Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentines gift guide

 Unique Vases range from $25-$50

Lovelock stud $35

Cozy wool hats $55

Stain glass lavender $25

Hand Salve $8 and eye pillow $12

Vases $25 and Soy Candle $19

 For him: T-shirt $35, Wool hat $55, Beer opener $10

Perfect gift for Anyone! Cinnamon $7 and chocolate bars $6

Earrings $30 and $32

For Dad: Shaving soap $10 and Wood cufflinks $18

 Bracelet and brooch set $25

 Rose face Cream $22

Stunning Jewellery box $55

And many more lovely Canadian made items to help you show the love this Valentines Day!  Stop by and we'll help you choose the perfect gift for your Family, Friends and loved ones. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Colour of the year - Radiant Orchid

As I begin working on my spring collection I always love to check for the colour trends.  This year I was excited to see that 2014's colour of the year is Radiant Orchid!  

I was of course inspired to create the window featuring this stunning shade! :)

Dress - Atelier B. Sweater - Twiss & Weber

Scarf- KooCoo Carrillo, Branch Necklace - Melanie Leblanc, Heart charm - Salvage Jewellery

Poppy drop earrings - Kathryn Rebecca

Bracelets - Melanie Leblanc, Studs - Torched Studio, Necklace - Kathryn Rebecca

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Made in Canada Series: Paco+Lupe

Hi, my name is Celia Cruz. I am a handbag designer living in Montreal.

I’ve been sewing since grade 8, from clothes, home stuff to handbags. Handbags are super fun to design. My favourite step has got to be the patternmaking part. It’s taking my sketch onto paper then to sample and finally to final product. It is amazing how one design that seems simple can take 30+ pieces to assemble. But then again, my version of simple is…

Choosing the right fabric seals the deal. But sometimes it’s the other way around. I’ve designed shapes based on the fabric print. My fabric choice is important. The fabric has to be durable, as eco as possible and absolute gorgeous!

I am inspired by many things. I would have to say my top inspirations are shapes, colours and textures. Lucky for me, all I have to do is look around for they are everywhere.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014 !!!!

I had the pleasure of going to the AGO for the latest exhibition The Great Upheaval.  It was a beautiful exhibition with some of the most innovative artists.  The exhibition showcased work from 1910-1918 which was a period where artists were starting to experiment within there work and began to get away from the realism period to explore painting with there imagination and life experiences alone.  It was also a time where travelling by train and connecting by telephone was becoming more accessible.   This allowed artists to start forming groups and movements more easily among each other.

You can see through there work a sense of freedom to explore!  Some of the pieces stood out to me more then others but my absolute favourite was "Blue Mountain" by Wassily Kandinsky.

I was inspired to create an outfit based on this piece!

 Red T-shirt by atelier B is a wool blend to help keep you cozy in this weather.

 Koo Coo Carrillo skirt and scarf. 

Rae designs necklace was laser cut in orange felt and Torched design earrings are enamelled to perfection.

Cheers to 2014!