Kealan Sullivan is a Toronto fashion OG. In a city where fashion boutiques in the downtown core are here today and gone tomorrow, Sullivan stood her ground as a highly respected, successful business woman for over 10 years. As the owner behind 69 Vintage, her life revolved around sourcing and selling the best secondhand pieces she could find to a city full of discerning thrifters.
Now that she’s entering a new chapter, I caught up with Kealan to see what I could learn from her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened up about how she started her business, how she ended it (on purpose), and what she’s passionate about now. From creating a runway collection (which I’m wearing!), to traveling, to reconnecting with herself, Kealan is doing it her way.
Scratches and scribbles. Splatters of bright paint. A gold, three-point crown. Staples in Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s work. Except this time, instead of on a canvas, these tell-tale artist signatures cover jeans, skirts, tops, and dresses. For her Resort 2017 collection designer Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia teamed up with the Basquiat estate to create pieces inspired by his work that are best described as wearable art.
And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
It has taken me a week to finally watch Hillary Clinton’s concession speech. What can I say? I just wasn’t ready. Political views and personal opinions aside, there was something deeply disheartening about watching another woman dare to set her high heel on uncharted territory and fall just short of success.
While this may have been the end of her campaign, I have faith that her courageous dreams to be the first female president of the United States will spark inspiration in the minds of precocious little girls and strong-willed women alike for years to come. I have faith that the future is female…
“This is one of my favorite shoots!” I gushed to my partner in crime as soon as we were done capturing these images. “I know I say that every time but still!”
I love the skin-bearing sexiness of the top mixed with the oversized, boxy shape of the bottoms. I love the warmth of the setting sun over the softly crashing waves and rocks. But getting this shot was the easy part. Getting to this location? That was another story…
Days are getting shorter. Nights are getting cooler. There’s no way to avoid the fact that it’s autumn and summer is over. Luckily, I had this cozy Fila crop top to help with the transition from my barely there outfits of summer to layered looks for fall.
Back in July I debuted Part 1 of my series on this awesome reversible satin bomber jacket from Topshop. I wanted to show just how cool and versatile it really is. Satin bombers have been everywhere this summer and if you’re going to try out the trend, here’s the one to do it with. Dress it sporty, girly, or a little tough. The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.
All puns aside, I found my heart in bomber jacket-form. I knew instantly I had to give it the Love Mirian treatment. This little baby here is butter smooth to the touch, has a super cool design, and its reversible style makes it twice as nice.
I know I’ve been gone for about two weeks now and I have a very good reason for my absence.I haven’t said anything up until now but behind the scenes Love, Mirian has been under construction…
As soon as my ticket was booked to Montreal I instantly started thinking about what emerging labels based there I wanted to shoot with. The first one that came to mind was Atelier New Regime. Modern. Street. Well-designed. Socially aware. In my mind, this collaboration was a long time coming…