Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Calgarians Bring Fashion Part 2 - BoopyDoodle & Pout Clothing

This is a part 2 of 3 "Calgarians Bring Fashion" mini-series blog entry, and I'm introducing BoopyDoodle Accessories and Pout Clothing. Before going into further, I am so so so excited that I made it to the TOP 5 Best New Canadian Blog nomination in 2011 Canadian Blog Awards.
Please show your support and vote for Binzento Vincente! Link below: 

Also, I am thrilled to announce the next designer to collaborate with Binzento Vincente: mixed media artist KO for Binzento coming in 2012. 
Be sure to come back and check out my "Binzento Archives" column, where I will post all of the designer collaborations and finished work with Binzento Vincente thus far!

Now back to the main story:

BoopyDoodle Accessories
What is unique about BoopyDoodle Accessories is it's classic cutesy European vintage crossover Japanese inspired Harajuku girls designs. Owner Amanda Quinn have only landed her first Canadian city - Calgary from Ireland about half a year ago. Brought with her are these colourful and boldly fresh accessories line from the United Kingdom
The presence of BoopyDoodle adds a daring alternative to the somewhat reserved Calgary fashion. Accessories line include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins, rings… and stocks are frequently replenished with new designs. Price range from $10-$100, very affordable. One of the greatest things I liked about BoopyDoodle is its versatility to mix-and-match. Depending on the combination of accessories, it brings out each individual character. Although the accessories line serve mainly female fashionistas, I did find several unisex items and got couple of them :).

BoopyDoodle website: http://www.BoopyDoodle.ca

Pout Clothing
I adore local designs and here is another example: Pout Clothing design by Kristen Summersgill. The brand targets female audience to provide sophisticated and modern Calgarian style. Pout Clothing had participated both Vancouver and Alberta Fashion Week previously, and been featured in various fashion magazines.
To make it truly Canadian, Pout Clothing uses 100% Canadian textiles produced from Vancouver. leather from Montreal, and of course Kristen's designs and sewing skills from Calgary. Kristen learned sewing at a young age using her mother's sewing machine. After completing high school, she went ahead to attend and finish fashion design school in Lethbridge, and subsequently worked her internship with another local brand Broken Doll Clothing.
Pout Clothing's Kristen Summersgill

Kristen launched her own label Pout Clothing four seasons ago, and proven success by establishing her online store as well as placing her fashion products in several retailers across the country (literally from west coast to east coast). 

Pout Clothing website: http://www.PoutClothing.ca

First two photos: photography by InsomniaART
photo sources: Binzento Vincente, BoopyDoodle, Pout Clothing



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