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    News — HQ Happenings

    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!

    Copious HQ Happenings

    CSN, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Flight Attendant, Cottage Prep & The Hunter Jean Jacket

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    CROSBY, STILLS & NASH

    This last month I have been so focused on making the Hunter Jean Jacket and that took me into a deep 60’s vibe and for me I just love the harmony of CSN. Look at this pic, couldn’t you see my Hunter Jean Jacket on Crosby, Stills or Nash? It helped me stay in this vibe while creating my newest project.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    I have been going down an English literature rabbit hole. I LOVE old books, anything written 1800’s ish. I love them because of the angst that comes from them not expressing their emotions, but I ALWAYS express my emotions. I just love the juxtaposition as to where we are now in our world, able to say how we feel and people can take it or leave.

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

    This is the greatest show I have watched in a while! I highly recommend this comedy drama, which normally I don’t love. I feel like most times they need to pick one, but this show has you in suspense the whole time and Kaley Cuoco and every supporting character is SO hilarious.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    COTTAGE PREP

    Remember that one really nice Saturday we had in April? Well we really took advantage of it. We got the yard at the cottage all cleared of leaves, got our compost area set up for the summer and got part of the dock in. My oldest niece and nephew even went into the water, it was the earliest anyone has ever been in.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    HUNTER JEAN JACKET

    This jacket is truly my favourite creation ever! As soon as my step mom gave me a bunch of my dads’ I knew what I wanted to create with them, it just took some time to figure out the overall fit patterns and then how I wanted the patchwork to look. In the end I couldn’t be prouder of what I created, The Hunter Jean Jacket.

     

    Copious HQ Happenings

    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, East West Street by Philippe Sands, I May Destroy You, Skiing and Sewing Spring

     

     

    What I have been listening to...

    KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

    This book is so beautiful, if you have ever worked in the restaurant industry it is a true depiction of what this life looks like. I listened to the audiobook, which made it that much more powerful to hear Anthony describe his adventures. I served for years to support Copious and this took me right back and gave me all kinds of nostalgic feels. 

     

     

     

     

    What I have reading... 

    EAST WEST STREET

    This book takes you on an amazing journey. The author, lawyer, dives into his grandfather’s past. He was born and fled a town that had been occupied by Germany, then Russian, then Poland. It ended up being the birth place of 2 men who created the terms Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide. I highly recommend this book!

     

     

     

     

    What I have watching... 

    I MAY DESTROY YOU

    THE FIRST EPISODE! Damn this show is so powerful and that first episode is so completely raw, honest, horrifying and necessary.  It is a real depiction of sexual assault and what a person can go through after it happens. Although at times hard to watch, that is only because of its honesty and I recommend watching this show.

     

     

     

     

    What I have been doing...

    SKIING

    This was such a fun day! Their Christmas present was a ski day, only 1 had been on skis before, but all were excited and super patient with getting organized with rentals. I feel so lucky that my nieces and nephews are adventuresome, independent and eager to learn new things.

     

     

     

     

     

    What I have been working on... 

    SEWING SPRING

    I have been sewing all of February to get Spring ready. With shops shut down in Jan. and into Feb., they were ready to open and hit the ground running with new products. I dropped off new Violet, Iris and Riley Dresses to FLOCK. If you are in the Ottawa area, I recommend their shop, it is full of locally made clothing.