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

 

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO INSPIRE US!

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! 

Keep up to date on all our Blogs and more.  Add your email address to our list. You can get there by going to our home page and scrolling to the bottom of page. Go There Now

 

 


328 comments


  • Lorraine

    Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland.
    This inspirational quote has always spoken to me. We as women must celebrate our accomplishments, both small and large and love ourselves even with the imperfections we see in ourselves.


  • Lyne Girard

    I dedicate this year , this special day to my wonderful and beautiful daughter Megan, she is 29 and in november 2019 she closed her business, which was doing very good , she was a groomer for dogs and cats, to go back to school to become a nurse, she is still doing her courses, and its hard with the covid, and is working in the mean time at the hospital as a Préposée aux bénéficiaires till she finish her courses, she is brave and courageuse, bravo ma fille je t`aime, MOM xoxo


  • Mattia Bellantoni

    Women everyday break glass slippers! The Shepherd’s team have done this! Through the COVID19 pandemic, they have continued their fashion capsules. With attitude and class they do their part to continue to promote women entrepreneurs and Canadian designers. Your positivity is contagious. Happy International Women’s Day.


  • Corinne Hammerschlag

    If you need a job done give it to a busy woman


  • MaryLou

    “Pretty women wonder where my secret lies,
    I’m not cute or built to fit a fashion model’s size,
    But when I start to tell them,
    They think I’m telling lies.
    I say,
    It’s in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips,
    The stride of my steps, the curl of my lips.
    I’m a woman
    Phenomenally.
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.”
    Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman
    I had the privilege of seeing Maya Angelou recite this and other poems in person a few years before she passed – such an incredibly inspiring gift I was given. It is as if Marlene Shepherd and the superhero women of Shepherd’s use this poem as a mantra for the work they do, sending loudly and clearly the message through their fashion shows, workshopping sessions and promotion of women artists – that we are all phenomenal women. Thank you Shepherd’s fashion. Happy International Women’s Day.


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.