Congrats, Angel!

With all of the stress (and eventual excitement!) over the changes around here, I completely forgot to congratulate Angel Williams! Angel is featured in several of our galleries, and has recently been signed to the WWE. Congrats Angel! Good luck in your new career, and I hope it’s everything you ever dreamed of!

Macleans – Abashed

Macleans Magazine, Canada notes Jan 17, 2005 ABASHED The Newfoundland flag flap entered its third week with no real sign of a truce between flag-lowering Premier Danny Williams and PM Paul Martin. In fact, a group of Labradorians intent on raising the Maple Leaf to its full glory had to build their own flagpole when…

The Express – Bathing Beauties in Bauline

August 25 – 31, 2004 – The Express Cover Story ‘Bathing Beauties in Bauline’ Designer sewing roots – and swimsuits – in Newfoundland By Ashley Bursey For the Express Never in a million years did Marie Routhier think that she would meet up with one of Canada’s top fashion icons in Tors Cove. During a…

Marie’s Notes from our Crazy Photoshoot

We had our photo shoots Saturday and Sunday, for the Irish and Republic of NF flag swimsuits. Saturday was amazing, we drove to Trinity and got some great photos. We also ran into a reporter for CBC, who loved the republic suits, and she took our card. Sunday, we were out to Signal Hill for…

Mississauga Business Times – A fashionable way to make money

Mississauga Business Times A fashionable way to make money Fashionable wear can make a bold statement at the beach or in the boardroom MIKE BEGGS June 26, 2004 It’s only with a chuckle that Marie Routhier accepts the mantle of Canada’s “Queen of Spandex”. But as the proprietor of the Mississauga-based Canadian Swimwear, this 24-year-old…

National Post Coverage – O Canada Meets Haute Hoser

National Post, May 1st 2004 O Canada meets haute hoser Patriotism runs in designer’s family By Nathalie Atkinson and Adriana Ermter Perusing the racks of emerging designers at the Toronto Fashion Incubator breakfast during fashion week, we saw several new collections well worth the early wake-up call. Such as Unabashedly Canadian, the debut ready-to-wear collection…

World’s Largest Synchro Swimsuit

Yesterday, Marie spent 9 hours producing “the world’s largest synchro swimsuit”. This was done as a promotional activity for Synchro nationals, which will be held at the Etobicoke Olympium from May 3-8, 2004. The moose in the suit is currently on display at the Olympium.

Swimwear Line Inaugural Photo Shoot!

Kudos to the models and photographers who participated in our very first photo shoot for the line! On February 28th and 29th, we took many, many shots, both in Toronto (Saturday) , and Ottawa (Sunday). The locations were Cherry Beach in Toronto, Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and the Gibbons Family Maple Farm, in Frankville. With…

Toronto Star – Spandex queen makes snug, sexy fit

Toronto Star, June 26 2003 Spandex queen makes snug, sexy fit BERNADETTE MORRA Most women would find a full body wax less painful than shopping for a swimsuit. Marie Routhier completely understands. The former figure skater’s physique changed dramatically after a car accident six years ago sidelined her with a back injury. Routhier redirected her…