This is Part 3 in an ongoing collaboration with The Bicycle Opera Project in conjunction with their production of SWEAT; a modern, a capella opera about the struggles a group of garment factory workers endure in order to build better lives for themselves. To read the rest of the interviews click here.
To see a short video of this production, click here:
These interviews are Part 2 in an ongoing series that spotlights the cast of the upcoming production of SWEAT, an a cappella opera that will be touring Ontario by bicycle this summer If you haven’t read our previous post about our collaboration with The Bicycle Opera Company, click here to dive in!
The ubiquitous Paralomis Tee Slub now comes in bright purple, teal, marsala, black and grey, so no matter what your mood, we’ve got a top for you. Click the Read More link to see three ways we styled this classic tee for work, play, and everything in between!
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.
The Paralomis Tunic Slub is a longer iteration of our classic Paralomis Top with all the same perks and versatility. This style can be worn as a top, a tunic, or even a t-shirt dress! Click the Read More link to see a few ways we would style this awesome piece for spring and summer.
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!
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.
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.
The Nanomia Shrug is that perfect little topper you’ve been looking for. Made from a bamboo and cotton blend, this sweater is breathable and stretchy, so its useful in almost any situation. It comes in purple, black, light grey and dark grey, so there’s sure to be one to catch your eye! Scroll down to see three ways this shrug can complete your look. Continue reading →