Saturday, June 30, 2012

Beauty, Folkfest, Fashion Shoots and friends

 Good morning, afternoon or evening depending on the time you are reading this :D

I hope that each and every one of you are feeling the beauty of the world around you!  I know I am!!!  I wake each morning feeling a little groggy but as soon as I look out into the world we live, I cannot help but be moved by what I see!!!  The birds fly through the air, the fluffy clouds gently rolling by, the sounds of a fire truck whizzing by to help someone out.  Such beauty is all around us, we but need to shake our heads and see it for what it is, rather then taking it for granted.  

I walk to work some mornings and happened to bump into a friend of mine from the city, here we were just chatting away about our wonderful city and I posed the question, "why is there so much garbage around?  I mean do people not understand that someone has to pick up your litter?  Do they have no respect?"  He answered with, "its our society, we do not care to see, we do not have much morels or care for anything."  He went on to tell me that something as simple as J-walking is frowned upon in other societies and in our society it is socially acceptable.  He raised a very good point!!!  Do you J-walk?  I know I J-walked at any chance I could get, even sometimes crossing directly across the intersection if I could.  Now that he has opened my eyes I am trying my best not to J-Walk.  As for the garbage I pick up as much as I can as I go along.  Can you do me a favour and do the same?  I hope we can be the change together :D

I recently did a photo shoot with Ryan Wibawa using a couple gentlemen from Swish Model Management!!!  It was an amazing collaborative shoot!!!  The campaign was a huge success and I look forward to shooting with the team again soon!!!  You can see the pictures posted on the Swish Models Blog, just scroll down a little bit and you'll see them :D

In other news the Lennard Taylor Team has been working very hard to make clothing and accessories for this years Winnipeg Folk Festival.  If you have never been or never heard of the Winnipeg Folk Festival then my goodness you NEED TOO!!!!!  Its a delightful celebration of music, food and of course shopping!!!!  The line up this year is breathtaking and the festival is always a rare mix of delightful love and inspiration.  Be sure to check out the Foklfest Site and the Handmade village vendors list!!!

In the past little while I have been blessed with going on Breakfast TV in the mornings to talk about fashions!!!  If you would like to see some of the clips please have a look by clicking right here :D

In closing for this post I would like to thank all of you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you all soon!  Please feel free to send feedback on anything your heart desires to and ps. It doesn't have to be about the brand, it could simply be something that makes you feel anything :D

Be well my lovely friends and remember, each thing in our world is beautiful, you only need to open your heart and mind to see it for what it truly is.

Smiles and hugs,
Lennard Taylor

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fashion show and Boutique

Good day to you all, I hope this message finds you positive and full of energy!!!  On April 26th, 2012 the Lennard Taylor team put on a fashion show at our Studio/Boutique which was open to the public.  We thought the show would be well attended but were all blown away at the magnitude of the support we got that night.  If you were able to attend, thank you very much!  If not then you'll have to make sure you come see the next show September 27th, 2012.  I promise not to disappoint, details will be leaked soon :D

Before the show came to be I was extremely lucky to meet the Gentleman from At First Site Cinematography.  They explained to me that film making is their passion and while they are happy doing commercial work, every once in a while they enjoy filming something they feel will be exciting to them.  Lucky me they choose to do something on Lennard Taylor, and since I had a show coming up they thought what better time to start :D  We met a few more times and the Gents filmed me as I went about my daily work and of course asked me a bunch of questions.  The questions part was pretty funny because they would ask something and I would gab gab gab, I don't know if it was the nervousness of being on camera, or whether I was just that excited to tell the story of Lennard Taylor.  Either way once I clued into how much I was chatting I would apologize for being such a chatter box and they would say hey no worries, that's what we need!!!  Either way we had a laugh about it.

I hope you enjoyed the BRILLIANCE of the cinematography that the guys AT FIRST SITE created!!!  I know it moves me in a way which words cant seem to express.  A HUGE THANK YOU to all your hard work guys!  Keep up the creativity and thank you so much for being part of Lennard Taylor!

In other news I'm chaining myself to my sewing machines for the next 4 weeks!!!  Yup thats right, I am a slave to the brand!  Hmmm maybe that came out wrong...I'll put it this way, I am determined to have a successful showing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival July 7th and 8th.  Yes that's right Lennard Taylor will be right in the heart of the handmade village!!!  Literally I am in the middle of the handmade village.  As you walk into the market you will see me on the right hand side half way down :D        OHHHH ME OHHHH  MY I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

Well im sure if you've read all this you are sick of the way I type/talk, so I will leave you with one last message.  COME VISIT THE BOUTIQUE!!!!  Richard and I are in the studio/boutique working away, come visit!!!! 
 89 Princess st Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm and Saturday 12noon-5pm

Thank you all for reading and watching.  Be well and make sure you enjoy the little things in your day :D  

Much love, 
Lennard Taylor