Over the past months I have been living on the beautiful Galiano Island just off the coast of British Columbia. It is truly a magical place full of spirit, life, love and wisdom. Some of you may have been following along on this journey as I have been posting video diary entries documenting some of the trials and lessons I have been facing. Addictions to communication, fear of the dark, fear of being alone, and withdrawing from society are just a handful of the things that I have encountered. It has been a life changing experience so far and its only been a few months.
There is a magical arbutus patch on Winstanley point, a mere canoe ride across Montague harbour from my place, or a hike through the woods will get you there in less than an hour. It is these trees that began a journey into self, into spirituality and into the woods. This journey has provided inspiration for my new line of clothes, and a fresh attitude towards my career in fashion. This collection is essentially an ode to mother nature, and the female side of god. The emperess dress is my favorite piece and is still being developed. It is a conscious manifestation of a subconscious realization that took moving to an island for me to figure out.
There is more. Much more to this story and I will let if flow as it feels fit. For now, here is the emperess dress a place of reference to draw back to when this entire story unfolds.