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Ingrid Bruggestrass

Ingrid Bruggestrass arrived in Vancouver at the end of September 2009 fresh from Melbourne after dumping 99% of her wardrobe, selling all her possessions and providing notice.

A story teller since the age of seven, Ingrid has a natural ability to inform, advise and entertain through her words. She writes blogs, feature articles, critiques, stories, advice columns and provides creative direction and styling. She views the world’s tiny details that others tend to gloss over, retelling a memory completely and accurately.  She is a believer in Robert Frost’s quote that “if there are no tears in the writer, there are no tears in the reader,” often finding the pen and paper became her private confidant and voice throughout her life.

Ingrid has won awards and commendations for both her short fiction and feature articles throughout her education, completing 4 years of a Bachelor of Science where she honed her technical and researching skills. Let down my the system upon entering the professional realm Ingrid spent the past twelve months marketing, publicising, writing, editing and critiquing for EVODENCE | aesthetic communication. She has now evolved into a fully fledged writing and journalism career out of pure initiative and passion, writing for a number of online publications in the visual arts and fashion.

Ingrid eats vegemite by the spoonful.

The Secret Sale at Dyrberg/Kern...Shhh

St. Valentine's Day, the day of luv is fast approaching. Cupid is at it again. Been too busy to find either him or her the perfect token of your affection? Well, I heard about a fantastic opportunity

Angels for Our Body Demons and a Lingerie Fashion Show

Reality is always better than fantasy but we women somehow never love what we've got. With alarming stats about eating disorders today more than ever, sometimes body-hating girls need an angel’s help.

Allison Wonderland's Vancouver Love Story for Spring 2010

One of my all time favourite tales is that of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Built on dreams and fantasy, Alice finds herself dealing with obscure and sometimes delirious protagonists in a...

Allison Wonderland's Vancouver Love Story for Spring 2010

Ready to tip toe through the tulips? Spring is counting down and Allison Wonderland is tempting us to follow her down the fashion rabbit hole ...

Abbotsford Designer KV BIJOU to be the Official Jewelry Supplier for Sundance Film Festival This Year

BC presents Kelsey Vanderhorst, designer and owner of the up and coming jewelry line KV BIJOU, the official jewelry supplier at this year's Sundance Film Festival gift lounge. See the beautifully han

"Eco-Fashion is an Oxymoron": an Interview with Boardroom CEO Mark Trotzuk About the Environmental Cost of Clothing

Do you know where the clothes on your back came from? Do you know how much destruction your pants have caused? Chow down on an interview with Boardroom CEO Mark Trotzuk about the real cost of the clot

F as in Frank Vintage Make Fools of Themselves with Racist Display and Then Apologize

In today's highly tolerant world where history of the traumatic actions of our forefathers still casts long dark shadows, it is a fashion faux pas to make racial statements. This is how one man's e-ma

Rainy Days and Mondays: Wet Weather Wear is Hot Right Now

Rain rain such a fashion pain, if you read this blog there's a lot to gain. From Mum to Dad to little Jane, after this you'll want the rain.

Fat to Thin: New Year Your Body... Realistically

It takes one to know one, how to lose weight and keep it off - how I lost over 100 lbs and have kept it off for 5 years and why you can do it too.

My Big Day as a Promotional Model

From this to that... what happens when I finally get thrown in front of the camera and spend 3 hours as a promotional model, gulp!