TOODLEBUNNY was interviewed last week by Sarah Petrescu from Victoria's Times Colonist. She wanted to feature a few Vancouver designers that will be participating in the upcoming IGLOO show this weekend. I was lucky enough to make the cut, thanks Sarah! Here's my bit...
TRUDY WYNANS -- TOODLEBUNNY
Adornment from nature
Trudy Wynans (a.k.a. Toodles, Toots or TOODLEBUNNY) was born and raised in Port Alberni and attended Malaspina University College before moving to Vancouver in 1995. She describes her designs as "an imaginative jewelry collection with feminine yet edgy pieces."
"I draw my inspiration from nature's flora and fauna, evidenced by the use of birds, leaves and tusks that have become signatures of my designs," she said. "The pieces vary from being simple and pretty to ones that are a bit more rock 'n' roll."
What materials do you use?
"I work mostly in 14-karat gold fill and combine with Swarovski crystals, charms, semiprecious stones, carved bone, brass and horn. I have recently started a collection of one of a kind and 'one of a few' pieces created exclusively from reclaimed vintage bits and baubles."
What kind of exposure has your work had?
"Juno-nominated Ndidi Onukwulu wore one of my necklaces on the red carpet at the Juno awards this year. She was also featured as one of 30 of Canada's most influential women and wore one of my cuffs for the photo shoot in the October (2009) edition of Flare magazine.
"I also just recently found out that Kim Basinger picked up three of my necklaces from a store in Yaletown while she was here filming The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud."
More details at: toodlebunny.com/press
TOODLEBUNNY is available at Rebel Rebel, Oscar and Libby's and will be at the Out of Hand and Noel Bazaar fashion markets.
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