I met Wendy when I produced the first Vancouver Swap-O-Rama-Rama, many years ago. Her clothing is amazingly creative and very beautiful. Here's what she says about herself on her website:
Many things inspire me. The ones that stick, that beckon me to
reinterpret and transform them, are transitory in nature. I delight in
and hold a tight fisted fear of evolution; embracing change but fearing
the absolutes that accompany it: life/ death, value/ inconsequence,
messy/ clean, beautiful/ugly. My theatre background houses this process
as an ongoing quest, a splash between the brackets, where I endeavour to
live life as it reveals itself to me and continues its spin into the
1. Respect for the environment: The most important value is to
conserve waste by transforming what we already have before creating
2. Art is affordable: The second-place value is to make art and art design on clothing available to consumers who want it.
3. All women’s bodies are beautiful: The third-place value is to create
clothing that celebrates all shapes and sizes of the female form.
4. Integrity: The fourth-place value indicates Dahlia Drive’s aspiration
to create quality fashion that is based on conservation ethics and
5. Vision: The fifth-place value is to print images and textures on
slips which reflect the beauty of the female form while implying the
inherent value of what lies beneath and above the simple layer.