Tuesday, September 29, 2009


A customer of ours, Lindsey, recently emailed me pictures of her wedding from this past summer. Lindsey was one of those special brides that wanted her bridesmaids to wear dresses that were flattering, affordable, and could be worn again. So, naturally (cough, cough), she picked the bridesmaid dresses from nokomis. The thistle dress is a beautiful, drapey dress that suited both the aesthetic of her wedding, but also the personalities of her ladies. Here are some beautiful photos of Lindsey, her stunning dress, and her girls, on her big day.

What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to you and Luke! xox.

Monday, September 28, 2009

joan of arc

the nokomis joan of arc top arrived in the shop yesterday. it's a beautiful top, available in two fabrics, for only $120. i, personally, was unable to reach a decision, so i just got it in both colours: the grey plaid and the blue & black check. elizabeth sourced this fabric a year ago, when we were down in L.A., at the fabric trade show. it seems like a million moons ago that we were eating at the Tiara Cafe, discussing the fall 09 collection. and now it's finally here!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

vintage shoes

another batch of vintage shoes have arrived at the shop. i was out searching for shoes last night, before the bf and i went to see a movie that he was reviewing (FAME!). so basically we got to go on a dreamy date: vintage shopping and a movie and we both got to call it work. life is good.

check out a few of my finds:

all shoes are $25, booties $35 and boots $49. lots more in the shop, too. let me know if you are curious about sizes for any of these.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

eve gravel

eve gravel fall 09 arrived in the shop yesterday, here are a few styles:

lydia deetz dress

le diable au cor dress

george sand (ivory), flying amandinas cardigan and monsieur pant

air & light tunic

patience yvonna sweater

we've also received new Toodlebunny and Biko jewelry too! it's been a busy few days, so next time your on the block come by and check it all out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


omg! the old stratchona antique mall re-opens tomorrow morning! guess who's going to be storming the doors at 10 am?

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Join us on Thursday September 24th at the Artery for an evening of fashion, fiction and fun. The evening gets underway at 7pm, and it features 4 Canadian women authors reading from their works, while wearing pretty frocks from yours truly. It's a free event, with a chance to win lots of door prizes, mingle with literary divas, and check out what's new from nokomis. My favorite part of the event? The tag line: because great literature is always in fashion. (Isn't this the perfect noko event? We sell clothes for girls who like to read books! Match made in heaven).

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our 7th birthday party! We had such a blast, ate a ton of cake and got to visit with a lot of great people.

Also, a big thank you to Ros from Eden Lily (the flowers were stunning!), Annie from Lux Beauty, and Amy from Shanti Hair Therapy. We couldn't have done it without you. (And may I point out that all three businesses that provided us with giveaways are independent shops owned and operated by women). Shop local and support these Edmonton businesses!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

tonight tonight!

the party is tonight, i hope you can all come! there is going to be so much cake! elizabeth, tara, and i all baked cakes, as did my mom. we're going to need help eating all of them. as well, the prizes from shanti, eden lily, and lux beauty are fantastic, i wonder if anyone would notice if i just slipped my name into the draw??? just joshing. see you soon!

p.s. this is my gluten-free vegan chocolate cake! yummy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vue Weekly's Sex Issue Party!

If you ever recover from our 7th birthday party (this thursday! the 10th! from 4-9pm! barrels of fun!), this event looks like its going to be a guaranteed good time. In honour of Vue Weekly's Annual Sex Issue (which hits the stands this thurday), Vue is hosting a little party this Saturday September 12, at the Artery. Featuring the lovely ladies of Capital City Burlesque, along with musical delights such as The Secretaries and Sans AIDS.

This event is also starring local artists and a silent art action with proceeds going to HIV Edmonton. Basically win/win, for all. Oh, and, best part: a Cuddle Booth. YES! Similar to a kissing booth (i've always wanted to set up a kissing booth at the Royal Bison!) but with cuddles. Event is at the artery, $10 at the door, event gets underway 9 ish.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

back to life, back to reality

it's back to school time! adeline (who is going into her last year of Human Ecology at the UofA) and I (who graduated a long, long time ago) decided to get dresses up in our finest back to campus outfits. thank god the camera was there to capture it all!

preloved terra top, 145
noko ginger skirt, 124
noko underwood laptop case, 120 (made from recycled leather)

sunja link gather shirt, 115
preloved miss ellie, 124
dru bolt skirt, 65
noko lizzy belt, 65
noko vintage shoes, 25

bodybag castle dress, 189
henderson dry goods filigree necklace, 130
erin templeton xl tote, 395
noko vintage shoes, 25 (they say 'libra' on them! cute!)
(featuring adeline's new retailing management text book)

and since i can't it get out of my head now, you might as well watch this.

Monday, September 7, 2009

for she's a jolly good fellow

this week marks nokomis' 7th (!) birthday and we're throwing a wild & wonderful party to celebrate. oh and guess what, you're all invited!

we're planning an evening of delightful treats to eat and drink ... and to win too! it's true, we'll be giving away prizes to lucky shoppers & all you need do is buy yourself a gift from our store and your name will be entered into the draw. with prizes from the likes of lux beauty boutique, eden lily, shanti hair therapy, and of course, nokomis, how can you resist? we'll also have cake and punch and other sweet things to munch and sip while you celebrate with us.

oh, and did we mention that you'll enjoy discounts galore if you come on down? everything in the shop will be 15% off and, to further sweeten the deal, all nokomis houseline items will be 20% off for the evening. just your luck too that we've recently received so many new goodies; erin templeton, complex geometries and preloved all arrived this week and we're expecting more all the time.

so put on your party dress, don some red lipstick, grab a friend and head down to our 7th birthday party:

this thursday, september 10th
10318-82 ave, edmonton

hope to see you there!
xo, nokomis

Saturday, September 5, 2009

dru's design

It's been a busy Saturday at the shop, and one of our newest designers sure is make a splash. Meghan Irish, designer of Vancouver based Dru's Designs, designed a beautiful fall collection based on the strong, clean elements of architectural design. It's a wearable collection, designed to be stylish but still functional (god knows that is what we prairie girls dream of for the fall: warm and beautiful clothes!). It's also a really great price point, prices from $59-$210. Check out some of her pieces below.

lattice dress

bolt skirt

steel dress

adaptor jacket

Thursday, September 3, 2009

we love preloved

it's like christmas around here! new stuff keeps arriving daily, and we rip through the boxes, so anxious to see all of the treasures. today preloved arrived! here's a sneak peek of a few of the styles we have in the shop:

miss ellie sweater (made from from 4 thick sweaters)

serena dress (made from 4 pairs of wool trousers)

brissa jacket (made from vintage curtains)

lots more styles arrived too, including dresses, sweaters, tops, mitts, and a vest. be sure to stop by soon to check out these original, one-of-a-kind styles! xox.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

complex geometries

we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fall 09 collection from complex geometries. according to fedex, it is to arrive in the shop this afternoon. eeeeeiiii! here's a little teaser of what's on its way.

junction tee, grey

cross tube dress, mauve

shaft dress, (in black, rather than cream)

junction dress, black, with the fringe scarf (available in black, cream, charcoal and mauve (we totally couldn't make up our minds, so we went for it in every colour offered))

as well, there are few more styles, such as the split square tee (same as the one we had in the shop last season, in white and grey this time) and the binder strap tee (which our pals at victoire said it did super well for them, so we though we'd give it a whirl). come by and check it out well you can, complex never seems to last long on the racks.