Marilyn Anne Campbell is a writer and occasional puppeteer whose stage plays have been seen by audiences in Winnipeg, Calgary, Hamilton, Halifax, Chicago, South Dakota, and New York. These include the sci-fi comedies Universal Language and A Place in the World, the dramas Flood Control and Marks of Birth, the children’s play The Knight’s Errand, and her Remembrance Day themed play Failing Hands, which was one of three winners of Storybook Theatre (Calgary)’s National TYA Playwriting Competition. Her short story Model Citizen appeared in the YA speculative fiction magazine Inaccurate Realities and is now available to read for free on Wattpad. The Goosefighter, her first venture into writing for comics, will appear in the upcoming Toronto Comics anthology, Osgoode as Gold.
Colin Frizzell interviews SOCAN award-winning musician Luna Li. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes.
Air Date: September 13th, 2017
Hannah Bussiere, stage name Luna Li, is a bright new star raising on the Canadian Independent Music scene. Starting to play piano at 5 years of age, and violin at 7, she has over 16 years of classical music training, but is now sometimes referred to as the Garage Rock Princess. She attended the Classical Music Conservatory in Toronto, and one semester in McGill Conservatory in Montreal where she started writing her own songs. In 2015 she released her debut album Moon Garden, with the band Veins. It amassed over 30,000+ online streams and received attention from The Deli Magazine, CBC Radio, Women in Music and Art, and Revibe TO. The Deli has called her music a “dreamy romp through some beautiful melodies and heartbreaking lyrics.”
Ten years on since her debut collection in the fall of 1997, Shelli Oh has been acclaimed by critics as a women’s wear designer synonymous with the words precious, feminine and ethereal. Over the years, the collection’s delicate charm and signature prettiness has touched the hearts of women across North America.
An alumnus of Ryerson University’s bachelor fashion design / manufacturing program, Shelli did an apprenticeship with famous New York fashion designer Betsey Johnson upon completing her formal education. And after a successful stint in NYC, She returned home to Toronto to launch the Harebell label.
The collections met with rapid success both in Canada and across the US. The overwhelming demand by American retailers resulted in an expansion to over 70 boutiques across the United States in just its third season. Shelli was a Matinee Fashion Foundation grant recipient in recognition for her excellence in design on two straight years – a massive accomplishment in her field. Eventually Shelli embraced her name as her brand with the collections moving forward simply under the ‘Shelli Oh’ label,
Her menswear collections have also quickly become a favorite in recent years, with pieces spotted on some noted celebrities & National Ballet of Canada principal dancers amongst many more.
In a wide ranging conversation we get insights from Shelli on an interesting business, inspiration and on the balance between art and commerce.
You can find her on Social Media on both Instagram and Twitter. Check out ShelliOh.com for pictures and on details of how to purchase pieces from her collections.