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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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First Post - Welcome! and some thoughts on these tough COVID times.

Hi - welcome! If you received my newsletter (firstly, you might be sick of being welcomed, but one last time - to my blog!) I touched on how long website building has been on my to-do list! Truth is, I thought as soon as I moved to Montreal and began designing full time, I would have a chance.  However, upon arriving, the first priority became learning french (appropriately).  One amazing thing out of the french program I took (besides le francais of course) was meeting a super sweet nail artist Sara. She shares my love of DIY (..makes amazing sourdough bread),...

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