Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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!
BEST CLOTHING STORE (GALS): HIP & TRENDYSeed Sustainable Style3100 13th Ave. 924-5426When 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
BEST NEW STORESeed Sustainable Style3100 13th Ave. 924-5426Formerly 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
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 (http://champagnevalentine.
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
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!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
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!
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!