Archive for ‘Fashion’

March 30, 2011

DIY Feather Skirt

A few months ago, one of my very good friends bought herself an amazing ostrich feather skirt. I wish you could see it because it is absolutely gorgeous. I just discovered a blog that I am utterly in love with called PS – I Made This. Author Erica Domesic’s motto is “I see it. I like it. I make it” and she is inspired by fashion trends and runway looks. Lucky for me, Erica breaks down how to make a feather skirt and look how easy it is! Why didn’t I think of this?

Photo credit and tutorial courtesy of PS – I Made This

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2011

Lisbeth Jewelry by Sophie Alden

I love the way I feel when I wear something that I know is made with love. It puts a little spring in my step to know that I have something special on that was made by somebody who actually puts care into their craft. A great example are the gorgeous creations handmade by Vancouver’s Lisbeth Jewelry. Designer Sophie Alden comes from a family of fashionistas and she is no exception. Alden’s endeavors began when she worked in retail and made jewelry as a hobby. Soon everyone was taking notice of her unique style and Lisbeth got off the ground. My experience with Lisbeth has been nothing less than perfect. Last summer, one of my necklaces had an unfortunate accident (I broke it to pieces and lost a part of it). I thought it was gone forever but Sophie to the rescue… She was more than happy to repair it. Another great reason to support our local designers. Please visit Lisbeth’s website to take a look at the whole line.

March 3, 2011

Mahan Zaeri – Art and Fashion

Mahan Zaeri has been drawing, painting, and creating since before she can even remember and it shows. My favourite pieces, “In Motion”, and “Into the Cosmos” (both sold and not to me… sigh) are just full of bright positive energy just like the artist herself. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mahan and learning a little bit more about what inspires her. Mahan does look to outside influences such as fashion and interior design but it is really all about setting and being in the mood for her. When inspiration sparks, Mahan blasts the XX in her Vancouver apartment/studio and gets to it. Being somewhat of a self proclaimed perfectionist, Mahan reworks her pieces until they feel is just right. And if she doesn’t think something is perfect? Watch that back alley where she has admitted to put some paintings to rest and watched as a lucky someone walked away with them! Look for Zaeri’s work showcased around the city and be sure to check out her website.

Mahan’s latest venture is Lillian Rouge, her spring/summer 2011 clothing line which will be hitting Vancouver stores soon! Zaeri describes her line as ready to wear, transition pieces that most importantly, Mahan would wear herself.

I really look forward to seeing what she will come up with next. Mahan says that she is excited to continue challenging herself, trying new techniques and mediums, and to keep showing us all just how creative she is.

February 25, 2011

däv Rainboots

There’s nothing a west coast girl needs more than a good pair of rainboots. My current fave in this department is Southern California’s däv. They specialize in combining fashion and function – warm and cozy fleece liners, shock absorbing cushions and adjustable fit panels make this more than your average rubber boot. They’ve got everything from equestrian, to city, to lace up to western. I was lucky enough to open a big box with their English Floral Boots inside this past Christmas. Check out däv’s collection and let the puddle jumping begin!