Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Blanche Blazer - Soft and Stylish

Here at Paper People, Spring/Summer 2014 marks our transition to using 100% new eco fabrics.  Our goal is to provide consistency and quality without compromising the environment.  These pieces were created in limited edition runs, so check the hang tag to see just how special they are!

The first style we'd like to introduce to you is the Blanche Blazer.  Made from a beautiful, delicate linen/cotton blend, Blanche is the perfect over layer for warm spring and hot summer days.  The loose weave is airy and breathable, but still provides coverage and protection from the sun.

Bri's style is classic, clean and contemporary.  She pairs her grey Blanche Blazer with a sleeveless silk top, knee socks, simple black slide ons and a skirt of her own design.  The grey Blanche was created in a limited edition of 33 pieces.  Bri Foster is currently a design student at Ryerson University with plans to launch her own label soon!  Check out more of Bri's work or shop her vintage page. 

Designer, Jenn has finally found the perfect over layer for her favourite vintage floral silk dress.  She's all set for a summer wedding or dinner date.  The magenta Blanche was created in a limited edition of only 5 pieces, so consider yourself special if you snag of one these!

Liz Parker of The Style Initiative is jumping for joy in her purple Blanche. The soft, loosely woven fabric has plenty of give, so you won't be feeling stiff in this blazer.  The purple Blanche was created in a limited edition of only 10 pieces.  

Liz and her partner Kelly Kan are working to bring local designer fashions to the Toronto business district.  A shopping event in June is in the works, so follow these ladies to stay up to date!

This season, Paper People began working with a local dye mill to create our own custom colours!  Because we use primarily natural fibres the results are beautiful and vibrant.  Designer, Jenn was very excited to pair up the Scarlett Dress in organic cotton with a Blanche Blazer in the same colour.  With matching colours and contrasting textures, a beautiful mix and match suit look is created.  Jenn tops off her ensemble with funky floral flats (available at Fresh Collective) to keep the look young and fun.  

The Blanche Blazer is available at select independent Canadian retailers:

Ecoexistence (Toronto, ON)
Flock Boutique (Ottawa, ON)
Fresh Collective (Toronto ON) 
The Loop (Thunder Bay, ON)
Still Eagle (Nelson, BC)
Workshop Boutique (Ottawa, ON)

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