Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall 2011 Collection

Finally after a hot summer, the Tangente - Fall Collection (part 1) is here. Part 1 consists of basic separates (tops, tunics and skirts) in bamboo jersey. Part 2 will be ready in November and will include tops in organic cotton and a soft fleece jacket made from recycled water bottles.

Thank you to photographer, April, from Ahartphotography and model, Pascale, who had to endure a scorching hot day in long sleeve shirts and boots. You both did a fantastic job!

Here are my favourite styles of the new collection:

Elise top with Mona skirt

align="center"> Adeline top

Wrap around cardigan with short sleeves

Adara tunic

Monday, August 22, 2011

Behind the scenes: Fall 2011

Can you believe Fall is just around the corner? I sure can't, seems like summer just flew by.

This past weekend, I had the Fall 2011 (part 1) photoshoot in downtown Hull. The model had to wear long sleeve shirts, leggings, tall boots on one of the hottest days of the year. Modelling isn't has glamorous as it seems. lol!

Here are a few pictures I took while the photographer and model were working their magic. More details to come soon..

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Photoshoot 2x

In April, Malorie from Ef magazine borrowed a few styles from Tangente's summer collection for a fashion shoot she was doing in the Byward Market. It was probably the most miserable day for a photoshoot (weather wise: 5C brrr!) but the pictures turned out fantastic. Here the model is wearing my Caryn dress in blue bamboo.

On Victoria Day, I went with my friends, Flora and Yvan, to do a little photoshoot around the former Mill Restaurant on Wellington st. It was a windy day but the area was practically deserted. They both did a fantastic job, don't you think?

I whipped up this top (above) a few days before the shoot. I've been hoarding storing small pieces of vintage cotton for a few years now. I'm glad I've been able to put them to good use.

Thanks again Flora and Yvan !!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oscar + acupuncture

You may remember my blog post from last fall when Oscar suffered his 1st episode of IVDD (paralysis of his back legs caused by a herniated disk). At that time we opted for the surgery (not knowing we had other options). He made a full recovery and was back to his old self within a few weeks. A few days before Xmas, Oscar got up on his 2 hind legs to investigate the cat, that was perched on the couch, and unfortunately lost his footing. This little fall was the catalyst for his 2nd IVDD episode. This time around, we opted for acupuncture instead of surgery. Miraculously within 4 weeks, he was walking again with only a slight limp.

About 6 weeks ago, I left the dog alone for 10 minutes while I showered. When I came out of the shower, Oscar had a guilty look on his face. I thought maybe he had eaten cat food or maybe he had an accident in the house but I couldn't find any evidence. A few hours later, someone knocked on the door and he didn't even get up (usually he would go bonkers). I knew from that moment, he had another back injury. We started weekly acupuncture treatments once again but this time his progress is much slower. He has movement in his back legs but he's still unable to stand or walk. Despite this fact, he's still a pretty happy dog and can scoot in the kitchen at lightning speed when he hears a banana being peeled.

If he shows no progress within the next few weeks, we'll stop treatment and get him a cart (aka dog wheelchair) for his back legs. I've heard that once dogs get a cart, they no longer make an effort to walk so we're leaving this for the very last option. In the meantime, we have daily physio and acupressure exercises to do with him to help stimulate the nerve endings in his back legs.

I'll keep you all posted on his progress :)

Taking a nap under the covers

Oscar getting an electro acupuncture treatment.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Ottawa was struck with a wind storm on Thursday. We had wind gust around 90 km/h.

That's my house behind the tree. It looks like it's just taking a little nap on the power lines.

At least we still have electricity but the tree did manage to cause damage to our roof were the wires connect to the house. Today they came to remove the tree off the power line but now we have to hire a electrician, a tree removal company and possibly a roofer too. Argh!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Last year I got the chance to write 2 dyi projects for an upcoming craft book. I had completely forgotten about it until I received this in the mail a few weeks ago: Here's a little sneak peak of my 2 projects:
window panels

scarf top

It's a great book with tons of fun projects. The Craft Challenge book is available online at Chapters or Amazon.

Speaking of Amazon, can you spot the bad translation ?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring/ Summer 2011

Wow, talk about being a delinquent blogger. My last post was 4 months ago, yikes! The fall was extremely busy for me. I received numerous requests from boutiques and many orders from my Etsy store. I tried to manage all of this while still working part-time and completing my Spring/ Summer line.

Finally by early March, my Spring line was completed I needed to plan the photoshoot. I found a new photographer, Van, and we scheduled the shoot at the National Bank/ Currency Museum after a recommendation by local blogger Andrea from A Peek Inside the Fishbowl. I had a last minute model cancellation but luckily Lydia was able to step in at the very last minute. She was so professional and polite, it's hard to believe she's only 16.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot:

Alana top - bamboo jersey in celery

Eva top - bamboo jersey in black

Annabelle top - bamboo jersey in lavender

Caryn dress - bamboo jersey in blue


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