Supporting my city’s artists and designers, is something I love to do and Blushing Boutique is one of the shops that I’m drawn to again and again.
This could be because owner/designer, Shelley Klassen’s designs flatter the female body so well (and not every designer does, as we know). Along with amazing cuts, Shelley says her biggest colour influence is the jewel tones of the West Coast in springtime, seen in the abundance of rich, saturated colours sprinkled throughout the shop.
For Shelley, everything starts with fabric. She describes how the fabric speaks to her and tells her what direction to take. Instead of starting with a sketch, she begins with a section of fabric, draping it over a mannequin and letting her creativity and imagination take over. This is fashion that is so well made and as local as you can get with many of her pieces being constructed in the atelier at the back of the shop.
The walls of Blushing Boutique are decorated with paintings by Vancouver artists. They rotate every couple of months and add even more charm to the boutique. An array of local jewellery designers are showcased at the counter as well.
With beautiful Vancouver made eco fashion, displays of home-town artists and jewellery designers, Blushing Boutique makes shopping local effortless and beautiful.