15.8.15

Dīluēre

Dīluēre

                                    Verb1.wash away - eliminate; "wash away all the differences"



It was so much fun to prep for this job! I wanted to have colourful and fun patterns .. My vision came to life when I got my hands on the Moschino Cheap and Chic stone age collection from one of my favourite boutique and online store North of the 42nd. They have amazing pieces and I was like a kid in a candy store pulling from this story! 

Check out the story that got published online in Vulkan Magazine

The story was captured by photographer Brandon Allen and the hair & make up master is Jukka from Plutino Group using Dior / FHI-tools. 

Our beautiful models was Olie from Elmer Olsen and Ksenia from Sutherland Models.





Ksenia on the left 
Bracelets, Made You Look New York Collection


Olie on the right 

MOSCHINO Vintage tank top
MISSONI Skirt





Earrings from Made You Look New York Collection






MISSIONI Dress
McDonald necklace from Made You Look New York Collection
Saint Laurent Neon Heels 





Olie on the left
Earrings from Made You Look New York Collection




Ksenia on the right 

Clover Canyon Top from Hudson Bay
MISSIONI Skirt
Lace-up booties, customized by myself





Kate Spade Clutch 
Rings Stylist, customized by stylist
Via Spiga Black Heels




MISSIONI Dress
Bangles from Made You Look New York Collection
Resin Vintage Earring, Stylist Own
Kate Spade Clutch 







Photography : Brandon Edgar Allen
Styling : Marie-Eve Tremblay :)
Hair & Make up : Jukka Suutari
Photographer Assistant : Noel Araquel, Mikael Cosmo, Cody Walker


3.12.14

The wardrobe on the Canon L Series campaign

I was very fortunate to be part of an amazing team and to work on a brand new Canon L-series lenses campaign. It was a pleasure to work with the brilliant Joey L., he is an amazing photographer represented by Westside Studio. Working with people like that truly inspire me! The energy on set was amazing, we had such a good crew! I was actually kind of sad when we all went home after three day of magic. 

I love the result so much that I decided to share some of my behind the scene images and wanted to share some wardrobe information.. I am ALWAYS getting asked, where is this shirt from? Where is this jacket from? Seems like everyone want to know where everything is from.. and it just happen that I love telling people where I shop especially when I get great Canadian designers involved! So after receiving some styling direction from our brilliant Art Director Kyle Scotland form Dentsu BosI contacted my favourite stores and visited an other.. 100 to pick the perfect pieces and I am super happy with this stylish result! 


DAY 1


Above is the very handsome Joseph Cannata wearing a motorcycle style jacket from Zara, henley from Scotch & Soda. Jeans from H&M and boots by Harley Davidson. His hands are kept warm in the stylish Richmond leather gloves by Quill & TineThe camera strap is designed by JMB Canada and was shipped from beautiful Quebec City just in time for the shoot. Thanks Rhonda and James :)

Under the camera is the perfect backpack from Filson, the Tin Cloth backpack in otter olive. Thanks to the lovely Karin from Standard Apparel for all your help with the Filson bags!

Even though we lost Michelle Argyris in the fog in the picture above, she is looking stylish in this Danier black leather jacket. Underneath was a grey sweater from Buffalo, skinny jeans from Fidelity and some FRYE boots. She is also wearring the super stylish Trinity gloves from Quill & Tine.. My favourite gloves company! Necklace from Armed carried at Shopgirls






DAY 2
For day 2 we were on shooting on a ferry.. It was windy! Thanks hot paws :)  


Michelle wore this great Roots cabin ribbed tunic and a trench coat from Banana Republic. Jeans from H&M and boots from Rag & Bone. She wear the amazing Page glove from Quill & Tine. Her raw crystal quarts earrings are from Daggar Jewelry and her necklace from Jen Ellis both available at ShopgirlsThe brown leather camera straps is designed and made in Toronto by the lovely Jacqueline for Le Jolie Laide

Joseph wore a Henley from H&M, a plaid shirt from J.Crew and a great G-Star Raw jacket. Grey slim jeans from H&M and ankle boots by J.Crew. He wears the Martel charcoal gloves from Quill & Tine and the Briston Clubmaster Chrono green army watch. He is holding the Filson 72-hour Tin briefcase in tan from Standard Apparel.






DAY 3
For our last day, we had a magical location.. It was beautiful and my favorite outfits! :) 


Michelle looked STUNNING in this Soia & Kyo Moka cape and this J-Crew fedora hat! I paired the cape with an oversize turtleneck from Buffalo, dark burgundy pants from Zara and tan high boots. Michelle wears the khaki olive Carlton gloves from Quill & Tine and earrings from Wolfcircus carried at ShopgirlsThe black leather camera straps is from Le Jolie Laide




Joseph wore a Club Monaco button down shirt under a J-Crew grey sweater and a navy quilted jacket from Justin Timberlake's line William Rast. Beige cords from J.Crew and Cole Haan boots. Joe is also wearing The Wellington gloves from Quill & Tine and holding a Filson duffle bag in otter green from Standard Apparel





BEST crew ever! 

Photographer:  Joey L
Represented by: Westside Studio
Client:  Canon
Agency: Dentsu Bos
Art Director:  Kyle Scotland
Producer: Kirsten White
On Set Retoucher:  Nick Leadlay
Stylist:  Marie Eve Tremblay
Hair & Make Up: Lisa Vella
Assistants: Jesse Korman, Caleb Adams, Rebecca Leach, Adi Saciragic, Eryn Wind




18.8.14

Add sexy to your home with stone tile.. and this advertising campaign


When I am on set, so much is going on in my mind and I always need to be focus ready for what I have to do next.. BUT sometime it's really hard to concentrate.. and stone tile was one of these jobs! It was such a fun project to be part of and for obvious reason.. everyone was smiling. All day.

The amazing photographer and my great friend Nikki Ormerod is the talented photographer that capture the sexyness out of these 3 "tile installers".. Who thought installing tiles was so.. hum hum fascinating :)

Now for anyone interested in the wardrobe part.. the idea was that the clothing should blend nicely into each sets with the same color tones as the tiles. So I visited Westside studio to see the amazing sets that was getting built in studio and I left with a few very heavy tile samples.. I went shopping for Dark brown for Maciel, dark grey for Eric and light grey everything for Steve B. 

Here are my hard working men.. looking perfect! 

Here is Maciel Mendes from Sutherland

Eric Q from B&M

 Steve B from Elmer Olsen 

Its a wrap on stone tile advertising campaign Add sexy to your home!

Client: stone tile

Agency: Union Creative Director:  Lance Martin
Art Director: Lorraine Sit Writer: Marisa Faustino
Photographer:  Nikki Ormerod
Producer:  Phaedra Kennedy
Wardrobe styling: Marie Eve Tremblay

Hair/Makeup/sweat: Cait Mizzi



And to make it look even more monochromatic, I spray painted all the tools overnight in my back parking lot! Here is some picture of the tools that I taped and painted. I had ladder, buckets, gloves, measuring tapes, sponges, tool belts for everyone and all kind of other tools that is normally used while installing tiles. It was so much fun to do! 


Look out for the billboards around town and in the August issue of House & HomeAzure and Style at Home. 

7.8.14

My DIY version of Elsa's princess dress from the Disney movie "Frozen"


A month ago, my dear friend Angela asked if I could help with her daughter's birthday dress. She was having a princess theme party and the birthday girl Leila wanted to be Elsa, the snow Queen from Frozen. First I said.. Elsa who? lol yep you guess it right. I don't have any kids.. 


My friend explained  how the dress is sold out everywhere and handed me a H&M dress with a similar style and colour. She asked me if I could add fabric in the back to make a cape.. I already knew that I wanted to add way more than just a cape!


At first, I must admit I did not believe my friend when she said it was sold out and I went to the store to see the Frozen merchandise. I  was curious to see if I would find some Elsa shoes and I wanted to see the cape and maybe find the dress! How hard can this be to find a simple Disney dress?  I am used to sourcing all kind of impossible unusual clothing for jobs.. ha ha ha ha ha ha well she was right and I wasted my time. I left the Disney Store and I made my way to the fabric store. I had to get crafty!



Here is what I used to transform the H&M summer dress into a princess Elsa dress:


- Sewing machine

- Light weight fabric

- Sequins knit fabric  


- Fabric spray paint

- Ribbons with silver details

- Tulle with glitter in it

- Snowflakes charms

- Silver acrylic paint  

- Glitter glue in tube

- More glitters 

  


For the bodice of the dress, I used a stretchy sequinned knit Fabric and made it with a dropped V waistline, or also call a basque waist.. an important detail for a princess dress! Then I embellished the neckline with a pretty ribbon and I sew a little snowflake charm. The H&M dress was still underneath it all, it actually worked as a lining since the sequinned fabric was a little bit sheer. 


To make the skirt part fuller, I added a few layers of sparkly tulle. I also sew little snowflakes charms everywhere on the skirt that I got at my local jewellery supply store. Finally, I sprayed the entire skirt with sparkly fabric paint. Et voila!


Now for the cape.. I used the best polyester lining I could find. It's not ideal but it was the perfect color, light weight and I knew I could paint on it! I added a ribbon trim to the cape and then I drew my Frozen design on the fabric with silver acrylic paint. Finally, I added glittery fabric glue to add more glitter to my design. There was glitter everywhere. Actually, there is still glitters everywhere..




Here is the final result.. Princess Leila was happy! :)

Here I am doing face painting on a pirate and princess Jasmine from Aladdin :)

My friend Angela makes the best cake.. every years her cakes are so much fun! Check out this awesome Beauty and the Beast cake! 

Happy birthday Leila! Love you xxx