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Celebration of the Bolo Tie by Queers and Cowboys Alike

Celebration of the Bolo Tie by Queers and Cowboys Alike

The Research I started my research full of hope.  Ready to uncover the past of the bolo tie.  And why it’s found under the collar of so many queers. I tried every search term I could think of. Shocked at how difficult it was to find an answer, the American history was vague and mysterious.  It’s queer connection even more cryptic.  So we will start with what I did find, and get to the surprises later… 3 Contentious Origins The unsettling part is it’s American history.  Like many other things, it appears it may have been stolen from those native...

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Behind the Scenes: A Metal Mesh Obsession

Behind the Scenes:  A Metal Mesh Obsession

A blog post that explores the designer of Lord Violet, Nicola Inman's obsession with metal mesh.  From the discovery, search, experimentation and jewelry making, the journey of her love for mesh is explored.

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Exploring Queer Femininity through Fashion

Exploring Queer Femininity through Fashion

Have you ever felt like your dream wardrobe doesn't even exist?  When the majority of clothing isn’t made for us existing on the fringes of society and moving away from fast fashion.   In light of June being pride month I want to map my journey through queer fashion.  Fashion is a huge part of our identity.  We use it to express our politics, sexuality and gender.   But sometimes gender and sexuality are difficult to express.  Like mine.  The struggle of the invisible femme. Growing up Queer on the Prairies I knew I was queer in elementary school.  I...

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HOW TO WEAR A BOLO TIE: The Essential Guide

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HOW TO WEAR A BOLO TIE: The Essential Guide

A queer femmes perspective on embracing, designing, and styling the classic accessory: a bolo tie.

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COVID Calls for Collaboration

COVID Calls for Collaboration

Hi!  Sara here - what an honour to make this virtual cameo in Lord Violet’s blog! (On their official website, and a pleasure to have been part of bringing it to life!)  As Nicola said - I took an intermission from working for small (previously a seamstress, restaurant manager, makeup/nail artist, and painting instructor for indi-spots in Toronto) to working for big business - Shopify - with the interest in their mission: to help entrepreneurs - (it all comes full circle).  For two and a half years I was on their remote support team.  It. was. tough. - AND I am so...

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