Friday, August 18, 2017

The Biggest Day of My Life...

I remember the day we first met almost 6 years ago...

We met at a Halloween house party in Marpole, Vancouver, BC. 
There were 800 people at this house, totally insane! 

I was dressed as a 1950's sailor 
(pixie cut hair, white vintage sailor jacket + white cap and everything...very authentic)  
Max was dressed as Wolverine and the costume was SPOT on!
I'm a sucker for authentic costume...
that and the fact that he looked exactly like Hugh Jackman...hubba hubba was basically love at first sight...

He was the first person I saw and the only person I talked to for about an hour before he had to rush off to take care of  an incapacitated friend...what a swell guy! :)

Max is originally from Germany and had only been visiting Vancouver for a few months when we met. Funny enough, I had already bought a ticket to go to Germany 2 months prior!
Maybe not...I think it was fate...
(yes that's right, I'm a sappy hopeless romantic!)

We messaged each other every day after our first encounter. 
One of our first dates was at a Christmas Market in Frankfurt briefly while I was travelling there...

We've been inspereable ever since...

...and in one week from tomorrow 
we get to spend the rest of our lives creating our journey together as husband and wife where we will be married near Max's hometown in Germany.

I thank my lucky stars every single day for providing me with my greatest companion, friend, partner, lover and soul mate <3

HUGE thanks to Jennifer Picard for having the insight to capture 
these beautiful photo's during our first trip to the Sunshine Coast, BC years ago...

Check out her website to see some serious photographic gorgeousness! 

Stay tuned next month for our exciting next blog post with pics 
from the big day! 

Adhesif xo

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Behind the Scenes - Adhesif Clothing's FW 2017

Yup, that's right...I said the F word
I hate to break it to you folks but in the world of most fashion designer's right now 
that's where we've been hiding all Spring-Summer. 
It's the irony of having to be at least one season forward in our industry, always thinking ahead...

I collected, laundered and hung to dry 90 pounds of reclaimed wool sweaters back in May...

Since then I've been feverishly working away on deconstructing all of the sweaters to create our fabric yardage to put towards the creation of our 
Fall-Winter 2017 designs as well as other popular knitwear favorites...

(..which might explain why I totally missed a blog post in June HA! :-P)

I'm actually right in the middle of working on this new patch work cowl scarf design from 
our Fall-Winter 2017 collection and it's taken me the last week 
just to put together x15 of the outer pieces alone...

Despite the tedious workload, I'm feeling REALLY excited with the 
end result of this new scarf design... 

We had the pleasure of having our photo shoot in a beautiful vintage style, rustic studio called 
NOIR Studio on location next to Frankfurt in Germany.

HMUA by the fabulous Christine Raab 

All of the photo's for this collection were shot with available light which is Thomas's specialty 
Check out more of Thomas's work here...

 Liliana Sobral was hands down the sweetest, liveliest, most fun model 
I've ever had the pleasure to work with!
LOVED her <3

Aside from designing new collections, I absolutely LOVE being the creative director/stylist on all of my shoots, here I am making sure the wall 
doesn't jump out and bite the lovely Lili :D

There's a lot of planning that goes into organizing a professional fashion photo shoot. 
The combination of this beautiful location, experienced model and over all the attention and efforts of a creative team made this shoot super magical! 
Definitely the easiest and seamless shoots I've ever had the pleasure of being apart of.

Stay tuned next month where we do a full unveiling of the collection on our online shop, website and social media outlets. 

Until then I just wanted to also mention we will be apart of an exclusive, NEW and exciting event called First Pick Handmade this September. 

This will be our first event of the Fall-Winter 2017 season where you can get your hands on select designs from our new collection!

A handmade fashion and accessories show with a boutique department store feel. 
Shop for your new Fall 2017 look and get first pick directly from local and Canadian designers. 
Clothing, Jewelry, Hats, Winter Accessories, Shoes, Bags and more, curated just for you. What will you find first at First Pick?

SEPTEMBER 16 & 17, 2017
at Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street in Vancouver BC 
Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 10-6pm
Tickets: $3.00 at the door

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Adventures in Up-cycling Continues...

May was a very eventful month kicking off with Bloom Market in Fort Langley
for Mother's Day weekend!

Our new Spring-Summer styles were a hit and many lovely pieces found their rightful owners.
Check out these lovely ladies in their new spring blouse styles! 
Are we cute or what?

While many of us have our thoughts on the beginning of the Summer season and enjoying getting outdoors in the warmer weather...

We've been slowly wrapping up production on our Spring-Summer designs and moving into working on creating garments and accessories our upcoming Fall-Winter 2017 collection...

We're SUPER excited about this new collection shot on location near Frankfurt Germany in the beautiful Noire studio with an amazing creative team. 

 Photography by Thomas Ruppel
Model Liliana Sobral

We can't wait to show you more in August...

We just spent this past weekend collecting, laundering and drying 90 pounds of 
reclaimed cashmere and lambswool sweaters. 
The materials go towards the upcycled knitwear designs that are such a signature for Adhesif Clothing Fall-Winter collections...

It's a tedious job.
 It takes weeks of prep work before we can get the materials needed to put towards our upcycled  designs. After the sweaters are all finished drying it's time to start taking them 
apart for the materials...

but the end result is so worth our labor of love...

We're excited to showcase our new Fall-Winter 2017 designs this September with our first event  being an amazing new show called First Pick.

First Pick is a high quality handmade fashion and accessories show with 
a boutique department store feel. 
Sept 16+17 at Heritage Hall in Vancouver.

We will be posting more about this exciting new event in August so stay tuned!

On a final note, tomorrow we're off to Creative Chaos in Vernon, BC

Located in the sunny North Okanagan, the city of Vernon is host to the annual craft show and sale. 
It supports over 200 artisans from across BC and Canada and encompases 3 buildings along with entertainment and a food fair.

Vernon Recreation Centre
Auditorium and Gymnasium 
3310 37 Ave, Vernon BC

Friday June 2 (10am-9pm)
Saturday June 3 (10am-6pm)
Sunday June 4 (10am-4pm)

You can find us at booth #158 in the auditorium with a fresh selection of Spring-Summer styles.

Wishing you all a great start to your summer what ever you get up to this season, be back 
next month with more updates on hip happenings and groovy news!

Team Adhesif 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Digs + Hip Happenings

SO much has happened in the last month it's hard to know where to start...

Since moving on from our retail location at the end of March we've been busy busy setting up our awesome NEW studio by appointment location at Kingsway + Knight in Vancouver, BC.

To make an appointment to shop our collections in person or to discuss creating your very own custom Adhesif Clothing garment drop us a line to set up a time 
We would love to hear from you! :)

You know it's really funny how many people I've had ask me how I feel now that I no longer have the retail location and I have to say, I'm not going to lie...

This new found freedom has been great and allows us focus on creativity and our tedious handmade production and design process. We've had a lot of different ideas on the over flowing back burner that we can have the time to start working on.

 It's only been a few weeks since we moved into the new space but already we're brimming with new design ideas which carry forth our zero waste philosophy like these up-cycled infinity scarves.
 The fabric is handmade from an accumulation of lightweight fabric scraps we've been collecting over the last several years and it sure has been quite a labor of love... 

 These scarves are light, elegant and playful and make a great accent to any outfit. 
They've been so much fun to work on and I'm so thrilled with how they are turning out!

I'll be putting together a couple dozen of these lovely scarves for sale at a wonderful upcoming spring market called Bloom happening in just 2 weeks form now in Fort Langely for Mother's Day weekend.

 You can also find Adhesif Clothing there with new designs from our Spring-Summer 2017 Collection

For info on this awesome upcoming event, just click on the featured event on the top left hand column of our blog

Don't ask me how but we've even managed to put together a photo shoot in between relocating. 

Check out our Etsy shop to see 240+ lovely, one-of-a-kind up-cycled garments and accessories

Some other great news!
You can now also find Adhesif Clothing at a NEW (to us) location in Vancouver, BC and soon to be in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC

Monarchy boutique has been around for quite awhile now and they carry some wonderful local and Canadian art + design. 
Check out this lovely boutique next time you're in the neighborhood.

Now that spring is in full swing, that means summer is just around the corner! 
Oh summer...Le sigh
That time of year where a gal can look forward to throwing on a cute little frock and SANDALS! :)
(excuse me, it's been a loooong winter here in the great white North)

With that said, keep Adhesif Clothing in mind this season for all your special event invites like outdoor weddings, garden parties, vacays ya' know all the jazzy stuff. 
We currently have some SUPER lovely up-cyled Spring-Summer dresses I'm sure will make you swoon.

Book an appointment to see all of our new pretty up-cycled pieces 
(free professional styling tips included by yours truly)

Here's to  new beginnings and the start of Spring with even warmers climates ahead!

I hope whatever you are doing to celebrate the new season you are enjoying the longer days filled with light, love and laughter.

Team Adhesif