January 11, 2012

High School Memories

I used to be part of a drama club in high school and the coach (Marc-André) was the best! Today, I had a short meeting with him during lunchtime. I am making the posters and tickets for the club's new play, Telle une poupée de chiffon. I won't have to take pictures, since someone else is already in charge of the photography, but the design will be mine. It's an awesome project and I'm happy to collaborate with Marc-André again! I might visit the students soon and take photos during their rehearsals. I can't wait to see the play. Everyone will be dressed as a toy: a rag doll, a Dam troll, a Barbie doll, a G.I. Joe... Marc told me that the costumes are really something.

After this post is done, I'll go back to my work and finish editing the photos of monday's shooting. The pictures will illustrate a book that a friend is writing as his final International Education Program project. At the end of this high school program, each student must either organize an event, write and essay or make a creation. My friend's book is about today's teenagers and the challenges they're facing everyday. We had lots of fun during the photoshoot and we have a ton of outtakes :) I'll show you pictures as soon he gives me permission to share them.


This is what I wore today. It looks like my inspiration for this outfit was candy corn! I really enjoy brights colours these days. I used to wear more neutral colours, but I'm starting to mix vivid shades together and I like it. I like remixing pieces of clothing by switching the colour of my tights! I previously wore this dress with deep green ones and the look is totally different with my new pair of orange tights.


Denim vest: Monica's Jeans // Dress: Qed London // Tights: Simons
Shoes: Deena & Ozzy // Earrings: H&M


PS- This is me in my costume, during the play two years ago... The story took place in the 60's and I was an evil scientist trying to sabotage a TV reality show. Love the hair! Haha! Undoing it was a pleasure...


Here's my own final IEP project from 2009 :) I designed tees and sold them to raise money to give to the Hogar Shalom orphanage in Guatemala. I'm not very proud of the design anymore, but raising 200$ for the orphanage really meant something to me.

A preview of the shirts
A white version of the design, which was an error from the screenprinters! It turned out well, though.

The original black one.
Mélanie (spanish teacher) and Marc-André (drama coach) wearing the shirt near a pyramid in Guatemala.

7 comments:

  1. In love with your style. and your photo editing. You've done well!!

    -kim
    found the route

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  2. thanks for visiting my blog! yours is very nice also. how did you make the header for yours because im looking to make a new one for my blog.

    www.the-alexarae-blog.blogspot.com

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    1. I used Adobe Photoshop, but you can use any editing program. If you don't want to get Photoshop, I recommend GIMP. It's a free program, but it's very powerful and like Photoshop, it can manage layers (super useful!).

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  3. Hi! I just found your beautiful blog (really, your layout is stunning) via lookbook.nu

    It's always nice to see a fellow Canadian style blogger! I love this outfit, and I look forward to seeing/reading more from you.

    - Mandi

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  4. the yellow and red tights (or is it more orange?) none the less look great together. :) it totally does resemble a candy corn and that's pretty cool. i really like the pairing of those shoes. they're so neat! the jacket goes really well with it too. :) but something that i really like and never pay all that much attention to is your earrings. they go perfectly!

    awesome on getting to work with the drama club and making posters and tickets! it seems like a such a fun little task. you can't beat getting to do something you throughly enjoy (graphic design) and combining it with something else you really enjoy (drama)

    i really like the black design on the t shirt. the colors pop so nicely against the gray. although the white looks good too. :) how kind of you to do it for that cause!

    anyways. sorry? for the long comment. I really enjoy your posts and they are very good reads. You lay them out and transition them very well. I need to take note. :P

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    1. Haha thank you so much :) No problem for the long comment, I read every single one and it's fun when readers join the discussion.

      xx

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  5. that sounds like an amazing project to be a part of. I do hope that pictures will be posted once everything is complete :)

    anyway, I just stumbled across your blog and really love it so far. you have great style, and I know what you mean about being drawn to bright colors lately. I'm slowly working my way out of my neutrals rut haha

    http://www.prettytrees.com

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