Back in the fall I sewed up a storm for my first ever indie market. It was exactly what I needed to push myself to get creative with my oversized fabric stash and finally make some of the design ideas in my head come to life. It was also an opportunity to test my pattern grading skills! Pattern grading was fun, nightmarish, and super satisfying all at the same time. Read More
Edmonton is a pretty rad city. Sure we're in the middle of a Hoth-like deep freeze and staying in the comforts of a centrally-heated building at all times seems appealing, but then you miss out on fun events that many swell Edmontonians put on to break our winter funk.
Like this week, for example. It was a frosty -17 on the thermometer but my blonde bestie insisted we go to the Beach Party hosted by Metro Cinema at the Garneau. Read More
Friends, I just adore Marmalade-Shop. I first discovered her back in 2008 and over the years have purchased at least a dozen pieces. I remember giddily fawning over every single piece in her collection when I first explored her website. The colours, those unmistakable sixties-inspired styles, and the fit are everything I dreamed of in clothing but could never find in lil 'ole Edmonton. I seriously credit this line for giving me the spark I needed to really delve into my love of mid-century fashion. Read More
Holy bananas friends!
2015 was a pretty zany year. It was the year of getting things done and new adventures. I feel like a whole different person than I was a year ago. I mean, I'm still Nicole but I feel like a smarter more confident version of myself. Crossing a few major things off one's to do-list will do that to a gal. I REALLY stepped out of my comfort zone this year and it's something I would encourage anyone reading this to do the same. I could go on about that but I'll skip the novel for once.
I'm now, as I always seem to be at this time of year, excited to get going on a few new endeavours. Oh and I totally re-designed my site! It looks way less 1999 now. Read More
In addition to being head over heals in love with sixties fashion and home decor....I obviously love the music too! In fact, my obsession with mid century style was a natural evolution of first loving the music. The Beatles and Elvis ruled my childhood. As did various sixties comps, on both record and CD. I think my folks were one of the last people on the block to keep their turn table revving well into the 90s. Thank goodness for that! Read More
I made a cotton candy coloured furry pink coat! Quite possibly my favourite coat that I've made yet. I'm super excited about it! And yes, it is indeed for sale! I'll have a handful of these available at the Vixens of Vintage Market in Edmonton on November 21st and 22nd!
The coat is one part "I couldn't find the fabric I had in mind" and one part "Shirley MacLaine"! Read More
Hello Again Friends!
Hope everyone had a lovely summer and are settling into fall ok. Winter may be looming but the one thing I like about our city is that there is always something to do no matter the season. Although the city streets get quiet for that first bitter cold snap (which hasn't struck yet!), after awhile we remember that hey......"WE LIVE REALLY FAR NORTH....this is totally normal!". Then we step out of our little caves in search of adventure and entertainment.
One of those things that will get you out of the house this fall and winter is the Underground Showcase at DV8. Read More
Holy hanna guys. It's been like.....forever since I posted something. Apparently it takes this gal 3.5 months to get over a Euro-hangover. I think my head is properly screwed back in place now, and I'm happy to report my sewing nook is back up and running! I have lots of goodies planned for this space so hopefully my readers are still out there. Mom? Can you see this? Good. Read More