RAD & RAW MAGAZINE
The Eventide on a Friday, we gazed at the spider “web” calendar to see what Torontonians are constructing and their innovative functions. After much scrolling, one particular post caught our eye, instantly. “The Original Smiths” hosting a 2 day pop up event. Knowing how much we dig upcycling and vintage clothing our seats hit the mat and marked it down for Sunday’s to-do list. We spoke to both Anélia and Renée ( The Founders of The OG Smiths) for a brief session on their story & how they ended up in the hub Kensington Market.
Gentle Earth Business Network
Anélia Victor & Renée Mcpherson of The Original Smiths Could you be business partners with your best friend? Hear how it works for Anélia Victor & Renée Macpherson of The Original Smiths. Plus the women share their professional and personal challenges beginning a business that blends their talent for up-cycling vintage clothing with their desire to make
SHE.LACE - ABNORMALLY ORIGINAL
Creativity breeds originality, originality contravenes normality. Shall we express this in layman’s terms? There’s nothing wrong with allowing your creativity to be original, even if that means you’re not considered normal. As a matter of fact, “Abnormally Original” is intended to be redundant. For example, she.lace would like to believe (shameless brag) using women’s love for sneakers as a conduit for women’s empowerment is original. Of course, an initiative of this “nature” is unnatural, unconventional, non-traditional, uncommon…it’s ABNORMAL. To us, being abnormally original is a source of pride, and it’s exciting beyond explanation. Now, this is not to suggest that being abnormal, by default, makes one original.