Hi and welcome on Boat People’s blog! This site is dedicated to vintage and DIY fashion and home decor.. and pretty much to all pretty things.  It’s a virtual scrapbook in which we share, with you, our daily style & design inspirations.  We hope it will inspire you to be creative with your own wardrobe and home and, most of all, to DO IT YOURSELF! xo

Meet the contributors:

Ariane Moisan

Hi!  I am Ari, co-owner and partner of Boat People Vintage and the girl behind this blog.  I am an eco-stylist, amateur photographer and a true vintage worshipper, living in Québec City, Canada.  I have always been passionate about DIY aesthetics, that’s why I decided to create my own DIY tutorials series that you can find here on this blog and on our Youtube channel.  Boat People’s blog is a virtual scrapbook of what inspires my daily, creative life.

I really do hope this blog will inspire you to create your own style and help you express your inner self  honestly with the help of my inspiration boards and my cheap and green DIY tips!  :)

Thanks for your visit, please comment and subscribe, and please give credit, as most of the content here is my own!  Thanks you so very much! xo

I also have a personal Tumblr for my photo work, wanna be friends?

FAQ – Frequetly asked questions

Q:  What camera do you use to shoot photos and film your DIY tutorials?  A:  I just upgraded to a Canon 5d!  This camera does miracles.

Q:  I don’t know how to sew, can I still make some DIY fashion projects?  A:  Of course you can!  Knowing how to sew is a very good skill to have in your bag, but you can still make some very cool DIY projects without having any sewing machine at home!

Q:   How long have you been sewing? A:  I have been sewing since I was probably 10 years old, my mom taught me how to use her machine at a very young age.  Since then I can’t live without it!

Q:  How long have you been blogging?  A:  I started this blog in 2010 but it really took shape during the summer of 2011.  The DIY tutorial section is updated at least once every 2 weeks!

Q:  Where do you find your DIY projects ideas?  A:  I’m inspired by everything that surrounds me.  From street fashion to vintage style, magazines and fashion editorials, I love how everything can become an inspiration for a personal project!  I have to say that the internet is a big source of stimulation for me!

Q:  What did you study in?  A:  I did a degree in fashion marketing at École Supérieure de Mode de Montréal, which is a university in the beautiful city of Montréal, Canada.

Any other question?  Feel free to ask!
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Esthera Preda


Hello, my name is Esthera and the newly invited contributor and videographer for Boat People’s vintage blog.  I share my life between Quebec city and the US West Coast and my main occupation is producing snowboard videos at Peepshow films.  Keeping constant wind in my sails helps me find inspiration and creativity that I can share with you here.   I am proud to be part of the first legit French Canadian Online Vintage Store and hope this blog will inspire you in your daily life. Thanks for the love!






June Bhongjan


Hello Hello. June here, to share with you beauty within design, culture, style, and all things vintage.  Originally from Los Angeles, CA, and now residing in Portland, OR, I’ve found a new respect for vintage, while keeping my modern sensibility.  By documenting and presenting all things that inspire me to bring out my individuality, I hope to help motivate you to listen to your creative conscience.

I studied Studio Art at UCLA, but worked as as apparel designer for several years, before I discovered the art of film making, and eventually co-founded an all-female snowboard video production company, Peepshow Films.  When I’m not playing in snow, I love watching live music, people watching, and using my vintage analogue camera collection.   I’m also obsessed with rescuing discarded old vintage furniture, reupholstering, restoring and refinishing them back to life.  The most satisfying thing I’ve gotten out of creativity is making something from my own hands, standing back and seeing the end result.  It’s better than buying anything new out there.

I honestly feel that buying vintage not only is economical and helps recycle quality-stylish clothing and furniture, but also supports vintage store owners and their mission to rescue vintage items. Shop smart and be merry!