Small Town Girl, Big City Dreams – Designer’s Dream in Van City
05/06/16 What does a girl from Winnipeg do with her dreams of being a fashion designer? Well, move to Vancouver of course! I met Trish while I was working on a film gig here in Vancouver. And as soon as she started talking, there was something familiar about her laugh, her cussing and her sense of humour that reminded me of Amy Schumer. She was from Winnipeg – a homegirl. Right away, she divulged that she was a fashion designer – one who not only designs clothes but also prints. How cool is that?!! I’ve always said that prints are underrated because some consider prints to be “too loud”. It could be because Trish and I came from a city where colorful prints were simply not part of everyday fashion. Black was, for the most part the color of choice by everyone. You couldn’t be caught dead in a fabulous print, unless you were the crazy, loud uncle with the  70’s wardrobe. Thank god, Trish moved to the West coast where one has the freedom to become a designer and create prints that are marketable. Trish has been able to create prints on wearable, stylish pieces that are versatile on […]
Spring Bomber
04/15/16 Spring has got to be my favorite season of the year. Not only because my birthday falls in April but because of what it signifies – a rebirth from the cold Winter season. Flowers start to bloom as the snow melts, the sun shines brighter as the days get longer, and of course, fresh fashion trends start to emerge. It’s a time of renewal – out with the cold and in with the new. People start to do some Spring cleaning in their homes, including cleaning out the closets full of drab, dull colored Winter clothing. In Vancouver, I definitely feel that Spring is in the air. On the streets, the cherry blossoms are a gorgeous pale pink and are almost fully blossomed, while people are already wearing their flip flops. It’s quite a difference from my hometown in Winnipeg where they just had a snowfall…again. In the Fashion world, there’s no limit as to what colours are worn. For 2016, Pantone released it’s color of the year as Rose quartz and Serenity. You will soon see this on the streets if you haven’t already. As Spring trends and colors start to emerge, you can’t help but feel alive! […]
The next chapter…I mean next scene in my life.
04/06/16 Good morning!! I feel like it’s been eons since I’ve written anything down and I apologize. Ever since I moved to Vancouver, I’ve made some career changes in my life, resulting in my moods going wonky and feeling unmotivated to write. But, I’m back. I’ve had to stray away (temporarily) from fashion styling and wardrobe makeovers for awhile until I can get my feet on the ground in a new city, so I turned to my next passion – working in film. Thankfully, this time around, there is plenty of work in the city, which is pretty much why it’s deemed “the Hollywood of the North”. So, I found myself diving in the “not so glamorous” film industry in B.C, as a costumer. And I stress”not so glamorous” because everyone, including me always thought it was. If you think 16 hr days in upredictable weather and lugging racks upon racks of clothing is glamorous, then kudos to you. It may actually sound dreadful but I actually love it. The upside to this is the great pay, meeting all sorts of interesting characters from cast and crew; and I get fed well – all day long. With the unpredictable weather, […]
DeNiro is Delightful in The Intern
09/25/19 A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to preview the new flick, The Intern,  starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway and I must say, that it was quite charming. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I like going into movies being surprised and this movie did not disappoint. Usually, I label movies as RomCom’s, thrillers or comedy but this one I think has it’s own unique twist to it. Robert DeNiro plays Ben Whitaker, a retired widower and ex-vice president of a phone book company, who is actually bored of retirement. He’s done everything from travelling, tai chi in his spare time and even learning a foreign language. Ben’s still got a lot of juice in him and suddenly, he finds himself in a mid-retirement crises, wanting to work again and feels like he has a purpose and a connection with something. So, he applies for a position as part of a senior citizen outreach program (yes, it’s a thing) at a successful e-commerce company owned by Anne Hathaway’s character, Jules Ostin. Ben is hired to become Jules’ personal intern among other interns in a fast paced, studio office in Brooklyn, NY. At first, Jules pays […]
25 Sep 2015 in celebrity, Fashion, Vancouver
Relocating to Vancouver
Sunday, Aug. 9 2015 Hi everyone! The time has come for me to take my fashion endeavours and to move to the mountains and sea views of Vancouver, B.C. It’ll be bitter sweet leaving my friends and family in Winnipeg because home is where the heart is. I’ve decided to keep my website and transform it into something else. I also just wanted to thank everyone and my clients who have supported and believed in me! Until next time, Winnipeg, I…….will always LOVE you…(coincidentally it’s Whitney Huston’s birthday too!)
Someone to be jazzed about
Ever since I was a little girl, the jazz era of the 1920’s and 30’s has always intrigued me. For me, it was the fashion that enamoured me about the Jazz era. The luxuriousness and the glamour  that represented the period was also reflected in the styles as in the flapper dress or the cloche hats. But it wasn’t until recently, specifically in the last year that I’ve become more appreciative in a central character of the 20’s: the music. To be honest, I have never been a huge fan of jazz. I grew up listening to hip hop and R&B. So, when I was asked to interview and write an article about Juno award winner and jazz vocalist, Brandi Disterheft, I was a little hesitant because of my lack of knowledge for contemporary jazz music. But, I decided to take on the challenge and explore further. From what I knew of the Jazz age, it was a time of liberation of expression through fashion, art as well as music. The spirit and energy of jazz music itself, was a force embodying the era. It was a significant character that defined the 20’s. Like the fashion, jazz was elaborate. It was […]
UGGly Winter Boots? Part 1
I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had it with the cold weather. By this time, most Winnipeggers are pretty sick and tired of the snow and cold. For some, January/February is the time to head out to much warmer places like Mexico or Cuba, rather than stick around for the cold. But for those of us who are stuck here, temperature in the -10 would be like being on a beach. Unfortunately, along with the cold, we are still stuck with wearing layers, snow zone signs, warming up the car for 10 minutes beforehand and tons of snowbanks. For this season, I relish in getting prepared and facing whatever Winnipeg temperatures throw at me. I have to feel warm and wear good footwear in order to brave our temperatures. As a busy mom, I am forever running around and driving, so it’s important for me to be able to wear a sensible pair of boots like Sorels. I’m not talking about Doc Martens either. They are more of a fashion boot than anything and not at all practical for  Winnipeg Winters. And although, not too long ago I wasn’t a fan of Ugg boots. In fact, I was […]
Fashion Therapy in Van City!
Hello ladies and gents! Well, I've been in Van City for a month now