CELEBRATE with US – International Women’s Day 2021

In honour of International Women’s Day -  March 8, 2021; we wanted to introduce you to some of our colleagues and partners who in their own way inspire us every day, and we hope will inspire you too. Our all Canadian line of great gals!

As a female owned and run company, for over forty-one years, Shepherd’s Fashions has the privilege to work with and interact with so many women that lift up other women, every day.

Celebrate by getting to know some of these incredible women we call “friends”.

We admire these women who light up the world every day.  They are all trailblazers shining on us doing what they love.  .

Meet Mary Ciancibello – Stylist and TV Personality



Mary has a refreshing way to look at style. We agree sizing means nothing and trends may or may not serve you. She brings a fresh perspective and a passion for helping women;

 “I got into fashion to show women they can fall in love with clothes without being a slave to sizes or trends. Using clothing to uplift and empower women is what style means to me.” – Mary Ciancibello


Meet Cydney Mariel Galbraith – Designer, Artist, Poet

Cydney is literally a “force of love” – she is open, caring and fills the room with love and promise. She is the real deal – sharing her messages in her art, her words and her acts of generosity and service to others. Shop Loves Pure Light Scarves

 “Uniqueness is your greatest weapon! You can change the world with your love. Live a life of passionate pursuit! You are the living expression of love that the world needs today!  You are called to shift atmospheres and release the fragrance of life wherever you go.” – Cydney Mariel Galbraith



Meet Kathie Donovan – Author, Coach, Media Personality, and Journalist

Kathie is blazing a path to self-acceptance and kindness. Everything she does is encircled with a big heart, literally. She will help you remember it’s not over – you still have time to learn, love and flourish. Here is a message we think will resonate.


“Some women wait their whole lives for permission that never comes. The most important work we can do is to heal ourselves and take our power; nobody else can do that for us.” Kathie Donovan

Kathie adds;

Mahatma Gandhi said “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” I believe that small acts of kindness make a big difference in the world.


Meet Fran Green – Jewelry Designer - Jewelry with a Message


Fran honours women everywhere with specially crafted pieces inspired by women who have touched her in some way. What an pleasure it is to work with her. She is the epitome of kindness and joy.

 Fran is literally the most positive and gentle soul you will meet. She discovered her passion later in life and is simply gaining more and more attention.  We are very inspired by her journey. You will be too! Shop Fran Green's Jewelry


"I am so grateful to be following my passion.  It's not only about creating beauty and joy but connecting with wonderful women from across the country and border that amaze and inspire me.  To also be part of an incredible group of very special women at Shepherd's Fashions where we celebrate each other every day has enriched my life immeasurably. I am truly honoured." – Fran Green


Meet Leslie Anne Barrett – Makeup Innovations Daily



Talented and sought after Makeup Professional with a kindness that matches her talent; we are so excited for L.A. (as we affectionately call her) as she just launched her own makeup line! I have to say it rocks! Some insights from Leslie Anne;


“Working with women feeds me.” Leslie Anne Barrett

Business women, photographers, journalists, singers, models and everyone in between fill my plate. Collaborating with these wonderful women, allows me to add my loving spoonful to co-create a little bit of magic every day.

 When Bruno Racine (brunoracinesalon.com) a friend and business partner asked me what was important to me in a makeup and skincare line, I replied;

"There are five key ingredients: Cruelty-free, Canadian, Clean, Cost Effective and Colour Rich."

It is a dream come true for me to work with Bruno to bring to you "L.A.by Bru" makeup and skincare.


Meet Michelle Valberg – World Famous Photographer, Philanthropist and Teacher


One look is all it takes to see the talent this powerhouse brings to the world. Not only a beautiful face, mind and soul but a force of talent! 

 If you look at the world through her lens, you will literally feel a shift in your life. What a gift to have worked with Michelle as she mentored our Shepherd’s team on how to create a studio and improve our skills taking photos for our website.  Here is a quote that resonates with Michelle;

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn



Edited Note: Wednesday March 10, 2021 - Thank You to All who entered our Giveaway!  Winners have been selected and announced. 

Enter our Shepherd's International Women's Day Giveaways...

Now it's Your Turn to Inspire Us. We invite you to comment below on what energizes, moves and lifts you up...You'll be automatically entered in our International Women's Day Giveaways. Winners will be announced during our International Women's Day LIVE Fashion Show - this Monday March 8 at 1pm est on Facebook and Instagram. 

You could win a prize from My Wristy Business, Wanted Jewelry, Sympli, Gilmour, Fran Green, Kathie Donovan, Love's Pure Light, or Catherine Lillywhite! 

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  • Sharon Leslie

    Be kind to others but also remember to be kind to yourself. Thanks to all the ladies at Shepherd’s. Your shows are fun to watch and I feel like we are all getting to know you. Different personalities, different ages, and different body shapes- all working well together, laughing and lifting each other up! Thanks.

  • Judith Manley

    In my “mature” years, I am happy that women have come as far as we have, compared to my younger years. I am lifted up to see the success of Shepherd’s, for example, and the increased numbers of women in medicine, for example. Still there is a lot of work to do, but progress is heartening. I’m grateful that fashion is less silly, becoming more environmentally responsible, and definitely more comfortable. I am always inspired by positive attitudes and kindness. Thank you 🙏.

  • Jane Thompson

    “I dwell in possibility…” Emily Dickinson. Thank you for your constant stream of messages that women are wonderful exactly as we are, and that we dwell in possibility – and that gratitude for our good fortune is essential.

  • Linda Renaud

    A woman’s job is never done but what she’s done is always done right.

  • Carrie Silverberg

    As a single mother of 22 year old twin boys I raised my boys to see women as equal and strong people. I know I did a good job as they tell me all the time I am one of the strongest people they know! Makes me proud of my boys to see how they treat their girlfriends!

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