Podcast Episodes

Episode 41: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling

After months of failures, the Hags finally succeeded in getting our guest Lyndi Barrett of StyleCalling.com into the basement for a hot chat. Turns out all it took was for our schedules to work out! And don’t get too bothered, it was only hot temperature-wise: Lyndi is very cool. And she knows all the best fashion words. Let’s get into it, mmk?


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Before you do anything, check out her gorgeous blog, Style Calling if for nothing other than dreamy pics of her adorable dog Madison. He’s so fancy he lives in a mountain chalet in Whistler. What a gooooood booooooooyyy!!

One of the great words Lyndi knows is Ruana, a drapey scarf-style cover up like this one that Katie found at the East Side Flea. Please ignore the fact that this photo was not taken by a professional or even in a room resembling anything remotely close to professional. If there is one thing the Hags are not, it’s professional.


Lyndi is also a teacher at Blanche MacDonald here in Vancouver. It’s a great school that primarily focusses on esthetics and make-up design but they also have a Fashion Design program that is worth checking out if you are curious about Fashion Schools.


Abby and Katie jointly were obsessed with The Keepers on Netflix. It’s a tough watch but so good. Get ready to get angry enough to pace the floor a few times.

Lyndi is also obsessed with the documentaries on Netflix and with so many to choose from, how can you pick just one?

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Katie is obsessed with a new pair of shoes she got from Maiwa on Granville Island here in Vancouver. These handmade leather Jutis simply could not be left in the store because I mean, please.

Evan paid a trip to Hey Jude and fell in love with the Boy Smells candles they have available there. His first choice is “Kush” but there are lots of smelly boys to choose from.


For some reason we’ll never understand (yeah right) Abby is obsessed with a new app called Patternator:

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New favorite app! #patternator

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I mean, come on. How could you not?

Thanks so much for listening! You can find Lyndi at StyleCalling.com as well at on facebook and @stylecalling on instagram and twitter. So do that, yes?

As for the Hags, find us in all the usual places.

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Podcast Episodes

Episode 14: Evan’s “Origin” Show and the Design Process

In this episode, the Hags re-hash Evan’s Origin show that he has been working on for months. A bit of a backstage look at the show from conception to completion!


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But first, Abby has been enjoying the warm weather by switching over to the summer wardrobe of cute printed pants and putting away those big winter sweaters that are so last season.BN-DI980_pantsc_GR_20140620143012.jpg

Also, Blizzards.


Katie spiffed up her bike with a long-overdue cleaning and rust removal so she’s ready for all the summer bike rides. Now, with white grips, the colour scheme finally matches so the style factor is at an all-time high.


Evan’s been enjoying a visit with his family from Manitoba who came for his Origin show, hitting up the local tourist spots including Granville Island and the various food choices at the public market. Never an easy decision.


The main event: Evan’s Origin collection shows to a full house!


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Thanks to all our gorgeous guests that waited so patiently for the show. Hope you enjoyed sipping @drinkcocofrio #drinkcocofrio

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Evan’s show was an homage to his Metis heritage. Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Metis people are considered First Nations under the law and are subject to the same rights at Status Indians. (Check out this article for more info.)

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Canadian listeners will likely be (at least mildly) familiar with the name Louis Riel, a Metis rebel from Manitoba who fought for the rights of the Metis people. For a longwinded and thorough history, check out his biography in the Canadian Encyclopedia.Louis_Riel_Statue.jpg

Or, check out this goofy short video that two kids made for a Social Studies project that pretty well sums it all up.

Big shout out to Joleen Mitton and All My Relations Entertainment for helping with the show, securing models, and promoting Indigenous work in BC!

**We will add the photos and video of the show once they are available! Check back here soon and we’ll keep you posted!**

Evan’s makeshift studio with door-as-table and paint cans:


The design process can be completely crazy and involves all kinds of moving parts. Designs change, fabrics become unavailable or behave differently than you expect, time runs out, as well as many goddamn unforeseen obstacles can come into play during the building of a collection. Sometimes it sucks but we do it in the name of fashion!

One of the inspirations for Evan’s collection was the historical Metis sash:


Some beautiful catwalk images from Ed Ng Photography:

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Katie’s snaps story.

And also this documentary about the Met Gala:

Hag Obsessions:

Abby is obsessed with two of her favourite shows: Game of Thrones

and Orphan Black,  both of which have new seasons out and have been distracting her from other, more motherly duties.

Katie is obsessed with two books by Erik Larson: In The Garden of Beasts


and Devil in the White City. 


Both are un-put-down-able. If you like a good non-fiction story, check out his work and maybe cancel all your plans for the next week or so.

Evan, in light of his completed show, is especially obsessed with all the wonderful people in his life that helped put the collection on the runway and kept him fed! What a lucky mother fucker!

Shout out to Ashley, Vee, Jamie, Gigi, David, Hannah, Jared, Shaina, Spider, Pat from SPACE, Eric, Justin, Steven & Zoe for their videography expertise, Julian Briggs for our beautiful catwalk music, and of course The Fashion Hags!


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Thanks for listening! As always, you can follow us on:

Twitter @fashionhagspod
Facebook at Fashion Hags Podcast.


Got an idea for an episode? Email us at fashionhags@gmail.com, we love that shit.

Find Abby on Instagram @abbyshumka
Find Katie on Instagram @redbirdsuite and check out her blog http://www.redbirdsuite.com
Find Evan on Instagram @evanducharmestudio & @evndchrm, also check out his website at http://www.evanducharme.com

Remember: keep your pants on, it’s only fashion.