Selection Of WinnersThe contest will take place under the supervision of Fabricville. A panel of sewing experts will judge all eligible on-line and mailed in entries and select winners based on workmanship/skill level, use of fabric, originality and level of detail shown in the photographs submitted with each entry and the information provided on the entry form. The final selection will take place at the Fabricville head office in Montreal, Quebec on January 17, 2010.
Louise de Beaujour
Louise de Beaujour is the owner of the Monique Fournier Sewing School. Under Mme de Beaujour’s supervision, the school offers professional level training in custom-made garments. Students learn how to create and adjust their own patterns, styles and silhouettes, as well as study the various properties of fibers and textiles. Mme de Beaujour is also the director of the Art Studies Dance program at Massey Vanier School and is the co-owner of the Ann-Marie Denicourt School of Dance where she is responsible for the design and creation of the costumes for their shows.
Judith is an interior decorator with over 40 years of experience in visual merchandising, conceptual showroom, tradeshow and exhibit design, and store design. Her talent and great work have taken her around the world, from Canada to China. Judith specializes in working with fabrics and color, and their various applications. You can see her stunning window displays in all Fabricville stores.
Teacher, stylist, speaker and fashion columnist, Sonia quickly earned herself a reputation as a key leader in Montreal’s fashion industry. She is the owner of the Monte Carlo boutique, and founder of Vixen Productions Inc., a company specializing in the planning of large scale fashion events. She worked as the stylist of the popular television show Mes vieux tout neufs broadcasted on MusiquePlus. Over the years, she’s had the privilege of dressing celebrities as such as Mike Gauthier, Marie-Mai, and Jeff Broudreault, for music videos, advertisements, and magazine covers. She teaches fashion design and commercialization at the Academy of Arts and Design.
Guest judge and "40 and fabulous" Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize winner of the « 40 and Fabulous » Anniversary Fashion Contest, Annie Rousseau has been passionate about sewing since she was a little girl. Very early on, her mother let Annie use her sewing machine and tools, and Annie slowly learned on her own. As a teenager, she created her own clothes, theatre costumes and prom gowns. Today, she creates medieval costumes and her two young daughters inspire her. She hopes to transfer to her daughters the joy and pride of sewing their own creations.