Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Girl

I recently;y made this little coat for a birthday gift for a six year old. Her uncle is pretty swell to commission a hand made coat for his niece! She looks so sweet!

Seed Sustainable Style is the WINNER!

Best of Regina

Official Winners List

A huge thank you to the 1,500 or so readers who cast ballots in our best-ever Best Of Regina poll. While the winners take centre stage in the issue itself, none of this would happen if you didn’t take the time and effort to vote for your favourite Queen City people, places, events, shops, services and other amenities. To promote excellence, we need to recognize excellence. And that’s precisely what this poll does. By participating, you’re doing your bit to ensure Regina remains a great community to live, work and play in. So thanks a bunch!

Seed Sustainable Style
3100 13th Ave. 924-5426
When Lisa Wicklund moved back to Regina after a 15-year absence, she saw a niche that needed filling. There were simply not enough places to buy the kind of clothes she likes: upscale, bohemian, and made by indie Canadian designers. So she started Seed. According to Wicklund, Seed’s aesthetic is all about rejecting wasteful and boring mass-market clothing in favour of carefully and beautifully made statement clothes. “Some people call it ‘upcycling’ or even ‘trashion’”, she says, summing up the fashion movement that’s about using old materials to create new garments with a sly nod to the past. Saskatoon designer Cassie Danielle’s elegant corsets and waist cinchers, for example, are made from reclaimed cowboy boots. Every week there are more news stories about the real cost of fast fashion: cheap designer knockoffs made in third-world sweatshops take up far too much space in our wardrobes. It’s nice to know we have other options. With independent retailers like Seed taking root in Regina, we can be not just trendy, but something even better: well-dressed. /EZ

Seed Sustainable Style
3100 13th Ave. 924-5426
Formerly on Smith St., Seed Sustainable Style is a great addition to the Cathedral Village’s 13th Ave. strip, which is getting awesomer with each passing year. Seed features fashions by environmentally and socially conscious Canadian designers, as well as vintage jewellery, scandalous lingerie, wearable art, cool chapeaux, one-of-a-kind accessories, and a truly inspired chandelier. You’ll also find gallery-style art exhibitions and some sexy parties, like the Gypsy Camp they held to kick off last year’s Regina Folk Festival. /LAK

Friday, October 22, 2010

Animated Fashion Installation/ hung on the wall/ animation in progress

I prefer to work with gleaned materials, and was recently given several nylon boat sails that I want to use to make sculptural outer wear for men and women and children. I have also been asked by several different venues and art centers to present a wear able art installation of some kind. Thirdly, I have been making pop-up books and clothes with moving parts from bits of thread and water soluble glue.

I worked for a time in 2006 at The Banff New Media Institute in Banff Alberta, and there I met my friend Geoff Lillemon, which whom I am collaborating on this project. He is the creative director for the media digital design co. Champagne Valentine ( He has an artist wed site:
from which we are working to create complimentary clothing and animation environments.

I want to make clothes that can be projected upon, or will be displayed as part of a larger picture of digital animation, and also garments with illustrations and moving parts that complement a digital animation. I would like to be able to display the works in a variety of ways, either as projections in conjunction with a cat walk type event, standing mannequins juxtaposed with looped projections, or something more theatrical with live models and the animation serving almost more as a set. There are some venues that have asked me to put together a fashion show/performance/fashion art5 installation, and I am also looking for more venues. Send the word birds

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Face Coats: Quantity: 2
fully lined, buttons front closure, two pockets Size: small and medium

Reverse Vest: Quantity: 3
chiffon under blouse, shoulder button Sizes: extra small, small and medium
Lily Pleated Skirt: Quantity: 2
fully lined, two pockets, button closures Sizes: small and medium

"All Business" Collage Shell Top: Quantity: 2
fully lined, dart shaping, side button closure Size: small and medium
Circle Pencil Skirt: Quantity: 2
fully lined, back button closure, two pockets Size: 6 and 8
Circle Fluted Side Pants Quantity: 2
fully lined, front button closure, two pockets Size: 6 and 8

Cape jackets: Quantity: 3
fully lined, throat collar button a Size: 1 small, 3/4 length sleeve
front sash tie. 1 small full length sleeve
1 medium full length sleeve
Diagonal Bracing Pencil Skirt Quantity: 2
back button closure and waist tie, one pocket Size: 2 medium
These Photos of Brittany and Caroline were taken at The Lyndon House Art Center. Thank you ladies! Thank you Lyndon House!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010


I took some new pictures of work up @ AGORA yesterday. AGORA is a A funk junk extravaganza: an antique and art flea market, lots of vendors renting booths and selling all kinds of everything from folk art to furniture, and lots of vintage clothes. Airee, the owner, specializes in selling Chanel and Luis Viton bags. If yopu in Athens GA it is a must-see store.

This is the work of local loco folk artist Chris Hubbard!


Little kids clothes: from the dumpster @ the ST. Mary's Thrift store to The Square Peg Artery & Salvage in Philadelphia!

Nautical Jacket with hand made buttons by Rosie Brenan $60.00

Little raglan sleeves bike style shrit made with scraps from two shirts I made for Scott $14.00
Red and gold stripe jacket, with little roses $60.00

Nautical dress $26.00
Dragonfly dress $26.00
Dragonfly Bloomer Skirt: $26.00

These pieces are all headed to Square Peg Artery & Salvage
108 South 20th Street in Philadelphia!