Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Spring has Almost Sprung!

 We at Paper People can hardly conceal our excitement for our new Spring/Summer 2013 collection!  The collection is filled with feminine pieces that are extremely versatile, all made from sustainable fabrics!  We decided it was only fair to let our customers in on a couple sneak peeks of the upcoming collection.
Soft feminine necklines will rule in the dress department. Is that the popular Adrienne Cowl Top from last spring? Not only have we brought it back, but we've also revamped it into something new and exciting! You will have to wait and see!

 The scarf dress has become a signature piece for us and we can't wait to unveil the new look for 2013!  As always, each piece is one-of-a-kind.  You will have to wait and see, but we guarantee you will love it!
This summer we want you to look pretty in plaid, and we have a new style that will accomplish this easily!  We have put together the best colors to create the prettiest summer sun dresses along with flowy, feminine tops, bottoms and some fun accessories to top it all off!

We have a few new pieces up on the online shop but you'll have to wait till Feb 11th to see the FULL collection!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eagerly Awaiting Spring!

Spring production is in full swing at the Paper People studio!  Head designer, Jennifer, is actually working on Fall 2013 samples, but is incredibly happy to do so because we just welcomed two new industrial sewing machines to our studio!  These two refurbished machines have helped us improve our efficiency in production and sample sewing.  They are stunning!

 Paper People staffer, Ashleigh, loves working with doilies.  These vintage doilies have been hand dyed to match the organic cotton knits they'll be paired with.  You can find our trademark vintage doilies on two new styles this spring!

Siv is creating an inventory of  spring tops from our new collection, ensuring these garments get to the right shops as we love to keep our 30 plus Canadian retailers happy!

Our Spring/Summer 2013 collection will be up online Monday, February 11th, so save the date!  Spring garments will start hitting stores Feb 1st and online starting January 28th!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's Trunk Sale Season!

It's that time of year again!  We've been digging through our racks and boxes for samples, one of a kind pieces and treasures from past seasons to offer to you at amazing prices!

We have two trunk shows coming up: 

Join us at Fresh Collective's Queen Street location (692 Queen St. West) for special deals from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20th!  Designer, Jennifer Fukushima will be in house on Friday from 1-5 to meet & greet so come and say hi!  For more product photos and full event details visit our facebook events page.

Our second stop will be the Pop Up Trunk Sale at Chartreuse Style, Parkdale's eco-fashion hub.  Check out the facebook event for full details and lots of product photos.

We'll be showcasing our wares alongside three of our friends:

Designer, Mandy Armstrong is known for her expertise in fit.  She specializes in dresses and separates that fit and flatter nearly every body type.  Expect to see bright colours and retro inspired prints that are fun yet work wearable.

Designer, Nicole Boudreau started out with her jewellery line, Precious Pink and has since expanded to incorporate a line of flirty, playful, dresses, skirts, tunics and tops.   Her use of whimsical prints and girlie details keeps it interesting while still being wearable.

Husband and wife team Shannon Goodwin and Scott Sjoholm focus on simple silhouettes with special details.  A-line skirts receive artistic applique jobs and knit tops & dresses features screen printed artwork.

If you're a fan of Paper People, you'll know what a variety of designs we produce.  We're bringing a little bit of everything this time from eclectic spring scarf dresses to cozy one of a kind maxi cardigans.

Darcie packs up super sale Amber  Cardigans

Spring dresses & winter hats are on their way
Check out the event pages (Fresh Collective Trunk Sale, Pop Up Trunk Sale) for tons of product photos and don't forget to stop by!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Shrug off those winter blues!

The shrug has become a staple in every woman's wardrobe and the Lillian Shrug by Paper People is no exception!  We each find that no matter the occasion, this garment has become a trusty side kick, keeping us warm and most importantly in style.
Head designer, Jenn shows us how you can easily layer up your spring dress!  With the Lillian Shrug, your favourite spring dresses no longer have to hide in the closet until May.  Throwing on your favourite tights along with the Lillian -  quickly puts you in the zone for fall style!
Sam is headed out for a night of dinner and dancing.  She's paired the Lillian with her trusty sequin razzle dazzle top. She loves the Lillian because it doesn't overpower her outfit and it works as an accessory to create a warm yet stylish look!

Siv appreciates how the Lillian Shrug is easy to throw on when she is feeling chilly!  She also likes the idea of sprucing up her wardrobe with a simple dash of color.  The Lillian is available in so many colors, you really need to check out our online shop or head to one of our retailers to see these up close!

The Lillian retails for $75 but is on sale now for just $45!  Visit our online shop or a Fresh Collective location near you to take advantage of this great deal!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Meet Hazel!

The Hazel is a unique vest created from reclaimed sweaters in the most brilliant colors and knitted prints.  The Paper People staff carefully put together each vest by choosing fun colors that compliment one another and make each piece one of a kind!
Siv was headed out and figured her dress was too plain.  She layered up with the Hazel Vest and instantly her outfit was transformed.  She loves the way the colors compliment each other and give new light to her vintage dress.

Sam loves how the Hazel Vest brings charm to her basic work wardrobe.  She loves how each piece is truly made with love and each garment is carefully coordinated with a variety of sweaters to create a masterpiece.  Not to mention it keeps you warm and has amazing, functional pockets.

 Jenn normally isn't a vest person as she finds the silhouette too "boyish", but she loves how the Hazel compliments her petite figure and creates a waist no matter what she pairs it with. 

Shop for the Hazel by visiting one of our stockists to pick up the perfect piece for you!