and next and hopefully till the end of time. I love being busy. The most hustle in Winter means more fun for summer I reckon. On Feb. 20th I’m in a fashion show during Ottawa Fashion Week with a whole bunch of famous Canadians. Yeah, ME! Crazy, eh?
The show is for Unicef and the other models are Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas/Call Me Fitz), Rosey Edeh (ET Canada), Tré Armstrong (So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Erica Wark (CBC’s Steven and Chris), Leesa Butler (f-list.ca), Elizabeth Manley (Olympic Silver Medalist), Gail McInnes (TDot TV), Cory Lee (Degrassi), TL Rader (Professional Ballroom Dancer), and Solange Tuyishime (UNICEF Canada Ambassador).
I’m not sure who I’m wearing yet but I’m hoping for something really glamourous. We’re taking the train to our nations capital and staying at a hotel for the weekend. I’ve never taken a long train ride and I know there is wifi so like, that’s the part I’m most excited for. WHAT A NERD. Oh well! I’ve done heaps of fashion shows in my life (so far) so walking the runway for charity is a total pleasure.
I was going to post the most obvious song but I did once already so I started looking for model songs. Then I looked at models and ended up at this, which is sexy, with models, and right in time for the superbowl. I’m actually going to a real super bowl party on Sunday. I’ve never been to one before! I don’t think? No.
Do you see now why I love Valfre so much? I always hug my besties when I see them. Hugs are good.
I must rush to a fancy steak house lunch presentation for a client which will then be followed by another lunch with a client. Today is business time! I’m gonan dress real professional just to throw them off. Mooohaha. Follow my Tweets to be part of the adventure.
DON’T MAKE FUN OF ME. Ok, you can. I make fun of me every day.
People have been asking me ‘why don’t you make more videos?’. I asked myself the same question and… I HAVE NO IDEA!? I’m going to make a video every day until the end of the month and then MAYBE FOREVER. Who knows? When I set my mind to something I get pretty serious about it.
Have any deep dying questions you’ve wanted to ask? Want me to teach you something? Any questions? Any idea? Bueller?! I’m sure I can find things to make videos about every day but I am giving you a chance to inspire something. My Youtube channel is HERE and you can subscribe to it here or subscribe to my blog here (get it email, RSS, fairy, letter mail). I have a team helping me get a few things in order before I got to SXSW next month and making videos is part of the plan.
It’s about to get crazy crazier. You can call me Crasie 🙂
It’s incredibly beautiful & sunny on the lake today.
Tuesday night I went to the SS 2012 preview for Mark’s. I’m always impressed with the style. I’m looking to get a few nice dress shirts & cardigans before summer (who’s growing up nowwwwww?!). There is a rose cardigan that matches my rose tattoo I must have. I’ll have some pix from the lookbook soon. Honestly though, go to a Mark’s store, you will be surprised!
Finally went into CB2 design on Queen. I was in Boston or Vegas so I missed the launch party. Beautiful shop. Love how they left the exposed brick from the Big Bop and the classic sign. I feel like it was just yesterday I was hanging out there for bands & fetish parties.
New Instagram stickers arrived from Printstagram yesterday. Thanks Bob for shipping from Boston via China. Stickers with shipping to Canada come to $20 which you can pay with PayPal. This is my second round, I simple love the little things.
Stopp by to visit my girls at Doll Bar. Have you been there before? It’s a lovely place. I really want to get extensions but my hair isn’t long enough yet. I’m having an inner conflict over do I cut it or do I grow it?
Watched this talk last night by Mike Monteiro about being a person who works in the business of being creative. He talks about relationship building and uses good language. The start is amusing and I learned a few things. I drew on iPad while he was talking.
He brings in his lawyer, who is quite insightful. Especially when it comes to how to take care of client service contracts as a small business. Sounds boring but it’s not. I watched the whole thing. Having a business lawyer like Weisblatt Law Firm can really help expand and build on your business in the best way possible with sorting out legalities.
If the person you are working with has their lawyer on the call, you should have yours.
I like when he says ” I would like designers to stop being bottoms, realize the power you have in the relationship”. (You’ll enjoy that part I’m sure.) I love listening to entrepreneurs talk. It’s like candy for your brain. At the end he says something that I say to you and myself like, errrrrrrry day.
First of all, no, I’m not going to be on Canada’s Next Top Blogger OR The Canadian Bachelor.
I rocked up third next to a mom and a gay in the Canadian Blog Awards category of Best Life Weblog (weblog is original name of blog). Next year, I’ll be a lesbian with a child and TAKE FRST PLACE. Seriously though, I have lots planned for 2012 in content and design and I’m gunning for first.
The Ninjamatics’ 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards saw 461 nominations across 37 categories. Their 46 volunteer jurors used ten criteria in content & design to judge each of the 461 weblogs in the first round and approximately 175 in the second round to arrive at the winners.
It’s contagious. I peeled myself out of bed today after a super deep sleep. Was greeted by a delicious smooth in the fridge, thanks Barbie. The sun is shining and sparkling like glitter on the lake. Turned off the news for the aquarium channel, the fish tell less depressing stories. I want to travel. I know I just got back and I know I’m going places but I just can not seem to sit still. I caught a travel bug and it’s never going away.
Had dinner with a friend last night who is off to England then Copenhagen and will be there for fashion week. (One day I will too.) She told me that she will be staying in a hotel called the Holiday Inn hotel in Kensington and it sounds amazing. She can’t wait to visit England and she’s equally excited about exploring Copenhagen too. I’m so jealous! We talked about how determined I am/we are to break out of Canada and move to a bigger ‘pond’. Canada is a wonderful country but I really want to do more international travel writing, working, and exploring. These photos are from a shoot I did with fashion photog & friend Lynsie Roberts when I signed the deal to go to New Zealand for Fashion Week in 2010. I was incredibly excited for my first international blogging adventure. I was radiant.
Three places I REALLY want to go in 2012 year are:
Cape Town, South Africa
If you have any thoughts, ideas or connections to make this dream a reality. LET ME KNOW. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. I’m determined to take on the world!
Life moves pretty fast sometimes, if you don’t look around, you’ll miss it” This commercial is great. Enjoy! I’m going for a run then spending the afternoon working on a creative project.