I love the new hashtag #findyourtreasure. That's how I feel about everyone of CAFTCAD's Movie Wardrobe Sales- you never know what you might find as it's such an eclectic mix of contemporary, vintage, jewelry, wholesalers, reference materials, creative and crafting supplies...and well who know's really what you might find!
Our 13th Sale will take place on Saturday May 31st at Pinewood Toronto Studios, 225 Commissioners Ave, 9-5. See you there- I'll be the one in the hot pink bowling shirt.
Photo credit Shawna Lee
What a terrific request I received from Touchpoint Films producer Kevin Saffer, asking me and swellest side kick Billie to dress up some fine folk for the 50th year Birthday of Tim Horton's. On a Throwback Thursday, Yonge and Dundas Square was transformed into a Tim Horton's coffee shop and street scene from 1964 including vintage cars, records, and a DJ spinning sweet sixties sounds.
Using costumes from our personal collections as well as from Berman and Co and the Ian Drummond Collection, Billie and I styled up 20 characters to populate the street scene and invite passerbys to join the free coffee and donut lines. Even with the rain it was a terrific time and such a pleasure to work with the OgilvyOne Agency and all the talent.
And to join into the fun we ordered these hot pink bowling shirts for the costume department to wear.
Not since the Sonny Liston bio pic Phantom Punch, have we been able to revisit this period of early 60's style.
Here's the research page created for this project and here's the video made celebrating their 50th anniversary and of this day.
Check out Shawna Lee who was the make up and hairstylist www.shawnaleebeauty.com
The most frequent question I get asked out of the blue by actors and people's Mother's I've never met is where can I get a fancy dress for a party, event, opening night that they don't have to spend too much dosh on it either. Well the very smarts gals at Rent Frock Repeat knew this was a popular challenge and created a rental program where by you select a dress from their website. They send it to you in two different sizes and then you send it back with their shipping label and no trip to the dry cleaner for you!
It's a terrific program and I have even found dresses for Bitten from their Toronto location. You do need to create a login but it's totally worth it to see all the new pieces they keep adding from Narces, Caitlan Power, Emogene Couture and Michael Kors among others.
I had the pleasure of doing some modeling for their site when they needed a model to fit some dresses. Unfortunately I'm not smiling in any of the photos they picked (I swear there WAS laughter while I teetered on heels I'm not used to).
Beauty Team www.thebeautyteam.ca
Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.