a week’s worth – 06-06-09

Welcome to A Week’s Worth, documenting what I did all week – a little peek into the life of a fashion illustrator and blogger.

Barbara Atkin interviews Joseph Altuzarra
On Tuesday I attended the Holt Renfrew Fall 2009 womenswear preview, featuring American designer Joseph Altuzarra, seen here being interviewed by Holt Renfrew Fashion Director Barbara Atkin.  Joseph was very personable, relaxed and as Nathalie Lecomte said – “normal” – a relative rarity among fashion designers.

jacket by Joseph Altuzarra
Here is a detail of one of Joseph Altuzarra’s jacket designs for fall.

Holt Renfrew Calgary model
There was also a model on display of the new Calgary Holt Renfrew, currently under construction.

checking out Fall 09 at Holts
Pretty fashion girls named Sarah and Sarah checking out all the fall samples.

Alia Juma and FT cameraman
On Thursday, Juma had a trunk show at UPC in Yorkville – here is Alia just as the night is beginning.  They were going to be followed around all night by a crew from Fashion Television – looking forward to seeing the profile.

panelists at Androgyny
Later that night it was time for the Texstyles: Androgyny event.  The highlight was a panel discussion featuring three very animated and opinionated thinkers – author Derek McCormack, designer Mikhael Kale, and journalist David Livingstone.  The discussion was fascinating and entertaining – makes me think all fashion parties should start with a seminar.

Susie and Holly
Attendees really got into the theme in their costumes including jewelry designer Susie Love and her friend Holly.  Susie’s outfit was “half-and-half” – very disarming.

Beckermans in Sephora makeup
Sephora was on hand to do makeup and they went “full ziggy” on the Beckermans.

me and Loenne
On Friday I went and got my hair cut at Vidal Sassoon (love it), and then took the trip up to visit Adrienne and her new baby Loenne.  Loenne is so new she does not quite know how to smile yet.  She is adorable eh?

After that I trekked way out to Capital Findings in the industrial park area around Dufferin, Wingold and Tycos.  It was quite the bus trip but I needed to pick up some thread for the Sol[e]d event tonight (Saturday June 6) at the Bata Shoe Museum.  What will I be doing with it?  Please come and see.

How was your week?

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