On the list of goals for Cashmere & Camo this year was to show off more of my love of western fashion, another was to continue to support and showcase the amazing local talent we have in Western Canada. Well, when the super talented Paige Callaway contacted me a couple months back to take part in a shoot to showcase her Paige1912 and Pursue Victory line, the answer was Hell Ya!
The vision of the shoot was inspired by singer, songwriter Matt Robertson’s song Wild West Show, where as in the past the talent, beauty and fame loaded up on the train and headed out to take a piece of the wild west across the country. And this is a modern day version of just that, with Matt and fellow musician Chelsea Cunningham as well as blogger Shelby Berrecloth from Wild Rose Retro showcasing the luxe Paige 1912 Smithbuilt felt hat line and beautiful silk vests with rich and colourful retro western patterns. And the Pursue Victory shirts! Seriously guys, finally a shirt that fits in the chest area without any gaping and is long enough to stay tucked in and still looks stylish with jeans. Not only does Paige have a great eye, but she grew up in the country, riding horses and understands that functionality is key when designing a garment.
And as we started to shoot, the snow fell heavier, which only added a dramatic flair to the scene. Amongst furs, saddles, tooled luggage with decorative hats fit with rail spikes, ribbons, cards and elaborate silks I think we accurately represented a blend of true grit and grandeur that makes up the rich history of the west.
Paige 1912 Silk Vest and Freda Hat
It was truly an honour to meet and create with this great group of people. And it just fuels the fire more to share with all of you the wonderful talent that is right here in our backyard! So a big thanks to Paige for including C&C in the mix and to Claire Patterson the fantastic photographer for capturing the moments and braving the cold!
You can find more of Paige’s designs in the links and be sure to take a moment to read all about the hat line and what the name’s all stand for. I for one, LOVED the bowler which is fitting because I typically feel like the outlaw in the crowd 😉