Happy Holidays! I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I know this has been a challenging year.
For our Boxing Day Special, we will be donating 100% of the profit from ALL Hourglass Heaven in-stock merchandise from now until the end of the year to charity.
Buy a Hourglass Heaven T-shirt, silk ribbon or a dress to give to a good cause and support our small business. :)
I wish you a safe and happy holiday season. I hope the new year will bring us all safety, good health and joy!
We have made a few changes we wanted to let you know about.
We want to make sure everyone is safe!
We have prepared and posted a Covid-19 Safety Plan on our website (as required by the local government).
Here are some highlights we wanted to share with you:
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us!
I'm happy to announce that Hourglass Heaven is in the June issue of Tatler in the "Hot Couture" section & will be featured in Condé Nast Traveller UK's Luxury Gift Guide in June as well.
This month's issue will feature a picture @jennita18. Like many places in the world right now, most businesses are closed. Photo-shoots often involve a lot of close contact, just like Film/TV sets. The make-up artist & hair stylist get quite close to the people they working with, you often have someone helping out with clothing & accessories making sure everything looks right (the designer, the photographer, wardrobe), and photo-shoots are often indoors. With the current state of emergency here in BC, none of these things are happening.
So I struggled to find photos in time for print! I was glad I had a Plan C, a backup plan for my backup plan.
Jennit was at the model tryouts for Startup Fashion Week Toronto last fall. She looked great in the sample! Sadly, it was the XS and all the samples for the mini-collection were bigger. I remembered the photos, so I sent her a DM on Instagram to ask if I could have permission to use them for the magazines. Happily, she agreed.
She says, "I'm an elementary school teacher, model and social activist, I was doing those activities at the same time in Colombia the country where I am from, but since a year and few months ago I moved to Canada."
I think Covid-19 has been really hard for everybody. And I know I miss hugging too!
Thanks to Jennit for modeling and for sharing her thoughts during these challenging times.
Jennit is wearing the Red & Black Sheath dress from the Dark Fire Collection. This dress can be made to order for $550 CAD.
The dresses are manufactured locally in Metro Vancouver. Manufacturers are essential services, as I mentioned in a previous post, we were actually surveyed early on about capabilities to help with producing masks and gowns for healthcare workers.
Hourglass Heaven is one of the many companies who volunteered to help out with the BCAG Local Covid Response, in whatever way we can.
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Here in Canada, like some areas of the world, there are plans to begin lifting some restrictions and opening more businesses. Since that means we’ll all likely be going out a bit more, I thought it was a good time to post some fashion tips for pandemic times!
First for men, because I feel like sometimes guys don’t get enough fashion tips & these articles are often girl-focused.
Shave your Face
No, I’m not kidding. I know you’ve been in quarantine and all, and when you were staying home, as much as possible, sure that was fine. Now, there’s an issue.
Masks don’t fit well or tightly over beards.
One of the first people I heard about testing positive for Covid-19 was a friend of my mother’s who was very careful. He carried around a spray bottle of 99% alcohol that he used to sanitize surfaces and his hands. He even wore a Vogmask (which is a reusable N95 designed for the public). Still even he admitted, the mask didn’t fit well because of his beard and he commented that he needed shave to get the mask to fit better. Just a few days later, he had a fever and cough and was being tested Covid-19. The test came back positive. It’s possible he caught it some other way, like droplets hitting his eyeballs. But to be safe, shave!
Updo for You
For all genders, if your hair is long, tie it back when you go out.
Hair can get contaminated with coronavirus. I have no idea how long it lasts on hair, I haven’t seen any studies specifically talking about hair, so I’m guessing it’s similar to fabric, which means 4 to 48 hours.
Have you ever had the wind blow a strand of your hair in your eyes? Or accidentally gotten a strand of hair in your mouth? If so, tie your hair back! Put it up! Keep it away from your eyes & mouth!
Short, Natural Nails are In
For women (or I guess anyone else who likes to do their nails), keep your nails short and just add polish. Avoid gel and acrylic!
You want to keep your nails short, because they’re much easier to keep clean and short nails work better under gloves. (Invest in a good nail brush too, to help clean under your nails.)
You want to avoid gel and acrylic for similar reasons. Natural nails are much easier to keep clean and there’s also the issue of lift with gels and acrylic, or any kind of applied nail. Lifting is always dangerous, not just in terms of damage to your nail, but as an empty space that stuff can get into… You do NOT want to provide a location for coronavirus to hang out on your hands!
So short, natural nails are in!
I am very happy & proud to announce that Hourglass Heaven is in the May issue of Tatler!
This month's issue will feature a picture Teresa who is an essential services worker here in Vancouver!
She says, "I'm a maintenance worker (painter) in a hospital. We keep the place together and in working order. The maintenance teams in all the hospitals have been doing allot of prep getting ready for covid-19. There are so many people behind the scenes. This is a team effort.❤️"
A BIG thanks to ALL of the essential services workers helping out with this crisis!
And a special thank you to Teresa for looking amazing in one of our dresses too! She's wearing the Limited Edition Black & Blue Color-Block dress. Only 25 of these beautiful dresses exist & they no longer make that lovely blue fabric, so I can't make more!
We took these photos many months ago at Photoart by Simpson.
Hourglass Heaven is also one of the first clothing brands to be featured in the new Tatler Shops online!
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