DAY ONE: The week begins! Not only is our agency the PR team for Eco Fashion Week in its entirety, but we have two clients participating as well. So the morning begins bright and early with a full day of model fittings and the VIP/Media opening party that night (which means a Blackberry on the verge of implosion). There isn't much to say about model fittings; you basically just figure out which model is going to wear what during the show, style and accessorize and snap a picture to reference on the day of the runway show. It's not complicated, but it is lengthy and can be a tedious process.
Snapshots from the EDEN Organic Menswear fitting. Life is so hard.
The fittings went pretty smoothly but the day was stressful with non-stop last minute RSVP requests coming in, tons of e-mails to get back to and urgent media requests for our other clients to handle... all while trying to get the fittings done in good time. After the fittings our team had to jet 20 minutes across town, get ready for that night's party (while simultaneously e-mailing) and head back downtown to the event. The only catch? We had less than an hour to do it all. And of course, it was rush hour. F!
WHAT I WORE:
Vintage Valentino blouse, vintage leather shorts and H&M boots
This vintage Valentino blouse is definitely my favourite item in my closet right now. I'm obsessed with tie-neck blouses -- I blame Mad Men, especially Joan. She's one of my favourite television characters with one of my favourite television wardrobes.
Since I don't own a lot of eco-friendly fashion other than basic tees and tanks, I made a big effort to wear mostly vintage during Eco Fashion Week, with the exception of my dress for the opening party, which was a lot more Serena van der Woodsen and a lot less Joan Harris... although either character would've high-fived me for cleavage. To be continued.