Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dream Team: The Perfect Bag Arrives

Once upon a time, I had a dream. A dream of a purse that could rearrange itself into a variety of bags - laptop, clutch, purse, shoulder and messenger. This dream bag would be a classic black, made of soft leather that was easy on my conscience, and hardware that would stand the test of time. Best of all, it would be hot-to-trot and go with anything I wear.
The bag of my dreams (and yours) has arrived. With a Conscience. The 007 is made from upcycled leather, has plenty of inside and outside pockets, interchangeable fringe and strap accessories, and Mini-me (a detachable clutch).

The creation of a dream bag takes a dream team. In this case, The S.W.A.P. Team, Montreal Couture and local recycled leather accessories designer Deborah Adams (about whom I haven't stopped raving on this blog) joined forces to crowd-source and design the perfect bag, a portion of which will go to supporting the SWAP and Montreal Couture's not-for-profit endeavours."So how do I get my hands on one?!", you ask? Simply sign up for the SWAP's newsletter here to ensure you receive your invite to the exclusive online pre-sale. Only the number ordered will be made to reduce waste. The price has not yet been released but is guaranteed to be less than the retail average with a higher quality production (being the owner of multiple Deborah Adams bags and belts, I can personally guarantee it!).

Ok, stop drooling and go sign up - I don't want to hear "I wish I'd gotten one" when you run into me, 007 and Mini-me on the boulevard.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Red Carpet Round Up

I usually completely ignore the Oscars but I was home and needing tv-veg-out-time so I watched the Academy Awards in their entirety for the first time in my life.

I kept waiting to be blown away by the dresses but I didn't fall madly in love with anything. There are, however, some worth mentioning.

I don't know if this was on purpose, but I noticed that a lot of the incredible female talent of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, wore....sapphire blue. (see Michelle's comment below for the real reason - very cool!)

Tanya Kim from E-Talk wore a dress designed by Montreal's own Andy The Anh for the Becel Love Your Heart Campaign - that was pretty cool. It had "love your heart" embroidered on it too.

I really liked Maggie Gyllenhaal's Dries Van Noten number - it was one of the more unique dresses.

I thought Carey Mulligan had the most fun with her outfit: her Prada dress's short front hem showed off her great shoes, and the bust was embellished with tiny pieces of cutlery and other charms.

If I had to pick a Best, it would be Meryl Streep, queen of class. Instead of wearing a big-name designer and getting decked out in swaths of rhinest0ne-encrusted tulle, she wore an awesome white dress from Chris March, a Project Runway contestant.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Street Stylin': Amelia

I met the gorgeous Amelia, hailing from Sweden, at Friday's Efterklang show at Sala Rossa. I was completely smitten with her studded shoulder dress, an H&M (of course) piece she treasure-hunted for. I firmly believe you can never go wrong with black and a touch of punk.

Shoulders are the newest accessory backdrop - embroidered, studded, draped, puffed, it's a very versatile showcase for your bling. You can pick up some local creations or D.I.Y it with the Bedazzler in the bottom of your closet or simply a needle and some embroidery thread.

One-of-a-kind Norwegian Wood harness.Elaine Ho's Geo Necklace.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Montreal Fashion Week Roundup

My favourite inspired looks from Montreal's Fall/Winter 2010 runway shows. Dresses, dresses, dresses and ankle boots!

Marie Sainte Pierre
Photo Credit : Bureau de la mode de Montréal

Denis Gagnon
Photo Credits:

Bodybag by J.U.D.E.
Photo Credit : Bureau de la mode de Montréal

Nadya Toto
Photo Credit : Bureau de la mode de Montréal

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Last Day! Glasgow Studio Sale

Starts at noon and goes til 5. I was there last night and it was packed! I took some photos so you can see just how amazing the selection and prices are! Don't miss out.

5643 clark #114. It's that school-lookin' building on the east side (you can see it from St Laurent) and the entrance is on the side.

Look how cute this outfit is!

Found this gorgeous mauve top in one of the liquidation bins.

Look at these gorgeous faces, don't you wanna go visit them?!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

All hail the studio sale! Jennifer Glasgow this Friday/Saturday

I'm so excited I can hardly write this post: Jennifer Glasgow is having a studio sale to make way for her new Spring/Summer collection. This Friday from 5 - 9pm and Saturday from noon to 5 at
5643 clark #114.

There will be some inventory from the last three seasons, and some samples that have never seen the light of day. Don't miss it!

Facebook link here.


For a while now, I have been madly in love with the quebec-knit line, Majolie. Creation of the gorgeous and talented Lysanne Latulippe, Majolie provided us with luscious, unique and devastatingly feminine knitwear. Made in Quebec no less! Alas, this collection is on pause for the time being while Lysanne works with some our other local fashion heroes.

Instead of mourning the loss, take advantage of the sales. I was at General 54 and all the pieces I've featured here are in stock and on sale.

I picked up this tied-at-the-neck herringbone sweater, in white and black. It was 50% off! There's one last one left, in medium so get 'em while you can!

Here's hoping this isn't the last we see of Majolie!

(p.s. the General is just down the street from Jennifer Glasgow's studio - see the previous post about her studio sale and kill two birds with one stone!)