Vancouver Eco Fashion Week. It’s like Vancouver Fashion Week, except the focus is on conscious fashion: sustainable fabrics, reuse, upcycling, fair trade — all things that the industry needs to embrace if it is to stop being one of the world’s largest polluters. One show was called the “68-pound challenge.” Kim Cathers of kdon put together a collection made up of 68 pounds of clothing and fabric — the average amount thrown out per person per year — from Value Village. The collection above was from leading eco fashion designer Nicole Bridger, who gave us an in-season collection available at her boutique now.
I worked as a dresser, for the very first time. I think stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen was my very first attempt, but that was only one look and no changes. I had to pick it up after that for one and sometimes two changes per show. It was an amazing experience in so many ways! I imagine I will be volunteering again in the spring.
The lead singer and keyboardist of Red Hot Icicles Burning on Fire. She was wearing a very 60s-style hot pink chiffon dress with black tights and really cute black boots. Before the set, she was wearing a black cardigan, and I thought that looked fine. But when I saw that she was using the dress kind of like a pinafore over a black top, I was less impressed. Still, I like her sense of style overall. And she’s a very good singer as well.
My band Lisa’s Hotcakes in action! Debut show at Cafe Deux Soleils to benefit Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Post-punk girl band fashion? Videographer: Aki Jo. Actual title of song: “Je te vois partout,” which means “I see you everywhere.”
In an interview, actor Meg Tilly said that her sister Jennifer (also an actor) gave her a gift that used that quote. Tilly had quit acting to focus on her family. Now she is back. No, it’s never too late.