Meet Shaughnessy Keely

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Shaughnessy Keely has had a knack for fashion and design since her early teen years when she got her first sewing machine at the age of 14.

Shaughnessy attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada focusing on digital design as well as printmaking. With her skills behind the sewing machine and her knowledge of design, Shaughnessy was able to launch her own fashion line Hold Steady Clothing Co. along with her friend Kyle.

Her undeniable sense of unique style caught our attention along with the fact that she is a huge fan of our Derek Cardigan brand. Shaughnessy’s collection of Derek Cardigan glasses is currently at 7 pairs – one for every day of the week to match with her outfits. She was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions we had about her real style, fashion inspirations and her love for the renowned math symbols brand.


We Asked Shaughnessy…


Favourite style icon: Mary-Kate Olsen will always win for this question

Guilty pleasure: SHAKIRAOKE. It’s exactly what it sounds like!

Rotating on your playlist: Frank Ocean, Adele, The Civil Wars, 2 Chainz

Favourite cuisine: Mexican vegetarian and anything else that gives me heartburn

Current style inspiration: LA street-style, retail design, loose leaf tea, Instagram, face tats

Favourite glasses brand: Derek Cardigan

Favourite latte: Hazelnut Soy Green Tea

Going out attire: Black disco pants, long loose blouse & platforms to make me human-sized

What are some upcoming trends: We’ve already seen tons of floral and camo prints, maxi skirts and platforms. Next year I predict monochromatic everything with lots of texture. All black on black faux furs and pleathers and pants. And more tattoos! I’ve recently been noticing a lot of tattooed models on the runway.

Describe your personal style: It’s hard to describe my own personal style but I would say it’s somewhere between Cruella De Vil and Esmerelda. My mom always taught me fashion before function, so I’m usually not one to dress comfy. I also love the idea of being completely tattooed and modified, yet dressing super sophisticated. For example I would definitely choose to wear a little black dress over yoga pants any day.

How do glasses play a role in your style: I feel that Derek Cardigan’s are the perfect accessory to make you look even more sophisticated than you are and I have yet to see a pair that look bad on someone. I love being modified and tattooed, but I’m also a huge fan of dressing for success and these math symbol frames definitely do the trick. I also love that they come in so many different colours and shapes!


Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Green Tortoiseshell


Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Rootbeer


Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Green Tortoiseshell

Derek Cardigan 7004 Green Tortoiseshell
Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Green Tortoiseshell


Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Ice


Get the look: Derek Cardigan 7004 Rootbeer

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