Sunday, September 30, 2012

Last weekend, Ottawa hosted its very own version of the crazy cool art show/festival thing (it's really hard to classify exactly what it is...don't judge me) Nuit Blanche.  From 6:22pm to 4:23am, people were able to roam around our capital city and participate in plenty of interactive art events.  Considering this was Ottawa's first time hosting the event, I'll be extra nice and give the city the benefit of the doubt here - I really expecting a lot more excitement!  I mean, walking through galleries at 4am could have been so cool, but I while I was out I just kind of felt that the excitement for the night had already passed.  That being said, there were some pretty cool things to be seen - elephant sculptures in the courtyard, drawing rooms with paint for everyone to join in,  a chalk wall expressing life goals, and a colourful series of vigil paintings around the fountain.   Since this was only Ottawa's first time, we really couldn't know what to expect.  But things will only get better - looking forward to the next one! - J

Friday, September 21, 2012

This post is much overdue, however, better late than never - right?  As some of you may remember, last  February during Ottawa Fashion Week, I was interviewed by some friends of mine who are working on a documentary, and they were kind enough to let me do a guest blog post on their website. Di, the star of the film, returned the favour with an insightful post for us.  Well, a few weekends ago, I got to be an extra in another one of their projects.  The project was a short film, entitled Snipe Club - a spin-off of Fight Club, but instead of throwing punches, we threw some pretty harsh fashionable insults (the best of the bunch - "If Alexander McQueen came back as a zombie, he'd eat you last.").  All the lovely ladies who helped out got to unleash their inner bitch, and let me tell you, there were dirty looks all around.  After a long day of filming, we wrapped the night with some pretty great footage.  I'm so glad to have been a part of this, and can't wait to see the final product (and to share it with all of you of course!) - J