Slowing down fast fashion one button (and bow) at a time

They call it Fast Fashion, the rapid production and consumption of low cost items. Kayla Gilliland is helping teens of today and tomorrow, slow down and smell the rose-coloured thread.   Gilliland, along with business partner, Linda Bell, recently opened Buttons and Bows, a sewing lounge and ladies fashion store in Maple Ridge, BC. Gilliland explains […]

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Must Haves Accessories & Dead Birds

So apparently this season’s hot accessory trends are hippy beads, mismatched earrings, delicate little leafy things and basically a bunch of other super boring stuff that I’m never going to wear. Being such a fashion-forward mom, I was super bummed by all the blah. That is, until it hit me: I CAN SET MY OWN TRENDS! […]

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Personalized toiletries: every boy’s favorite recess treat!

School is officially starting next week here in Port Moody. I was super excited about all the extra time I’d have for expanding my earring collection till I found out some horrible news: MY SON’S SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE AN IN-HOUSE CHEF. That’s right people. Apparently I’m expected to make and pack his lunches EVERYDAY! How […]

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