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Style-Diet Shot – Pure Magnolia Revamp Cotton Lace V-neck

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Made in Vancouver, Pure Magnolia http://puremagnolia.ca/about/ bridal wear was started in 2009 by Designer Patty Nayel who wanted to give local and international brides an eco option for their wedding dress.  The collection is made up of customizable dresses made from European laces, Indian Silks, Organic cottons, vintage and recycled fabrics.

The jewellery is by Mirror Mirror Bijoux. Custom-made by Pam Chang in Vancouver, they are often rehabilitated signature vintage and re-designed pieces http://mirrormirrorbijoux.com/   Photos are from the Revamp Gala to benefit YWCA’s Crabtree Corner http://www.ywcavan.org/content/Crabtree_Corner/258.

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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.

 

Style-Diet Shot – Pure Magnolia Revamp

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Made in Vancouver, Pure Magnolia http://puremagnolia.ca/about/ bridal wear was started in 2009 by Designer Patty Nayel who wanted to give local and international brides an eco option for their wedding dress.  The collection is made up of customizable dresses made from European laces, Indian Silks, Organic cottons, vintage and recycled fabrics.

The jewellery is by Mirror Mirror Bijoux. Custom-made by Pam Chang in Vancouver, they are often rehabilitated signature vintage and re-designed pieces http://mirrormirrorbijoux.com/   Photos are from the Revamp Gala to benefit YWCA’s Crabtree Corner http://www.ywcavan.org/content/Crabtree_Corner/258.

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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.

Style-Diet Shot – Pure Magnolia Revamp The Glamour Gown

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

– Thomas Jefferson

The Glamour Gown.  Made in Vancouver, Pure Magnolia http://puremagnolia.ca/about/ bridal wear was started in 2009 by Designer Patty Nayel who wanted to give local and international brides an eco option for their wedding dress.  The collection is made up of customizable dresses made from European laces, Indian Silks, Organic cottons, vintage and recycled fabrics.DSC_0934 DSC_0935
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The jewellery is by Mirror Mirror Bijoux. Custom-made by Pam Chang in Vancouver, they are often rehabilitated signature vintage and re-designed pieces http://mirrormirrorbijoux.com/   Photos are from the Revamp Gala to benefit YWCA’s Crabtree Corner http://www.ywcavan.org/content/Crabtree_Corner/258.

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.

Style-Diet Shot – Pure Magnolia Revamp. Short ‘Sarah’ in Lace

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Made in Vancouver, Pure Magnolia http://puremagnolia.ca/about/ bridal wear was started in 2009 by Designer Patty Nayel who wanted to give local and international brides an eco option for their wedding dress.  The collection is made up of customizable dresses made from European laces, Indian Silks, Organic cottons, vintage and recycled fabrics.

The jewellery is by Mirror Mirror Bijoux. Custom-made by Pam Chang in Vancouver, they are often rehabilitated signature vintage and re-designed pieces http://mirrormirrorbijoux.com/   Photos are from the Revamp Gala to benefit YWCA’s Crabtree Corner http://www.ywcavan.org/content/Crabtree_Corner/258.

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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.

Revamp Gala

Belugas, anemones, music, eco-fashion and applauding courageous women.  It was a night to remember!  Gowns by Pure Magolia eco bridal couture (made In Canada, from sustainable fabrics) and Jewellery by Mirror Mirror Bijoux.  We have a special treat today: NY Photographer Richard Lecoin took some lurvely photos of the models.  Big up to Richard https://twitter.com/Dj_NyRichardNy.  You’ll see his RDL initials in the photos he took (they will be interspersed).  Here are my favorite two shots of his:

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Singer Ashley Robyn http://www.ashleyrobyn.com/

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DJ Wax https://www.facebook.com/djwax.caDSC_0882

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DSC_0917Pure Magnolia designer http://puremagnolia.ca/ Patty Nayel.  She was the brainchild behind this event to raise funds for the YWCA Crabtree Corner.  Her gowns are locally made from divine fabrics.  (She is wearing her own creation!)

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Pam Chang Jewellery designer in the middle from Style-Diet Shot with friends(l to r) Patty, Elaine, Pam’s Mama, sister-in law.  Alex from Style-Diet Shot on the left.  Alex’s coat is vintage Ralph Lauren the beads fairly traded.

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Style-Diet Shot – Pam

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

– Thomas Jefferson

Pam Chang is a talented designer of jewellery. http://mirror
mirrorbijoux.com/   She is rocking vintage bracelets.  The outfit is a pants suit, with a few touches like the sleeves and the belt Pam added herself.  Earrings are Mirror Mirror Bijoux too.

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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.

Two Great Events coming up in Vancouver

Two Great Events are coming up in Vancouver that I wanted to share with y’all. If you can’t attend, send positive vibrations.

OCTOBER 2nd

The goal of The Deeper Side Blog is to inspire change. What better way to embrace change than by celebrating it? How else to celebrate women who are making the step to live clean and sober than by making them queens for a day? In anticipation of their forth-coming nuptials? How about gifting them designer, custom wedding dresses? Custom made Jewellery? How about a day at Zazou Spa?  How about those dresses be none other than upcycled wedding dresses from Pure Magnolia Eco-Bridal Boutique?  Welcome to the ReVamp Gala.

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Celebrating the triumphant struggle of brave women, in front of the beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium, Pure Magnolia Eco-Bridal designs will be upcycling wedding dresses.  Specially crafted jewellery will be gifted to the brides by Mirror Mirror Bijoux by Pamela Chang, a local designer. (I have pair of earrings I love by Pamela Chang.) And there will be a fashion show to celebrate.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to YWCA Crabtree Corner (assisting pregnant women with addictions). http://www.puremagnolia.ca/2013/09/inspiration-tuesday-the-ywca-crabtree-corner-brides/

OCTOBER 4TH

Second event is the TORCH OF LIFE is a huge media event, including press conferences, film screenings at VGH and Walk for Life Organ Donation.  https://www.facebook.com/events/510954582320796/

I was a living liver donor 2.5 years ago (yes, my liver grew back). Most people who need organs die on the waiting list waiting for someone else to die (yes it’s a weird feeling being on the wait list waiting for someone to die). If laws were changed then many people who were in my position will be spared the ordeal to save a loved one. Canada currently has an organ donation program where we opt in. This means that unless you have signed up to be a donor, you wont be one. The upshot of Canada’s current system is that most organs are lost to those who need them because, unintentionally, they didn’t sign up. Uruguay Mexico, Columbia and Singapore have recently implemented presumptive consent for organ donation. Presumptive consent means that the default is that you opt out. So if you don’t want to donate your organs, you don’t have to donate your organs.

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Karen Hurd Stacey, in a loving gesture, donated her “Blood Money” to help others. Given a transfusion of tainted blood many years ago, she developed liver disease.  Given compensation by the government and turning a tragedy to triumph, Karen used the money to set up the Stacey House. See my post https://thedeepersideblog.com/2013/05/21/livers-and-givers-karen-stacey/

Karen works tirelessly in the hospitals, volunteering and advising and supporting those people who desperately need an organ. She recently told me about a young man in intensive care who’s barely hanging on, hoping against hope, racing against the clock.  Karen has put together an amazing event to raise awareness for organ donation.  Two films will be shown: stories to touch you: one is about a Palestinian boy killed in the crossfire. His organs went to Israeli children.  In Nicholas’ Gift Nicholas killed while on holiday in Italy.  His parents saved multiple lives donating his organs.  Nicholas lives on.  This makes me cry just writing about it.

To celebrate life and miracles we are given by modern medicine, please come out, see the film, hear what Doctors, donors and recipients have to say and Join the short Walk for Life from VGH to Vancouver City Hall.  Seating is limited for the film.  So get your tickets before they are gone.