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From yoga to running around town, these unique leggings bridge the gab between active wear and street style.
Printed with my painting of evergreen trees on a blustery day in Whistler, BC.
Compression fit due to the high spandex fabric. These leggings hug in all the right places and suit all kinds of body types. They have been salt water tested and can be worn to protect your legs while surfing. They stand up to the toughest workouts you can throw at them and double as long underwear for your winter sports. You can also dress them up with a flowy top and booties and hit the town. Extremely comfortable high waist won’t dig in or slip down.
88% Recycled. Poly 12% spandex. Anti-Bacterial. Odor Resistant. Non-Pilling. Breathable. Quick-dry. Wicking. Machine washable. Proudly Made in Canada, sweatshop free.
Way back before I started making leggings, when it came to shopping for them I was having a hard time finding any that hit all the points I was looking for:
1. Made in Canada (or locally)
2. Made from a sustainable fabric.
3. Seriously made to last.
5. High waist.
6. And lastly, I wanted daily lifestyle leggings, ones that weren't too sporty looking (I had those and loved them for the gym) but wanted a cute pair to change into for my day to day happenings.
So in designing my leggings I made sure I hit all these points. There are all sorts of fancier more tailored clothing that I think is beautiful, but it just doesn't suit my day to day lifestyle. Being a work-from-home mom of two very active boys, and living in a super casual small mountain town, I need clothes that make me feel good and show my personality, but that are practical, comfortable, and VERSATILE!
I can wear my leggings with a sweater and woolly socks, or with a flowy blouse/tunic, dressier boots, and jewelry. No matter what's going on in my day, I can style my leggings so I'm comfy and appropriately dressed. They even work under my ski pants as long johns.
My latest print, the Hidden Owl Leggings are in store now!
Owls are a mystical and beautiful creature and it’s no wonder that the Goddess Athena held owls sacred in her time. As the Goddess of wisdom and strategy just as the owl spirit, her traits of honour and courage were bathed in femininity and womanhood like the Hidden Owl Legging. Taken from my original painting of The Hidden Owl, the design can be seen on my newest legging release as well as the latest Pom Pom toque and scarf from my 2019 Winter Collection.
With a true connection through the wisdom of the soul, the majestic owl has many symbolic meanings:
- Intuition, ability to see what others do not see
- Change and life transition
If you are not yet intrigued by this mystical beauty, read on…
There are countless superstitions and myths surrounding the owl, but they continue to be a source of wisdom, spirituality and intellect. Among First Nations symbolism the owl represents wisdom, foresight and the keeper of sacred knowledge. The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre tells us, “the Owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions and can be observed to identify changes in environment. Owls are a reminder to take care with your actions, to think of the future and to love your family. They can be identified in Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations art by their large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a small curved beak, a flat face with a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye”.
If you have ever been honored by a visit from an owl, know that an amazing gift has been bestowed on you. Animals are usually called on those who share the same energy and we now know the owl is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and comes from a place of wholeness.
* I am proud to donate a percentage of sales to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre here in Whistler to support our cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and respect amongst all people. A place where mountains, rivers and people meet, Whistler and the SLCC embodies the spirit of partnership between two unique Nations who wish to preserve, grow and share our traditional cultures.
With a wide range of associations, the colour black has been linked with magic, elegance, fashion trends and of course art. As one of the first colours used in many art periods throughout history; Prehistoric cave drawings of animal and human interaction, by the Greeks who developed a sophisticated silhouette painting technique on clay pottery, and masters of Eastern “ink wash painting” where only black ink was used to capture the moment of a scene, black has always been present in art.
However, the colour black does come and go in fashion trends. Spring brings pastels and subtle colours, while fall brings a deeper shade of green, orange and those colours associated with nature and the changing of seasons. I'm not looking at the trends however, I am looking for a staple in your wardrobe, a piece that can live throughout the seasons and time. A piece that can be paired with any other item in your wardrobe. The start to your minimalist capsule which can be brought out during any season and mix and matched with your other staple pieces.
The birth of Coco Chanel’s LBD (Little Black Dress) brought an easy to wear, simple, yet elegant piece to every woman’s wardrobe, just as the Inkpot Legging will. Printed on the blackest of black recycled fabric, you won’t see any whiteness or fading from this pair. You asked for flattering and I delivered. Smoothing out your bootylicious form, offering shape where needed and showing off a silky flattering finish, the Inkpot Legging is a must for any wardrobe. But you couldn’t possibly imagine that I would leave out colour on a pair of leggings... look for a copper finish of the Heidi logo elegantly placed on the back of this LBL (Little Black Legging). Only you might know that this little piece of subtle shimmer is there, but it will give you that feeling of style and grace and make you hold your head high and confident as you strut your stuff.
Ink has been around since before 23rd century BC and made from a mixture of many different sources such as minerals, plants, tar, soot and iron salts. Along with the pen which changed from a single reed straw to a quill, ink helped changed humanity and is regarded as one of our greatest inventions. Although the Inkpot Legging may not be a new invention, I do think it is a game changer!
With any Heidi piece purchased you are making a difference in our fashion industry. I support slow, local fashion where pieces are created for purpose and made to last. If there’s one staple for your wardrobe this year, this is it!
Made with love and elegance for you.