A few favourite images from shooting with my cousin Nik of chappalschappals. Working together, we created a collection of images for her newly launched website for her leather sandals or "chappals" imported from India. As a an avid traveller, Nik is constantly mapping out her next destination. Always on her feet, always seeking adventure, but never compromising style, these chappals have been her best friend when exploring new territory. Check out the goods at chappalschappals.com
Gosh. I just love collaborating with Boss Ass Bitches. There are so many of you and when I receive requests to work with/for/under you, the erupting chorus of Angels is music to my soul. Flaxsleep is a new Vancouver-based Linen Bedding company and the baby to a trio of smart, creative, talented, and fun-loving women: Anna, whom I met last year at Sarah's Birthday Retreat, and her partners Oana and Vivian. I've kept in touch with Anna as I fell hard for her awesome style, her intense level of crafting and equally intense level of rapping skills. Oh, and the one that took me down the Indigo path. When I heard about this Linen Bedding baby-in-the-making, I was absolutely thrilled!
We gathered together on a very hot afternoon in Mount Pleasant, rearranging Viv's apartment for some product shots as well as styled images for their site and social media. Before arriving, I knew would fall in love with their sheets, it would just be a matter of which one would I be taking home with me....?
A few faves.
Remember that game "Never have I ever..."
I never would have ever imagined I'd be hanging out with this funny bird, at least based on the clean styled vignettes that make up her Instagram feed. But she messaged me one day after following me for a few weeks, months after I had started creeping on her, wondering where in Tsawwassen she was living. I came over and we sat in her backyard chatting for 3 hours before I needed to return to normal life.
And it's been happily ever after, ever since.
After another long painful Winter, life did return to the West Coast and with it, an abundance of lilacs spring up all over the neighbourhoods. Tracey called me up for a photoshoot to celebrate the life of a grand violet tree that had been growing down in Boundary Bay, soon to be ripped out of the property that was to be renovated.
It was well celebrated.
Always on the gram. Ha!
My heart is singing. This is the beginning of many more workshops to come! Emily and I joined forces to offer an Indigo Dyeing Workshop to take place at School House Farm that included a phenomenal spread of appetizers, dessert and a Fall Inspired Cocktail for all our guests! In typical Emily fashion, she decked out the area with bouquets of sunflowers and dahlias and a few of her first pumpkins of the season! The majority of the food was produce she had sown, grown, and harvested this year: pickled garlic scapes, beans, and cucumbers, a kale and yellow zucchini quiche, roasted garlic paired with select cheeses and freshly baked baguettes were just a few of the appetizers. Vodka was infused with farm pears over the week leading up to the event and then mixed with a homemade rosemary syrup and soda. Dessert included an apple galette, homemade whipping cream, chocolate zucchini loaf, and fresh strawberries. I know. Amazing.
We gathered in a circle where I went through the indigo process and ladies got straight to work creating their designs with elastics, clothespins, string, and tongue depressers. Patiently, we worked in two groups taking turns to dip and expose their pieces until it was time for the final reveal. Just like snowflakes, no two are ever the same, each one so unique and magical in its creation. The scarves were hung to dry across a makeshift clothesline that Kevin helped set up using twine and the easels he had designed for Paint Night.
I couldn't have been happier with the attendees for this first Adult Workshop! So many familiar faces who have been so kind in supporting my passion to make creativity an accessible priority in life over the last 2 years. I can not tell you how much it means to have this support and to know that I am able to provide a service to others. Thank you to everyone who participated, I am still reeling with joy from this first successful experience! Thank you!!!