This is my favorite time of year.
Although here in Sydney it's sunny and hot outside and the carols of "dashing through the snow" don't quite work.
Having said that since the end of November my Christmas tree has been up and I am addicted to Diana Krall's Christmas CD.
This is also the time of year that highlights the inner struggle with having your own business. Whilst everyone is on holiday or working minimal amounts I am deciding how much time can be taken off guilt free.There are so many factors to decide on and as this is my first Christmas at my studio I have little knowledge to go off. Will customers be coming to the studio or hitting the department store sales,will I disappoint someone if I am closed, how much time do I need to be refreshed and energized for the new year? Oh the many many questions.
I have already changed my mind numerous times and have finally settled on Jan 2nd as this will be the first paddington markets for 2010.
So I will see if I can go Christmas and boxing day without turning on the computer.
I hope you have a very merry Christmas and that 2010 is all you wish for.
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Last night I went to a prescreening of "the garden at the end of the world".
It is a documentary that had the audience laughing,crying and I for one walked away feeling so lucky for all I have. What I really loved about the film is the passion and dedication the film maker has for getting a story out to the public. It was a honest piece of work and I love to see/meet people that are dedicated to making a difference.
On the night Mahboba was there ,see the picture below,and she is another person that has dedicated their lives to making a difference.By setting up orphenages in Afghanistan she is making a huge difference to the next generation of children.
This is a film about hope and I highly recommend it anyone
For more infor about the film go to www.thegardenattheendoftheworld.com
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So today I managed to spend updating,fixing,changing and just having a play on the website.What do you think?It's amazing how much time you can spend deciding to have a table with borders or not and perhaps noone really notices.
It is always exciting putting up new products and I am very excited by my Live With Bracelet. I have not stopped wearing mine and look at it when I need a reminder-I have engraved it with the words truth and love. Both words that are important to me.
I was lucky enough to have someone that made me a display holder for them as my creative juices were not flowing when I tried to use a paper towel holder wrapped in fabric-I had to admit to it not been one of my best ideas.
This week has been one of those weeks when everything either went fantastically or fell flat.
It started with having a fantastic girl in for work experience. It has been such a pleasure working with someone who takes each task seriously and gets it done. As a team I have been able to tick of tasks that have been on my to-do list for weeks-Thanks so much Jordan.
Then the week came to a crash literally with my computer crashing on me. It was one of those moments when I actually had to stop and think about what I could do that wasn’t computer related-no emails, no printing. It actually made me realise firstly how much I rely on my computer but also what a time waster it can be. So part of my new plan is to have a day a week that is away from the computer (I can cheat though as I have a Blackberry) So I will let you know how I go with that!!
So after coming to terms without the computer I then received news that I had been selected as a finalist for the 2threads Fashion Awards.
You can only imagine how excited I am to get recognition for the label and the work I do as a designer rather then just because my name is similar to some pop star!!
So its upto the public to vote and everyone that votes can also win weekly prizes.
Please show you support and vote for me under the Best Up and Coming Designer.Click here
Better shoot off to get ready for Paddington markets.
Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Toni and Guy vortex hair collection.You may be thinking what a hair has to do with fashion? Well similar to fashion there are hair trends,you must remember when every woman wanted the "Rachel " cut,made famous by Jennifer Aniston. So if what I saw last night is anything to go by there are going to be some craxy hairstyle.I dont think I could achieve anything that I saw last night (this is coming from soemone who is wearing a pony tail and headscarf today as I didnt have time for my hair)
The parade itself was very differrent.It was held at gorgeous Luna Park .The parade fitted the feel of a theme park.
It began with male dancers who had netting over their faces???? Inbetween model sets were lighting tricks and a huge LCD screen.One performer looked like she was wearing a disco ball and then used her body to make a light display- interesting.
As the night was held with fashion tv there were plenty celebrities including Charlotte Dawson and Rachel Finch
Somewhere there is a tape of our group saying "we love Toni and Guy and we love fashion tv" Do you think it matters that I have never stepped foot into Toni and Guy salon and that my last hair colour was from a packet!!!
If you want to see what I am talking I found this clip for you.Click here