When Tara-Lynn of Good Night, Day asked if I would wear her new knits in her spring lookbook I was honoured. She presented me with the challenge of styling the knits with my own wardrobe. I arrived to the shoot a bit over prepared, bringing with me half of my closet. But I think the photos really show how versatile and wearable the pieces are. For the longest time I'd been hoping the collection would include a long sleeve sweater. And for spring it is! Tara-Lynn is introducing the Kingston sweater in a hand-dyed burnt orange colour. It's simply gorgeous. I really admire everything she does. Tara-Lynn is a one-woman show, putting all her love into each piece and knitting up to twelve hours a day. Now that's dedication! Oh, and that's alongside blogging, keeping up with social media, tumblr, pinterest and all the various networks.. I can't explain how incredibly hard she works. All the recognition she has received lately is so well deserved. Check out her knits on Refinery 29, Of A Kind and in Bust Magazine. I'm so proud!
The Welland dip dyed sweater has been reinvented for spring with subtle peach gradient. Tara-Lynn is knitting me this in a long sleeve style and I can't wait to wear it. The merino wool is so soft, and I adore the thick and thin texture. From the wool she purchases to the custom needles she uses, she supports small businesses along the way. The wool comes from a fair trade women's collective in Argentina and she finds her knitting needles on Etsy. Tara-Lynn is the real deal when it comes to being an independent designer. She is involved in every stage of the process, even handwriting the hangtags that accompany the finished knits.
Above, Pembroke tank in hand-dyed burnt orange
Above, Pembroke tank in black
Above, Pembroke tank in hand-dyed pastel variegated blue
Above, Leeds halter in coral
Above, Simcoe braided headband in heather blue, cashmere/merino blend