I promise not to get all gushy and sentimental here, but somedays I have to stop what I'm doing and pinch myself to make sure I'm not sleeping! Since I started this blog a couple of years ago, it's taken my in ten million directions I never ever dreamed I'd end up going, and introduced me to some of the most wonderful, talented and amazing people I've ever met! Every once in a while I get e-mails from people saying they've found me through my blog, and offering me opportunities to work on really wonderful projects, and every single time that happens I get all giddy and disbelieving that I am lucky enough to be able to work with all these awesome people!
Well this time around it was Yana (who I actually approached a few months ago to interview her about her awesome line Supayana....and who also became my neighbour this Winter!) who asked me if I'd be willing to model for her Spring line, to which I responded a nervous, but whole-heartedly enthusiastic YES!
I am not even sure how to put this collection into words,except that it's got everything that a Spring line should; ruffles and pom poms and vintage floral fabrics and charm coming out the ears! We were originally looking to take photos in a nearby greenhouse Yana discovered recently, but it was being renovated, so I was lucky enough to peek into her awesome studio (and act totally goofy and starstruck when I met Angie, the awesomeness behind the brand Norwegian Wood!)...where we ended up shooting the outfits!
I'm so excited that I got to work on this with you Yana! And even though I was still painfully shy and awkward through most of the shoot, it was easy to have fun because I loved every single piece and because Yana kept cracking funny jokes and making it all seem like we were just hanging out!
Anyhow I'll leave you with the pictures of her Spring collection. You can shop the collection through Etsy, or look at her exciting new website for retail locations!
You can also find Yana on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or through her blog!
And while we're on the topic of awesome opportunities afforded to me thanks to this blog, I've still been working as a (bad) monthly contributor (my monthly contributions are always late, I'm sorry Serah-Marie!) for the WORN magazine blog, and I think all of you online vintage sellers should take a gander at the awesome contest they recently posted!
(More, if you’re feeling literal.)
Just recreate the cover of WORN issue 9.
Your ad will appear in print in our own Maynard Street Market, putting it into the hands of readers in Canada and the US, the UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia just in time for a little spring shopping.
Your options are wide open: reinterpret the image any way you like, and with whomever (or whatever) you like. Just make sure your entry (and your ad design) hits our inbox by midnight on Sunday March 28th.
1) Contest submissions must be digitally submitted in print quality size (minimum 1000 pixels wide).
2) By submitting entries/images, contestants consent to give WORN Fashion Journal permission to reproduce said images on the WORN website, in print, or for promotional purposes.
3) All entries will be judged and a winner chosen by WORN staff. The winner will be notified by email.
4) Contest deadline is midnight, Sunday March 28th, 2010
5) SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS AND AD DESIGNS TO dearworn @ wornjournal.com
6) Winner must submit their ad design within 5 days of notification. Winning ad will be printed in full colour in the WORN issue 10 Maynard Street Market ad pages.