Sunday, December 21, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I think my friends and people who know me well find me pretty easy when it comes to Christmas gifts - anything fashion, beauty or book-related is generally very successful. My sisters would likely tell you that I am usually the easiest person on their list to shop for for just that reason. That said, some folks have been asking me for a last few ideas, so I thought I'd share a few of the items I'd love to spot under the Christmas tree.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This dress is one of the many pieces I picked up earlier in the year from one of my very very favourite Canadian designers, Sarah Stevenson (posts about her here and here), when her collaboration with Target came out. I haven't had an occasion to pull it out yet, but thankfully holiday festivities have given me the opportunity. This will definitely be one of my go-to dresses this holiday season because it is, first and foremost, comfortable! But I also love the bright colours in place of my usual LBD, as well as the extremely flattering inset of black into the print that really highlights the hourglass shape. For curvy ladies like me, this is a wondrous thing.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
|Etsy Pop-up at the Kirk of St. James|
|The Felted Fawn by Lara Dewolfe|
|Radiate Happiness by Kristy Stanley|
|My pick? The "Meet Me at the Stars" Necklace.|
|Dwn.Twn.Fox by Laura Morneau|
|In which I am unknowingly strangled by my Kate Spade bag.|
I initially beelined for the Dwn.Twn.Fox booth - designer Laura Morneau's pieces are favourites of mine (recall this post), and I eagerly picked out a pair of perfectly pretty earrings made from shards of a broken teacup and a hand-cut and stamped necklace (keep an eye out, I'll be posting it soon!). I loved hearing directly from the lovely artist herself about the process behind the piece - it's just the kind of moment that you can only get when you're shopping locally and interacting directly with local designers and crafters - the greatest! It was honestly hard to keep myself to only two things!
The new discovery and surprise favourite for me was The Felted Fawn, by Lara Dewolfe. Her hand-felted pieces (made with locally sourced wool!!!) are simply so whimsical, adorable, and fun, not to mention beautifully made. I immediately connected to the style of her pieces and have already bookmarked her etsy shop, because I know I will want to decorate a future apartment with her work at some stage. My personal favourites? The Moon Fox and the Valley Cows.