Monday, November 17, 2014

Interview with Lennard Taylor

So out of the blue i got an email from Lennard Taylor's team wanting to know if i would like to collaborate with them. To say i was overjoyed is an understatement. I was so ecstatic and  humbled because i do love the Lennard Taylor brand and i have been following his brand for ever. For those of who you do not know Lennard Taylor is a young talented Designer who is passionate about Fashion  and has vast experience in the Fashion industry. He is self taught and his brand has been growing and expanding over the years. His clothes are are made in Canada, Manitoba to be specific.

So on the day of the interview i was so excited and nervous to meet him. I  don't even know why i was  nervous because he is so nice and friendly and he just oozes fashion. The interview was at his store in Portage Place Mall and it could not have been at better place to do our interview. We were surrounded by fashion and his designs. So we sat down or rather stood in a corner and had our interview and i wanted to find out more about his brand and his new collection.

http://lennardtaylor.com/


F.S:  How did you get into fashion.

Lennard:  Fashion  just kind of choose me. I wanted to do something in design , my parents are in design , my sister is in design as well. So i knew i was going to do something in design . I love fashion so i kind of  knew that this is what i was going to do. So what made me go into fashion, nothing made me go  into it. I was just excited about the industry and i wanted to do it and be part of it.

F.S:  When did you start the Lennard Taylor brand.

Lennard: I started it a few years ago because i loved making clothing. I started making T shirts and it kind of spiraled from there into a full lifestyle brand of Jeans, Denim , Jackets , Outwear jackets, Leather Holsters of course. I probably started making clothes six years ago.

http://lennardtaylor.com/


F.S: In terms of your brand how would describe it in three words.

Lennard: ( he chuckles )  Post Apoplectic Modern. Its kind of how I would describe it in three words. I like to use a distressed kind of  edgy look to it, but i also want it to be clean and modern. So that people can wear it at work or wherever they want to.

F.S: Who wears Lennard Taylor.

Lennard:  I would say its a  20- 40 year old person who is a free thinker, who wants to stand out in a crowd and who wants to be recognized.  Generally 20-40 year old person but its not limited to that demographic because  there is a lot of different  people that wear the brand.

F.S: Lets talk about your new collection.

Lennard:  Yeh my Spring/Summer 2015,  the whole collection was designed around people uniting and standing together. Its  a timeless collection in the sense  that i did not want  to use color for the reason that i did not want  people to associate it with Spring , Summer, Fall or Winter.  I  don't see  clothing as disposable. I see clothing as something that should last. You do not need a lot of clothing, you need a few good pieces that can work together . That's kind of where my collection was at and  it was all  pieces that were different but could work together, and you could make several different outfits out of the same pieces. Its  about versatility, its about functionality and its about uniqueness as well

F.S: Where did you get inspiration for you new collection

Lennard: I get inspiration from the world around me. I see something i want to change it. I see something beautiful from nature and  use that. Inspiration also comes from being dirty. I see a lot of people caught up in things being sterile and clean and i think its good to be dirty and i wanted my clothing to have that option. You don't have to feel that you have to step over the puddle but you can step into the puddle.

http://lennardtaylor.com/




F.S: What advice can you give to a new designer.

Lennard: Don't do it ,( chuckles). Its a hard industry, if you are not prepared to starve don't go into it.  You have to be extremely creative to come up with the different collections every year and you have to be extremely diligent on how you spend your time.  If you are going to do it , do work with someone with experience and get valuable knowledge of the industry that way. If you can afford to go to school, you can do that as well. The idea that you are going to be a big hit very very unlikely. It takes generations before you can make it. It's not gonna happen overnight.

F.S: What can Winnipeg do , to support local designers.


Lennard:  Support them , talk about them , tag them on social media , go to their shows. If you love what they do , go buy it and support them. Its one thing for people to say we love your designs but if people are not buying it then it doesn't work. Designers put a lot of work in their pieces.

 F.S: Where can people get your clothing from.

Lennard:  We have the online store right now, Portage place mall, Ordinary clothing in exchange and Style bar in Osborne village




Go check out Lennard Taylor's store  on the 2nd floor of Portage Place or check out his website



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Confessions of a Blogger

Its been a while since i have been here. Truth be said , i have a confession lately i have been feeling like not blogging at all.This is a new feeling for me , i am still trying to figure it out , to blog or not to blog. Blogging has always been fun for me and that's why i have been blogging for more than three years. lately i have been feeling uninspired and just feeling overwhelmed with my day job, side projects etc. I am just feeling like my plate is too full. I do hope this is just a phase but i told myself that when blogging stops being fun, then i will stop. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will come to pass. i wonder if other Bloggers have gone through this? Anyhoo  I  have some pictures to share with you, these pictures are soo long overdue. For those who follow me on twitter you will know i twitted about being invited to a V.I.P pre-launch party for H and M. It  was a fun event and i also managed to do some shopping. A great night all in all.








Monday, September 8, 2014

One for the summer

so  i am sad that Summer is coming to an end and it will be cold soon. So to me this outfit kind of says goodbye to summer to me. The days of sleeveless and colourful outfits are coming to an end. So i wore  this outfit when i was filming an episode of Blogtown. So this outfit was so random for me, if i could be honest.  I was supposed to have worn a cute dress that day but things did not work out and to make it worse i was running late and i ended up grabbing whatever i could get. I didn't mind the outfit so much but it wasn't my favourite. I guess we all have those days, but i wasn't gonna let that ruin my day. Onwards and upwards the day went and had an absolutely great time.







EXPRESSION SHOES

Friday, August 15, 2014

OOTD

Ok , ok i promise after this post, you will not see this outfit again. however indulge me, as Fashion  blogger i had to take pics of what i wore to the midnight summer dream party. Here goes nothing.





Vintage glasses from Vintage Glory, love that shop.



It pays to have good friends, borrowed bag from friend.


Yes my hair has some subtle purple in it.


Feeling like a lady

Lately i am finding that my life is so hectic. i guess its Summer and trying to jam pack my schedule before Winter gets here. If you live in this province you will understand what i am taking about.

So l wore this outfit last week when i went to the live taping of the new daytime show The Marc and Mandy show. I am so proud of what they have achieved. T.V ant no joke i now know that, its a lot of hard work. The invitation to the Marc and Mandy show read dress to impress and i certainly did not want to disappoint. I have worn this dress before when i was filming Blogtown but it has not made an appearance here and besides i am that type of girl who repeats her outfit over and over again






Wearing Vintage earrings from Vintage and Glory








Beyonce and Jayz's On the run tour

A week  or so ago was crazy and had mad fun at the Beyonce and Jayz's on the run the tour. Beyonce is simply flawless and beautiful and it was my first time seeing Jayz in action. i was impressed, this dynamic duo definitely knows how to rock the crowd. My outfit was a nod to the sexy Mrs carter, yeh just because you are a certain age doesn't mean you cant show a little leg right lol. All in all it was a crazy beautiful night.


My bag is from Cuba bought it from a local market.




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A midnight summers dream part two

well this is the second part to Athena leadership a midnight summer dream fundraiser. The dress code was dressed to impress and the theme was whites, beiges, nudes, light pastels. This theme evokes images of romance , beauty , class and elegance. My winnipeg peeps did not dissapoint. Hats off and big congratulations to Athenas to the best party of the Summer. This is the fashion edition. I took all the pictures and had fun doing it.



Loved the head gear



The Gents did not disappoint, at all. They represented.

Check out the shoes and those gorgeous dresses

Gents Fashion

This lady stood out

Pastels in the building

These ladies were super fun



With the president of Athena leadership Lindy, she is super nice.


wow factor dress


Happy people