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  • The Power of Purple

    Published Sep 10 2020 in colour theory, Fall Fashion, Over 50, Over 60, purple

    Here at DK, we believe in living life in full colour, and we particularly love purple!

    Purple is often associated with royalty, affluence, luxury, and magic. Scientifically speaking, purple has the strongest electromagnetic wavelength, being just a few wavelengths up from x-rays and gamma rays. This stunning shade combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red, and research suggests that various hues of purple impact our minds and bodies by boosting mood, reducing nervous tension, and calming the mind.

    Many of our most loved and fastest selling fashions are purple, second only to Black. Our DK customers report that purple is one of their absolute favourites – it compliments almost any hair colour or skin tone, so it’s a colour that helps them look and feel fantastic!
    Leah Tuttle wear a Diane Kennedy outfit
    You may wonder why purple is almost universally flattering. Purple is created by combining the warmth of red with the coolness of blue, so the blend retains both warm and cool properties.

    If you share our passion for purple, you are in luck. Here at DK we offer a purple to please everyone, and this season's palette is bursting with variations for every complexion.

    We are tremendously excited to introduce a juicy new purple to you: our new cape design called A Cappella will come in “Concord”.

    Veronica Bell models Diane Kennedy's new A Cappella Cape
    We also want to tease you with a sneak peak of a forthcoming style that will be made from a sweater knit we call "Reign".

    Leah Tuttle wear new fall fashion from Diane Kennedy
    I don’t know about you, but when I wear purple, it makes me feel empowered, exotic, mysterious, and regal. I hope you'll join me in some colour therapy, and add some purple to your wardrobe!

  • Tips For A Sustainable Future

    Published Jul 10 2020 in Customer Appreciation, customers, diane kennedy, eco, eco friendly, environmentally friendly, ethical, Ethics, Fall Fashion, green living, inspiration, Made in Canada, sustainable, zero waste

    You may remember a recent blog, about a certain Well-Dressed Climate Scientist...

    Well, we were curious to hear more from her, so after a few friendly e-mails, we asked her how we can "do better" for our earth. And so, she was kind enough to share some of her tips on how we can all live a greener lifestyle and share the global responsibility we have in protecting our environment. Read on!

    “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
    - Maya Angelou

    Karen Kohfeld
    Photo provided by Dr. Kohfeld. Fall 2019. She is wearing our Perception Tunic & Heather Charcoal Cozy Coat

    If we could all do 3 simple things on a consistent basis to best reduce our impact on the environment, what would they be?

    Just three? 😊

    Ok...Here we go!

    1. Travel less, and use lower-impact forms of transport.

    We've seen with the COVID-19 lockdown that daily greenhouse gas emissions around the world decreased by 17% in early April 2020!

    This was in part because we weren't driving and flying. Many large cities around the world have been converting street space so that it can be used for pedestrians and cyclists, and there's a possibility that some of these changes could become permanent. 

    Imagine, as we move forward, that we continue to walk, bicycle and telecommute more often, rather than spending hours in our single-occupancy, gas-powered vehicles. We'd reduce our dependency on oil, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and we'd feel healthier, too.

    2. Change our consumption patterns.

    By now most of us have heard of "reduce, reuse, recycle," and now we can add "refuse" and "rot" (composting) to those. We have the information out there to become informed consumers, and we can refuse to buy things (plastics and single-use products) that contribute to environmental waste.

    Diane, you yourself have posted about how the fashion industry, for example, is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, but you've shown that it doesn't have to be. We can, to the best of our abilities and where possible, make informed choices.

    3. Vote for laws and policy makers who put sustainable environmental policies in place.

    We have the technology to transform our transportation and energy sectors in Canada, but truly battling climate change will require that we vote for system-wide policies and changes.

    Numbers 4, 5, and 6 would be to have difficult conversations with your friends and family so that they are aware; reduce your personal energy consumption; and reduce your reliance on meats and vegetables produced through industrial farming (i.e. buy local!)


    Thank you so much for this well-written advice, Dr. Kohfeld! We hope our readers are inspired and encouraged by your words 💚


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  • Behind the Scenes at Our Fall Photoshoots

    Published Aug 22 2019 in Behind the Scenes, diane kennedy, Eco-friendly garments, Fall 2019, Fall Fashion, inspiration, shop local, tunics, Vancouver fashion

    behind the scenes, diane kennedy, bamboo garments, made in canada

    Each photoshoot that we do for Diane Kennedy takes some time and planning ahead. Since we are doing more frequent, smaller fashion releases, we have been doing photoshoots more often. We love featuring photos of our clothes outdoors to take advantage of natural light and the beautiful greenery in Vancouver! The beautiful Momiji Gardens at Hastings Park is a Japanese style garden and a little hidden gem along East Hastings Street. It is close to our office (bonus!) and always fairly quiet.

    Soft Shirt, Diane Kennedy, Tunics, Made in Canada

    For part of our Fall collection, Diane has brought back the Soft Shirt, this time in Steel grey. It looks great paired with a pair of pants for the office, or jeans for a weekend or more casual look. We have it paired with our popular Flex Pants, and with our new striped Gallery Vest, which is a new piece for Fall 2019. Scarlett is also sporting a favourite pair of fabulous Fluevogs - the Zenobia which is a slingback wedge heel. The Gallery Vest is a piece that is very versatile - it could be worn over our Perfect Top, and yet still light enough to go under a coat.

    behind the scenes, diane kennedy, vancouver,

    We have a system down when it comes to transporting our clothing and accessories to various outdoor locations for our fashion photoshoots. This handy vintage train case is from Diane's personal collection, and has been toted around the Lower Mainland a lot! Of course, we love our Fluevog shoes and tend to use them often when styling Diane Kennedy clothing.

    City Tunic, Diane Kennedy, Fashion, Made in Canada

    The City Tunic in steel with black stripes is another new colour way for Fall. It is an easy-to-wear design, has a flattering crew-neck, 3/4 sleeves and of course, a pocket! In this photo we paired it with the Balance Pant and the necklace is by Bellalili (bracelets are Scarlett's own). The weather was really warm, but we found some great shady spots for photos.

     diane kennedy,. city tunic, beauty, behind the scenes

    Makeup touchups, especially when shooting Fall clothing in the heat of summer are inevitable! Scarlett brought her own lip colours but was enamoured with Diane's new MAC lipstick in You're So Vain (it's fabulous!). Logan, our in-house photographer, is always a pro at scouting great spots to photograph in-between set-ups and changes, so we are often complete in record time. 

    Diane kennedy, city tunic, garments, fashion, made in canada

    You will see more of Momiji Garden in our upcoming Fall photos!