Happy Birthday!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is one of my favourite pictures of my mom. She is not a fan of it. I love it. It is like the best caricature of her ever.

I grew up in a home filled with everything good. Love, laughter, humour, discipline, chores, road trips, friendship (there is more, way more).

When I talk about my mom I always say two things….

“If you looked up the definition of unconditional love, you would see a picture of her there.”

“My mom is like Martha Stewart without the need to be famous. Amazing baking, homemade halloween costumes, cake decorating course birthday cakes, hand made moccasins, a creative and well decorated home and a garden that was delicious. Oh yah, she also worked full time.”

 

Trout

trout rain jacketTROUT – noun

1/ any of various game fishes of the salmon family of the genus

2/ Beautifully Made Canadian Clothes

More great Canadian designed clothing. Check them out here.

 

Me-wow!

I have never shopped at Tiffany, but this December I randomly received their catalog in the mail. Their catalog showed up the same day as my Meowingtons watch.

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Coincidence, I think not.

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Tiffany knows I got great style.

My Cinderella Shoes

gucci heelsThis summer I was wandering around Vancouver and came across the most amazing second hand clothing store ever, Timeline Boutique.

Their collection of clothing and shoes is  stellar! It was here, I found one of my most coveted second hand purchases ever – Gucci heels. The previous owner broke them in perfectly for me and Timeline broke them in for my budget. Retail 575.00, I paid 125.00!

Beautiful black with a bamboo heel. So god damn pretty that I was getting complements on them on a dimly lit dance floor.

Have a rockin’ beautiful New Year’s Eve!

All the best in 2015!!

 

Canadian Chic

canadian chic1About 12 years ago I started to notice people in Toronto dressing like high end farmers….worn out jeans, t-shirts, beat up baseball hats. A few years after that winter boots were hip and cool. Then all-weather appropriate clothing was on runways and it was awesome. As a teenager I remember never wanting to put on my winter gear because it was big and ugly but now its just full on Canadian sexy and I love it.

canadian chic

Even our toques are in! Check out this cool local company, Tuck Shop.

 

Politics and Fashion

This week I headed over the to Design Exchange in Toronto for their show Politics of Fashion. It was a great show and I have fallen madly in love with Rudi Gernreich’s iconic bathing suit. Stunning!  I think I need to add this to my wardrobe.

Rudi Gernreich's iconic bathing suit

I love clothing and I love certain labels but I never wear them on the outside of my clothes. Quality yes, billboard no.

The first item of clothing I remember wearing for any political stance was in Grade 10. White t-shirt with black lettering stating, “Closets are for Clothes.”  A few years later when I came out to my parents, they were not really surprised (go figure). Its always good to dip your toe before plunging in.

I learned early on the power of clothing. On days when I felt like blending in and being invisible I dressed more like a “guy.” In my more androgynous days I could all but disappear into the crowd with my over sized outfits. Now a days, its heels and tight pants. I love the empowering feeling out of being a woman in well tailored, stylish clothing. On nights when I am in the mood to cause a little commotion wherever I go, I head out in my cats pants!

cat pants with bern

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