I was in Portland about 7 years ago and stumbled upon a gorgeous navy blue crepe 1940s suit (dress and blazer), that had never been worn.  I bought it, intending to wear it as a going away outfit at my wedding. But I never found the right undergarments (the skin tone lace slip I had […]

I  haven't done an eco-Wednesday post for a while. So it seemed a good time to highlight another great designer from Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (EFW).     Dahlia Drive is interesting to me on two accounts.     A very pretty femine line of upcycled designs.  A story of career re- invention after 40... This post is longer than usual, but […]

I was only able to attend one night of the Vancouver Eco Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 shows.  But I was excited that the evening included one of my favourite local designers Margarita Angelatos.  Margarita designs two lines Red Jade and Peridot Kiss.   And once again she didn't disappoint.   The Red Jade's Fall Winter 2011 line was […]

What I enjoyed about Lara Presber’s Spring/Summer 2011 line was the classic lines with unique details.   These are the type of clothes I could see in my closet for years.  These were beautiful classic dresses that complemented a grown woman’s curves.  And details like hand-made porcelain buttons. Lara is an architect who started designing her […]

On the 2nd Day of Eco Fashion Week I attended the seminar on Life cycles in Fashion and then all the fashion shows. The shows were fantastic.  I've picked a selection of some of my favourite outfits below.  I'll do some more in-depth reviews on some of the lines at a later date.   And I need more time to absorb the […]

I met a couple of wonderful out-of-town bloggers at Eco Fashion Week.  And I thought they were perfect to profile in a Follow Fashion Friday post.  For those new to my blog I "stole" the twitter follow friday concept and moved it to my blog.  I like to tell people about why I follow a blog before I […]

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