In honour of Valentines Day we teamed up with our pal, Oliver, from O's Clothes to bring you a couple's fashion story. The photos were shot on location at the James Street Bookseller, a beautiful bookstore located at 134 James St South, that sells new and gently used books and has an impressive collection of rare and special editions. Our beautiful couple was "Hamilton lovers", Ciara McCann and Andrew Baulcomb. Ciara recently started working at Joseph Brant Hospital as their Web and New Media Coordinator. Andrew is a talented writer that has worked for many local publications and is currently putting the finishing touches on his own book all about the Hamilton music scene from 2006-2011. The two lovebirds were married this past May and their adorable connection is apparent in the photos.
Finally, our talented photographer was George Qua-Enoo, a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Hamilton. George was originally born in Ghana, and often travels around the world shooting photos for various NGO's. He did a great job capturing Ciara and Andrew's natural chemistry and was a delight to work with.
Check out the shots here featuring clothing from Girl on the Wing and O's Clothes:
"Hamilton: A Work in Progress" tshirts by Matt Jelly ($30) available at Girl on the Wing, Headband by EssenC ($38) available at Girl on the Wing, Jeans by Cheap Monday ($85) available at O's Clothes
On Ciara: Vintage Sweater ($34), Blouse ($24), Skirt ($36) and boots ($45) all available at Girl on the Wing. On Andrew: plaid shirt by United Dry Goods ($110), Knit Sweater by Lifetime Collective ($160), Raw Jeans by United ($140); all available at O's Clothes.
On Ciara: Headband by EssenC ($32), Vintage Cardigan ($26), Loly in the Sky flats ($42); all available at Girl on the Wing. Jeans by Cheap Monday ($85) available at O's Clothes. On Andrew: '1984' Sweater by Out of Print ($54) available at Girl on the Wing, Beanie by Brixton Knox ($30), Raw Jeans by United ($140), Backpack by Fjallraven ($110); all available at O's Clothes.
On Ciara: Vintage Sweater ($34), Blouse ($24), Skirt ($36) and boots ($45), Necklace by Adina Mills ($64); all available at Girl on the Wing. On Andrew: plaid shirt by United Dry Goods ($110), Knit Sweater by Lifetime Collective ($160), Raw Jeans by United ($140); all available at O's Clothes.
We hope this gives you some valentines gift ideas! Thanks to everyone involved.
Some classic Canadian holiday gifts for your true patriot:
Vintage wool plaid blazer ($45), Set of 3 vintage Canada 1967 glasses ($16), Set of 3 vintage Canada shot glasses ($12), Vintage plaid circle skirt ($34), Vintage wool blankets ($60-75), Hansel from Basel wool tights ($36-38), 2568 Leather Boots ($75), Vintage Canadian Map screenprint by Smash ($40).
Terry and Deaner would approve!
Though the holidays are about giving to others, the one thing I can justify buying for myself is an awesome holiday party outfit! I love glittery seperates that can be quickly restyled into slightly different looks for all the various holiday functions. We just put out a bunch of vintage pieces that will be perfect for any celebration- come on by and check them out!
classic black and white can work for any party and worn for years to come! pair with a fur stole and festive turquoise and magenta accessories for a total holiday look.
stand out in metallic gold and bold cobalt. these seperates are great wardrobe pieces and can both be dressed up or down.
be timeless in this 1960's printed dress and hand-beaded cardigan.
this 1940's knit top would look amazing with a full skirt or high-waisted pants. the detail on the collar is sure to be a conversation starter.
if you have a really fancy event, this 1960's mint green ballgown is sure to make you the talk of the party...and generate a long line under the mistletoe.
the loly in the sky flats in the 'erika' style are perfectly paired with any holiday look!
all items available at Girl on the Wing.
Happy to say I am back from a week long vacation to the Southwest! It was a great trip in the state of Arizona and I spent most of my time finding things for the shop. I love all the vintage and antiques there because they're really different from what I normally find here. Over the next week, I'll be unpacking everything and putting lots of new items on the floor. Stay tuned to our Instagram @girlonthewinghamilton for photos of the Desert Collection! And here's a sneak peek...a few shots I did with my lovely and obliging friend Rebecca in Tubac, the town we were staying in, featuring some of my finds!