Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pretty Ballerinas launches chic & eco-conscious collection

Here is another reason to pamper your twinkle toes from the misère of killer heels.

Pretty Ballerinas, the makers of handmade fashionably dainty flats, are launching a unique collection made from recycled silk parachute fabric from the ‘50s. In collaboration with a UK designer by the name of Debbi Little, this eco-friendly trend is creating big fashion points for sustainable style. Little began creating dresses with this innovative fabric in her pursuit to end the exploitation of garment workers in the fashion industry.

The new collection, bound for a curtain call in fabulousness, comes in this summer’s must-have colors -fuchsia, apple green, denim blue and pearl grey.

With a cult following of celebrities and all the rage with European trend-setters, Montreal fashionistas are sure to be toe-for-toe in line for a pair of these sophisticated shoes.

As of May 1st, the exclusive collection can be found at the Pretty Ballerinas Westmount boutique.

A pair will set you back $250 but worth every penny as you can comfortably strut in style and be as pretty as can be!

{Size range : 36-40}

514 489 3030

Saturday, April 24, 2010

SO FRESH: Karl Lagerfeld designs Coca-Cola Light bottle

Coca-Cola has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld to dress a chic limited-edition box set. In keeping with his trim figure, the diet Coke bottle illustrates Lagerfeld's famous silhouette sporting his iconic ponytail, high-collar and tie.

The box even features a hidden opener!

The ad campaign shot by Lagerfeld himself, features his muse Italian model Baptiste Giabiconi and a mini-Karl look-a-like, Coco Rocha.

The box set is currently available at Colette for about $70 CAD.

STREET STYLE: from Coachella 2010

Heart these looks from the latest Coachella art and music festival
found from WHO WHAT WEAR

FASHION FINDS: from Braderie and Vintage Mart

I'm very content with my purchases from the latest Braderie de mode quebecoise and Vintage Mart.

Equipped with camera and willing friend volunteering as mannequin d'un jour (bella Many from Mosaik Montreal), I headed to Lucky Brand Jeans on St-Catherine for a makeshift shoot in the fitting room.

Whimsical blouse. Heart the leaf detailing! {Vintage Mart}

Mosaik Montreal batwing top that can be worn as a dress at your own fancy. {Braderie}
Guido & Mary printed leggins. {Braderie}

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sustainable Swimwear Collection by H&M

Bikini season is around the corner and what's best than snagging a sexy swimsuit, is knowing that your purchase is contributing to a great cause.
Available in select Mtl stores April 22, H&M has designed a swimwear line to support WaterAid a non-profit organization dedicated to helping impoverished communities in Africa and Asia establish sustainable water supplies. 10% from each sale will go directly to the organization.

The women and men collection is stylish in its vivid hues of aqua explosion and cool dip-dyed motif.

The line also features batik-style bikinis for girls(seen below) and sporty shorts for boys.

There is even t-shirts with compelling slogans.

H&M WaterAid collection is available April 22 at these selected stores


Monday, April 19, 2010

SO FRESH: iPad is the message

"The medium is the message" was coined in the 60's by communication theorist Marshall McLuhan. Way before the era of the, McLuhan proclaimed that content is secondary to the characteristics of the medium as the latter has a stronger effect on the perception of the receiver.
More than anyone, Steve Jobs understands this notion. The iPad has created a wave of sentiments be it to ones contentment or chagrin of the necessity for such a device.
One things for sure, it definitely could revolutionize and possibly revive the print publication industry as it enables the static to transcend onto digital. With an influx of application based publications, this medium could change the online media landscape with its interactive digital content comparatively to a traditional website.

Interview Magazine, in conjunction with the iPad launch and coinciding with their 40th anniversary, was one of the first to introduce a fashion magazine as an iPad app. The April issue features specific digital content designed for the device.

Check out their demo, it is so tantalizing that it makes me want to lineup at the Apple store for the Canadian release in May! Or, I might just wait for the second generation...

BONUS: There is a great article by the Fashion Techie on digital magazine.

Highlights from Braderie de mode quebecoise

Designers Emilie Brunet (top)

DID YOU KNOW? Harricana also creates garments from recycled silk and vintage wedding dresses!
Domino City of Legends has a legion of celebrity followers like Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus and Tori Spelling

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Braderie de Mode Quebecoise {April 15,16,17,18}

The sales pursue!
Peruse through the myriad of local labels presenting at the 31st edition of La Braderie de mode québécoise held at Bonsecours Market this Thursday April 15 to Sunday April 18 inclusively.

Shop and save amazing sales at up to 80% off from great brands such as Barilà, BODYBAG by Jude Clothing, Harricana, Andy Thê-Anh, Soïa & Kyo, Rudsak and Guido & Mary's Domino City Legends.
Also discover up-and-coming gems such as MosaikMontreal, La Fête Montreal and Brazen Design.

Guilt free shopping at its best!
See you there!

Bonsecours Market {350 Saint-Paul East or 325 de la Commune East, Old-Montreal}
Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16, 10am-9pm
Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18 , 11am- 6pm

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vintage Mart by Smart Design Mart

What's old is new again! Discover fashionable finds at Vintage Mart a two-day vintage sale organised by Smart Design Mart. The sale is held this Friday April 16 and Saturday April 17 at Headquarters Galerie & Boutique. The shop is run by creative duo Angie Johnson fashion designer of Norwegian Wood and her fiancé, fellow artist, Tyson Bodnarchuk.

Angie Johnson in her own design
"Demon Toast" by Tyson Bodnarchuk
Rummage through a treasure of timeless pieces of vintage dresses, shoes, tees and polo shirts (for the guys), jewelry, bags and accessories.
While you are there, browse the upstairs boutique of their great collections of independently designed jewelry, clothing and accessories as well as their collection of graphic novels and prints.

Sale info:
Friday April 16, 6pm-9pm
Saturday April 17, 11am- 6pm
Cash only and all items are tax-free!

Vintage never goes out of style so shop away and see you there!


Monday, April 12, 2010

SO FRESH: Sky Ferreira

I've began a new series where I'll share all that inspires and flutters my fashion heart from art, design and music.

This electro-pop 17 year old singer is the real deal (take note Ke$ha!). She is cool, soulful and crazy talented. Working on her debut album with the likes of producer Dallas Austin, her tracks are fresh and fun that will have you toe-tapping away.
My fave songs are Take it Slow, Teen Lovers and Happy Dre which the latter is a remix from Dr.Dre's 2001 hit Still DRE. Take a listen!


Sunday, April 04, 2010

Stylist's Own {Edition 3}

You’ve got to go!
The third edition of Stylist's Own, a sample sale like no other, will be held at Suco Resto Lounge this upcoming April 9 to 11.
Created by influential and oh-so-darling stylist Azamit, the event offers limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces for women and men at an even more attractive price.
Discover to-die-for pieces from MTL labels such as Denis Gagnon, Renata Morales, Valerie Dumaine, Felixe Carole Dicaire and my latest fave Norwegian Wood.

Know for her impeccable taste, Azamit founded this event to share her latest fashion treasures found in various showrooms and exhibitions. Having been to previous events, there is definitely something for those that crave innovative style and looking for their next coup de coeur.

{About Azamit}
With 15 years experience, this sough-after stylist and art direction consultant has played a major role in bringing emerging labels and designers into spotlight in publications such as ELLE, Plaisirs de Vivre, Lush and at events like SIDIM. If that wasn’t enough, she also produces souk@sat which she founded in 2003. When asked what’s next to be checked on her project list, it is still unknown but I'm sure it will be nothing less than fabulous.

Happy Shopping!

Suco Resto Louge @ Opus Hotel {corner St-Laurent and Sherbrooke}
Friday April 9, 10AM - 8PM
Saturday April 10, 10AM - 6PM
Sunday April 11, 12 - 6PM

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