A beautiful product always seems to be more lovely when made it's locally. The reason for this escapes me, but I'm sure it has something to do with pride. These wonderful blankets by Isabelle Dunlop, a local Vancouver fashion designer, for example, are exactly what I'm referring to. Isabelle has wonderful passion for wool that rivals Janaki's for linen (see this), and it shows in her products. The latest collection of blankets available at Le Marché St. George are made from Shetland wool. Janaki's beautiful baby girl, Lola, owns the grey one pictured on the bottom right. In a perfect world, I would have been able to capture her wrapped up in her warm grey blanket. But even though it didn't happen today, I'm sure an an opportunity in the not so distant future will present itself as little ones always seem to need an afternoon nap.
Photography & Discourse | Luis Valdizon