All posts tagged: Made in Canada

Launching Armoire Inspiration – a sustainable fashion venture

My interest in collecting clothing can likely be traced back to my early childhood watching Mr. Dress Up on CBC. My favourite part of his show was when he would open his tickle trunk and there would magically be the perfect outfit to play any character, be it cowboy, artist, or even a sailor. I grew up in a remote part of Alberta (two hours from the closest store) to parents from farming families where hand-me-down clothes were the norm. Add in my mother’s habit of never throwing anything away, and it was easy to see how I developed an addiction, or admiration, of second hand and vintage clothing. I can recall the first day of grade nine wearing a two piece polyester skin tight bell bottom suit which had a pattern of denim patches. While other kids were wearing brand new clothes from the Gap, Club Monaco, and well the odd Nirvana t-shirt, I was wearing recycled fashions from my mother’s closet. When going to second-hand clothing stores, and the grunge era of fashion, …

Sessa Summer ’17 Studio Sale

This weekend my friend, and favourite #YEG designer, Tressa Heckbert will be a holding studio sale. This means E-town lovers of local fashion can pick up some unique pieces from Sessa’s Spring/Summer ’17 SESSA Wearables VagaBOND collection and past collections. Sessa Studio Sale 9625 79 ave, Edmonton AB Saturday June 10, 2017 – 11am-5pm Sunday June 11, 2017 – 11am-5pm A post shared by SESSA Wearables (@sessa_wearables) on Jun 8, 2017 at 6:05pm PDT I have an action packed weekend so I was lucky enough to sneak in for an early look on Thursday night. A visit with Tressa is always a riot and involves getting to try on some of her new looks to see how they fit. I loved this look so much I walked out with it – can’t wait to wear these wide-leg high-waisted pants this summer! A post shared by Sharman Hnatiuk (@theporkgirl) on Jun 8, 2017 at 7:44pm PDT I absolutely love how she designs for the female body and her use of colour is an instant pick me up. …