Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clarisky Lock Chop

One of the many things on my bucket list has always been to cut my hair suuuper short; it was always just a sure thing that I knew was going to happen.  I didn't know when, or what would make me take the plunge, but it was accepted as a life event that was going to happen sometime or another.   

January 16th came and suddenly 3 days later I had made an appointment to chop the locks!  It took me a few days to get over the shock.. but I'm pretty sure I love it now... ya I love it.

There are things to learn with every new change so here is what I've learned so far:
  1. short hair = cold head
  2. drying your hair is definitely faster, but not necessarily easier
  3. Not all boys think short hair is ugly... some actually fancy it

I have to admit that the cut is part of a larger, year long project that I will be commencing on February 1, with details to come, so stay tuned

I need to give a gigantic shout out here to Keith from Suki's on West Georgia. He made the experience so flawless and magnificent!!!  I recommend him completely!

...and here's a side view just in case you didn't think it was that short.. cause it is!
 so that's all for now.. Let me know what you think of the chop 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Year's Clarisky Outfit

It's been a little while since I've had time to sew up something clarisky, but I wasn't going to let 2012 pass me by without having a clarisky ballerina moment...

... so New year's Eve eve I got out my sewing machine and went warp speed to put together a party dress to dance 2012 away.

I found this amazing string of long clear beads at VV that I'm pretty sure original came from a lamp or something, but I thought they were so pretty and I knew I could put them to good use.

The open back was a clarisky detail that in hindsight wasn't exactly suited for winter in Vancouver, but  I think it really made the dress stunning. 

I made the tutu skirt removal, because unfortunately, not every moment is a tutu moment.  The dress without the tutu a much more classic yet stunning piece for a variety of occasions.

And here are some pictures from the night!

It's been a while, so let me know what you think of the dress!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Clarisky Year in Review

2013!  It's here!  While I may be a couple weeks late,  and have been absent through most of the last couple of months... I am starting a fresh new year with a positive outlook on all the great things to come for Clarisky Business in the new year.

2012 was filled with some of the most amazing opportunities that I couldn't have even prepared myself for.  I starting this journey a little over a year ago as a hobby and a way to display my creations, never did I think that I would get to experience all the wonderful things I have so far. 

I am blessed to be able to find the time to do what I love in the midst of my busy schedule, and I really owe it to all those who have helped over the last year.  From photographers, to friends, to fellow bloggers, to helpful hands, I sincerely thank you all.

Here's a quick overview of some of the most memorable Clarisky moments of 2012.

The Clarisky Pieces of 2012

From polka peplums to rocker fringe, from sheer glam to boho fun, I played all kinds of dress up with the Clarisky pieces of 2012 and even surprised myself along the way.  The top achievement had to be having Jennyfleur Loves agree to sell Clarisky in their lovely boutique in Yaletown!

The Clarisky Travels of 2012

From the sunny coast of Cali to the freezing fields of Ireland and the fashionable streets of London! I took a fair amount of plane rides in 2012 and can't wait to explore more of the world this year.  

The Events of 2012

2012 contained some pretty glamorous events that I was thrilled to be able to attend.  Meeting Mary Katrantzou at the Hudson's Bay Company's The Room, Jason Matlo's bridal show, and Fashion's Night out definitely topped the list...
... but who could forget London Fashion Week?!  not me that's for sure.  I will remember it forever and ever as one of my most memorable opportunities.

The Clarisky Features of 2012 

I am still blown away by the top events in this category. Somehow, in 2012, I was featured in the Westender, Flare Magazine online, and in FASHION magazine, for simply doing what I do.  

Looking back, it is clear that I had a truly amazing year.  Thank you again to everyone who helped me along the way, and I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store.