I’m learning to box so kids can get their gym back. AFG2014

WHO – me #junkyardcathers , and about 100 other restaurant indusrty workers from all over Vancouver, BC

WHAT – a “restaurant rumble” where we train with professional boxers in order to be selected for a real boxing match against one another on July 23rd. (my 35th bday by the way!)

WHEN – we are training now! FIGHT NIGHT IS JULY 23rd. We need your donations now.

WHERE – people from all across Vancouver, training in the basement of the Astoria hotel

WHY – thier gym was closed, so aprons for gloves built a new one, this winter it burned down. So we REBULID! read the full story here -

here is also my 2 cents at the beginning of all of it.

 

Nifty for Fifty this weekend!

I can hardly believe another year has gone by so quickly and its time to dust off the clothing racks and pack into the Heritage Hall on Main and 14th for the 6th Annual Nifty for Fifty sale! This is one of my favourite events of the year, as for me it marks the true beginning of Spring! It is also a wonderful chance to A) clean the studio closets B) offer the public a chance to purchase kdon at seriously low prices  (everything at the market has be to priced under $50) and C) get a chance to hang with all my designer friends, after we’ve been hibernating all winter! I encourage you to join us;

THIS COMING SUNDAY 

April 6 from 11-8pm. Heritage Hall at Main and 14th

I will have my new collection of deer leather necklaces with me as well as past 68lb challenge items, and other season collection treats! For me I always feel like the new year starts in Spring… so lets ring it with a fabulous SALE!

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See you soon!

It’s the annual holiday party and studio sale on Dec. 13th!

The annual kdon holiday party and studio sale is almost upon us, and I am so excited for all the amazing things we have to offer you this year! Everything from accessories, dresses, wallets, candles, mittens, scarves, hand made lamps by Bayswater electric, items from under:story and so many more cool things! As always, prices on kdon will be slashed like crazy to make room for new creations this coming year.
Complimentary libations and nibbles will be available, so I invite you to come and celebrate another wonderful year on this planet, look for potential gifts, and have a generally merry time!
I sincerely hope you will be able to make it.We are opening the doors at 2pm and going until late – but don;t worry if you can’t make it until after work, I will be restocking the racks through the course of the evening!

Happy holidays, and I hope to see you in 2 Fridays!

click here to check out who else is coming and what treats will be up for grabs

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DETAILS

#12-1376 Bute Street

Friday – Dec.13th, 2013

2pm til LATE

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libations, nibbles, deals and holiday cheer!

A little time off does a business good!

This past 9 months or so, I have taken a step away from producing the kdon line in order to put things back into perspective and to refocus the direction of the brand and business. It has been a fabulous hiatus if you will. With much time to reflect while working a job in the service industry, I am beginning to see the direction I want the business to take.

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A holiday party and studio sale in early December will be the cleaning of all studio closets to make room for what is to come. Stay tuned for more information on that as we get the location and date nailed down!

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One thing that has come out of this time off, is a collaborative line with fellow artisan and creative, Terri Potratz. We have teamed up to bring you our “greatest hits album” – fashion style. Pairing some of Terri’s Larry line, and my kdon by Kim Cathers line, we have created the best of the essentials. under:story. We are proud to be manufacturing and selling local, as well as supporting the non-profit organization – Our Social Fabric.

There are many things up this kdon sleeve for the new year, and I hope you will be as excited as me when the word finally hits the street!

ONE LOVE

ALL THE TIME

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A day at the Hastings Race Course!

Last weekend I was invited to attend the Hastings Race Course in style! A handful of people were selected to sit in a VIP box, with food, drinks and all the rest. My friend Terri Potratz and I went together and – of course – put on our best ‘My Fair Lady’ outfits.

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floor length white dress and sunnies – seems appropriate

It was a beautiful day, as we got to have a special tour of the paddock, the man in the sky who announces the races to the whole country, a private seating at the official starting gate, and so much more!

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loading the horses in the gates

It’s free all the time to go watch the races, and I have been there a couple of times before, but this was  completely an outstanding experience. We had people teaching us how to bet ( these people are there for your questions all the time apparently! ) They were super informative and helped to explain all the racing “lingo”. I ended up leaving at $0 but had won $60 on a $4 bet but proceeded to lose my winnings as the day progressed ( may have been the white wine) JK. It was so exciting to see the horses and cheer like a crazy person from along side the track!

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and they’re off! starting gate madness!!!

The Hastings Race Course is one of the only places you can get a serious adrenaline rush for a minimum bet of only $2! The entire staff was helpful and sincere, and I couldn’t have had a better time. One thing I learned while in the VIP booth was that every Friday night there is a DJ – a horse party if you will ;) As much as I love the Sunday fashion dress up times, I will definitely be checking out a Friday!

I was also given a VIP prize pack for two, to give away. Items include:

  • Silks Admission, Reserved Seating
  • Buffet for 2 Guests in Silks Restaurant
  • Official Hastings Program
  • Official Hastings Race Course Scarf

- so check Twitter for how to win this!

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see you there!

and a HUGE thank you again to the BCLC for hooking us up with an amazing day, and our wonderful hostess Jenn Wint who had every last detail organized and though through!

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veiw from the announcers booth in the sky. (i may have yelled by accident as my horse won the race) #oops

Eco Fashion Week Is Quickly Approaching.

It’s hard to believe that another 68lb challenge is about to hit the runway again but its true! I have been visiting the local Value Village‘s morning maintenance procedures and bringing home loads and loads of mens suits and sweaters. This season’s collection will be made soley out of these items. Last year I didn’t have any restrictions on what I used to create the S/S 2013 collection, but I decided to kick it up a notch and make it a little more challenging. (as though creating 30 separate runway looks in less than 5 weeks isn’t tough enough!!!)

I am really excited about what I am making in the studio right now, and can hardly wait to showcase it at Eco Fashion Week April 22nd – at 8:30!!

Each ticket to the show gives you a free pass to an exclusive after party at UVA wine bar. The party is private from 10pm -midnight with complimentary food and drinks provided by Cibo so we can celebrate the awesomeness that is Eco Fashion Week and all of our hard work!!

I am looking forward to this night and I hope you can make it down to see what I’ve been able to create over the past weeks! aleishajones_041.jpg

One Love!