pondhopper

no rules fashion

Edmonton, Canada · 479 Sales

pondhopper

no rules fashion

Edmonton, Canada 479 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(173)
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Lorraine

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Announcement   "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel.

Make a statement with a one-of-a-kind design from pondhopper and show everyone just how irreplaceable you are.

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Last updated on Sep 2, 2016

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel.

Make a statement with a one-of-a-kind design from pondhopper and show everyone just how irreplaceable you are.

Lorraine

Contact shop owner

Lorraine

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5 out of 5 stars
(173)
tondalea

tondalea on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I admired this from afar for almost a year. It is simply stunning and I love it. Thank you so much!

Christy Cooke

Christy Cooke on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this dress. It is comfortable, you can dress it up or down and I feel awesome in it! Thank you

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no rules fashion - exclusive . eco friendly . unforgettable

pondhopper
 1. one who has taken up residence in a foreign country. 2. one who has left their native country to live elsewhere
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There is not a time I can remember when I didn't create - from my very earliest memories of spending hours making simple daisy chains through painting, sculpting and sewing in school and on to altered art, metalwork and textiles - I have always created. I grew up helping my Mum sew my school uniforms and dance costumes and learned about photography from my Dad - I can still remember having to pick my way to the sink through dangling strips of drying negatives, or carefully entering the attic darkroom to watch the magical process of images appearing on blank sheets of photographic paper (pre-digital of course!)

As a hoarder of ideas and inspirations and an everyday treasure hunter, I see artistic opportunities in all forms of objects. I am a self-taught artist and designer working without rules to find my own way through creative processes and enjoy the challenge of discovering my own techniques.

Motivated by doing my part for the preservation of our planet, I became passionate about "slow fashion" a term coined by Kate Fletcher in 2007 (Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UK). My designs take slow fashion a step further by using reclaimed materials destined for the landfill and marrying them together to give them a new life. Imperfections are celebrated and combined with artful tattering and asymmetry to enhance the personality of each piece. Edges are usually left raw so they will gently fray and soften over time and layers of visible stitching provide additional texture. Each piece is a unique creation made spontaneously by hand without patterns.

I love to work in mediums that cannot be fully controlled, where you never really know where the process will lead. The final outcome is always a bit of a revelation, producing one of kind pieces each holding their own surprises. Every handmade item from pondhopper studio has a heartbeat. Infused with whispers of times past, each has a story to tell, a new life to live.

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  • lorraine

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photographer

    Hi, I'm Lorraine. I love bumblebees, dogs, bluebells, peonies and old english roses; oceans, forests, the moors and Amy Winehouse. I'm obsessed with rescuing imperfect items and giving them a second chance! Welcome, I'm happy you stopped by:)

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