Rescue Your Next Best Friend

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Rescue Your Next Best Friend

Story & Photos Contributed by Cristina Conte, who adopted

The amount of love and fulfillment that comes from being a companion to a furry friend is something that can’t be described until you own the role.

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Throughout my young adult life, I was always wondering why people were overly passionate about promoting adoption and shelters. Even after spending my high school years volunteering at the local shelter, I didn’t feel the need to put bumper stickers on my car or hug strangers in parks after learning their dog was adopted. Yes, I’ve seen it happen numerous times.

I was actually terrified of adoption! As much as I wanted to help animals, especially dogs, I wanted to play it safe and stick with breeders. The reasoning behind this was very justifiable for me. I knew a handful of friends who had to return their adopted dog…

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Why We March: Standing Up for Public Lands

Although I live in Canada I completely support this effort and agree public lands should remain that way …. Always !!

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Why We March: Standing Up for Public Lands

photos © Ben Moon 2010

This week, members of the Ruffwear pack will be raising our voices for national treasures that are near and dear to us – our public lands and waterways. We’ll take to the streets in the This Land is Our Land March for Public Lands in Salt Lake City, Utah, an event expected to draw thousands people who support keeping public lands in public hands.

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We do so because we believe in protecting wild places where dogs and people go to play. We also know that the future of these places is uncertain.

Like many companies, Ruffwear will this week attend the mecca for all things outdoor recreation, the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. Last summer, more than 1,600 brands and 29,000 people went to this gathering of what is undoubtedly a powerhouse industry: According to the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Industry…

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Check out izzyandskye.com 😍

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a Fabulous summer! Exciting news on the home front, izzyandskye.com has been under construction for some time but it is now officially up and running and I’d love to get your comments and feedback! So go ahead, have a look and let me know what you think……

Hugs, Health & Happiness,

Janet

janet@izzyandskye.com
izzyandskye.com

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photoshoot is all wrapped up and here are some inside peeks!!

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Hi everyone,

Just a few pics to add to the collection but I don’t want to give it all away so I’m posting a few from our Photoshoot 2 weeks ago and these are more selling shots as opposed to the last bunch which were lifestyle shots. A big thank you to my models, Isabel and Sophia who were amazing to work with and very professional 😉
I will be planning a trunk show at the end of this year so stay tuned for more details!!
Thanks as always for tuning in. …… And please let me know what you think!

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photoshoot is all wrapped up and here are some inside peeks!!

Hi everyone,

Just a few pics to add to the collection but I don’t want to give it all away so I’m posting a few from our Photoshoot 2 weeks ago and these are more selling shots as opposed to the last bunch which were lifestyle shots. A big thank you to my models, Isabel and Sophia who were amazing to work with and very professional 😉
I will be planning a trunk show at the end of this year so stay tuned for more details!!
Thanks as always for tuning in. …… And please let me know what you think!

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A Peek at Things To Come…..

MIDI Top and Pencil Skirt
MIDI Top and Pencil Skirt
Black Jersey Jumpsuit
Black Jersey Jumpsuit
Patterned Relaxed Pants
Patterned Relaxed Pants
V-neck Maxi Dress
V-neck Maxi Dress

A BIG Thank You to my beautiful models, Natalie and Erica for offering to pose for some photos in a few of my sample pieces! And also many thanks to Julie and Rino for volunteering their beautiful garden for our shots. We’ve got one more Photoshoot this weekend and then I can showcase the full collection. Stay tuned, there is more to come ! 🙂

Samples Are Done! (finally!!)

New logo and image courtesy of Canvas.com.   What do you think ??

Hi everyone,

So it’s been a really LONG time since I’ve posted anything and the reason is that I have been working diligently on getting all of my samples ready (for next spring no less!) and the good news is…… They Are DONE.    Whew.    What follows now is truly the hard part.   Designing dresses and jumpsuits, no problem.   Sourcing fabrics, easy peesy.    Multiple fittings, changes to design, costing and creating labels, baby stuff.     But what comes next, creating a website, hiring models and a professional photographer for a photo shoot, deciding on what I want my look book to represent, creating line sheets, Yikes!!!!     I am totally psyched to start approaching stores to purchase my line but all the other stuff I just mentioned, not so eager to tackle any of that.   Problem is, In order to get into stores I need to get all that other stuff done first.   So, I’m pulling up my big girl socks and mustering up all my courage and moving ahead, blindly but with faith that it will all come together and it will all work out!    I’m having some friends and family pop by over the long weekend to see the samples, try them on and give me feedback, so if you’re available and interested in taking a look and giving me some honest advice/comments, etc. , please let me know, I would be so grateful for your feedback.     Just send me an email to IzzyandSkye@outlook.com and i’ll let you know when the “Open house” will begin!! Looking forward to it : )

Janet

Love your Life

Hello everyone,

I would like to share something with you today. Yesterday we attended the funeral of my dear cousin’s wife, a beautiful , intelligent, kind woman who’s life was cut way too short but who left us with a legacy that will carry on for the rest of our lives. Through the sadness and the tears, all those who knew and loved her are searching for ways to carry on without her. And as heartbreaking and difficult as it is to look for the good things in life when something so precious has been taken, it is what we must do to carry on. One of the greatest and most precious legacies that Ania left was her beautiful daughter Olivia. This little girl has a smile and a laugh that will light up a room. She is full of energy and giggles and fun. Very much like her mother. And so, for all of you who have been left to question why there is a need to go on, and how can it possibly be done, I offer this advice: Love your Life. Whatever life that may be, make a decision to love something about it. Whether it’s the laugh of a loved one or the smile of a stranger, a favorite song on the radio, a snuggle with a pet, or a beautiful sunrise on a frigid February morning. There is beauty all around us if we truly look for it, and in that we may be able to find some peace.

Wishing you all love and happiness.

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New Look, New Logo!!

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Hey everybody,

I hope this image is coming up clear…..so I’m trying my hand at Canva.com and I have to say its super easy, (which for me to say means a lot because I am so computer illiterate !) and so much fun to use…..let me know what you think! I’m sure this is the first of many test runs that I will spring up on you but I really do appreciate any feedback you can give. I know this image has nothing to do with FASHION, and you can’t tell that I’m creating a line of dresses, jumpsuits or midi top and pencil skirt combos, but it just looks so great! Feels like I’m a bird soaring across the city. Okay, enough of that, but seriously, let me know what you think ok?

Thanks a million,
Xox

A teeny tiny reveal….

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So, as promised, a little peek at some of the crazy fabric I fell in love with! Now, as shocking and bold as it seems , I had to limit what I exposed in the picture to keep a wrap on the surprise factor of the finished product. For those of you who love it as much as I do, Yay!! And for those of you that just don’t get it (like my hubby!) , no worries, there are lots of samples being created in one colour scheme, (yes, we do black! ; ). Also, a peek at the new Logo…..please let me know what you think — about the fabric AND the logo, and be as honest as possible, I can take critism!

Thanks again for tuning in!!