my Scottish Fashion Awards

attending,blog friends,events,live drawing — Danielle on June 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Here is lovely Glaswegian born Gail Mcinnes of Magnet Creative, arriving at the Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow where she received a well-deserved nomination for communicator of the year. She invited me to come along, and this is a brief scrapbook of what I saw.

First off was a champagne reception where I busted out my watercolour kit… I scribbled this version of International Designer of the Year winner Henry Holland and he liked it well enough to blog it – on!

Scottish people are so delightful – they have a wicked sense of humour and a friendly approachability. It was easy to make friends and have fun.

More guests including Gail in her gorgeous Lucian Matis dress.

I had a media pass, so I didn’t get to see the awards ceremony… however I did get to see the late evening sun glittering off of the Clyde.

During the awards, the media were corralled to the red carpet area to shoot the winners just after they received their awards.

I found a nice sunny spot on the floor from which to observe the action.

I did my best to sketch the winners as they came along – the Best New Designer (above left and below) and the Best Textile Designer (above right) both happily holding their trophies.

My little studio.

The late evening sun up in Glasgow was quite beautiful, and I managed to capture the best of it in this one shot of a Scottish socialite or star, I’m afraid I don’t know anything about her.

I did manage to get a good drawing of her too. And a somewhat awkward drawing of the fashion icon of the year, a young television star, above right.

At the end of the show, a photo op with all of the judges.

And me, wearing the dress Anita picked for me.

A couple shots from toe to head of me and Gail. It was wonderful to spend some quality time with Gail at such a significant moment. Thank you Gail xoxo

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    1. I love this post! And the watercolours! What a great idea, D. So thrilled Henry Holland added it to his Vogue blog! Well done.

      Comment by Carolyn — June 22 2011 @ 1:22 pm
    2. wow, these are great! I’m so impressed that you can draw/paint so quickly, it’s so much more interesting than taking a photo!

      Comment by Ali — June 22 2011 @ 2:17 pm
    3. I love that you were there with me. Such a great night! Miss you tons already. xoxoxo

      PS – Here’s the info on the glamourous blonde actor: “Louise Linton – LA based Scottish actress and current ‘New Talent Darling of Hollywood’ (just completed films with Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff, Christopher Walken, Christian Slater)”

      Comment by Gail — June 22 2011 @ 4:49 pm
    4. a) i love scotland. i swear the scots are the texans of the british isles.

      b) you look smashing, as do your illo’s. you are a wonder with watercolors.

      c) i miss you, you need to come visit us stateside!

      Comment by joi (stereoette) — June 22 2011 @ 5:27 pm
    5. Hi Danielle.
      well done your stuff looks good your dress looks good and your drawings look good. Was nice to meet you hope you have some lifetime memories and things to make you laugh randomly that you know your pals in Canada just won’t understand.

      Euan x

      Comment by Euan — June 22 2011 @ 8:56 pm
    6. love your watercolors,…fluid in form and style!

      Comment by Susan Ratz — June 23 2011 @ 3:57 am
    7. Lovely to see a first-hand view of the night. Your little studio space is very cool too, it isn’t easy capturing sketches in such a short span of time! Great job.

      Comment by Wendy — July 4 2011 @ 8:53 pm
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