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    News — Styling Copious

    FRONTIER

    This Year; This Collection; This Time

     FRONTIER is all about executing ideas, themes and beliefs that I have and want to be reflected and showcased when you look at Copious. Fashion is cyclical, it is always repeating itself and continuing to reaffirm that it is a safe space where all are welcome to express themselves and their style.

     Sometimes you can have all the ideas, find the right fabric and you still are not able to execute what you want. For me this has been the last couple years, knowing what I want to do, but lacking the time to give the designs the proper respect. I know this can sound crazy; you had these ideas for 2 years and you couldn’t find a spare minute to make them? It’s true. These last couple years have been about settling into my new studio space and dealing with the growing pains that comes with expanding. It hasn’t been bad, it’s been really good, I have gained more retailers, new clients and made myself at home in the Ottawa area. Nothing great happens overnight, I have been walking towards this collection and it feels great to be here. No other collection has felt more like me, more like Copious, it feels like I am finally stepping into a company I understand.

    comfy oversized black sweater with floral elbow patches, handmade in Ottawa

     The Phoebe Sweater is a staple in the Copious Collection, but this year I used scrap fabric from a bridal lace and created floral patches to use around the neckline. 

    oversized black and white long wool jacket with pockets handmade in Ottawa

    This is my FAVOURITE piece from FRONTIER! It feels like a second skin and when I put it on, I feel more me! The Clothier Jacket is named after the street I grew up on, it was the beginning for me and this jacket feels like the beginning of something for Copious. 

    faux fur bomber jacket with black ribbing detail and silver metal zipper handmade in Ottawa

    This is definitely my runner up, no matter how you style it, your 'cool' factor automatically goes up! With cooler weather coming, I won't mind layering up with this gorgeous piece. This fabric is limited, so order this edition of The Elm Bomber while it is still around!

    black fitted sweater with leopard print faux leather elbow patches, handmade in Ottawa

    Normally I am not a leopard print girl, but the second I saw this, with its vibrant colouring, I thought this was a great addition to my elbow patch collection. It was more unique and graphic then others I had seen and The Alice Sweater is all about the pop of colour at the elbow patch!

    black reversible bomber jacket, floral lining, handmade in Ottawa

    I remember the first bomber jacket I made, I wanted it to be a success, but I had no idea if my customers would be willing to pay the the higher price tag for such a detailed garment. Each one that sells you become a member of my #girlgang because it means so much to me that you are buying an investment piece from Copious. The Elm Bomber this year is a solid black and floral inside with white sleeves, a classic! 

    ice blue sweater with grey cable knit v-neck insert handmade in Ottawa

    This is my favourite sweater, it is LITERALLY a cozy blanket on the inside, and for a girl who always runs cold, it's perfect! This year The Megan Sweater comes in a third colour option, the gorgeous ice blue with grey cable knit detailing, perfect for the Fall weather heading our way. 

    There is so much more to come for Copious and I am excited to be stepping into what feels like a second skin to me. I hope you all enjoy Fall 2019, but not to sound cocky, I know you will! My creative partner, Kaja Tirrul and all the amazing models that helped to showcase this collection, they know me and Copious so well and they all said the same thing, this is SO you! There is no greater feeling than having people who have watched you grow creatively, see you come into your own!

    Are You Music Festival Ready?

    Are You Music Festival Ready?

    Summer is in full swing, but it would not be complete without a music festival. In just a few weeks I'll be hitting up NYC with my BFF to see The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and SO many others, which means MAJOR outfit planning!
    Festivals are the perfect time to break out those bohemian pieces and vintage rock and roll staples, plus you definitely need a piece that can be worked into all your outfits, enter The Desert Fringe Vest. Inspired by the California lifestyle, it's the perfect carefree layer to throw on at night, or instantly funk up a casual outfit. Here are three ways you can incorporate the Desert Fringe Vest, and some other key Copious pieces into your festival looks.

    The no-fail formula: cut-offs and a sleek cami. Keep a bandana handy for dust (but also 7 just because it's cute). Emma wears the Crystal Crop Top (size S, available at Coal Miner's Daughter, Queen West,) The Desert Fringe Vest (size XS/S), vintage shorts and bandana, Adiddas Flip Flops.

    Keep cool with the Mary Dress, which has an open back that's still bra-friendly, plus the breezy bell sleeves scream music festival. Emma wears the Mary Dress (size S), The Desert Fringe Vest (size XS/S), La Jolee Tote, Cartel Boots and Brave New Leather Belt.

    Put that concert merchandise to good use! Turn your favourite band t-shirt into a cool crop top by knotting it at the front. Emma wears the Lisa Skirt (size S), The Desert Fringe Vest (size XS/S), vintage tee from House of Vintage. 

    Happy Shopping!

    Written by: Emma Jones & Carissa McCaig

     

    Styling the Kaja Dress for Summer Events

    Styling the Kaja Dress for Summer Events

    Wedding Season is right around the corner, which means the hunt for fancy dresses begins! For someone on a budget, purchasing multiple formal dresses that you might only wear once can be a drag. Look no further than the Kaja Dress, a Copious perennial that flatters everyone and works for any occasion. It is easy to dress up and down, so it can be restyled over and over again in your wardrobe! Copious has three colour ways this season that you can personalize and style differently for all your summer parties this season. 

     The newest colour way is a gorgeous stretch cobalt blue that features a sheer back with victorian pattern. This back pairs perfectly with a black bralette (bonus points for interesting strappy details.)  Emma wears the Kaja Dress in size 4 with Aldo earrings and a vintage purse.

     This floral version is the perfect summer dress for weddings or bridal events this summer! The Navy back with textured diamond print is the perfect touch of sheer to be playful with a colourful bra. Emma wears the Kaja Dress in size 4 with Aldo earrings, vintage necklace, Heel Boy Wedges.

     I always try and choose sheer fabrics with texture or a design that can easily camouflage a bra, cause who are we kidding, some of us need a bra! The pattern and texture on this sheer fabric is a great concealer for a nude bra. If you are attending a wedding where you need more coverage for the ceremony a shawl or kimono can be a great extra layer to style with this colour way, while upping your outfit game at the same time! Emma wears the Kaja Dress in size 4 with Aldo earrings, vintage kimono and Heel Boy Wedges.

    Elm Bomber

    Elm Bomber

    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. 

    Have You Picked Out Your Easter Outfit?

    Have You Picked Out Your Easter Outfit?

    When my sister and I were kids we always got a new outfit for Easter. It was something special and a great way to get excited for Spring. Not only do I have all your dress needs covered, I have great pieces that will transition into Summer and are even great to rock in Fall! 
    The Kyle Dress is perfect if you have fancy Easter plans, styled with jewels and a blazer, and you are set to do Easter in style. 

    This outfit is perfect for my family's kind of Easter weekend plans. We ALWAYS have a huge dinner, so a comfortable dress is key, but being in the country we also love enjoying the outdoors. The Rachel Dress is perfect to layer with the Richmond Vest to keep you warm and you have a comfy dress for frolicking outdoors. 

    If you are laying low this holiday weekend and want to keep it casual and cozy, The Andrea Dress can be paired with your favourite sneakers, spring jacket and baseball cap and you are set for a chill long weekend. 

    Whatever your Easter Weekend plans Copious can get you styled to enjoy some extra days off!