National Post: Rosemarie Umetsu Day 5

Leading up to the Amici Chamber Ensemble’s FASHIONISTA concert January 29, Rosemarie Umetsu is writing a five day diary in the National Post Arts section. Here’s day 1! Details on Fashionista at amiciensemble.com.

This is pen-ultimate D-Day! With 48 hours to go to show time, I’m stocking up on plenty of deep breaths, calming liquids and a sense of humour. We begin fitting our Ford models at 9:00 a.m. Stylist and Accessory Designer extraordinaire Cameron Shabazi, along with our tech team and myself will sweat this one out. I’m thrilled to be working with my Toronto go-to team of collaborators on this show. The uber talented Hair/Make-up Artist Ivy Lam and photographer Bo Huang. A special treat at intermission, will be watching Bo do a fashion photoshoot with the models. Later today, I get to dress up our FASHIONISTA host, well known Globe fashion columnist Deirdre Kelly. She’s also the author of “Paris Time Eight”, and I understand, she’s got a new book on Ballet coming out this Fall. Now, the big question: Will the Amici Ensemble be FASHIONISTA’se and model Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu? Only one way to find out!