What To Wear To A Lady Gaga Concert

What To Wear To A Lady Gaga Concert

As the visual bonanza of Gaga groupies empty onto Calgary’s night streets, my sisters and I observe in awe. The exuberant self-expression is refreshing in a city that often keeps its colour hidden. After a stellar show, every attendee is turning it out and amping it up as they strut the sidewalk belting “Bad Romace” […]

The Style of Packwood Grand 2014

The Style of Packwood Grand 2014

A thick layer of excitement filled the sun-kissed air at this year’s inaugural Packwood Grand event. The infinite summer sky was interrupted only by pure white tents, which fascinator-adorned attendees tucked under to shield their skin and empty the bar of its offerings. Guests clinked glasses and smiled wide as thoroughbred horses topped with tiny […]

Process: Sample Making

Process: Sample Making

So, what does it take to make a dress? From paper and pencil to finished product, here’s a peek behind my process. xo Anneke As mentioned in my recent “Note To Self” post, I always begin by finding the perfect fabric. Full of excitement, I jot down design details in a notebook and sometimes pencil in […]

Photo Diary: Kelowna Wine Tour

Photo Diary: Kelowna Wine Tour

Strolling picturesque vineyards and sipping their sweet offerings, my closest companions and I toasted to my upcoming nuptials in style. Glimpse our exploration of the breath-taking Okanagan Valley and a sample of its finest wineries, then just try to keep yourself away! xo Anneke Top: Kate Moss for Topshop Shorts: American Eagle Sunglasses: RayBan Tour […]

Hair Tutorial: How To Create Spring 2014′s Windswept Updo

Hair Tutorial: How To Create Spring 2014′s Windswept Updo

Now that warm weather is finally upon us, it’s time to fully embrace the spring trends! Runways such as Giles and Tom Ford featured voluminous and wind-blown looks lifted off the neck, imparting an air of care-free romance. I was wild for the windswept silhouette, but with no clue how to create it, asked Andrea […]

Editorial: HedKandi In-Salon Artwork

Editorial: HedKandi In-Salon Artwork

I’ve always had a sketchy relationship with my locks. Limp, fine, and cow-licked, they are hard to manage at the best of times. So although I was thrilled to be asked to participate in a recent editorial shoot for HedKandi Salon, I was curious what type of spell they intended to cast upon my whispy […]

Editorial: Espy Spring Look Book

Editorial: Espy Spring Look Book

Nothing says summer like a fresh, ripe peach. The warm, feminine hue pervaded the set design and wardrobe styling of Espy’s recent look book shoot, photographed by Christy Swanberg. Always a favourite of mine, the colour flatters the face, extending a youthful glow to those who wear it. Paired with lace and light denim or pleats and […]

Style Tutorial: 5 Tips For Wearing High-Waisted Jeans

Style Tutorial: 5 Tips For Wearing High-Waisted Jeans

There are clothing cuts that suit each body type best, but nothing casts fear into all women, big or small, short or tall, like the high-waisted jean! Fortunately, I quite like the look and am excited to share a few tips I’ve learned while wearing them. If you dare wear, comments will surely follow, not […]

Process: Fabric Selection

Process: Fabric Selection

Most fashion designers start with a sketch, but as you now know from last week’s story, fabric ignites my creative process. I come by this tendency honestly. From the age of 10, I was enrolled in sewing classes offered by my local 4-H club and taught by my talented mother. I will never forget her wise […]

Note To Self: Go Your Own Way

Note To Self: Go Your Own Way

Go to fashion school. Design on trend. Start with a sketch. Outsource production. Dumb down design. These are just some of the “truisms” dispensed to aspiring fashion designers by the industry. Its rules nudged out the one I needed the most; go your own way. When it comes to creative expression, there should never be […]