Celebrate the Season with Fall Colours

Celebrate the Season with Fall Colours

September 27, 2021
Welcome to Fall! I'm pleased to announce that, in celebration of the season, my new Fall/Winter designs are here. Made from rich linen in beautiful Fall colours, these styles will make you feel warm inside on a crisp Fall day. 
FALL COLOURS

FALL COLOURS

September 16, 2021
Fall is here. And Fall colours are here too, announcing the change in the seasons. Colours that bring inward warmth as a chill comes to the air. Beautiful persimmon orange, deep yellows, rich ochre, moss green and galaxy blue. These are the colours I will be bringing to you in my Fall styles.
Iris Apfel Turns 100!

Iris Apfel Turns 100!

September 02, 2021

Iris Apfel turns 100! (well, officially on August 29, 2021). Who is Iris Apfel? She is a socialite, fashion icon, interior designer and much more. One thing I really like about Iris is her dry wit and perfect delivery for a joke - often about herself.  She has also inspired a Barbie Doll in her image.

Rebranding Announcement: Kathleen O'Grady Design!

Rebranding Announcement: Kathleen O'Grady Design!

June 24, 2021
As most of you know, for many years I've been operating under the name of grady bleu in celebration of my love for the rich history and tradition of indigo-dyed textiles. Today, however, I am excited to announce that I am 'returning to my roots,' you might say, and rebranding as KATHLEEN O'GRADY DESIGN. 
A Bonding Experience

A Bonding Experience

April 28, 2021
I had the pleasure this week of Kathy Bond stopping by my studio to pose in several of my new Spring styles. In addition to being a model with Masala Model & Talent, Kathy is well known in Saskatoon as the Owner and Director of Saskatoon Pilates Centre.
Layer Me Beautiful!

Layer Me Beautiful!

April 26, 2021
My goal as a clothing designer is to help you create a wardrobe that makes you look and feel your best. I also want you to have a wardrobe that gives you lots of flexibility, making the most of your clothing investment. My approach for achieving these goals is layering.
Bolero!

Bolero!

April 23, 2021
Bolero! What a great word, bringing to mind excitement and romance. My new Bolero Jacket in a textured cotton/linen blend with a jacquard weave hopefully will add excitement to your wardrobe (and perhaps a little romance 😊).
It's a Wrap (with Layers)!

It's a Wrap (with Layers)!

April 19, 2021

You're probably coming to the conclusion that I like layers - you're right! 😊 Mixing and matching styles gives you lots of flexibility, letting you put together the perfect outfit whatever the occasion. For this spring I've created my Shawl Collar Wrap Coat in a beautiful ivory-coloured cotton/linen blend.

Inspiration and a New Season!

Inspiration and a New Season!

April 15, 2021
It’s been a long winter but I'm sure you're as happy as I am that Spring is just about to burst forth! And, with the inspiration of Spring, I am so pleased to share with you my creations for the new season!
Connected to Colour: Pink

Connected to Colour: Pink

January 28, 2021
The cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus) is a gift from nature. It creates a glorious pink. Pink is often associated with love and romance. Often thought of as a feminine colour, pink is associated with the qualities of softness, kindness, nurturance, and compassion.
SLOW FASHION FRIDAY

SLOW FASHION FRIDAY

January 15, 2021
As a clothing designer who produces garments locally, and in small batches, I consider myself to be an adherent of slow fashion. I've also spent a number of years travelling encountering artisans and other practitioners of slow fashion in Europe, Asia and Africa.
2021 Colours of the Year

2021 Colours of the Year

January 04, 2021
I've never been one to follow trends, however it's always interesting knowing what's out there and what informs a lot of design trends in the world. Have a look at some of the decision-making behind the Pantone colours for 2021.