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Saturday, August 9, 2008


um k.. so inspiration.. inspiration.. inspiration....?

hum... well at work i was looking around ( my work consists of watching a lot of musicals) and i found that the lighting for some of the songs reminded me of a lightening storm. Now in my head i am sooooooo tired of the brown/orange/red type colours for fall ( yes we know those are natures colours... lets try some originality people!) so the colours of a lightening storm kinda inspired me. I see the storm as being a mixture of dark ( like at night or cloud cover) and light (obviously the lightening) all the colors just seem muted but work together to give the emotions that come with a storm. I've always found fall/winter to be kinda ominous, like the bad before the good , again like a storm. So i think that's going to be my main inspiration, or at least the one that I'm going to propose for the girls!

On another note we just finished a photo shoot for an upcoming island magazine called "Panache" which is super exciting. I fell in love with some of the shots and think that the over all look it going to be amazing. The people we worked with were fantastic. They were all so talented and all of us being in one place made that little clearing in the woods super charged with creativity and seemed to promise something really beautiful for the finished project. While at the shoot I had the opportunity to help style it which was so much fun. I really really really enjoyed it. It made me realise how thankful I am for the ability to just visualise things and make them look right, or know when it's not right. I know that's it's that quality that makes me a designer and it was the first time that I ever recognized it for what it was. Maybe that's what some people call talent, or just that thing that everyone has in one area of life that differs them, but I am forever grateful for having found it so early in life. I hope that everyone finds that one thing that makes them happy because I truly believe that that is what it's all about!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bluegrass music? I'd say so.

Well hello there,

I'm Kirstin, another designer for Sunsets on the Eastside. I'm very happy that we now have this blog so we can stay in touch with our lovely fans and let you know about all the happenings of the Sunsets team (actually I'd say we've become more of a family rather than a team. Two years with a small business can do that to people I guess.)

Wow, it's hard to believe we are in our second year with this project. I never thought we would get to this point, but we have and I look forward to the next two years and more! This company means the world to me and I know it does to the other girls as well. It is a great privilege to be able to incorporate your creative mentality into clothing designs and have people actually respond with such appreciation as you all have. I feel honoured to design clothing for all you lovely ladies who have supported us throughout our journey!

As for this coming season, I am very excited to see what is going to come of it. I have many ideas floating around in my head (and I know the other girls do as well.) Currently we are searching for our main inspirations, and are holding many meetings to make sure they all come together. This could be the best collection yet!... or at least that's how I feel. It's going to be our first foray into fall/winter dressing and I think some really great things are about to happen.

My life at the moment has consisted of alot of European streetstyle blogs, driving all across PEI taking in the gorgeous scenery, many used bookstore, copious amounts of caffeine and lots of ....bluegrass music? We'll see if some of these make an appearance in any upcoming designs!

That's all I've got for now! Thanks for reading and all of your support. Check back often... I'll try to keep up with the posting.