Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mokuba Toronto Fall Window Display

As a part time employee at the fabulous Mokuba ribbon store in Toronto, one of the perks is contributing to the window displays. They are usually well admired and always a fun design challenge. I admit window display would be one of my secret career passions as well. These are the mock ups for the new display that should be up in a couple of weeks.
My co-worker Matilda Carlsson, who is a Swedish illustrator by trade, created all of the elegant silhouettes. Now I'm starting to design their looks with numerous ribbons featuring some current colour trends. The problem is how to narrow down the choices!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Queen of Cake and Chapeau de Gateau

I'm delighted to have the opportunity to show my Chapeau de Gateau creations at the Dufflet store on Queen Street. There you will find the sample above, keeping in the Dufflet colour theme! - along a book of images of recent CDG designs. All toppers are named for easy reference for brides to consider as the keepsake on their delicious wedding cakes. Dufflet cakes and pastries are a celebrated institute on the Toronto scene.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Marketing Ideas

I'm sending out this eblast to my contact list to inform them of the other ribbon related products that Chapeau de Gateau creates. My ribbon brooch accessories are under the name C'est Joli, and the look I'm after is fresh, pretty and chic (of course!). They are found at a lovely bridal shop called White Toronto.
Andrea the owner has used them on flower girls slashes and found they really added that finishing touch.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Happy Bride To Be

I was very pleased to receive this lovely message from my last client. Let's hope every bride feels this excited!!

Hi Alison
Steven brought it home late last night.
It is just gorgeous - exactly what I wanted! :)
Thank you so much and I just can't wait to use it for our cupcake tower - it will look absolutely stunning
I may contact you again before the wedding for some of my other needs - I may get brooches for my bridesmaids.
Thanks a million,

Friday, September 12, 2008

Packaging Ideas

This is the package my clients received that contained their Chapeau de Gateau topper. I found an appropriate size box and liked the idea of wrapping the topper in tulle. Very bridal. May need more refinements along the way. The cake topper has the names of the bride and groom and date of their wedding on the bottom like the example above.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Matthew Mead Productions

I was very excited that I could contribute to Matthew Mead Style gorgeous new website format. My orange topper was in the style section for Summer 2008. He's already onto Fall 2008! I really love his wonderful layouts and he has an amazing colour sense. Check in for wonderful styling and entertaining ideas.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First time pros

You'd think that they had done it before, but no, after 12 years Leigh and Aldo celebrated with family and friends and tied the knot. It was a stylish late afternoon ceremony and dinner reception. U2's 'Beautiful Day' blasted out after vows were shared as an omen for their future together. Thanks to Camilla Pucholt Photography for the great cake images. I hope Leigh and Aldo will bring out their CDG topper for their first anniversary!