Desert Linen

The inspiration for this photo-shoot came from the part of Canada few are familiar with: the desert. The picturesque, arid Okanagan valley. With rolling hills, vineyards, orchards and clay banks covered in wild sage bushes and ponderosa pines.

Though Serenity West is mostly inspired by the West Coast, the desert has a special place in our hearts. We have spent a lot of time in and around the Okanagan area: We lived there for a number of years, and return every summer to enjoy the heat, the lakes, the wine and good company.

As such, there is always a need for linen clothing to beat the heat and cover up from the sun in style (linen bedding is also a must here). It’s the perfect setting to show off the comfort, practicality and inspiration for our new pieces: The Ponderosa Trench/Dress, Lily Tee and Sage Shorts.

The star of the shoot is the Ponderosa, available in 3 beautiful shades. We have styled each one with different pieces to show the versatility of it: whether you are a sandal, sneaker or heal lover, the Ponderosa will suit your lifestyle.

We chose locations that bring out the natural beauty of the area, and show off a little serenity of a different kind. Amberlee exudes the kind of confidence you will feel when wearing Serenity West. That was the goal with this dreamy desert photo-shoot. Serenity West strives to keep things natural and simple, yet luxurious.

As you know, we also like to support local talent and our amazing friends. Thanks to the team who joined us on this trip. It was a blast!


Photographer: Marcus Fung
Outfit Designer and Stylist: Serenity West
Makeup Artist: Miel Enage
Model: Amberlee