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A couple months back I did a jewelry lookbook photoshoot with the talented T. Lane Design. She is such a fantastic artist and beautiful soul, I was able to do a short interview with her!
How would you describe yourself?
I am really bad at describing myself and try never to put labels on myself or anyone else. I guess I am determined to surprise people. I like a bit of mystery and hope that transfers to my work.
Who has influenced you the most?
I am influenced by the people I keep close to me and also, lately, Walt Whitman and Tom Robbins.
What inspired you to get into fashion & jewelry design?
Since I was very young I’ve been interested and inclined toward fashion and design. I have always been inspired to bring out the beauty of an individual. It’s like unveiling a mystery.
What’s one thing you’re most proud of?
In life, the thing I’m most proud of is my daughter. But in business, I’m most proud of not selling out. My work is ethical, handcrafted and completely one of a kind. Each piece is a work of art, just like the humans they are created for.
Where and with whom do we find you on a Saturday night?
Well, this past Saturday, I was at my place with my closies making amazing food, indulging in a good red wine, practicing my billiards and playing dress up in my upstairs vintage shop.
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Models: Deanna Kiebke, Lydia Miller, Desiree De Sousa, Kim Kooznetsoff
MUA & Hairstylists from Found Spa & Salon
❄ xo ❄
During my Christmas holidays we stayed down in Vancouver at a couple different hotels but I felt this one was worth documenting a bit.
“The Sylvia’s History
Constructed in 1912
The Sylvia was designed as an apartment building by Mr. W.P. White, a Seattle architect. It was built in 1912 by Booker, Campbell and Whipple Construction Company for a Mr. Goldstein, who had a daughter named Sylvia. During the Depression the Sylvia Court Apartments fell on hard times, and in 1936 the building was converted into an apartment hotel. With the advent of World War II, many of the suites were converted to rooms, in order to provide accommodation for the merchant-marine crews.
After the war the number of permanent residents in the hotel gradually decreased, until by the sixties the Sylvia had become a completely transient full-service hotel. In 1954 it opened the first cocktail bar in Vancouver. Until 1958 the Sylvia Hotel was the tallest building in the West End. A well known landmark, its brick and terra-cotta extension softened by the Virginia creeper that now completely covers the Gilford Street side of the hotel.
In 1975 the Sylvia was designated by the City of Vancouver as a heritage building, thereby ensuring its survival for many years to come.”