Katrina was my golden bride, she wanted to be ethereal with a pop of colour and this vibe matched her personality perfectly. She is a very go with the flow, free spirit kind of woman but when she spoke you were 100% focused on her because she is so eloquent! I adored how each of my brides knew themselves so well they chose fabric and designs that suited not only their styles but personalities as well, this is something I stress to my brides. So many people come to me for a custom dress and they want something so different then themselves, but I always say; 1, you want to be comfortable and 2, you still want to be you!
At the end of each season a twinge goes off in my heart for the passion, love and work that went into that collection. The S/S 2017 Collection, Cinnamon Solstice, was particularly passionate for me because the inspiration came at a moment when I was feeling directionless.
After being less than inspired for a collection that needed to be urgently designed, an incredible opportunity presented itself where I got to take a road trip with my best friend and see California for the first time.
At first I found the states' lack of colour bizarre to see. Being October my Canadian brain was trained to search for red, orange and yellows, but all I saw was browns and greens. As we continued our drive I began to see all the different shades of green, the pops of colour from the tropical plants and the endless blue sky. Just like that, visiting a new area, hitting the road with my friend who helps me navigate my thoughts and one of my best collections was born.
I am beyond lucky to know a group of creatives that collaborate so beautifully together. One thing I hate to do is put limitations on their own ideas, so going into this shoot I told them picture two girls on a road trip who have collected vintage items along the way. Together this is what we created...
Photography: Kaja Tirrul, Kaja Photo
Assistant: Kamara Morozuk
Model: Jana Galley
Model: Leyla Djira
Styling: May Mustapha
Set Styling: Brittany West, Gloss Events & Decor
Makeup: Megan Roberts, _2bu_
Hair: Stephanie Richardson, Richardson Hair Design
Airstream: Kasey Boudreau, Cellar 82
Videographer: Emma Jones
Did you know that there is a story behind the name of every piece in each Copious Collection? The Elm Bomber was inspired by Kaja Tirrul, the photographer behind Copious and a friend of Carissa. "Kaja" has already been taken by the Kaja Dress, so the new bomber for the spring collection needed an original name. What better to call it than Elm, the street that Carissa and Kaja shared an apartment together while in college.
If there is anything you should add to your closet this spring, it's a bomber. The bomber is light and versatile, and it is easy to take from day to night! Copious's Elm Bomber is a fun take on the classic style, in our favourite colour this season; mustard!
What could be a better combo than jeans, a t-shirt, a bomber, and a sports game? The Elm Bomber is the perfect layer to throw on when it gets chilly or to add some style to your everyday look. Emma wears the Elm Bomber in XS ($275). Pictured with vintage jeans, and Reformation t-shirt.
The bomber jacket can also be a great alternative to a blazer. By simply pairing with a skirt and some heels, your casual daytime layer is now a statement piece that you can take anywhere from a cafe to the office. Emma wears the Elm Bomber with the Lisa Skirt in S ($110), Wilfred bodysuit and Jeffrey Campbell wedges.
The Bomber is the perfect item to bring while travelling as well, because it looks just as amazing with a dress as it does with jeans! Accessorize with a bold necklace and booties with height to add some glam. Emma wears the Elm Bomber with Wilfred dress, vintage boots and ARMED necklace.
PRE-ORDERS open now, production starts next Friday April 28th, get your order in now to be the first to receive the newly sewn Elm Bomber, in time for some gorgeous spring weather. Click here to order.