swanclothing My secret life. A #Burberry advertorial shoot in #Japan. #whenIwasVictoria 3d
  •   willisthegorilla how old was victoria here? These clothes are still kinda inspiring :) 3d
  •   swanclothing @willisthegorilla I think I was 22? Maybe 24? So this is 90s. Ya it's funny a lot of these shoots are kind of timeless you could say. 3d

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swanclothing People ask me about my Bethune name, so yes #NormanBethune or #白求恩 is a 3rd or 4th cousin. #ChairmanMao was a huge fan [see Wikipedia]. Mid 80s when I was in #China, Bethune was on their currency along with a lot of farming machinery [aka #Communist centerfolds]. Need to find the bills I have. And he created the 1st mobile blood-transfusion unit, during the Spanish Civil War. AND he designed surgical tools. When I was a kid I did an obsessively detailed project on them which I'm also trying to find. On a darker[?] note he was supposedly an alcoholic and a womanizer, but as evidenced in photos he did have excellent taste in footwear. #sartorial [Photos clockwise from top left... Statue at Wanping fortress, #Beijing. In great #boots with Marshal Nie Rongzhen. Canadian Blood Transfusion Unit during the Spanish Civil War. Playing #checkers in #Spain.] Anyway :) 3d

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swanclothing My #model comp card from my #Tokyo agency Gunn's in Shibuya-Ku, owned by Iwamiya Gunn, who was of course very amazing. #whenIwasVictoria [This photo is dedicated to my neighbourhood sci-fi comedy club. Have you ever thought of opening a complimentary high-tech auto-colour-correcting #nailsalon? We could really use one. If you do, I know some wealthy men who might like to invest.] #Vancouver 4d

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swanclothing SWANclothing shop is closed. Wanted to thank all my lovely customers and followers of the past 9 years. I love you guys. I really don't want to close the shop, just so exhausted from what has been going on online for the past couple of years and need to get my health back. I'll still be around and posting stuff from my life. And evolving more SWAN stuff soon. Thanks again. 5d

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swanclothing Mountains and ocean and stuff like that. #Vancouver 6d

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swanclothing #TeslaRoadster-ing. My friend getting used to how it handles differently than a gas powered car. 1w

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  •   mellum We need these blossoms in Toronto now!!! 1w

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swanclothing Went back to #QueenElizabethPark. Beautiful flowers looking their beautifulest. #bestsunshineever #sohappy #more :) 2w

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swanclothing Miss @susiebubble, @tavitulle, @bryanboy, @thecoveted, @mrsteetpeeper at Jennine Jacob's IFB Evolving Influence conference/NYFW 2010. This is one of the photos that made me happiest along the way, kind of the beginning of everything. Susie is wearing a pink pair of the original style of the #SWANclothing garters. Both Susie and Jennine have been very enthusiastic supporters.@Fieldguided too. 2w

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swanclothing Lovely Anabela of @fieldguided with a #SWANclothing Louche tote. #handmade. #Canada. For more of the pre-fall collection trip down memory lane. 2w

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swanclothing Another very very favourite photo, Méliza wearing her #SWANclothing garter however she likes. #handmade. SWANclothing is a very tiny company that's had a lot of attention. And surprising to me always at just how big some of that attention has been. The thing that keeps me close to my work though are the people I make things for. 2w

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swanclothing Miss @susiebubble with one of my braided Louche totes. #handmade 2w
  •   shellyagale no more totes :( 2w
  •   swanclothing @shellyagale Yes I stopped making them years ago, they are very hard to make for the price they needed to sell at. So if you find one out there, you might want to grab it. Never know they might be a collectors item.2w

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swanclothing Lady @MaryCharteris in the #handmade #SWANclothing Gold Standard Adjustable garters. Working on spring, so will be posting a lot of flashback and thank you photos of people who have been part of SWANclothing along the way. 2w

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swanclothing The Simple Swan garters on lovely @instatouche. #SWANclothing #3dprinting #3dp #3dfashion 2w

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swanclothing My grandmother Jessie sitting on a cannon with her friends in #QueenElizabethPark #Vancouver. She's in the middle on the left. This photo makes me miss her. I might go there today but will most likely be sewing. 2w

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swanclothing A favourite photo by @EllenJaneRogers. As always, thank you lovely. #SWANclothing #handmade 3w

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swanclothing #fbf #whenIwasVictoria. Never as wide-eyed as I looked. And look about 5 but am around 22 here. I'll add some details later. #fashion #Vogue 3w

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