Vintage Finery



There were poodle skirts and more at the
annual Vintage Fall Show.
Hundreds in attendance and standing room only fashion show runs 25-26th!



All legs…


All friends in fine attire…


And then there were some serious shoes… of another platform!


Full skirts to twirl..


And exotic flair to twirl some more!


Candid Group shot – thank you ladies!



Crystal Gardens, Victoria BC

Top of the Town

Victoria welcomes home for a visit the worldly and wonderful milliner Tierre Taylor. Her recent publicity with Humans of New York and life in Toronto has kept this bright and talented worker of couture hats a whirlwind experience with lots of national and international buzz. The creative pieces were on show at the new location of Heart and Sole on Fort Street. The open house danced with familiar faces in the fashion and fashionistas. Retro and vintage looks all hand crafted by Tierre as well as the ever popular fascinators!  Hosts, store manger Freni and, shop owner, Keith were on hand coordinating their array of fine footwear with Tierre’s exquisite finery for the guests.

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Fort Street, Victoria BC
Heart and Sole

The Perfect Purse

Some people love brands. Some “swim” in bold colour. Some want nothing to do with them.

What makes a great purse? Let’s explore some options and see where you may be able to discover hidden clues to a good looking purse with purpose.

It’s all in the details.



Statement pieces (bold coloured shoes or handbags) are able to take a simple quick day to day look and create some influential pow with serious colour. Brights for summer, reds and darks for winter.

Two handles or not two handles? That is the question. Straps and handles can get very tricky. Two on our shoulders are often easy to hold and open however, there is always one that never stays on the shoulder and constantly falls off. Our vote is find a purse with a strong one shoulder handle.



Weaves are great for summer and dress down more formal business looks. Just remember to keep them clean and look for solid tight weave for longer lasting purses.



This is the secret. The higher the quality look and feel of the hardware on the purse the more tasteful and expensive it looks. Even if the bag is not a designer brand. The one giveaway that it’s not, is the hardware.




More animal friendly quality bags are being produced everyday. Ensure that the bags you look for are within the standards of production that suite your personal ethics. Buy vintage to endorse the “reuse” concepts on leather items.




Statements are made by top designers with their logos and initials woven into the fibres of their handbags and accessories. We vote for tasteful and elegant however there other shoppers and purse owners who love splash and bling. There are plenty of options out there. Some less appropriate for work, yet wearing weekend or evening bags occasionally can spice up your look.




Shopping and Pinning on Pinterest are great ways to get inspiration! Use these tips to narrow down handbags you think you would need to replace worn bags or to take your look to the next level.

Next time we will look at function and compartments. One good time is to find a small cosmetic size or designer wallet that transfers with your favourite lip colour, mobile devise and cash / cards into any bag at any time….


Fashion Styling on Set

Two weeks behind the scenes with Epicure on location!
With my regular full schedule I had the additional opportunity this past few days to coordinate fashion on this brilliant production by OneNet Marketing. It was truly rewarding. It’s one of those experiences where the people and professionals involved really make the whole thing twice as rich. There was an incredible team behind this project and vision from Epicure (the client) that was truly inspiring! Beautiful farm shots, golden hour at the beach, and two days at two stunning homes with white rooms and pristine views. Magic!

At the start of summer the wardrobe options on location were blissfully staged for indoor dinner cooking, bbq outdoors, business meetings and strolls on the beach. With incredible weather it made everything easier for getting to and from with full racks of clothing!

Working from mood boards and scene sketches helps us decide on the looks and then allocate the models, roles, sizes and scenes all together on a styling board.


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Once we have a theme and the models in mind for each scene (and know who is with who as to not clash with colours and style the wardrobe to work together), we can then go sourcing!

To through in some helpful advise on fashion, I want to share that if people become familiar with cut and with fabrics it gets easier to determine how something will look – rather than just “off the rack.” Here are a few examples of what items looked like before someone tried them on. Then you can see for yourself just how amazing the difference is when there is a body in the clothing.

Cadie wearing Armani.
(FASHION FIND: Consignment ST.)
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Cadie wearing a two piece day times suit… check out how the angles and drape are so unique.
(FASHION FIND: Consignment S T.)

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Teresa wearing a shawl – two types one that is a solid piece and one that wraps with tassels worn with a blouse.
(FASHION FIND: Shawl available at SPANK on Government, but they sell out fast.)

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We dressed our main actress Paulina and even helped her with her own wardrobe.
(FASHION FIND: Consignment ST – moss green velvet jacket. The rest are Paulina’s.)

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Selecting casual and formal versions for various scenes.
(FASHION FIND: Model with loaned clothing.)

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Hair styling guru Eriko with Teresa in the foreground of the set in the vineyard. With the One Net “A” Team. Did we mention we had a drone for arial shot?



On set, location Epicure farms – interviewing CEO Amelia Warren.
(FASHION FIND: Bernstein and Gold on Yates.)

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In the fields shooting with model… Mary Rubin (photography Kelsey).


On set in Central Saanich…







Radika and Dylan waiting on set for their moment in the background of all the kitchen action.
(FASHION FIND: Consignment ST.)


We finish off the day on location at the beach during the golden hours… spectacular day!


Ocean front suite on Dallas Road is our hold up for the whole day, day 3.


Then at 5pm we break out to shoot a few more coffee shop meeting shots in the Atrium.


That wraps up 2 weeks of shopping, sourcing, and 8hrs or more on set!
Wardrobe styling that mattered for a professional video short… love it!

Everyone looked amazing and the team was incredible to work with – Nicole, Michael, David, Erin, Eriko, Rhonda (and team), Kelsey (photos), the actors, and models – thank you for a great time and a memorable experience. Can’t wait to include a link to the final product.

Thank you also goes out to all the fashion retail stores who were willing to contribute clothing!









From the outside, it may appear Threaditorial has been somewhat quiet lately, however there are crazy amounts of things happening behind the scenes and we are going to get right back to shooting more street fashions in the coming weeks! But before that we are going to give you a short update..


Threaditorial is launching the first campaign on WEARING confidence and its been weeks in the making. Amazing women in our community volunteered for this unique project and they totally BLEW us away!


Threaditorial Editor and Founder Teresa Lindsay will also announce her latest editing venture with a local magazine!


An incredible evening of runway fashions at the INNER harbour of our amazing city Aug 22nd! Stay tuned on the details as to the Fashion Designers and how you can grab yourself a pair of VIP Tickets! Threaditorial was on hand last year and it was stunning – you won’t want to miss this!
– Photo Teresa Lindsay, Fashion Designer Lauralye of Mused Clothing.

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It seems there can never be enough tips on styling! You are going to fashionable “HOW TO’S,” information, education and “DIY” ideas from our very own Teresa!  We will announce these as they are released and include all the links – from June through Fall 2015 this will be an ongoing project.


If there is something specific you would like to have help or more information on to improve how you feel wear clothes, what you need for your wardrobe or how to’s… please feel free to make a suggestion in the comments below!


Grand Opening on Government

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Models and staff gather to prepare for the opening doors
at the North American Flagship Store for ProtoXType!

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Jane is ready to celebrate and has lots to show shoppers and guests
about the fashions in store which are Organic bamboo, cotton and silk.

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Video set up allowed guests to view how the unique fashions by ProtoXType
allow travellers, distiquieshed or hardcore overlanders and backpackers to

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Shop / Franchise Owner Candy Mo, and her staff Jane and Terrace
were super sports and super entertaining!

Thank you for the bubbly and fine catering by TOQUE!

Best wishes, Teresa….

Government Street, Victoria, BC

Is This Menswear? Show


So the question is…
Is this Menswear?  I own one of their shirts. Plus there’s art.
Great men’s shirts and clothing, great location (below),
interchangeable shelving for small space concept, great art, great gift ideas…

Check it out (guys and gals) – scroll our photos from the show!

Located:  1014 Meares Street, one block behind the Mosaic Building (top of Fort).


Clothing and a Show
Happened Tuesday December 16th.






















Photo Credit – Al Smith

Is This Menswear? Victoria BC
Local Designer – Wear if you like it!


Window Shopping

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Sometimes the best way to spend the day is window shopping with a girlfriend. Even on a lunch break or weekend getting in some fresh air during the cooler months or even in the heat of summer you know you can always dodge inside for a break form the weather! This is also a way to train your eye to look for layering techniques, latest colours and unique displays that make you consider new options in wardrobe or ways to wear what you already own!

Be spontaneous! Be fun! And Hydrate! Bring water or a hot beverage with you and wind up at great location for drinks or a meal afterwards!

Actor Rises in Style!

A day for re-vamping the wardrobe is sometimes all about the “search party,” this was exactly what I had in mind for local Fringe Actor/Producer Izad Etemadi. A celebration and making the experience fun! We went to one of my favourite hidden gems that would carry clothing and vintage looks that could possibly come close the adoring character of Mr. Izad himself – Duchess & Duke. The consignment options are well selected by owner, Kasia’s keen eye and we had a great time sorting through the rare to find collection of mens wear.

Izad took on new pieces with an open mind, pinks, horizontal stripes, light tan pants by Tommy H., and a fedora. The shoes were the highlight and a dinner jacket that goes with everything!

Looks to audition in! Or find a date in the big city!

Truly, Izad, you will win them over with your charm! Great work on your personal transformation, you really shine!


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