Monday, June 15, 2009

Insights and Commentary - Maeve Doyle

Insights and commentary from people involved in style and fashion in Vancouver

You are…
Maeve Doyle - Host of Style Guide on Urban Rush; Freelance Writer for Yahoo!; Instructor of Fashion Writing, Show Production /P.R. and Styling at John Casablancas Institute; and Image Consultant.

The road travelled…
Although I love what I do it seems like a career by default since I always wanted to be an artist or an art dealer but that never worked out for me. While I worked in galleries in London England and Vancouver I organized all the “private views” which are like parties with the press where you sell work or get it covered in the media. It’s always important to have good looking guests at art parties so I started inviting models and fashionistas … eventually I was producing fashion shows for money and acting as a publicist for artists and fashion lines. Vancouver Television was opening up on Burrard Street and I started doing small spots about fashion for Karning Hum (who is now with CTV in Toronto). Susie Wall and I started working for Karning at the same time.

The more things change...
The more they stay the same. People always talked about leaving Vancouver and now they are fighting hard to stay. It is with regrets that fashion industry people and art dealers have to leave Vancouver for Toronto or L.A. They always want to come back to this funny little city. This city is quaint and you can have a healthy lifestyle here compared to L.A.

On style…
Stop worrying about what to buy and have some experience … experience will give you style and confidence that will stand out from the crowd. Have a story to tell and be remembered!

Favorite memory/experience…
Having lunch with Detmar Blow on Larchmont in L.A. months after Isabella's death. He is a gallerist and was there for the L.A art fair. My friend Patrick set it up and I was blown away by Detmar’s stories of his and Isabella’s life in London.

Your style…
Valerie Bertanelli meets Courtney Love.

Big fan of...
Eternal optimists; commitment to an idea, person or place; Style Bubble; Cape Town; L.A.; Vancouver; London; Berlin; Mike Kelley; Master Sales People; good conversation and documentary; Karl Lagerfeld; Kate Moss; Hugh Hefner; Richard Prince; artists; writers; Truman Capote; gay men in general; geeks; Norm MacDonald; David Lynch; Molly Johnson on the CBC; great drama; and forgiveness!

Insights and Commentary (this is a blog afterall)...
The only cure for boredom is curiosity and there is no cure for curiosity!

4 comments:

Janet said...

love it!
love Maeve :)

Anne said...

oh maeve, you rock!
JCI Class 126 LOVES you! :)

Jesselyne said...

Maeve!!! So great! It was nice seeing you the banana republic event.

msgm said...

Maeve you're amazing!!! I love you!!