With a solid belief in fashion before function, Shaughnessy Keely’s love for design began at the ripe young age of 14 when she first got her hands on a sewing machine.
Since then, this Vancouverite has strengthened her creative design chops by attending Emily Carr University with a focus in printmaking and digital design which ultimately aided in the launch of her own fashion label, Hold Steady Clothing Co. which can be found in retailers across Canada.
Rated as #4 on The 50 Most Stylish Neighborhoods in the World, it was no surprise that we found Shaughnessy looking for creative inspiration in Vancouver’s historical Gastown shopping district. It was here that Ms. Keely took time out of her chaotic schedule to talk fashion, life, and, of course, her love for Derek Cardigan glasses.
We Asked Shaughnessy…
Guilty pleasure: SHAKIRAOKE. It’s exactly what it sounds like!
Favourite cuisine: Mexican vegetarian and anything else that gives me heartburn
Favourite glasses brand: Derek Cardigan
Going out attire: Black disco pants, long loose blouse & platforms to make me human-sized
What are some upcoming trends: We’ve already seen tons of floral and camo prints, maxi skirts and platforms. Next year I predict monochromatic everything with lots of texture. All black on black faux furs and pleathers and pants. And more tattoos! I’ve recently been noticing a lot of tattooed models on the runway.
Describe your personal style: It’s hard to describe my own personal style but I would say it’s somewhere between Cruella De Vil and Esmerelda. My mom always taught me fashion before function, so I’m usually not one to dress comfy. I also love the idea of being completely tattooed and modified, yet dressing super sophisticated. For example I would definitely choose to wear a little black dress over yoga pants any day.
How do glasses play a role in your style: I feel that Derek Cardigan’s are the perfect accessory to make you look even more sophisticated than you are and I have yet to see a pair that look bad on someone. I love being modified and tattooed, but I’m also a huge fan of dressing for success and these math symbol frames definitely do the trick. I also love that they come in so many different colours and shapes!
Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Green Tortoiseshell
Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Rootbeer