Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RECAP: Paris 2013

So, we’re officially back in business after a dreamy week in beautiful Par-ee.

Is it sad that we’re already feeling nostalgic from the Parisian buzz and beauty that was Paris Fashion Week? From transforming our neat little apartment into our own atelier and meeting international clients... to say we had a blast would be an understatement.

For those of you who haven't kept up with the FB updates, here's the lo-down on some of our Parisian highlights:

DAY 1: Smooth flight! Ran into some many talent all going for PFW... Linda, Jorge, Luigi, Blair, Peter.... CAFE RUC, Karlie Kloss, Arturo, Maximilian Linz, NIPPY cold, gold lame & sequins, salmon and beef tartare...

DAY 2: Showroom set up, rolling racks, still FU**IN' freezing, Chrystele Saint Augustin, CAFE RUC again (our fashionable hang out), Daryl, Blair, Maximilian Linz....

DAY 3: Showroom showroom showroom, feels like a GC Atelier, Rue Beaujon, Bon Marche, Celine, Restaurant 1903....sleep, first client in the morning...

DAY 4: First appointment (from Russia with love), MUJI in the Merais, EACH X OTHER, so proud of Blair Chivers, CAFE RUC: Riccardo Grassi, Daryl Darryl Rodrigues, Liz Cabral, Fiona Green, Peter Tamlin arrived! FEELS LIKE TORONTO SPIRIT!!

DAY 5: Full day of showroom, birthday celebration for Roger Joseph, party goers: Chrissie Morris, Luigi Carrubba, kool and the gang, Mcdonalds, early to bed!!

DAY 6 (pt.1): Early morning shopping with Jesse Greene and Youlanda Jackson @ CELINE and LOUIS VUITTON, buying appointment with HARRODS, meeting with Maximilian Linz (AMAZING), dinner and party details to follow....

DAY 6 (pt. 2): Dinner CAFE RUC with my best friend & design partner, Stephen Wong, Damian YEE, Blair Chivers, Jesse Greene, Youlanda Jackson... Jorge, Justin Wu, Chiara (The Blonde Salad)...PARTY (NY NY @ Regine): Prince Pelayo (Kate loves me), Rad Hourani, Alexander Wang (whips his hair), Hanne Gaby Odiele (takes a dive), Francesco Scognamiglio (promises me his whole collection), Olivier Theyskens, Alana Zimmer, Gareth Pugh, Arizona Muse, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Traina, Joan Smalls, Ricardo Tisci (baci), Giampaolo Sgura, Olivier Zahm, Sarah Chavez, Izabel Goulart, Jay Strut..... a night to remember forever and eva!!!

And that's a wrap--our second successful go in Paris! It's time to kick the jet lag and get ready for the TO's turn on the fashion stage! Stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming fall/winter '13 show.... we can hardly wait!!! 



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bonjour, Paris Fashion Week!

Ooh-la-la just one more sleep—c’est vrai, tomorrow morning we’ll be waking up in beautiful Par-ii just in time for Paris Fashion Week!!

We’re stoked for our third trip to show and sell our fall/winter 2013 collection. After working feverishly on our lookbook, we are finally ready to bring our Canadian charm back to Paris! 

This coming season we're talking both neutral and bright hues, monochromatic and colour-blocked looks, structured frocks and laser cuts. 

I guess we should start heading to the airport...

Stay tuned for pics and updates via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until then, au revoir mes amis!!!

Greta C.

Monday, February 25, 2013

In the GC studio: Valerie Chong

Happy Monday, all! We hope you're not letting the bleak weather get you down--we're trying to keep cheery and warm in the GC studio with some good tunes and company! As promised, our second GC crew feature highlights one of our communication femmes, Valerie Chong!

Valerie organizes all the good stuff--media and press, as well as updates our Pinterest account and very own blog!!

Here's a little more on our social media specialist: 

Hometown: Toronto

Favourite city: Toronto—though New York City is the next city on my bucket list!

Stomping grounds: I love to shop, so I'll often make time for some retail therapy in Markham or hang out with friends at bubble tea cafes.

Favourite grub in the city: I just can’t choose—I LOVE food.

Most coveted trend: I love fresh spring and summer trends; I love off the shoulder shirts and shorts.

Favourite GC moment: There are way too many, but if I had to choose one I’d say the Midsummer Affair; before we set up we were lounging by the pool and soaking in the sun. The evening was a blast and the food was awesome!

There you have it, our first communication gal! Hope you're all enjoying our GC crew feature! Stay tuned because next time we'll be talking to Sarah McGowan, our super talented design assistant.

Hope y'all had a rad weekend!

Greta C.