Not long ago, we started carrying “The Way Home”, a limited edition print t-shirt designed by Anna Stowe of Good Day Studio. The print is a design that Anna created for the traffic box at the corner of Portland St and Prince Arthur Ave in Dartmouth.
Now we’re adding another t-shirt print by Anna to the store. This one is called River Bliss and is a celebration of vintage motorcycle trials (or just really cool if you like bikes):
Both t-shirt designs are available in men’s (S-XL) and women’s (S-L) fits.
Anna’s t-shirts are actually a preview of bigger things to come. We’re planning a show of Anna’s paintings for September, and judging by the painting we have in store right now, it’s going to be a fun one.
The show opens on September 17, so be sure to mark your calendars. In the meantime, stop by and check out these great t-shirts. Love, Me is the only store carrying these prints (they’re not even in Anna’s online shop).
July 2, 2010 – Canada Day has passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Canada all summer long. You can do just that with these great men’s tees from Identity.
The designs on these shirts are a fun and stylish way to show off your pride in Canadian culture.
Identity tees are great for guys who are looking for something different to wear to summer BBQs and parties. A plaid curling rock? A houndstooth igloo? A wood grain beaver? These are shirts that are going to be noticed by your fellow party goers.
June 8, 2010 – Emoticons aren’t usually are thing, but we really do heart (<3) the clothing by we3. A new shipment has arrived just in time for the summer weather. This batch of We3 includes shirts and dresses that would be great for wearing to the office in the summer. The soft, light organic cotton would feel like a dream in humid weather.
The Modify Top is a versatile, sleeveless boatneck.
You can make this top your own: wear it loose or tied in the front or back. The front and back seams help add length to the body.
The gathered raglan cap sleeve essential top is a pretty t-shirt that is easily dressed up for work.
We3 has given this t-shirt a little something extra by adding ruching detail around the sleeves that make it great for dressing up or down. The scooped out neckline falls in just the right place to be flattering without giving it all away.
A great go-to dress for just about any occasion during the summer is the Acclimate.
Designed with bra-friendly straps and a not too low V (it was raised 1″ for production from the pic), it has a flattering silhouette on almost any body type. The dress has ties that come from back centre seam, which lets you decide where the belt should sit.
May 31, 2010 – A winter favourite in the store was the line of scarves and hoods by Montreal’s Noujica. As the weather warms up and we pack away the cold weather Noujica, we’re looking forward to wearing the new summer accessories from this line.
The brains behind Noujica, textile artist Catherine Cournoyer and glass artist Jinny Levesque, have handcrafted their Spring/Summer 2010 collection using organic cotton and linen and recycled leather. The result are fun accessories, some that can be worn more ways than one. For example, their linen scarf can double as a cute shrug:
while the multi-function belt doubles as a jaunty scarf:
The elasticized linen belt is made with recycled leather and would be great for belting a loose dress or oversized men’s shirt:
Similar to the winter collection, Noujica has an organic cotton neck warmer that is reversible. The neckwarmer is a unisex design that comes in colours and screenprinted patterns that both men and women will like. This lighter version of the neckwarmer is great for cooler spring days or summer evenings (or air conditioned offices):
Stop by to try some of these accessories on. You’ll find that Noujica is an easy way to add a little something extra to your summer wardrobe.
April 12, 2010 – Another new clothing line we’re carrying in the store comes to us via Winnipeg. Kelly Ruth Wearables are comfortable and stylish bamboo cotton clothing that are tie-dyed to make them even lovelier. For those of you aren’t into looking like a Deadhead, this is a much softer, prettier tie-dye.
Kelly Ruth has an interesting background in textiles: she used to be the head textile dyer and painter for The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and worked as a textile dyer on the Toronto production of The Lion King. She’s since left the ballet to focus on her art and clothing design. We’re excited to be one of the stores that are carrying her wearables.
Pop by to check out the Kelly Ruth line. There are some bubble skirts and mini-skirts that will be perfect for summer weather.
April 5, 2010 – When it comes to clothing, sometimes there is an awful choice between what looks good and what is comfortable. Fortunately, there are companies like Zen Essentials who help make the choice easy: you can have both! Nelson, BC-based designer Lindsey McTavish-Mint has created a line of clothing made out of super soft bamboo, organic cotton, and soy that looks as good as it feels. Her Modern Ruffle collection for spring/summer would be a great addition to just about any wardrobe.
March 29, 2010 – We love our artists, which means we love it when they get noticed for being amazing. That’s why we were so excited to hear about Fashion Takes Action’s first annual Design Forward Award: four of the clothing lines we carry have been nominated.
The award was created to recognize Canadian designers who are working in eco-fashion and creating designs that help to work towards a sustainable fashion future. The award criteria takes into account:
- materials used: is it sustainably produced or upcycled?,
- production: takes into account labour and human rights, carbon footprint, and material sourcing
- design: the ever important “is it wearable?” and “Is it fashionable”
- special features: what extra eco-initiatives has the designer taken on, such as hang tags, education, and charitable activities.
Reading through the criteria, it’s no surprise that the following designers have been nominated:
Paper People Clothing
For summer, we’ll be getting some new Laura Chenoweth, as well as carrying some favourites like her yoga pants. We’re also getting pretty new items from We3, like the acclimate dress:
There will be new Deux Fm in the fall. In the meantime, you can take a peek at the fall line that she showed at NYFW.