Sunday, January 30, 2011

Back in the USSR

A few years ago, my mom gave me a giant box of slides from Moscow, ranging from the 1970's to the early 1980's. I know, I know...slides?? Hey, we Russians didn't have access to fancy capitalist technology. Har har...

Amazingly, my tech-hoarding bf Freddy happened to have this crazy contraption that attaches to your scanner specifically for film slides. These were pretty exciting to scan in because I actually don't have that many pictures from my early childhood that weren't professional photos. (I find that candid is always better) Freddy joked that I still dress the same.
Here I am with our neighbor's son on their door swing. Ok, it's true...I would still wear that.
We are so excited about that scrawny Christmas tree!

This picture pretty much sums me up. Cats, doilies, over-the-top wallpaper, and giant hair bows.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My clothes in their first music video!

My friend Vanessa, who you may recognize as the model from my Spring collection, just sent me a link to this video. She wore her own Supayana clothes in this great music video by Quebecois band Panache. I love the song and the art direction.

The first outfit is mine...keep your eyes peeled!

Panache || Filles et garçons: un dilemme from Dare to Care Records on Vimeo.

That shirt she is wearing is the good ol' triangle top. She's the cutest.

Thank you Vanessa!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spring 2011 sneak peek...

I'm sorry if you already saw this on facebook. I decided to leak an image from my Spring collection, hehe. It's soooo hard to keep it secret!

Believe it or not, I finished the collection in October! (Which is actually considered late by industry standards, yeesh) I have been trying really hard to get into the "traditional" fashion timeline, since it makes things a lot easier for wholesale. Anyway, one step at a time I guess!

Here's one picture from my lookbook. This dress is made from mill-end cotton/silk blend fabric, silk floral fabric, and cream lace. Fancy!

The photography was done by Arden Wray, the model is Vanessa Pilon, and the makeup was done by Natacha C.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sara Guindon + Supayana

I recently did a series of dresses with the talented illustrator Sara Guindon (1/2 of Pin Pals). I initially asked Sara to work with me because I love her illustrations so much, and I think they match my clothing style so well. She made illustrations specifically for this project, and we got the fabric digitally printed on cotton fabric using Spoonflower. (If you don't know about Spoonflower yet, check it out! You can get anything you want digitally printed and there are no minimums! This is the kind of stuff you dream of when you're a fashion designer! Making your own textiles?!?! WAHH!)

Here are some pictures:

Check out Sara's awesome Etsy shop!

Photos by Caroline Lafond (
Modeling by Lisa-Marie Charron

I listed dresses one dress in each size (XS, S, M, and L) in my Etsy shop. The dresses are one of a kind, made from vintage fabric so I can't make the same exact one ever again!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to thank you all for your support over the past year. I just realized that Supayana is almost 8 years old. I can't believe it!!! There have definitely been a lot of ups and downs, but I'm still going! I'm going to sound like an old granny, but I remember selling on eBay when there were only a handful of handmade clothing designers. When I think about it now, it seems almost unbelievable. Now Etsy has over 200,000 sellers!

So many exciting things happened in 2010. Freddy and I bought a house together. I moved into a larger studio space with some of my best friends. Eight of us went on an amazing group trip to Mexico. Freddy wrote and directed a 3D animation for the NFB. My friends Tyson and Angie got married. Our other friends Mike and Judy announced they were having a baby! What a year! (Yes, all of these friends have websites and make cool things, hehe)

This New Year's eve was pretty low key. We went to a potluck at our friend Krissy's house. There was food, drinks, maybe some interpretive dancing....hehe.

I uploaded a ton of new stuff to my etsy shop! Some popular designs in different colorways, etc.