4 Days until Dressember! The high cost of fast fashion and Ethical Alternatives

November 27, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

4 Days until Dressember With only four days until Dressember I joined my friend, fellow Dressember team member, Sherry Scheideman (and clinical counselor here in Victoria BC) and we headed to Ola Dubois pop up shop. My husband, Timothy West was the photographer for the event. Dani from Ola Dubois www.oladubois.ca combines her passion for […]

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Behind the Scenes Location Photoshoot Abandoned Church

November 20, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Photo shoot Abandoned Church This week I tagged along with Tim on one of his fashion photography photo shoots to get some photographs for Dressember. We drove to the Cowichan Valley to an abandoned church for our amazing on-location photo shoot. This abandoned church provided a beautiful backdrop to be able to take photos for […]

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Best Consignment Shops in Victoria BC, Plus Tips for Consignment Shopping

November 13, 2017 Vlog

Consignment Shopping It is that time of year again, time to go into your closets and dig out those dresses for Dressember! To prepare I thought I would share with you my favourite consignment shops in Victoria BC. Consignment shopping is one of the best ways to not only save money but to stop clothes […]

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One Year of Vlogging or What Locals do in Victoria B.C. : Vlog 52

January 30, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

What Locals do in Victoria B.C. It is the one year anniversary of this vlog. To celebrate we decided to show you around some of our favourite things to do in the city we live, Victoria B.C. I started the vlog in the Inner Harbour. You will see a busker behind me on the busker […]

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Thank you for your support through Dressember : Vlog 48

January 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Thank you : Vlog 48 We started our week with a hike at China Beach. Trinity and I wanted to go to Mystic Beach, but Tim tricked us into China Beach. It was a wet and damp to your bones day in B.C. China Beach has a lot of stairs! The waves were huge. I […]

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My surprise Christmas Gift from the family : Vlog 47

December 26, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Christmas Week Vlog This week is all about getting ready for Christmas. Thank you so much for your support for Dressember. Because of your support our team has raised over $2,000 so far to help end human trafficking. If you are still feeling in the Christmas spirit you can donate here. I’ve grown so much […]

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Too much Fun in Victoria British Columbia?

December 19, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Too much Fun in Victoria We started our week on Sunday with a short hike at Witty’s Lagoon to prove that you can hike in a dress. #youcandoanythinginadress I’m having so much fun for #dressember. See the photos below of all the dresses I’ve worn so far this month. 🙂 On Tuesday morning we went […]

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Christmas Trees and Snow in Victoria

December 12, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Snow in Victoria Our week started with some snow in Victoria B.C. We came out on Tuesday to photograph one of my favourite dresses from Duchess and Duke Modern Vintage Consignment Victoria B.C. The dress looked great against the snow. Snow doesn’t last long in Victoria B.C. so we made sure that we got out […]

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Christmas Trucks in Victoria : Vlog 44

December 5, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Dressember We began the vlog this week filming Yoga with Melissa 360, a class on How to Balance in Half Moon Balancing Pose. In this class we talked about how our energy is not always constant and how it waxes and wanes, just like the moon depending on the time of day, phase of the […]

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Supported by the Earth : Vlog 43

November 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Vlogging in Victoria We started our week with a walk with our hiking group Nature Victoria Explorations and James did some creative trail exploration 🙂 We hiked through the most incredible and gorgeous forest. The forest was alive with colour and diversity. We were on a hike with one woman who was fascinated with fungi […]

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