After many failed attempts this evening; I remembered my password, so here we go with an update on all things Ginger Martini : )
2012 has been full of some pretty different experiences, even by my standards. In February, I Costume Designed a comedy web series, #BillandSonsTowing (http://www.billandsonstowing.com/) We had an incredible time shooting, the crew and cast were completely delightful, the costumes were alot of fun to create, (I learned that certain vintage ties catch fire when you iron them, actual flames. Valuable lesson.) Everyday on set was hilarious, so much fun to be there and genuinely laugh our way through the day. I think that truly comes across in the episodes, check them out, new episodes every Thursday for the next 9 weeks. Another wonderful part of this shoot was getting to include some local bands in the show through costume. One of our tow boys is quite the music guy, and several local bands have their band tees make cameos in the episodes : )
In March, I again worked with Canadian Music Week, this time as the Travel and Accommodations Manager, which had me organizing travel plans for a whole lot of important people from all over the world in a whole bunch of languages I am not fluent in. Talk about stress, wow! I spent the entire week of the actual event being fairly certain I had missed something and someone was waiting at the airport for a limo that wasn’t coming. Luckily, no such instances happened, and the event was unlike anything I have ever been a part of. It was hard work, but completely rewarding. Wonderful to meet so many new friends and business acquaintances, and nice to take a break from movies and fashion for a bit. It was also pretty great to live in the Royal York for an entire week and see some AMAZING rock shows, including Slash’s sold out Phoenix show and not one but 2 shows by Tupelo Honey from Edmonton, who I’ve LOVED for a lot of years, but have never seen live until that week, the second of those shows being in the basement of a pretty off the hook house party where a thoughtful visiting rockstar gifted me with a lovely rose : ) (not a bad way to close out an already surreal week)
Happily, late March saw me back on set for another comedy, The Prophet Elijah, as Costume Designer, Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist. (http://www.ibelieveinelijah.com/) This was a truly unique experience. Every step of the way was a complete adventure, some more fun than others, like when our production police car was pulled over by the real police resulting in said car being towed away and us having to roll with the punches to finish shooting the film, which our director, dop and cast worked out smashingly, and still managed to wrap a bit early!
April had me back at my sewing machine, creating a new collection, which I’ve named Vintage Vendetta, for the A1 Cover Girls fashion show. This is my third season showing at the annual event. I’m honoured to be back, and this year, they have requested me to be a judge! 8 girls compete to be the Cover Girl for Sing Tao Daily. Can’t wait to meet the girls and see Vintage Vendetta come to life on the runway, look for pics from the event on my facebook fan page after May 12th : )
Thanks for reading, chat soon!