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Another stop off during our adventure around Vancouver Island was this beautiful and dramatic logged area. As we made our way across from Port Renfrew to meet with the owners of be Solely Canadian in Courtenay, it became apparent that Google Maps hadn’t taken into consideration the condition of the roads (very winding), or the speed at which one must travel due to all the sharp, sudden turns and single-lane bridges. Though we were running behind, I couldn’t resist stopping to take some photos at this picturesque location.

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The Bicycle Opera Project has released their tour dates for summer 2017 at long last! To see their full tour schedule, click here. As part of my ongoing collaboration with BOP I got to sit down with the cast and discuss the ins and outs of an opera company that tours on two wheels. Click the Read More link to see our discussion on polyglot performances, the garment industry, and how these artists find inspiration in day to day life.

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Julie Riemersma is a Toronto based fashion photographer who shoots everything from editorials to commercial spreads, and her own art photography. We met about a year ago through some mutual friends in the fashion industry, and I got Julie to shoot my SS18 Lookbook right here in Toronto. As with all of her work, the results were gorgeous. I got to chat with Julie about the perks and pitfalls of creative work, her everyday inspiration and Toronto’s distinct style. Click through to read more!

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I receive emails proposing different events and collaborative opportunities on a regular basis. But this January I was contacted about something that stood out as an idea I could really get behind.

A Toronto based opera company called The Bicycle Opera Project would be running a production called _SWEAT_ this summer. The piece is based on sweatshop workers who are struggling to form a union with dreams of a better life. The company itself is incredibly innovative. Each summer they launch a new production, touring by bicycle. Their aim is to make opera more accessible. They sing in English and present contemporary material. Their idea was to partner with a Toronto based ethical clothing company to create a cross-promotion.

As a constant supporter and member of Fashion Revolution, I was sold. Fashion Revolution is a global organization that aims to make the fashion industry more sustainable and ethical by valuing people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.

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The Coleanthus Cardigan 3/4 Sleeve in blue tweed is modern and classic all at the same time. Made of a funky blue tweed with little flecks of chartreuse green, this cardi is going to be your best friend going into spring and summer. It’s got all the coverage you need to make your summer tanks and dresses work-appropriate, and because it’s made of a cotton blend, it’s super breathable so you won’t overheat! It’s also available in several colours of lush bamboo blend. Scroll down to see three ways we styled this great piece.

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