June 22, 2010

Designing for the First Lady!

What a feeling it was to be sitting at my sewing machine in my little studio, designing and sewing up the seams on some very special little bags. As you may know, the G8 Summit is just around the corner. And this year, it's being hosted in Canada. Earlier this year, Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Harper, declared her commitment to promoting Canadian fashion in an article in the Globe and Mail.

Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Craft Alliance, and the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council have partnered together on a campaign to profile the fashion industry in Nova Scotia, using the G8 women as the inspiration to put NS fashion on the national and international stage.

A committee comprised of representatives from this partnership has chosen four designers based on the merits of this campaign, and I am so excited to be included as one of the designers for this project!

I was honored to work on a one-of-a-kind bag for each of the leading ladies, celebrating their individual fashion flare!

My pieces, along with those from the other three very talented designers are showcased in collections for Carla, Michelle, Samantha, Laureen, Nobuko, Margarida, Angela, Svetlana and Geertrui at nsfashion.ca. Please show your support for NS designers by visiting the site and voting on your favorite collection!
You should also check out the fabulous blog (Fashionable People, Questionable Things) where they have been very kind to write an awesome review on this campaign. (And you should probably follow their blog while you're there, these girls are hilarious!


  1. Lyndsay, this is so great! Your bags look fabulous, as always.

    Congratulations and well done!

  2. You're rockin it out friend. We should chat sometime :) xo

  3. How exciting! Your collection looks amazing - the red is especially beautiful.

  4. Thats incredible and, of course, well deserved. You're awesome.

  5. Congrats Lyndsay! That's super huge!! WOW!!


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