Such a great year. Lots of ups and downs. I tried a lot of new things and made my fair share of mistakes, and learned more than I can express in a post.
This year I became a fashion illustrator. At the beginning of the year I had no idea what I was supposed to be. Setbacks in other ventures and a lack of confidence held me back. Finally in July, I recognized it and consciously chose it, embracing the uncertainty, interesting things started to happen. I finally feel like I am on the Earth living a life I love.
I also kept blogging, sometimes getting involved, getting myself out there and occasionally even getting noticed. I love meeting all the wonderful fashion people both in Toronto and New York. It truly is a privilege to be surrounded by such a rich variety of characters, all with so much passion and fascination for this fashion thing.
I did a few things this year that I am proud of, and I can think of so many inspiring people I have met who have accomplished such amazing things this year. I really feel like I am a small part of fashion on a worldwide, countrywide, and citywide level and it gets me excited for everything that is possible. I want to give fashion all I have got.
So to recap my year I just wanted to link a few of my favourite moments. Thank you for reading, writing, and linking.
Feb 1 – NOW magazine features 5 fantastic Toronto Fashion Bloggers, including Final Fashion.
May 13 – Froze my ass without a pass among the far more fabulous at Fashion Cares.
July 2 – My beautiful best friend wore a dress I made for her on her wedding day.
Aug 27 – Draping Demonstration at the Toronto Fashion and Design Festival with Englebert Gayagoy and Katya Revenko. I produced what may be the most elegant design I have ever made in an hour and a half, in front of Toronto’s busiest intersection. We even got rained out. It was amazing.
Sept 5 – 11 – Fashion Week in New York – my first. It was incredible, and fascinating, and overwhelming, and so much fun. I think I will have to return eh?
Oct 24 – 27 – Fashion Week in Toronto – the best ever! Met so many new friends, watched some gorgeous fashion, and learned a little bit about what it is like to work a fashion week.
Nov 24 – Fashion Figures featured in the National Post. My impromptu little micropreneurship venture, with no capital down, garnered 7 clients, a few wonderful new friends, and a mention in a national newspaper within 6 months. Pretty good for a little idea. I have more ideas for 2008.
Nov 25 -Thirteen and counting Toronto Fashion Blogger Brunches. This has been such a source of friendship, fun, and great conversations all year. Thanks to everyone who came, brunchers are brilliant!
There is so many more things I could write about which makes me feel like it was even a better year than I thought. The bar is raised high for 2008, and I feel ready. Next!