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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Tropics

 

Seasons Greetings from Trinidad! I'm spending the Holiday Season in the land of sun and sand, and I'm quite ecstatic to spend some well-deserved R&R with my family. I normally equate this time of year with snowmen and hot coco but I'm enjoying being surrounded by the palm trees and the sunshine. Hopefully I could get a sun-kissed glow and pick-up a little Trini lingo!

Wishing you all a joyous, wonderful, and safe Holiday Season. Enjoy the love spent with your family and friends.

Here are a few pics of the place that I'm calling home for two weeks!



  

  




LOVE.PEACE.FASHION
Candice
xo





Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What's In Fashion Montreal: BeachMint ships to Canada + Prabal Gurung X Sephora

 
Just got wind of some really exciting news lovelies!
First up, BeachMint, the innovative social-meets-eCommerce site, has just announced that starting December 26 they will be shipping to Canada! That's great, Eh! Yes it is, because that means us style-conscious Canucks can also be part of the members-only clique, so high school and we love it!

BeachMint brands include StyleMint, the T line designed by the Olsen twinsees; BeautyMint, skincare products brought to you by Jessica Simpson and skincare expert Nerida Joy; JewelMint, luxe jewellery collection designed by Kate Bosworth and stylist Cher Coulter; and, ShoeMint, footwear line created by Rachel Bilson and stylist Nicole Chavez manufactured by Steve Madden.

What's unique about BeachMint is that for each brand you pay a monthly fee and you receive exclusive tips and news along with your selected item. Change your mind on your choice and you can return it free of charge!

The concept is great as you seem to get so much goodies with very little commitment.
Some of the styles that I'm coveting from StyleMint and ShoeMint:  

THE PACIFIC TEE




Beauty gals, the news gets better!
CFDA winner Prabal Gurung will be designing Sephora's women and men beauty adviser's uniforms. The designs consist of a shift dress, jackets and trousers, and men's seperates all designed in Gurung's well-tailored signature style. The color palette is modern with the navy and crimson red combo.
The launch is set for April 2012 throughout North America.


While we are talking Prabal, I can't help but admire his latest exotic creations from the Spring 2012 collection.
 


[WANNA KNOW] What do you think of BeachMint's eCommerce model?


LOVE.PEACE.FASHION
Candice
xo

[None of these images belong to Montreal In Fashion] 



Monday, December 19, 2011

Montreal In Fashion Gag Reel!

Some making-of take themselves sooooooo seriously! Not at Montreal In Fashion. Even though the first editorial issue, LBDvs.LSD, could be described as stark and stern, the behind-the-scenes were pure silliness and full of knee-slapper fun. 
You'll exclusively see: plenty of comical faces, talks of flatulence, and rubbish ranting! Also, I seem to have a serious case of the yawns.


I dare you not to burst out laughing too!


Enjoy lovelies!



LOVE.PEACE.FASHION
Candice


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Giveaway + Beauty Tutorial Video for LBDvs.LSD editorial [CONTEST CLOSED]


Hello Luvhelees! Yesterday, I brought you the second Montreal In Fashion editorial featuring lingerie-meets-menswear festive Holiday looks from some of my fave local labels.  As you recall, a few weeks ago, I posted MiF's very first editorial photoshoot and motion editorial titled LBDvs.LSD
With less than two weeks to X-Mas, I'm in a jolly spirit of giving. I would therefore love to share with you the makeup tutorial behind the beauty look, describing how to get this season's bold burgundy pout and sultry smokey eye. 
I'm in love with this look and will be doing it again for my next Holiday party. The inspiration was from Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love video, where his band mates were glam gals wearing high-gloss lipstick and come-hitter smokey eyes. I remember being a kid and thinking these women are so HOT! 

Check it out, you even get an exclusive peak at yours truly without makeup!


Call me Ms. Claus, I'm spreading cheer! 
My gift to you is the chance to win CoverGirl and Pantene's beauty products as seen in the makeup tutorial video.

One lucky reader could win:
CoverGirl & OLAY’s Simply Ageless Serum Primer
- CoverGirl's Clean Pressed powder for Sensitive Skin
CoverGirl’s Cheeker Bronzer
CoverGirl’s 4-Kit Palette Eye Enhancers in Drama Eyes
CoverGirl’s LiquilineBlast in Black Fire
CoverGirl’s Shimmering Eye Enhancers in Onyx Blast
CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe mascara in Very Black
CoverGril’s Outlast LipStain in Saucy Plum
CoverGirl’s WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers in Plum Splash
Pantene’s Medium/Thick Hairstyle Straighten and Smooth cream

A prize package value of approximate $100 retail!

TO ENTER
Simply answer by commenting what's on your Holiday beauty wishlist
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The contest runs from Tuesday, December 13, 2011 and ends Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. By random draw, the winner will be announced Saturday, December 17, 2011. 
The contest is open to Canada only.


The contest is now closed!
The winner of the Covergirl and Pantene products Giveaway is: 
Isabelle Dubé
Congrats Lucky Gal!

Good Luck to All!

Montreal In Fashion thanks CoverGirl and Pantene for sponsoring this amazing giveaway!


LOVE.PEACE.FASHION
Candice


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Panelist at Fashion [Unfold], December 13 at 1pm



Don't we all love a healthy debate. I know I do. I remember in high school, much to my schoolmate's chagrin, I was always the first to rebut my opinions! That's why I gladly accepted miss SLY's invite to be a panelist for her Fashion [Unfold] December edition. 
My friend, MissSLY being the savvy business woman that she is, created a monthly fashion debate series where she regroups bloggers (like moi!), designers, writers, PR reps, and fashion enthusiasts for a fun and heated discussion all taking place on Twitter.
Join in the action! Live today Tuesday December 13 from 1-2pm Est will take place this year's final edition. Tweet your opinions at @FashionUnfold and follow the conversation at #FashionUnfold
Looking forward to your reading your tweets. 
Montreal In Fashion will be there, I promise not to over-flood your feed :)


Click here for more information on Fashion [Unfold]. 




LOVE.PEACE.FASHION
Candice


Monday, December 12, 2011

Oh Boy, Lady it's The Holidays! Montreal In Fashion Editorial, Issue 02









Monday, December 05, 2011

Style INFASHuation: Shala Monroque

 


I once received one of the most flattering compliments to which I'm still blushing as we speak (or more as you read!) Fellow fashion blogger Danishaz from L'essentiel e(s)t l'accessoire tweeted that I resembled Shala Monroque with the picture above in attachment. Say whaaaat now?! Meeeee??? I first shrieked with glee and then I had a wave of modesty and pondered if darling Danisha was yanking my style chain. 
Why you ask? Because in my books the Shala Monroque is the epitome of beauty and grace with an untouchable sense of effortless style. I've often gushed over Ms. Monroque's delightful demeanor and sophisticated colorful look. Don't believe me, read here and here
Groupie Guilt! I think I must have subconsciously channeled her look at Montreal Fashion Week last spring.

Ha! At MFW20 in a jewel-tone turban feeling like a gem!


Often photographed by Tommy Ton at all the right social events, the St-Lucian lovely is as much a fashion fan as she is an art connoisseur. Former Pop magazine editor-at-large, Shala is currently collaborating with fellow fashionista Dasha Zhukova as Creative Director on Garage Magazine- a publication dedicated to the world of fashion and the arts and is named after Moscow's art gallery The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture founded by Zhukova.
Besides being in awe with her latest looks , I've also fallen for her blog Shala's Rabbit Hole which is an amazing mashup on, you guessed it, her whimsies on fashion and the arts! 

Shala is close friends with Miuccia Prada. Lucky gal, she's rumored to be her muse!





While searching for style pics of Shala to feature for this blog entry, I came across a Huffington Post article titled The Styles of Black Folk: How Race, Memory, and Social Media Is Changing Fashion - which I encourage everyone under the sun to read. 
In the article, Shala poignantly expresses: "... I want to say to young people who are watching my style, that you should pay as much attention to clothing your mind as you are to clothing your body."  
Well look at that, we share ideologies in common too! I couldn't agree more with this quote: material goods will come-and-go, but the knowledge you possess is forever. 



INFASHuated with Shala's style, I created a Holiday style guide of 10 items inspired by her look. BLACK, RED, SHINE!
4. Noir's Scorpion Ring 
5. Helene Berman's black faux fur cropped jacket 
7. Michael Kors gold and tortoise watch


[WANNA KNOW] What do you think of Shala Monroque's colorful yet classic look? Are you as INFASHuated as I am?


LOVE.PEACE.FASHION
Candice
xo




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