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We've all had more time to reflect on what is most important in our lives; whether that be love, our businesses and careers, or simply the whole big picture in general. It may not be Thanksgiving just yet, but now is the perfect time to be grateful. Let's keep afloat with our blessings.
The number one thing I'm thankful for is my staff. This lovely bunch of people have helped me and our business through these challenging times - always doing so with a strong, positive attitude. They have generated so much content for our brand, making sure our wonderful customers never forget us.
(Photo below from our last staff lunch together in Feb 2020)
Thank you Logan, Tracy and Julia. ❤️
It just so happens that Logan's 7th work anniversary is coming up next week. I owe so much gratitude to him, with his longtime dedication to my two brands. He makes my (business) world go 'round with his fantastic photography, along with his bright and fun newsletters. He is a creative genius and Jack Of All Trades - always being there to solve ALL our problems from website issues to changing the water cooler bottle. 😊 He is not only a wonderful employee but a truly thoughtful and amazing human, as well.
Of course, I am so grateful to all of YOU, my customers that continue to support us. From simply liking and commenting on our social media, knowing that you see our posts is so helpful to us. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts to all of you that are still placing orders. We appreciate every one of you!
Thank-you to those who provide our Essential Services; they are essential for a reason - without them, we would have no groceries, no pharmacies, no deliveries. I am so very grateful for the hard work of our Healthcare Workers. I cannot imagine the great sacrifice these selfless people must make, being separated from their families to save and protect the lives of others.
We are absolutely all in this together.
In the words of our very own Dr. Bonnie Henry: Be Calm, Be Kind, Be Safe
They say a woman is like tea - you won't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Our designer, Diane, has been aptly proving this the last few weeks; working like a whirling dervish; singlehandedly overseeing all shipping, daily studio operations...
(Somehow she also finds time to write our wonderful customers Thank You notes!)
...and receiving new arrivals!
We're excited to add another selection to our Dress Collection, with our Waterfront Dress.
This beautiful cotton dress was designed with our customers in mind. Diane gave this look a more structured fit through the upper body and around the armhole, with a slightly extended shoulder - thus ensuring a smooth silhouette. Reminiscent of a shift dress, it gently comes in at the waist, while having a comfortable (not too tight) fit around the waistline. It finishes with a mid-calf length and a soft, modest V-neck.
Look forward to a variety of beautiful prints:
(Top left, clockwise: Ocean, Palm, Fable & Regency)
As you can see, fashion never stops! Diane, as well as all of us here at Diane Kennedy, are still carrying on. Rest assured, Diane still has new fashion up her sleeve this season, so stay tuned!
Thank you so much for your orders! We truly appreciate your support at this time and always.
The Team at Diane Kennedy
Autumn is so glorious this year, it's a joy to be outside and photographing fall outfits against this stunning backdrop. One reason for this shoot is to introduce you to our new social media manager Kim Palmer. The other is to show you some photos of our newest arrivals.
We spent the day at one of our favorite Vancouver parks called Momiji on the PNE grounds in Vancouver. It's a hidden gem, tiny but peaceful and full of Japanese Maple trees in every shade of gold, green and red. They look beautiful all year but especially after this uncharacteristically hot summer. The leaves are on fire!!
Back after a long absence is the perennial favourite Recharge Vest. Kim is wearing it over the Illusion Tunic in Moroccan blue and matching Rejuvenate leggings. If you're short, dressing head to toe in one colour is a great way to visually lengthen yourself. Kim is tall at 5'9" and even commented that because she's tall she prefers to break up her height with different blocks of colour.
Kim looks smashing in our new Persuasion Zip Jacket. This lovely, heavier weight fleece topper has a soft brushed finish of cozy fleece on the inside making it super soft and comfy.
The Alchemy Tunic is an asymmetrical beauty that looks great over pants or leggings. Available in two colours; Black and Purple in the softest and most luxurious medium weight sweater knit.
The new Tempt Tunic is another recent arrival in a gorgeous Heather Forest colour. With two roomy pockets for all your treasures, it's a winner and the perfect match for the Smarty pant in Black/ Forest stripe.
We think Kim looks fantastic in these outfits, you'll be seeing more of her. We're very excited to have Kim join our team!