Archive for February, 2012
Posted in Journalism on 02/27/2012 |
I kind of want to do this when I visit France in but another week.
If you have today off, I hope you’re enjoying it! Funny story: When I moved back from England I didn’t believe people when they said that Family Day was a real holiday. I really didn’t think it was real and thought people we lying to me!
I’ve been following blogger/social media star Casie Stewart for years. She was the first social media expert and set the standard for her field at Much Music and MTV. Her energy and just what she’s been able to accomplish has been so inspirational and her name was definitely at the top of the list of my book interview subjects (Strombo next??).
Since I started writing the book and going out and talking to people in the fields I was interested the weird thing is, I started to work there too! So hence it’s been a longer process than I expected but if you haven’t already heard I’ll give you the dl about what it’s about:
Basically after you graduate from university, or all your friends do, and you’re passionate about the arts- how do you turn that into a career that you love in Canada? I use my own experiences as a promo model, radio dj, secretary, and terrible waitress to link the advice and stories from folks like Casie! So far that’s also included another idol of mine Henry Rollins and Andrew Whiteman of Broken Social Scene, and a few writers I look up to.
The thing that struck me the most with Casie’s career path was how similar she is in her career-mindedness. What I got from Casie was that you need to be confident, tenacious and have the SKILLS to back up your dreams. Thanks so much to Casie for sitting down with me between her Fashion Week duties!
When I watched this one I was astounded by its beauty and cinematic eye. Check out the Manotick shots too! The locations, the actors, all of it led up to Encore winning the best film of the competition.
Again, Ottawa Rock Lottery was honoured to be involved with this event. What a fun night!
This one also had me laughing away with their Judd Apatow-like dialogue.