Back to my theme of locals that I love this fall. Nicole Bridger has been a favorite of mine for some time. She designs socially conscious and versatile clothing. She is usually THE draw for me each season at Eco Fashion Week. But Nicole also hosts a smaller fashion show, with her some of her […]

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 […]

For my birthday last spring one of the gifts from my husband was an ethical deal from Spark Jewelry. I had seen the deal and had sent him a "hint" that it would be a good gift. I have now finally gotten around to using it. I ordered this lovely necklace called Tree of Life.  […]

Spring finally seems to have arrived - well until tomorrow when it changes its mind.  No matter what the weather man decides, the magazines and blogs are all talking about what is hot for spring.  - Whites - Minimalism - Colour blocking -  Patterns - 70s - Now here is my personal list of what […]

On Saturday I attended the 8th Annual Women's Tea for the BC Paraplegic Association.  Strike a Pose featured up and coming designer Teri Thorson, as well as a fashion show by Nicole Bridger and Body Politic.  This event gives women living with a physical disability in BC the opportunity to share experiences, have a little […]

At the Eco Fashion Week Vancouver Trade Show I discovered the most beautiful, colourful, unique jewelry. These one-of-a-kind pieces are designed and handmade by Brazilian Artist/Designer Patricia Moura. Now these designs may travel a long way to get to us. But the collection is dedicated to helping preserve the Amazon and inspiring the industry in the Rainforest through its […]

First off I realize that this is Thursday, but I was only able to post part 1 of my Eco Wednesday post yesterday.  So here is the late Part 2 on Designer Baby Steinberg.  As with Sarah Stevenson, this was her first LG Fashion Week show.  The show's theme was Salvage - reclaim. repurpose. refresh.   […]

Sometime timing is a bitch and sometimes it just works out.  In my 48 hours in Toronto last week I was able to catch 2 new designers, who each take their own unique approaches to producing sustainable fashion.   Today I'll feature Sarah Stevenson and tomorrow Baby Steinberg. Sarah Stevenson To set the stage for Sarah's first collection […]

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 […]

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