Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
We started off the evening with some cocktails at the Belvedere Vodka sponsored bar and mingled with all the familiar fashion faces.Vanessa NK PR showed us to our seats. We took our place and were ready to be immersed in some fantastic Montreal Fashion.
After the show we had the privilege of speaking to FINN designer, Vicky Kelechian, and Little Burgundy Marketing Manager, Catherine Laporte. Vicky explained where she got her inspiration for the collection. She said her first set was greatly inspired by "blacks and even blacks on black, white, distressed stripes, lots of printing, jumbo grommets, very rock n roll." We couldn’t agree more. Her second set was, in her own words, "nautical, new silhouettes, nautical coloration, very 70s, California, washed out. It’s inspired by albums from The Mama’s and the Papas and the clothing gave a very soft hand feel.". It only took her a mere 3 months to design. Catherine, who was wearing a black dress, with a zipper detailed neckline from FINN's fall collection, then told us about the relationship between FINN cultured + cured and Little Burgundy Shoes. She said "We started working together last season on some photo shoots. We believe that both brands have the same DNA and both being from Montréal, the brands can really work well together. We decided to work together with the newer, lesser known brands at Little Burgundy like Pointer and Seychelles and being from Montréal we have to come across as being dressy but not pretentious; especially with the lifestyle here in Montreal."
After our chat, we hit up the bar again, and continued to mingle. We met Scarlett James, a local burlesque performer. In an attempt to bring the life back into burlesque scene and the glamour back to Montreal, Scarlett will be performing a brand new routine in an extravagant Burlesque show at Club Soda, on Saturday March 6th. With top burlesque performers from around the world, you will be dazzled by the music, the costumes, and the dancers. For more information, check out www.grandburlesqueshow.com or http://www.clubsoda.ca/
Some fabulous local Fashionistas rocking some kick-ass outfits
We finished off the night taking a peek into the generous gift bags that were left at our seats at the beginning of the fashion show. We were pleased to find a variety of goodies!
What a great night!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Dans La Rue Lolly's
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
We started to worry if she would show up at all, especially since we had to get back to work after… and then the cameras started to flash. Through all the lights we caught a glimmer of this ‘ever-so-tiny’ little lady in a gorgeous large brimmed hat, flowy boho top from her Winter Kate Collection, a long House of Harlow pendant, black opaque tights, Cut off denim shorts and Louboutins. We were so excited!
Get her Look:
'Grace' Tunic - Winter Kate & 'Hudson' Vest - Winter Kate
Peacock Feather Enameled Locket Pendant - House of Harlow 1960 & Erin Wasson X RVCA Cut-Off Shorts
Once it was our turn to meet Nicole, our hearts raced… we handed her our copies of the March issue of Fashion Magazine with her on the cover (wearing Winter Kate and House of Harlow of course!)… and anxiously waited for her to sign it.
She was so pretty with her large cat-like eyes, flawless skin and silky hair. She said it was a pleasure to meet us and we said the same. She was very sweet and soft spoken. We also congratulated her on her ‘not so new news’ of her engagement to Joel Madden. She thanked us and then we took a cute photo! Before we walked away… we had to check out the ring… all we can say is ‘dayyyumm Joel… you did good boyeee’ hehehe…
Check out some great photos we took (thanks to fellow MTL Fashion blogger Modern Antoinette for helping us snap some of the photos – much appreciated girl! – one love)
“A big inspiration behind this collection was to make things really easy, things that move well and that you can just throw on without thinking about it" - Nicole Richie to Montreal Gazette
“I 100 per cent design everything, every single piece. I would never put my name on something I would not wear myself. This is not an endorsement deal.’’ - Nicole Richie to Montreal Gazette
“I hope to keep reinventing the line through every season.’’ - Nicole Richie to Montreal Gazette
Can you spot us in the crowd? lol
House Of Harlow 1960 - Women's Sunglasses + 14KT Gold-Plated Black Cabochon Stone Bangle
14KT Gold-Plated Black Cabochon Stone Bangle + 14KT Gold Crystal Pave Cuff with Cream Leather