As events coordinator for the Granville Island Business and Community Association, I hosted an amazing fundraising event last week called The Mr. Granville Island Pageant. Gentlemen who work on Granville Island showed thier stuff and impressed us all with all of thier hidden talents. It was a great way to find out a little bit more about our community members! Here are a few high light photos from this amazing evening!!
I have found dressing every morning so much easier by documenting the outfits I feel make me look and feel the best. So over the last few months I have been taking photo’s of my favs and re-wearing them all year long! Here is a peek into this stylists closet!
Well, that was a very long and unintended hiatus from the online world! I have been running around Vancouver gathering inspiration, some much needed self care time and direction of passion over the last 5 months.
It has now become time for me to step it up again and start the engine for my styling and custom design/sewing.
Please shoot me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org for any collaborations you are interested in pursuing!
I’m back ladies and gents!
If you are like me and have minimal closet space and want everything to go together, I highly recommend this module. It is also great for those who want to be budget conscious when shopping, by asking yourself, “Does that work within my modules?”
The 4+4+4 consists of 4 over pieces, 4 bottoms and 4 tops to create a total of 40 outfits! Again keeping in mind that you want each top to fit nicely under each over piece while still being able to wear it on its own with each bottom.
This module allows for a bit more creativity with pairing pattern, colour and texture to be matching or in contrast. It is good to keep a consistent colour throughout or style of garments similar to have a polished put together look. Any outfit can change in an instant with different accessories, so have fun a play lots with them!
I use this module as my base to branch out from for my 1+2+3 and 3+3 modules. When closet space is minimal keep modules in mind while shopping. It keeps things organized and always seems to keep from going over the clothing budget every month.
A complete wardrobe should have the mix of all modules with a few extra special pieces that can float in between them all. Have fun with it! Don’t think so hard about it. Make it your own. I’m always around at Devil may Wear or privately to help you with your styling needs!
Lets talk about how to make the most of your wardrobe and tips for packing when traveling this summer and into the fall. Yes, I just said “fall”. (In fashion, we think of the seasons a few months ahead so your wardrobe is ready when the weather hits, but I digress…)
My favourite module to use is the 1+2+3.
These 6 items can create 12 outfits when paired together using silhouette, colour, and texture as things they may have in common or in contrast. Each top should be able to work on its own with each bottom and all items should be able to work with the over piece. Accessories are what can change each look to be dressed up or dressed down.
When Traveling, especially for the 1-2 week vacations, this is valuable module to packing light and leaves space for souvenirs in a carry on luggage!
Advancing to the next level of style on business trips or during the work week is easy with the 3+3 Module. This module includes 3 dresses and 3 over pieces.
All pieces are interchangeable with each other to create 9 looks. Each style of dress needs to fit under the sleeve of the over pieces comfortably. Mix your textures, colours and patterns to create interest. Remember to either match or contrast these elements.
*Note: If you add a single dress to the 1+2+3, you add 2 more looks into that module. One of the dress on its own and one with the dress and over piece together. All together creating 14 outfits.
Have fun and go through your closet and see if you have naturally selecting items that make up 1+2+3 or a 3+3 modular wardrobe, I bet you would be surprised at how good you already are at making outfits!
Same shirt – 3 outfits! Do more with less!!