Style-Diet Shot – Gurdeep

“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Back on terra firma, I’m proud to wear my BC Ferries Color Me Cotton top purchased on board. The short blue pants made in Barcelona were bought in Barcelona over 10 years ago.  Shoes made and bought in Italy over 6 years ago.  Glasses from an antique shop on Fort St in Victoria.  From the 1960s.

20130725-204044.jpgA frequent traveller on the ferry, I have been delighted with the buyers for the shops on board lately.  Made in Canada creams and cosmetics, great BC books and fantastic clothes made in the USA.  I encountered Cathy, a lovely, friendly and knowledgeable lady on board.  We spoke at length about the provenance of goods for sale at the Passages Gift Shop, as I commended her buyers for their thoughtful choices.  She posed for a photo below – to the right of a new collection of first Nations designs not only designed by also made in Canada.  You need to watch out for the Designed in Canada and made elsewhere, which is a common misleading label.


The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.

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