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    News — HQ Happenings

    Copious HQ Happenings

    the dropout podcast, harry potter series, hbo succession, thrifting, relaxing

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    THE DROP OUT

    The latest season is dropping episodes alongside the trial and it has been captivating to watch the prosecution and defense lay out their evidence. The last few episodes got extra interesting when Elizabeth herself decided to take the stand. With her signature style of talking she presented new evidence, now it is up to the jury to decide a verdict. 

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    HARRY POTTER SERIES

    This is my first time diving into the series and was put onto it by my oldest nephew. He has consumed the whole series so he instantly shared his copies with me. You all know how much I adore reading and I am so proud of him for developing this passion. Book 1 and 2 were quick reads and I’m hooked on the characters. Next up, a movie marathon for the books I have read!

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    SUCCESSION

    No words can describe how incredible this show is. Each actor is so perfectly cast, the casting director should win an Oscar along with every actor. It follows a high power family and their role in their family business. They are each struggling to gain or retain their power within the company and are willing to do anything to get it.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    THRIFTING

    THREADED has been my passion project for the last year and half. Seeing it spark important conversations about the damage of labels, both business and personal is exactly what I wanted when I launched NO LABELS, JUST VIBES. This last month I thrifted SO many goodies for the next edition of THREADED.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    RELAXING

    December is usually pretty chill for me. I get to wrap up any outstanding projects, get prepped and ready to start new projects and finally I get to relax. The beau and I took a day before the holidays and we went to the movies, enjoyed a nice dinner out at Gyubee and we got to reset and relax before the holidays. I am bringing that energy into 2022 with me.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Watch What Crappens, Schindler's List, Halloween Kills, Wedding Guests & OOAK Prep

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    WATCH WHAT CRAPPENS

    I recently got hooked on this podcast. When talking all things Bravo with photographer extraordinaire, Kaja Tirrul, she informed me of Watch What Crappens. Needless to say, I am hooked more on the podcast than the actual TV shows on Bravo. The hosts re-enact an entire episode with voices and over exaggerations, it’s hilarious!

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    SCHINDLER’S LIST

    I have been reading this book on and off for months, I haven’t been able to get into it. I know the basic plot, but I like reading books before seeing the movie. Because the author interviews people around the central figure but never got to actually interview Oskar Schindler I feel like he is constantly telling us this is second hand information, it takes you away from the story.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    HALLOWEEN KILLS

    I love Halloween movies and I don’t mind a good scary movie but loathe a convoluted one. The original Halloween is one of my favs, very Hitchcockian in its approach. Halloween Kills is the most recent reboot and it just too much, they try to pull together 3 plot lines from past movies, I got annoyed and flipped on the original.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    ATTENDING MAY & JOEY’S WEDDING

    May has been a champion for Copious since the beginning, so it was an honour when she asked me to bring her gown to life. We have been working on the fit for months to make it perfect. She wanted a classic style, something that in 20 years would look timeless, but the sleeves are a touch of fashion.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    SEWING CONSCIOUS HEARTS

    With OOAK less than a month away, each day I am sewing up batches of Conscious Heart Sweaters to make sure I am fully stocked for the 11 day show. I will have all 6 CONSCIOUS HEART  X  MINI TIPI sweaters there + a few classic ones. Make sure to head to OOAK website to buy your tickets!

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    The Village 2, Fixing Fashion Books, Degrassi The Next Generation, Visiting Montreal, Fall and Spring Planning

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    THE VILLAGE 2

    I love the CBC Uncover Podcast and this past season was very poignant. They explore the disappearance of Alloura, a Transgender Woman who was loved by family and her community. They dive into the mistakes the Toronto Police made when looking for her and in turn the battles Transgender People have fought here in Canada for their rights.

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    FIXING FASHION

    As I move forward with more Candid Copious Posts, I want clear facts that help consumers understand the impact fast fashion has on ourselves and the environment. Diving back into Fixing Fashion has been a reminder of what these companies will do to keep their spending down, even if it means producing more clothing then the world needs.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    DEGRASSI

    I’m just assuming everyone has those shows they can put on while they work. They don’t distract you because you know every line by heart. Yep well my pick for the month of August was Degrassi and yes with a million episodes it took me the whole month to burn through this series, which is your go to show?

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    REUNITED WITH RAQUEL

    I finally got a chance to get to Montreal to be reunited with this queen! It had been way too long since I had a Raquel hug and it was much needed. I love Montreal, it has such a great energy and got to eat yummy food, pick up those city vibes, catch up in person with my girl, it was everything I needed.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    PLANNING 2022

    Yep, you read that right. Around September I like to have an idea of what fabrics/designs I will be working on come January. I find if I start the process then it takes way to long to develop a collection coming off a holiday break. So I design and make fabric choices now, so come the New Year I am ready to go.

     

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    a death in cryptoland, a wise man's fear, bottle rocket, cottage views, denim carryall

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    A DEATH IN CRYPTOLAND

    I have listened to a couple podcasts about cryptocurrency, but this one being focused on a Canadian company made it extra interesting. I have been listening to CBC podcasts of late and they haven’t disappointed. Highly recommend this podcast for a dive into a strange world, a death & and a lot of missing money.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    A WISE MAN’S FEAR

    If you were here last month you know I had read Book 1 and loved it. Book 2 dives deeper into Kvothe’s life after he takes a break from university. He goes on adventures, saves the Maer and meets Felurian.  It definitely has spots where it drags a little, but I am still very invested and will be patiently, or not so patiently, wait for Book 3!

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    BOTTLE ROCKET

    I have become obsessed with Wed Anderson! I like to see an artist from their start, so I burned through his first 3 films and I love each of them. Wes has such a special gift for slow film making/writing, he doesn’t rush through uncomfortable parts, he les them sit. I love that so much, it makes the film more real and raw.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    VACAY @ THE COTTAGE

    Every year the beau and I take time away from our lives to live at the cottage. No internet, lots of fresh air, book reading, movie watching, it is perfect! I finally learned how to drive the boat this year, and even though the weather has been a little sketchy it was a needed break.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    THREADED X BLEACHED part 2

    This time around I really wanted to push my bleached and dyeing skills even further. I implemented new techniques, no tools to apply the bleach and even played with the time the bleach sets. They all turned out amazing and super unique. 28 tees dropping tomorrow evening @ 8pm.

     

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    morally indefensible, vernon subutex book 3, mare of easttown, cottage time + threaded bleached collection

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    MORALLY  INDEFENSIBLE

    Morally Indefensible is from the creators of Crimetown, so production wise it is impeccable. This story has bizarre twists, an accused murdered and author become friends, then they get into a feud, then another author inserts herself into that feud. It was a quick and exciting listen.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    VERNON SUBUTEX 3

    If you have been around for the last year, you know I have been working through this series. This final installment was beautiful, each book has been. The main character is an unlikely prophet who inspires people to live authentically, shows them we are all connected and brings people without hope together to be their own family.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    MARE OF EASTTOWN

    Ok, who is/has watched this??? I haven’t enjoyed a series like this in a while. It is brilliantly cast, the acting is perfection, the story has twists and turns that has kept the beau and I analyzing. This is a much watch, I don’t want to spoil anything, so all I will say is you won’t regret taking time for this show!

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    COTTAGE TIME

    Our family cottage is one of my favourite places on Earth. It has been such a blessing to have it, especially over this last year. A place we could all go, when all of us haven’t been allowed to go anyplace. Getting it open is always a bit of a chore, but once done we get to enjoy this space all summer long.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    THREADED X BLEACHED

    I loved making, experimenting, shooting and promoting this Collection. Thank you for embracing it the way you have. It means so much to me that my #copiouspeople are loving my dive into secondhand clothing. There is so much of it out there and it is designers jobs to lead the way in using it and creating new pieces with it!