Summertime...and the livin' is easy. Ahhhh, that it were so. Actually, we're really looking forward to summer. Our firstborn is done school, we're taking off to Saskatchewan to visit family and do some family sessions in the great outdoors, and then we're planning lots of BBQ's, some beach days and some family outings as well as some work in the yard. And of course, we continue to build Eve Studios into a thriving studio where more and more women can celebrate their beauty just the way they are.

In other news, Rodney just spent a busy couple of days preparing for and teaching at the first ever Manitoba Photographic Artist's Exposition at the Forks. His two seminars (Glamour/Art Nude Photography and Child Portraiture) were some of the first to sell out. It's still going on...workshops, galleries and things. It also happens to be National Aboriginal Day with celebrations there and on Selkirk Avenue. We might try to take a little of that in if the kids wake up in time.

And then it's off to our homeland. So, it'll be a little quiet here, but we'll be back soon. Enjoy the long week-end. It's coming soon!


Shopping Fun in the Exchange

Just wanted to pass this information on to our clients. Check out their website for more info. They are on Albert Street.

Starting June 9th at Candie & Dolls you will receive

10% off your first item!
20% off the second!
30% off the third item!

This is our best sale of the season and will get you well on the way for a new summer wardrobe! If only getting the weather to cooperate was as much fun!!! New collections are still arriving and this promo is for a limited time so don't miss out!

Fine Print: Does not include Yummie Tummie tanks or Spanx.

Exchange District Block Party

This weekend make sure to be in the Exchange District for one BIG PARTY!
Starting Friday, June 13th to Sunday June 15th our area will be buzzing with live d.j's, outdoor concerts, wake demos and so much more cool stuff.

The big highlight in our opinion is the outdoor fashion show at 5pm in the Exchange District Park.

Candie & Dolls will be open until 8pm on Friday and Saturday plus 12-5 on Sunday.

Get more details at


The Bra Whisperers

If you've been following the show "How to Look Good Naked" on "W", you'll be quite familiar with the host's favorite name for those who help women get properly fitted for undergarments: "Bra Whisperer".

I visited one of Winnipeg's own, having recently finished breastfeeding our last child. I figured now was the perfect time to find out my actual size and get something new to replace my ugly worn-out nursing bras.

I learned:
- when buying a bra, it should be snug on the first hook to allow for a bit of stretching out with wear
- buying too large a band for your chest size results in the straps falling down, which usually results in making the straps tighter, which usually pulls up too much in the back (or front) and makes us crazy!
- when a bra is good quality materials and make, the snugness of the bra is not uncomfortable
- a good bra can totally transform your shape
- bras like to be washed by hand fairly often and hung to dry and will reward you by keeping their shape and comfort for a long time (I knew this, but didn't necessarily abide by this, especially in the last five I'll have to get in the habit of bra-washing before bed!)
- I have entirely too good of taste in bras and I had to go home to think about it, but I'm convinced I will go back and spend the money
- lay-away is a wonderful thing (25% down and monthly payments until it is purchased and you can finally take that beautiful, French bra home)
- I am a 32 B
- I don't think I want to go back to pulling bras off the racks and going in and out of department store dressing rooms


Update on challenge

Alright, I'm not the most disciplined person I know, but I have actually done fairly well on this Better Body challenge of mine. I must say it feels kind of good now to look in the mirror and say "Wow you are a sexy man" to myself, who knows within a week or two Sonya might even be saying that to me without prompting!!! Thanks Carly for the inspiration.

It is summer and the time has come to focus on the outside of our building again. The new grass is slowly coming up and is very patchy, but I'm getting the itching to paint so I am turning my gaze to the outside entry door. Now my question for you, what color do I paint it, I'm torn. Red is punchy and vibrant, lime green is our logo color and has some character and lastly black or white are also options. What do you think????? We are so interested in your opinion that the person with the best response (not just color, but why we should choose that) will receive a gift.

That's it for now, I hope all is well.