Posts from ‘Colour’
These sweaters are for you: Forest Fairies, Fall Hikers, Cross-country Skiers, Dog-walkers, Leaf Rakers, Mothers, Lovers of fresh air! Brave the changing temperatures with warmth and JOY! I say “joy” because it truly is possible for a beautiful cozy sweater to make you happy every time you put it on. I call objects like that “Happiness Triggers”, and I try to surround myself with functional Beauty for that reason. #IVKO
Every sweater is linked to the IVKO STORE. If you want to shop, just click on the pictures. Or go to shop
Katrin Leblond’s new collection – Nouvelle Collection
for girls 2-9 years old – pour fillette de 2 a 9 ans
Launch Party – Party de lancement
Saturday June 4 11am-5pm – Samedi 4 Juin de 11h-17h
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Face painting all day – Painture sur visage toute la journee
Every now and then I let myself get carried away with some unreasonable project that will take far too long to execute and that is when we make art here in the studio. A few examples are here for you to see (and click on if you want to purchase). The cat skirt is a second edition and comes in a black or charcoal ground. The influence was a pop art. The mermaid skirt is the vision of our current intern Emma Bootman. She has a great artistic eye.
Enough of the boring, overpriced brunches. Order copies of Color Her for May 8, and treat your mom to hours of meditative fun. Enjoy a 20% discount with promo code “MOMLOVE”. Place your order by May 1st to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day.
Let her imagination fly as she creates strong female combinations – perhaps a farm girl with a mermaid tail. Or a multi-tasking goddess riding a skateboard. She doesn’t even have to stay within the lines.
You may have noticed yourself that coloring is akin to meditation. It has been shown to help with dementia, anxiety, depression and PTSD. And heck, it’s just fun. We moms can always use more of that.
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So I looked around my store one day and realized I had nothing with my classic storybook embellishments on them. So I took the plunge into some ideas I had been dreaming of. Here is the resulting production.
It may be the deepest of winter outside, but in the studio, and therefor my mind, it is all about Spring.
Here is a peek at things to come and the process of making them in my studio.
Sale time. With new things on their way, I am feeling very motivated to clear out the old inventory. I have just posted many styles on sale in the online store at www.katrinleblond.com. I even put the Ivko on sale, though I usually don’t until much later in the sale season, but there wasn’t much, so I thought why not.
New headpieces made after returning from an inspiration trip to Mexico. The land of colour!
Here is a swatch of Ivko knits coming soon.
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Never stop being creative!
This is my newest art project; a collaboration with graphic designer Iris Glaser. We were inspired by a window display we painted in my store in December of fairies, Fridas and fashionistas. (see pictures here) A few months later we spent some time on the idea of a colouring book for girls and women that would reflect our current experience of art and feminism. Mix and match was the perfect way to express our varied selves, ever changing and all ages. Drawing from the comtemporary and the mythological, we created 12 plates that were fun and empowering images. We chose cardstock so that the book can be used with watercolours as well as markers. Making sure every head, torso and legs were equally fun and different, we made sure not to include stereotypical professions or princesses. No princesses at all! Believing we need to actively choose the images we surround ourselves with, our ladies show a diversity in their expression of femininity.
Here is my daughter Victoria working on her first mix. She calls this one the ladybug girl. She really loves the hair and the robot girl legs.
Iris painted this spectacular mermaid singer.
The book is available for purchase online and in my boutique.
Fall fashion is better than Spring fashion. There. I said it.
I know we are all sad that Summer is slowly winding down, but it is also exciting to look at beautiful wool sweaters with roses on them. In this look I am wearing the new Fall 2014-2015 Ivko collection. The sweater and skirt are Ivko, the socks are We love colors and the shoes are Camper.
The new Ivko collection has arrived.
Stunningly beautiful, this Fall Winter collection was designed with inspirations from Turkish tile mosaics, traditional Russian Flower embroidery and natural botanical leaves. It contains three main colour palettes that complement different complexions and skin tones. Dark rich reds are combined with navy and mustard yellow, The earth tones are combined with lavender for a beautiful soft look and the Greys are mixed with pink, plum and light blue.
The sweaters come in different wights; some light and thin, some thicker that can be worn as a Fall coat, all of them super soft. Whether you are looking for a sporty ski chalet look, or an elegant office cardigan, Ivko has it all in this Fall collection.
Les soldes sont arrivée!
Réductions de 50%, 70%.
Des items a $25 et $50 chaque.
Trouver du Ivko, Katrin Leblond, Métamorphose, Melow et Colette van Haaren.
My newest creation: a purple wedding dress!
How happy was i to make this dress? Very happy. I even did it at a discount because I was so inspired by the idea of making it. All the lace was hand cut and appliqued with the help of double sided fusing. Choosing a stitch color that didn’t show was tricky. We had to choose a dusty lavender that didn’t show on the mesh with the purple shining through. The lovely bride is getting married in France; lucky girl! Blessing on her wedding.