Saturday, December 11, 2010

During this holiday season I plan on...

During this holiday season I plan on going shopping real soon, since it's been a really long time. I really wish there were more vintage and unique stores in the malls close to home, although going on an adventure downtown Toronto is also worth it because there all over. My sister is usually my helpful stylist and I'm looking forward to spending quality time with her during the holidays until she goes back to Ottawa. Below are really pretty and flirty party outfits :)


I recently watched the film Penelope "A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully." The curse is that she has a pig nose and pig ears and her parents protected her and forbid her to go out in the real world because people would be scared of her. Long story short the curse was broken when she learned to love and accept herself and she turned into a normal girl. 

It's been a while...

It has been months since I last posted something. It has been a very busy semester for me and I have been working really hard in school to prepare my graphic design portfolio so I can go on interviews for field placement. Well, all that hard work paid off because I was chosen to be an intern at a corporate design firm. Here are some of my works:
(click on the images to view them at a larger size)

Personal Logo: Vanessa Mancuso by itself

Duracell Campaign - Newspaper ad and Billboard
Slogan: "For When Imagination Can't Sleep"
Product: Duracell All Purpose Batteries
Concept: Child reading a book under the bed cover and with 
the use of their flashlight their imagination comes to life.
(Multiple images photoshopped to appear as one)

Interactive PDF - Redesign of Nylon Magazine designed to view on screen

Shakespeare Poster - A modern version of Romeo & Juliet.

Redesign Book Cover - Uglies

 Canadian Tourism - A trade ad and pocket folder

Exhibit Campaign - A redesign of Santiago Calatrava's logo, 
invitations, gift, bus ad and transit shelter poster.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The first time I ever saw you
You had that far away look in your eyes
And heaven's eyes shined down upon you
And the whole room filled up with light

Now the cruel world it's gonna try and change you
Try to hang you up and mess with your pride
Now the rich just try to chain you (?)
You got to keep your fire burning inside

Promise me
You won’t let them put out your fire
Put out your fire
Promise me
You won't let them put out your fire
Put out your fire

Now sometimes the world tries to slap you
And it seems to love watching you fall
I wont lie to you, it's gonna happen
You got to pick yourself up and move on

Promise me
You won’t let them put out your fire
Put out your fire
Promise me
You won't let them put out your fire
Put out your fire

Which star will I be thinking of tonight
Which star will I be thinking of tonight

Promise me
You won’t let them put out your fire
Put out your fire
You won't let them put out your fire
Put out your fire

Promise: Slash & Chris Cornell <3

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hope for a better tomorrow

This will remind me to never give up, to think positive, move forward in the direction to where I want to go, and to stay strong because at the end of the day it will help me to be a better person for my own good. 

New Chapter

Moved my sister out to Ottawa for teachers college. Very happy for her and her new exciting journey. She will be living with her friend so she won't be alone....but I sure will miss her....I already do. I tried to skype her but for some reason she can't hear me and I can hear her. It really sucked...I have to check what's wrong and it better not stay like this! Her place is cute and she has a lot of young and goodlooking people/students who live in the area since she lives near her university. I wish I could move and live with her lol She has a pub 5 min away from her place so I'm sure that will be their "spot" she has grocery stores, salons, restaurants and more near her place so she will be fine. I didn't really get to check the city out since we were too busy moving her stuff in, it was very tiring. It feels weird not having her here I don't like the feeling, but it's just for less than a year. It will all be worth it in the end! Congrats to her :)

Last night out in T.O

University of Ottawa

University students

New moon!

Cheers to a new beginning!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Laura Laine

I love Laura Laine's work, here are more of her illustrations :) Check out her website: