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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ALDO TURNS 40, IT'S A CELEBRATION!

Both wearing our ALDO pumps, Aurelie and I strike a Polaroid pose!

It's not everyday that one can celebrate with a supermodel, an alligator, and founder of an internationally successful conglomerate! ALDO turns the big 4-0 and the city of Montreal is in full festivities. The party, exhibiting how the footwear and accessories company  WORKS, PLAYS, and GROWS over the last four decades, launched last week with a media and VIP event held at the new flagship boutique nestled at 1007 Saint- Catherine Street W.

Once you entered, attendees were treated to a trip down memory lane where past styles and campaign images were exhibited. Upstairs is where all the fun happened! Nothing short of a play room, there were confetti, oversize props, and Polaroid sessions to enjoy.  
 
Patrick, Anik, and I exhibiting our ALDO shoes.

  
One to discover, Danish musical group Quadron.

ALDO's PR maven's Effie Giannou, Genevieve Sharp, and Kathy Acimovic.

 
 
 
The fab and friendly Anaïs Pouliot.

Check out the Montreal Buzz's video of the night's festivities.




You can also get in on all the fun! The celebration continues until October 21.
Check all info at aldo40.com


 Pssst! 
 They have an exciting contest where you can WIN a trip to attend NYC or  London Fashion Week.
Simply post a picture of your ALDO Rise darlings with the hashtag #ALDO40 and #aldorise. You need to submit your picture in a form at the ALDO40 website to be eligible. 
Contest ends November 3. 



ALDO flagship boutique
1007 Saint- Catherine Street W

www.aldo40.com
www.aldoshoes.com





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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

WHAT'S THAT JACKET, MARGIELA?


Indeed, it is! 
First look at the campaign images for Maison Martin Margiela X H&M collection. The line will be launched worldwide on Thursday, November 15.
I keep exclaiming this, but I really do think that this is the Swedish retailer's most exciting designer collabo yet.
Don't you think? 





Montreal flagship boutique
1100 St-Catherine St. W, Montreal, H3B 1H4
514.788.4590





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Saturday, October 06, 2012

ONE TO WATCH: MONTREAL DESIGNER V FRANZ


I could count on one hand the number of times I've leaped from my seat for a standing O. Yesterday at the V-Franz Spring/Summer 2013 show was one of them. Still a student at LaSalle College, this talented yet ambitious young man, full name VFranz Bernil, proved to sustain a prolific design eye for draping, cutting, and styling. 

A lofty spot in Montreal's Chinatown set to a neon-blazing tone was the perfect place to showcase his creations that descended from an escalator. A canny resemblance to Marc Jacobs' Louis Vuitton SS13 presentation just days prior. I'll categorize this as VFranz's potential showmanship quality. This fashion coup is definitely an insight that he fundamentally gets the marketing purpose for a runway show which primarily is to wow the audience and consequently gain media buzz and buyers' appointments. Unfortunately not all Montreal designers have this same disposition.

 
The models walked to deep Diplo and Jay Z beats while strutting in silhouettes ranging from billowy to boxy. The colour palette went from ethereal blue, metallic green, turquoise, to ink black. Vaporous fabrics were seen in voluminous dresses and tops. I think most people sat up a bit straighter in their seats when the parade of cut-out numbers, revealing the finesse of the female form, marched by. I know I did! There was a slightly erotic allure to these pieces without tramping on the obvious. Be sure to see a cult of cool kids clad in these creations coming to a fashion event near you.

 


 
 

A quite impressive collection for someone who hasn't even received their fashion degree. But yet, this line can guarantee that VFranz has graduated from fashion enthusiast to designer. The future is bright. Bravo!


 
 
 






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Thursday, October 04, 2012

5 Montreal Labels, 3 Looks, 1 Exciting NYFW

You might have seen some of my Instagram #ootd pics from when I was in New York for fashion week. But do you know that I wore mostly Montreal labels?? Yep, I even helped design a couple of them! They were so fly, if I might say so myself, that it caught the eye of the freaking Fashion Bomb, Essence Magazine, and Nine West YouTube Show Channel 9 Network!!! Pinch me, I must be dreaming. 
Our city is flourishing with young talented designers and I try to do my part to support and showcase these créateurs. 
The conversation would go as such with those that that complimented my look:
NY Encounter: "Love your outfit." 
ME: "Oh thank you, it's from a Montreal label called XX. You should look them up!"
NY Encounter: "Really! What did you say their name was again?"
LOOK DAY 1
+ Custom designed Mosaïk Montreal sleeveless long jacket with matching high-waisted trousers in wool herringbone
+ GlobLove bralette
+Secret lace design white tights
+ Unisex Wayfarer Ray Bans 4141
+ Winners studded bag
+F21 glitterati shoes
 
 
LOOK DAY2
+ Victoria Secret sleeveless top.
+ Nu.I by Vickie forest green leather midi skirt
+ This Ilk bracelet
+ Neuvo watch
+ Unisex Wayfarer Ray Bans 4141
+ Winners studded bag
+Aldo heels and ring
 

LOOK DAY 3
+ Custom designed Mosaïk Montreal Ponte dress with removable peplum
This Ilk fringe earrings and bracelets
+ Winners booties and clutch

DID YOU KNOW 
You can have your own version of this dress as well! The ladies at Mosaïk Montreal have created fab fashion parties called Mode et Canapés
How it works: 
you invite your girlfriends over to your place, Mosaïk  brings their collection and you all can shop directly from their latest selection. You don't like the length of a piece or would like to add your special spin, no problem, with the help of the designer you can custom create your own style. Imagine, you and only you will be walking around with a dress that is unique to your taste! 
Also, as a host, you can benefit from a 50% rebate on your purchase for that evening. So much fun and all this while sipping on wine notching on finger food.
To know more, you can visit their Facebook Page or contact them at info@mosaikmtl.com
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[PHOTO CREDIT: AMY LEE CORKUM]



Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Looking stylishly ahead in Ray Bans 4141

SPONSORED POST
Bleached brows and Ray Bans.

These past couple of months, my emotions I've ran the gamut from excitement to anguish. I'll start with the positive. I've been fortunate enough to be part of some really cool creative projects which I'm eager to share in due time. When I first decided to commit to leaving the "corporate world" and go forth on the journey to creating content via Montreal In Fashion, I was unsure were the road would lead. But what I knew for sure was that I wanted to partake in endeavours that will stimulate my creative juices and attract the right passionate people in my Life. I'm happy, it did, and then some. There's still alot I want to see, do, create, and curate all in the name of illustrating and sharing the beautiful side of Life.


I recently went through a break-up which, for variant reasons, must have come to a shock to both my ex and I as if you've seen us together, we must have had we're-so-into-each-other look. Sometimes you oversee things and keep trucking forward all for the sake of that fun fuzzy feeling called Love. You can loose sight of what makes you truly happy in a relationship and what you really require from your significant other. But when it stared me in the face, there was no other way for me to look but straight ahead and move forward with me, myself, and I. Don't get me wrong, he was a beautiful being but in the end I think we both saw that it wasn't meant to be...

Even though I haven't met the One, I'm focus and directly eyeing my career which makes me really happy. When Life deems that it's the right time, I will make room  for that special someone to stand still side by side.
 
Back to the reason for this post. I'm fortunate enough to receive pretty neat things and I was blessed to get spanking new Ray Bans to match my new outlook. They were sent to me by the good folks at SmartBuyGlasses.ca 
Do you know them? The site offers a plethora of stylish shades and prescription frames that will match everyone's fashion fancy and wallet as their items are at an affordable discounted price. You can choose from a listing of designer brands (such as Gucci, Carrera, and Prada), different frames, and colours. They also have contact lenses.

My choice, the iconic unisex Wayfarer Ray Bans 4141 in black with grey tint lens. Fantastic! It's my first pair of RBs and I can see why the cool crowd swear by them. They go with everything from when I'm dressed for fancy-schmancy fashion shows or just kicking it in skinny jeans.

Another fab finding is when you purchase from SmartBuyGlasses.ca the specs are also shipped with the original case, lens cloth, and warranty certificate!


If you've spotted me lately, you might have noticed I was sporting them. 
I've been wearing my Ray Bans everywhere from the 212 for New York Fashion Week...
... to chilling in the 514 Plateau area.
 

Fashion Focus: forget the past, look stylishly ahead!
[WANNA KNOW] Do you like these Ray Bans, a treat might come your way!
Stay tuned...

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[PHOTO CREDIT: NYFW pics: AMY LEE CORKUM
Last 3: Rebecca Boucher-Hammaker]

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