Disguised as a style blog, From Suns To Moons is my opportunity to write creatively for an audience, which I’ve always wanted to do. I have a passion for fashion but am not an expert – I like to think I make up for this with my “wit,” like the deluded Mary Bennet.
How long have you been blogging?
Since August of 2010.
Are there many Canadian fashion bloggers or a blogging community in Vancouver?
I don’t know if I’d say “many,” but there are definitely some talented ladies out here. Jentine of My Edit is someone I look up to both in terms of personal style and writing. If there is a blogging community in Vancouver, then I don’t know anything about it. Why, what have you heard?
What is unique about Canadian fashion?
It relies so much on the weather. This is true of any country, of course, but I feel like long, snow-filled winters give Canadians fewer style options. Practicality, warmth, and comfort trump everything else when getting dressed in the morning.
Three favorite items in your wardrobe?
My black wellies, navy winter coat, and Rubik’s cube skirt – basic necessities for precipitation, cold, and general boredom, respectively.
What’s currently on your wishlist to buy?
A killer birthday gift for my little sister. I’m taking suggestions.
You know my love of vintage clothing, so I have to ask – are there vintage clothing shops in Vancouver?
Yes, quite a few that carry beautiful frocks at heart-stopping prices! I’m always amazed at the prices other bloggers list for their vintage finds, because they sound too good to be true.
If someone were to travel to Vancouver, what is one item they should buy to incorporate into their wardrobe?
It’s a toss-up between a classic trench coat and a solid pair of rain boots. The torso, however, gets more umbrella coverage than the feet, so I would invest in some flattering wellies. And when you return to your non-rainy hometown, I guess you can take up gardening to get more mileage out of those babies.
What would you like international bloggers to know about Canadian fashion? That it’s very liberal, much like the country. You can wear whatever you want, there’s no fashion police. Could you imagine Mounties lecturing anyone on style?