Saturday, July 14, 2007
Well - the weather may not always be cooperating, but vacation season is finally here. In honour of Quebec's annual construction holiday, Jen and Claudia have put together a couple of light and breezy outfits suitable for lakeside lounging. Thanks to our dear friend Zoey who happened along at just the right time and was nice enuff to play model for us:
Glasgow cap with Supayana jumper and vintage pendant
This is one of the dozen or so dresses Maryanne (Hastings and Main) shipped us from Africa. She's been travelling there for many months and is working with fabrics she's found along the way.
grey Anastasia Lomonova pants with supenders and vintage body suit
hand felted Emelie Desmeules tank with pleated skirt by Homebaked
hard to photograph acorn pendant by Into The Woods
New Glasgow tank dress with gauzy summer sweater by Proper Apparel
Posted by Annex Vintage at 2:53 PM
Monday, July 9, 2007
Here the details for our latest art show! For more information on the Pin Pals and their puppet genius, check out this earlier general 54 blog or their website on etsy. Or always come meet them in person at their vernissage (they are the most lovely and most charming of ladies!):
“Let’s Take It Slow”
Featuring art by “The Pin Pals”: Samantha Purdy and Sara Guindon
at General 54, 54 St Viateur O
July 16 – Sept 2 2007
Vernissage: Thursday July 19th 7pm
Drinks, Music, Goodies
"Let's Take It Slow" is a debut art show for illustrator/artist Sara Guindon and fabric/cross-stitch artist Samantha Purdy aka The Pin Pals.
Sam and Sara met through the Montréal arts and crafts community and bonded over an interest in vintage children's illustrations, folk art, handicrafts, and embroidery. They work together under the name "Pin Pals" creating appliquéd bags, pins and puppet cards which have been incredibly well received at both Local 23 and General 54.
"Let's Take It Slow" sees them branch out separately, while still working in tandem: Sam's passion for cross-stitch has lead to a series of cross-stitched framed works depicting surreal themes like waves and peacocks. Sara's work meanwhile focuses on her unique illustration and paper puppet design. She will exhibit the original illustrations for the Pin Pal puppet card series, as well as several brand new members of the puppet family. The Pin Pals will also be debuting a new series of t-shirts printed with puppet art. Each one comes with a paper version which you can cut out and assemble at home.
Posted by Annex Vintage at 3:10 PM