Greenmarrow Studio booth at Surtex 2015
After some very busy months preparing for Surtex and recovering from the exhaustion and doing follow-ups in June, the summer is here. Overall, the crowd was smaller at Surtex this year compared to last year, but it seemed like there were more potentially committed clients that visited the show. I was able to spend good amount of time with each client that I met and it was really great to learn their needs and to get some great feedback. The most valuable thing as a second-timer is clarifying my arena, which has given me more focus about what I should do.
My new lookbook was done just before the show and I hope that people liked it. For me, the lookbook always brings me a great memory of shooting photos outside in the spring air (although Chicago still has very cold temperatures) and a souvenir of all of the hard work and fun preparation time.
New lookbook 2015
In addition to the great show, a trip to Montreal directly after Surtex was planned in advance and it was so much rewarding and inspirational. The experience of the beautiful city fueled me with energy and many ideas for my next creations, which is a bonus.
Marché Jean-Talon Farmer's Market in Montreal
Exhibition 'Spirit of the Tree' at Montreal Botanic Garden
Already half of 2015 is officially gone and I hope that many new and exciting things will happen before the year passes.