Elle Canada Event

February 27, 2010

Dear fashionistas, 

I haven't left the bloggosphere. It's actually fashion week in Montreal and I am currently busy preparing something special for you all.  In the meantime, I have great news. It's with great anticipation and excitement that I will be attending the third annual Elle Show in April 24, held prior to the Toronto Fashion Incubator's New Labels Gala .  

This fashion and beauty event will take place at the fabulous Carlu  in downtown Toronto .  Here are some preview pictures of this historical building.

I will  be seated at an exclusive runway  hosted by  Canadian news anchor Anne- Marie Mediwake  from CBS news .  

Photo via : cbs.ca Anne-Marie Mediwake News Anchor

This catwalk will feature finalist of the TFI New Labels fashion Design competition! In addition, I will mingle with celebrities at a lavish cocktail VIP dinner.  I will take tons of pictures and share my experience with you. That is indeed  the ultimate treat a fashionista lives for. It will be an absolute fabulous day of fun and fashion. 

Talk to you soon!

Marjorie xoxo

PS : So sorry for this short notice ... Act fast ! Ticket are on sale until Monday February 28, 2010 click here . Who knows we might see each other .

* Stylish Lobby picture was taken from www.housewear.blogspot.com .

Simple Words

February 16, 2010

Simple words to say thank you to my beautiful readers. I have so many ideas and new fashion finds to write about. Moreover, I wish to keep you all inspired by what I have to share. Stay tuned for more fashion articles.   Oh... by the way Nicole Richie will be visiting Montreal this Thursday February 18 in the afternoon at our fabulous store Holt Renfrew . She will be signing autographs, presenting her clothing line "Winter Kater " and her shoe collection Harlow 1960 . Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend. If you do, please let me know and give your insights. She is actually the cover girl for Fashion Magazine on the March 2010 issue.  

I leave you with some inspirational shots from two of my favorite Canadian magazine, Fashion Magazine and ElleCanada .

Photos : Roberto Cavalli Shoes photographed by Peter Stigter for Fashion Magazine, March 2010.
Runway Photos : Photographed by Marcio Madeira for Elle Canada

Gentle Sexy By Paul Smith

February 14, 2010

I have just discovered this new designer collection by Paul Smith through asos and I absolutely want to share it with you. This collection boasts very interesting silhouettes by Smith with such simplicity and elegance.  Although the price point may be a bit high for some of us recessionista's, some items are quite affordable such as this floral double wrap belt ; for just $106.51. Quite a nice investment considering the vibrant contrast patterned print finish. With this new designer you could possibly be the only one sporting it, or maybe make that two of us sporting it in Mtl * (namely me).  Very original and unique. I love it and want it.

Perhaps , I see myself wearing this  Shadow print dress. Fabulous for those days when you want to stroll downtown streets or to meet friends at a Café this spring paired with nude pumps. Love it.. so fresh!

Another option.. this sweet lady Surf Tote to stuff all your shopping finds into.  

Love the soft gentle feel inspired by Paul smith.  Sounds interesting? Click here  and see more about this iconic British designer .  What do you think  ? 

Have a happy Sunday and Valentines day =)

 Marjorie xoxo

* Mtl is a short for my hometown Montreal 

R.I.P Alexander McQueen

February 11, 2010

During a meeting today I had slipped my iPhone on my lap to check out the latest news on twitter. I was indeed not ready for that one. We lost a fashion innovator, a challenger and creative genius. My fashion enlightement began when watching a coverage about his runway presentation on one of my favorite shows "Fashion Television" as a teenager. I was blown away by his sense of esthetic and details. You are an inspiration and will foverer be missed but not forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Montreal Designer Denis Gagnon

February 9, 2010

Originally hailing from Alma Quebec, I am proud to begin by presenting Montreal based designer Denis Gagnon . I shall deem him “most wanted in your closet”. His journey began at College Lasalle, and evolved later to design clothes for movies, advertising and theatre. Working alongside Yso ( another favorite) as an art director back in 1998, a revelation awakened him to create his own collection. He drew attention in the Montreal fanfan scene in 2004, winning the Fashion Export Award for best designer. Best known for his minimalist and monochromatic designs, his garments have fluid lines which evoke sensuality and practicality all in one.

Via: Fashion Magazin Photography by Jimmy Hamelin

Via : Photo © Evelyn Reid

His life did not exclude trouble and trials since he experienced the closing of his store in 2007. However, his drive would not let this stop him.  After disappearing for nearly two years, he is back with a vengeance. We applaud him for his new spring 2010 collection presented at Bonsecours during Montreal’s Fashion week. Gagnon flirts with creativity, sophistication and indulges in modernity making this season’s collection; “the Zipper” a couture centerpiece. Gagnon does not get lost in moodboards but perhaps put his efforts into experimenting with different textures, tones and techniques to lead to his inspiration.  How can I not be charmed by his eccentric Lanvin glasses as he expressed his desire to conquer all of Europe? I would not be stunned by such exploit ! Such talent; that is his creation, are found in upscale stores such as Holt Renfrew in Canada and  New York's Intermix .
Many projects are underway for Denis. We have heard about possible collaborations with Canada’s retail store Bedo to be released in fall-winter 2010-2011. He is to be featured in Montreal’s Musée des Beaux-Arts , which is fitting since his couture exudes what I call modern structural art in its finest and is indeed a perfect fit in a museum.  In addition, working on a DIY (Do it yourself) collection for Canadian shoe retail store Aldo . I will be sure to follow his endeavours and share them with you all. I wish him longevity from season to season.  

Via: Various sites both Denis Gagnon's pic and shoes

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