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    Summer is finally here!!! Even though I think about winter all year around, I am super excited to finally bring some colour back into my skin and spend some sunny days knitting outside. If you have been following along you might have seen my most recent collection, a collaboration called Formal Rebellion. If you haven't, you can read all about it here. It's been a few weeks since the excitement of show and I have been going through a bit of 'post show withdrawal'. Everyday I am busy preparing for the fall and the launch of True North, however I can't stop thinking about everyone's kind words and excitement for Formal Rebellion. Most of you have been eager to know,...

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    FAT 2014

    April 25th Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) 2014 a date I will never forget. At the end of last year all I had on my mind was FASHION, I wanted to produce more pieces and I wanted to challenge myself with bigger knits and edgy designs. There was no better place to showcase such work other than at Arts Fashion Week here in Toronto. The Idea of knitting 10 looks was a challenge I was ready to face. I chose to work with Jen Menecola from Sainte Genovefa, her line of one-of-a-kind avant-garde pieces was a perfect fit for the established theme of InFashion/ UnFashion and our chosen sub theme of Cult and Culture. The team behind our titled Formal Rebellion...

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    SS Takes Fashion Week

    With out say World Mastercard Fashion Week is the place to be when it comes to Fashion. Who would have thought that ME, a lover of white tee-shirts and jeans would be here celebrating fashion with some of the BEST designers that Toronto has to offer. Last week I was fortunate enough to be accepted to show my FW14 True North collection at the TFI Press and Buyers Brunch. I can't even tell you how excited I was!!!   There was TONS of prep. work to do and I had the greatest team who helped cut, type, read, name, style...etc... and boy did it pay off. (Lauren, Kim and of course Momma Phan THANK YOU!!!) For two days Kim and...

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    Creativity = Bravery

    It has been a busy few weeks preparing the new collection, shooting photos and trying to stay on top of everything; I have had very little time to share the process!! Between being a Photographer, Accountant, Model, Sewer, Knitter, Designer.... my mind is always running and I am constantly questioning weather or not I'm even going in the right direction. The hardest part of my day is trying to find balance between knitting and the small biz stuff. Anyone who has seen me work will often wonder how I get any work done! They're partly right, it's a miracle if I can complete a hand full of tasks in a day!... however I must say: " it's not a burden,...

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    Birthdays...

    February has always been my favourite month, not only because it is my birthday month but also because it is full of celebrations. I do celebrate Chinese New Year and although I am older now and the excitement of the dancing dragon has worn off, I am always happy to see my family and get a full does of Phan Phamily Phun;) My favourite day in the month is my birthday. I remember as a kid I was SO excited to rent out the Burger King fun room and invite my best friends to run around and mix Mountain Dew with C-Plus because it tasted better.... Since living on my own, every year I look forward to having dinner with...

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