behind the scenes

Startup Fashion Week sneak peek

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Last night HangLoose Media hosted some of the pre-production involved in putting together Startup Fashion Week set to kick off next week from Oct. 7-9. The space is amazing and there's a lot of excitement to look forward to from the show itself!

Designer, Sarah Catalfo ( Maybe by Catalfo )

Designer, Sarah Catalfo (Maybe by Catalfo)

Jodi Goodfellow, founder of Startup Fashion Week with Basil Waris, Art Director from Toronto Fashion Academy

Jodi Goodfellow, founder of Startup Fashion Week with Basil Waris, Art Director from Toronto Fashion Academy

Simone Riding-Cunningham, Online Talk Show Host, Media Personality, Actress and model

Simone Riding-Cunningham, Online Talk Show Host, Media Personality, Actress and model

This event will be quite different from many fashion events as it will feature a lot of engaging talks from some amazing innovators and market leaders and showcase some unique developments in wearable technology.

Vita Chambers , Singer
Designers  Alanna Klatt  and Vanessa Kiraly ( Vanika Design )

Designers Alanna Klatt and Vanessa Kiraly (Vanika Design)

Heidi Wall part II - behind the scenes

In case you missed it, you can find more Heidi goodness from part I here.

Heidi Wall is cooking up some good things with her "Refugee Bike Tour" and has since re-done her whole website to include a large section of it devoted to the project.

The day after Canada Day is perhaps inadvertently a very relevant time to post a short blurb about what she's trying to accomplish as it's a good reminder of how good we have it here.

Heidi is putting together her One Million Dollar Refugee Dream Fund by playing in homes, churches and other venues across Canada. The fun part is she plans on cycling to each venue on a recumbent bike (if you had to click the hyperlink, don't worry...I had to look it up too).

If you'd like to get involved, you can book a concert or simply donate to the cause directly by getting in touch with her here.

Styling & co-ordination by LizPR

Makeup & Hair by Ivy Lam

Music: In the Fallout Shelter on Typewriters Dreaming/ Bounding Toward the Snowy Horizon by The Fucked Up Beat

Resin Art: the process from coffee to blowtorch to wall

I've been resin coating a lot of my own photography lately and had only ever done it for other people otherwise. I must say, the process, while a bit sloppy, is somewhat therapeutic. It's normally quiet time - tranquil, peaceful. There's also something very satisfying about creating something offline - something real in the physical world with your own two hands. I also love the finished look of resin. It's smooth, shiny, glassy and somehow so permanent.

I also wanted to video the process for a couple of reasons. For one it's easier to explain what it is and how to do it by showing someone. Also I'd love to make these short films for other people who create things with their hands. I think people are naturally just as curious about the process of anything as much as the final product. The craft itself is somehow intriguing and so is the art of film making - something I hope to explore more this year.

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It goes without saying, of course, that coffee is step one of just about every process. Unless of course it's past coffee time....

 

"Home alone with my scotch and a blowtorch - what could possibly go wrong¿?"

 

Thanks to friends for their curiosity on instagram & facebook last week with such cryptic messages. Now you know!

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Making of The "Red Dress Twirl" at Retouching Academy