23.2.12

fortnight studio visit

On a gloomy day last week I stopped by the Fortnight Lingerie studio in Parkdale for a quick visit & took some photos while I was there. They had just finished up a production deadline & on this day things were a bit quiet. It was a lovely visit nonetheless & I am still no closer to making up my mind about what items I would love to order (because I want them all, you see).



This incredible musical note sign came off the front of Christina’s family’s music store. So amazing. That sign was hung in front of the store my whole childhood! It's nice that she was able to keep it.


Christina got these shoes at Chasse Gardée and they are the cuuutest.


I love this one, called Lola. I definitely recommend visiting a shop and trying on the pieces, if there happens to be a stockist local to you. Luckily, there are quite a few shops in Toronto that carry Fortnight.


Pretty postcard magnets from an event Fortnight did in Portland with Lille.








As I said, things were quiet on that day, but my friend Derrick Belcham recently made a sweet video showing Fortnight in production. Beautiful!


MADE IN CANADA from FORTNIGHT LINGERIE on Vimeo.

Thanks for letting me visit, Fortnight. x

68 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this Anabela - I love seeing this space.

    I bought two pieces from Fortnight online recently (though I agree, it's always better to try lingerie in person). But they fit me perfectly and I love them. I'll definitely be expanding my collection in the future!

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I was happy to hear that their sizing is the same as Freya's because all of my current collection is from Freya. Makes it easier! Although I haven't been re-fitted in quite a while... I'd love to swap out the Freyas for Fortnight. Ha.

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  2. Awesome collection and great photos!

    It's a little vintage without being too "retro" but still very modern.
    Such creative talent all over Parkdale.

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    1. It's true! It's so nice to get to know all those talents, too. I'm glad you enjoyed this post.

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  3. Aaahhh, the nude fabric with the polka dots! Everything about this just feels so good.

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    1. So glad you like it! And yeah, that fabric and all things they make with it: gorgeous.

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  4. Such beautiful garments and photos. These are going on my wish list for sure, sadly there's no stockist in Chicago. Of course.

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  5. this studio looks so simple and beautiful, like the underthings themselves.

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    1. It's really lovely, filled with beautiful light.

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  6. Beautiful! I visited Lille on a visit to Portland once and this looks like the perfect pairing.

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    1. I didn't go to Lille when I was briefly in Portland, but I imagine you're right!

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  7. Amazing photos! The lingerie looks so beautiful and delicate. I'm so tired of mass-produced and ill-fitting lingerie, that these photos make me want to buy everything!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! It's really beautiful & so well made.

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  8. What a lovely studio, beautiful pictures x

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  9. Next treat day, I am going to get myself some new lingerie! I have this body, might as well doll it up!

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  10. gorgeous.

    i am DYING to know the brand of those shoes.

    i hope someone can help!

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    1. I asked Christina... Demoo Parkchoonmoo!

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  11. Wow!!! great pictures!

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  12. Wow, those pieces look amazing. I can imagine people who own them, treasure them so much.

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    1. I have one item from Fortnight and I save it only for special occasions, haha!

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  13. Wow, I loved watching the video of these pieces being made. I had really never thought about how multiple pieces would be sewn at once and so on. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. So glad you liked it! I love how easy they make it seem, ha.

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  14. Such pretty, pretty things ... I'd never be able to choose, everything's too lovely to pick just one or two pieces. :)

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  15. I absolutely love my Fortnight lingerie! I'm looking to add some polka dot pieces to my drawers, too. Love the photos of their space!

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    1. So glad you like them! And yes, I just have one item but I love it so much.

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  16. I enjoy studio visit posts, and particularly in this case, the quality of your photos matches the subject perfectly! Loved the video too, it's always fun to see the working process.

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    1. I like them too, & glad you like these!

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  17. These photos are BEAUTIFUL! There's a kind of quietness to the place that makes sense after what you said, as though it's having a well-earned rest after making that deadline. It seems peaceful and calm, and the light is incredible.

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, it was definitely a day for them to catch their breath. Usually they have loud music playing, sewing machines racing, etc.!

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  18. Thanks for sharing these lovely studio shots, Anabela. I love my Fortnight pieces, and I first found out about them through one of your earlier posts on this line.

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  19. I ordered one of the longline bras from Lille - they skew a little small in the cups, but I'm hoping it'll fit eventually. So pretty.

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    1. Oh, that's too bad. They told me the sizing is based on sizing used by British lingerie companies like Freya... when I first started wearing Freya I was surprised by how different the sizing was.

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  20. As a Portlander, I love Lille and am so happy to see that they stock Fortnight. Gorgeous.

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    1. Hope you get the chance to take a look!

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  21. What a great video, really lovely lingerie. I lvoe the studio as well.

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    1. I love the video too. Thank you!

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  22. that's a cool studio :)

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  23. Totally gorgeous. Your photos are so very dreamy. Next time I'm in Toronto, I'll check it out.

    I am sure you already know about The Loved One and their beautiful intimates. It was created by my ridiculous talented (and Canadian!) friend Hannah. Something says you'll love this too: http://thelovedone.net/

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    1. Thanks so much! And yeah, I love The Loved One. So good.

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  24. your blog makes my heart sing! :)

    alltheprettypretties.com

    xx

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    1. What a nice thing to say, thank you!

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  25. Beautiful photos, they look so serene and relaxing. The lingerie looks so delicate, the type that makes you feel like a goddess when you wear them! ~

    simplesophiecn.blogspot.com ox

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  26. Thanks for introducing this! I really hope they have a store in Montreal. Thier lingerie is beautiful :)

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    1. Looks like you can find it at Simons in Montréal!

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  27. So pretty! Love your photos...

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  28. hi where can i get this tote? how much is it and may i also have the measurements pls?

    thanks

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    1. Do you mean the totes that we make? They're available here: http://fieldguided.bigcartel.com. The measurements for the different totes are in the listings.

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  29. I love your photo of the giant musical note and the production video - everything is made with such care! Plus it's always fun to see how things are made.

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    1. I agree -- and I'm so glad you enjoyed!

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  30. I loooove all the images! Simply beautiful ♥

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  31. Nice to see it's made in Canada! The collection has lovely colours!

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  32. I agree. Canada is not a "country of origin" you see very often. Looks like they make some beautiful pieces that would make a nice addition or investment to lingerie!

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