Style-Diet Shot – Spirit Coat

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Artist Stephanie Blackford of was at the same craft fair I met Lincoln Heller at for those of you who liked the fiveleft Style-Diet post. Everything I saw that day was Style-Diet worthy. I was agitated because I wanted to post about everything I saw. But I was time-constrained. Initially I was going to take the skytrain to my meeting. Instead I rushed through the market on my way to the taxi stand and ended up only a couple minutes late. Meeting Stephanie was worth it! She is a bubbly, enthusiastic, vibrant personality who makes wearable art.

Here she is with her hand-made creations.



Here is Stephanie sewing signature button-holes


For the piece de resistance: The Spirit Coat with its $ 9,000 price tag:


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.

1 thought on “Style-Diet Shot – Spirit Coat

  1. Eve

    I like her style and her spirit. The coat is extraordinary:a work of art and heart. The price, for a craft fair, hey even for Holt’s, is jaw-dropping. I wonder if maybe it’s her way of never having to sell it.


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