Fresh starts

The new year is all about wiping the slate clean and looking ahead. A time when you dream big and convince yourself you’re actually going to complete that cleanse. I made New Decade resolutions at the beginning of 2010, which means I’m covered for another nine years. So I asked a few of my favourite Vancouver bloggers to share their fashionable resolutions with us. (You can find part one here and part two here.) Below, Anya GeorgijevicMelissa Knight and Alicia Quan share their thoughts on mama’s wardrobe, sewing buttons and small closets...


Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl

Over the Christmas Holidays, I grabbed a whole bunch of my mom’s 80s floral skirts and tops. They feel very Dries Van Noten even though the resemblance is, most likely, accidental. Sewing was her hobby and on her trips to Russia, she would pick up gorgeous hand painted cashmeres and silks. My goal is to take them to my tailor and make the pieces work for me. It’s always tricky because my mom was 5’9″ and probably size 8/10 and I’m 5’6″ and size 4/6 but having something originally created by my mother is so much more valuable to me than buying things off the rack.


Melissa Knight of Miss Melissa

So my New Year’s fashion resolution is to stop attempting to “fix” items of clothing on my own and finally go to a tailor.

I guess that means I’ll have to admit that my sewing talents end at sewing on a button, won’t it?

Alicia Quan of Alicia Fashionista

My main goal is to keep my closet organized. I’m moving in April and won’t have as much closet space (I know, my heart breaks too).

This includes not as much shopping as I did this year, and that if I am adding something, then something else may have to go.

Thanks ladies! Here’s to a stylin’ 2011!

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  • Reply Melissa January 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Thanks so much for asking me to be involved in this series Kelsey!


  • Reply Anya January 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for including my floral explosion Kelsey!

  • Reply Kelsey January 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Nonono, lovelies. Thank YOU!

  • Reply Kristine January 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Love these answers. Especially the one about a tailor. I’ve got so many vintage dresses that I’ve vowed to “fix” – but I really don’t think that’s going to happen. Although I am going to teach myself how to sew this year, so maybe my skills will be good enough by the end of 2011!

    Kristine. Or Polly.

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