A reflection of nine unique friends and her mother’s loving encouragement inspired dress designer Laura Bemister six years ago to create her own line. After hiring pattern maker, Laura rolled out her vision – part of her own prophecy as a child recognizing her mother looked great in some colours but “not the style.” She initially found a few dress shops to carry them. Then two years ago Laura lost her mother to an aggressive form of brain cancer and asked herself, “Seriously what do you want to do with your life.” She felt incredibly lucky for her mother’s influence having once opened art gallery together. Laura knew piloting another retail business may not be the best option. So Laura took the leap. Dropping stores as a wholesaler, she chose to make her Vancouver manufactured dresses available online with an inspiring dual purpose – to provide unwavering support to women with no-one. Giving the extra proceeds to women’s transition houses, Laura began her own campaign of love and support Dresses for a Cause.
Humanitarian researcher seeks grassroots solutions in Uganda
Jill Van-Gyn Carr, pursuing a Masters in Human Security and Peacebuilding at Royal Roads, is about to set off to Acholiland, Uganda,
Thrilling audiences ballet director imparts his life’s work to company dancers
In university, Paul Destrooper picked up sports quickly and proficiently. However, after trying ballet on a whim he felt physically challenged. Determined to perfect his form,
Sunrise brings a re-discovered love of music back to a shining star
Growing up Paul O’Brien was surrounded by Celtic sounds, he played a variety of instruments and at thirteen began playing guitar.
“Stick” to pass and go fast; it’s all strategy
Rarely is cycling the Velodrome at 60km without brakes the first thing that comes to mind when you think about youth sports. Yet, a growing number of young people in Victoria like John Willcox are doing just that. Inspired after a bike tour in Europe, Willcox switched from mountain biking to street cycling and the…
Artist’s emerging passion and bold style catapults career
Josh Miller, like many people, studied at University, found a career (in carpentry), and is a self-proclaimed “simple kind of guy”. Until last year; fate dealt a serious accident, preventing him from working. During his recovery, his teenage impulse (un-pursued interest to attend Emily Carr) revealed painting as more than a hobby. It was totally…
Guys, cars and Rock and Roll. It’s a lifestyle and it’s best kept simple when real life steps in, so that’s exactly how The Stockers are keeping it real.They work hard and jam each week