Guys what’s my blog about anyways?

It hasn’t been clear to me as the writer of this blog for some time, so it can’t be clear to you either! 

So here’s my new “About” Section:

Currently I am working on a new collection for dear dawcy , my own creations.

I am rolling out new items regularly now! This is news! 

I am inspired by my homeland; It’s dualities. It’s hard, rugged and rough, but it’s also beautiful, hopeful and calm. I am inspired by the ethereal parts of this world, melders of light and darkness, as the light cannot exist without the darkness, self love enthusiasts, and lovers of handcrafted wild crafts, beauty and design, the ocean, it’s tides, ebbs & flows and finding harmony.   

Recently on the blog you will see I travelled Europe for two months with my mother and my 28 year old brother Douglas who has advanced Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is in a power wheelchair. We have more adventures planned.  

And I am recording an album too with the Damned Lovely

Life is in transition as is the blog so content on my blog will reflect this. If you like musings on maintaining a creative business while actively healing and growing and trying to manage self love and care, and discovering and celebrating other local businesses and artists, you will like this blog.  


My name is Tiffany Elton, I started focusing Quartier Mode: Fashion Neighbourhood (this blog) as a directory and blog of stories on independent design and businesses after closing my store front “Quartier Mode” in Montreal. As a store owner I saw big changes in the industry and as a fashion designer and textile artist I saw the ways I could better support local designers…. sharing their stories.

I started out as a hairstylist, then went on to study fashion design and fashion marketing and have worked for some of Canada’s largest clothing retailers. I came into my own producing locally for my own collections and shop and through the Quartier Mode community of designers in Montreal. So much love!

Even still after much success and like many others I burned out and I crashed. I am re- emerging from a four year hiatus. I had a complete break down, physically and mentally. With a diagnosis of C-PTSD and dissociative disorder and all its accoutrements,  I went through four years of education and focusing entirely on healing back home in Newfoundland. I am happy to say my “mojo” recently came back! The flood gates just opened!! It took work and it’s been a rocky road but I am back baby! This time I aim to maintain my line without all the wheels I turned, and hats I wore and to do it more simply and entirely for the love.

Still with the same passion to boost local; I believe in local. Not just fashion,  local decor, local art, local beauty products, local food, local entrepreneurs: Supporting local businesses for sustainability, environmentally for reducing our carbon imprint, culturally for a strong artistic and creative community and because I am proud of all these people and I believe in big dreams.

Ask me questions, send me messages, I will answer everything. You can read my trip with Douglas in the categories section, I unveiled a lot of the process to getting my mojo back.. and in the Editor’s Notes, I’ve been know to be candid and I will likely maintain this as the blog goes forward….

Thank you for sticking around & being apart of the ride, as most of you I know are from the very beginning!!! And hello welcome newcomers too!

Here are some photos I took out shooting new items in Blackhead in Newfoundland. It’s pretty and quiet. You can see why I’m inspired!


About Tiffany Elton

I am all about home, happiness & cake. I love supporting local design, art, food entrepreneurs and travel. I am a serial entrepreneur, I run Arn Narn Bake Shop, Dawcy & Ella clothing, Dear Dawcy accessories and Ella eco. bath & beauty.
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