So thrilled to have Katrina Olson-Mottahed [KO-M] to be featured on our latest fashion collaboration, along to celebrate Gar&Mann:L's one year anniversary with us. Katrina Olson-Mottahed [KO-M] is an artist and an advocate for the arts. A university educated and practicing artist, her adoration for the arts covers all forms, from classics to fashion and mixed media to the silver screen. Katrina’s singular goal in life is to make a difference to the people of Calgary who have a love and appreciation for the arts. Her approach towards this goal is through direct involvement in community and through active participation with non-profit boards that promote the arts in Calgary. [KO-M] believes that being at the root of an organization best allows her to better understand and influence the path the arts are moving. [KO-M] has been involved on the boards of Art City, Art Point Galleries & Studios, Glenbow Museum’s annual fundraiser “Schmancy” and is currently Director of Art for PARK.
"This collaboration came about, like most things in my life... randomly. I had bought my riding hat with ears last spring to wear to #PARKSHOW13 as my first event at Director of Art. I loved it on the Runway and thought it would be a cute addition to complete my look. In August I was walking through H&M and found the kids version of this same hat and a light bulb went off... this would be an awesome photoshoot matched with our leather jackets and boots!" - Katrina Olson-Mottahed [KO-M]
We are announcing to the relaunching of Gar&Mann:L from garmannlee.blogspot.ca to www.garmannl.com for our one year anniversary! Recapturing our history, it has all started back in October 2012. We began as a fashion, lifestyle personal blog, founded by +Paul Lee and +GarMann L, in one year we had evolved into an online fashion blogazine. And eventual started our own production house Gar&Mann:L Productions specializing in commercial advertising and Fashion. We love art, we love fashion, there is so much we want to share, and contribute to the world we love. It was natural for us to start a blog as media and eventually moved on to building our own production house and more in the future. We now have +Paul Lee as our photographer /graphic designer/ managerial editor, +Jack McLee as our videographer, and me, as a model/ editor-chief. "A great fashion photography reflects the times just as much as New York Times headlines does," - Anna Wintour editor-chef Vogue America. We promise to give only the best. This coming 2014, Gar&Mann:L have already got our hands full on many exciting projects. [KO-M] once told me, "I'm an artist, art just revolves around me in everything, even my kids." I'm sure it's the same philosophy for us, Gar&Mann:L loves fashion, love art and it is the way that we do things.
Photogapher: Paul Lee/Gar&Mann:L
Art direction/Stylist: Katrina Olson Mottahed x Paul Lee/Gar&Mann:L
Make Up: Carmen Lee/ Gar&Mann:L x Katrina Olson Mottahed
Videographer: Jack Lee/ Gar&Mann:L
Model: Katrina Olson Mottahed, Carmen Lee/Gar&Mann:L, Persia Mottahed, Tala Mottahed
Photo/video credit: Paul Lee, Jack Lee /Gar&Mann:L. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.