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Song of the Day: Lazuli by Beach House
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Imagine escaping stressful everyday life for a year spent in an idyllic beach house with ocean views in Mexico. Now imagine that said vacation from life inspired a now successful small business doing what you love most. For Breanna Musgrove, such dreams are reality. After leaving her job as a creative director in Vancouver, Breanna spent a year with her boyfriend in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where the laid back beach culture got her creative juices flowing, encouraging her to start her own line of handbags and accessories, called Scout & Catalogue. Her bohemian aesthetic was a hit, allowing her line to evolve into a fully fledged business. Now based in Toronto, Breanna wowed us with her fall/winter collection, which has been rapidly selling out. We know that we would certainly love to find a little Scout & Catalogue package under the tree this year.
When did your interest in creating accessories start?
A few years ago I moved from Vancouver, Canada to Mexico. While I was living there I started to experiment with dyeing fabrics and from there Scout & Catalogue’s scarves and bags were born. Now I’m based in Toronto but the line stays very inspired from my time abroad.
Why accessories and not clothing?
My background is in graphic design, so I’m not a trained fashion designer and I’m happy to leave clothing design to the professionals. I like accessories because they can be relevant and beautiful from season to season as opposed to a lot of fashion items that become outdated quickly. A beautiful scarf can be worn for years and continue to add a certain statement to your fashion look of the moment.
Where do you find inspiration?
Over the last few years I’ve traveled a lot and found the time away from the studio and exposure to different cultures really important. Sometimes though it’s the smaller things—walks in my neighborhood, a beautiful photo online or a story told by a friend. You never know when inspiration will strike - it would be nice if I could schedule it more consistently!
How would you describe you mental state when in the process of creation?
Happy. There’s a lot of monotony in running a small business, so the happiest times for me are when I’m creating something new.
What is your go-to winter uniform?
My life is pretty low key so I usually gravitate to anything that allows me to work in the studio all day (dyeing, sewing, packing shipments) but hasn’t quite crossed the line into pajama territory. These days I’ve been wearing a lot of varsity sweatshirts, denim button downs, oversized tank tops, high waisted jeans and high tops. Oh, and of course my parka - it’s gets VERY cold in Toronto in the winter.
What is your most prized possession?
Recently my grandmother passed away and we were very close. I found the gold name plate necklace I bought her 20 years ago that says ‘Nana’ amongst her jewelry and I’ve been wearing it every day. It’s both a reminder of her and of my inner 75 year old…
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Home in Vancouver with my family for the holidays. I’ll be flying there in a few weeks and I can’t wait.
Song of the day: Myth by Beach House