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