Seven years ago I found my way to Toronto after completing a fashion design program and eclectic array of university courses out west. I then studied merchandising, and have since worked doing everything from sewing to window display to waitressing to management. Really, though, my fashion education began in the very early eighties, when I skipped Kindergarten to go to work with my mom at her clothing store. I wiled away my fifth year crafting, reading and playing store DJ (that meant Culture Club on repeat). I guess it was good enough to get into grade one! My fashion inspirations come from many places – particularly old patterns, sewing and costume history books, and vintage album covers. I also like the thrill of the fashion hunt and making unloved garments happy again. When I first picked up Worn a few years ago, I was tickled to find such a smart fashion publication, and I’m excited to be here.
A Design Affair
Illustrator/Graphic Designer Sari Victoria’s inspirations, including many photos of New York window displays
Ysolda Original Patterns
Scottish Knitting designer Ysolda Teague makes me want to go to a stitch ‘n’ bitch in a cute Scottish Pub!
Lifestyle driven, but I’m a sucker for “before and afters” as well as their Past and Present column
Access to vintage sewing publications, Let’s make some gloves!
Illustration, doily Drawings and rifle targets – interesting art subjects and mediums