This week I was assisting to a conference about the connection between art and business. It was organized by the "Brigade Arts Affaires de Montreal" and the "Comité Gestion et Culture du Réseau HEC". It was about the various ways you can get involved as a young professional in the art sphere. Panelists from several art organizations such as the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and the "Jeunes mécènes pour les arts" were there to inspire us to be part of an art institution and make a difference on the cultural scene. Sometimes we are so taken by our busy lives that we forget or don’t take the time to contribute to the artistic development of our city, even though the interest is there. I believe that as a young and vibrant professional, whatever field we are in, it’s imperative to engage and support our community! We can bring so much with our knowledge and professional aptitudes to any association. Organizing events and fundraisers, being part of a comity to develop interest for Montreal's rich culture is a wonderful achievement! And, giving back is extremely rewarding :)
I am already implicated in the "Fondation Néz pour Vivre" against cancer and participate actively to several fundraising events. But, as I was listening to the inspiring discussion I was thinking of all the art committees I could approach and be part of! Now, how do I find time in my crazy schedule to be more involved? One comment was said during the conference that resonated with me:
It brought a smile on my face and I knew this was for me :) I might have the mindset of a scientific and a perfectionist but my heart beats for all forms of art, from painting, ballet, opera, music, photography, sculpture and fashion of course! This is why I am excited and looking forward to being more engaged in the creative world of our beautiful Montreal!
In the photos I am posting today, you can see a little bit of my artistic side with the color palette I used to style my outfit. I feel like my wardrobe lately has been all about dark hues and black, my favorite color! So, I wanted to play with lighter and brighter shades. Highwaisted pants are making a comeback this season, which is great news for all women, because it’s advantageous on all shapes! I went for red ones for that extra pop and balanced it with a cream crochet sweater. The multicolored necklace, a gift a friend got me from Aruba, was a charming way to compliment the ensemble. A little sparkle never hurts anyone :) As I already mentioned in past posts, my go-to jackets for spring are leather ones! This greyish blue one in particular is very well tailored and fits like a glove, which is rare with leather. I like the unusual color, which can be considered a neutral and find it goes well with the burgundy. Staying with the lighter theme, I chose a beige scarf to keep me warm and taupe suede boots for their relaxed style. For a touch of swag and on a bad hair day, nothing is better than a fedora ;)
Have a great week everyone!
Photos by Maria Kamisis
- Red daring highwaisted skinny jeans from Forever 21
- Cream crochet-paneled knit sweater from Forever 21
- Navy fedora from Zara
- Multicolor crystal necklace from Aruba
- Skull head embellished brown leather bracelet from Tres Chic Styling
- Lightweight beige scarf
- Blue/grey leather jacket from Danier
- Beige suede ankle boots from Nine West
- Leather crossbody bag in burgundy from Danier