Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tribute: Lee Alexander McQueen - Awe Inspiring

Here is a beautiful tribute to the late Lee Alexander McQueen, made By Alexander McQueen/Gucci Group.

RIP to an irreplaceable legend.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Wednesday night, Montreal Fashion Minds attended the “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful” FINN cultured + cured Spring 2010 fashion show in collaboration with Little Burgundy shoes. The fashion show was held at Le Saint-Gabriel in Old Montreal and we had a wonderful time.

We started off the evening with some cocktails at the Belvedere Vodka sponsored bar and mingled with all the familiar fashion faces.

Before the show was about to begin, the beautiful and equally sweet Vanessa Morcom from Vanessa NK PR showed us to our seats. We took our place and were ready to be immersed in some fantastic Montreal Fashion.

Here we are with the fabulous Vanessa. who is wearing a dress from FINN's Spring Collection

The fashion show opened with DJ Mary Hell on the turntables spinning "Heads Will Roll" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while the models hit the runway. FINN’s Spring 2010 collection includes both women and mens apparel. The women’s looks consisted of slim-fitting tees and dresses in a variety of pastel colors, detailed with snaps and grommets and a very cute denim jumper. The menswear included plaid button up shirts, logoed Tees and Bermuda shorts. The FINN outfits were further accessorized with Little Burgundy’s latest brands of shoes, Seychelles and Pointer. FINN cultured + cured, as described best on their website, is a lifestyle brand for today’s design and media obsessed youth that are eager to extend their image and personality through fashion.

Little Burgundy Marketing Manager, Catherine Laporte and FINN designer, Vicky Kelechian

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 or

We also bumped into fellow Montreal blogger, Audrwey from Jeans and Stilettos. So fab!!

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

Attention all MTL Fashionista’s… Win $500 Shopping Spree at!

If you know MTL fashion, then you know boutiqueonze. Their three storefront boutiques are located on the popular St-Denis Street, St-Laurent Boulevard and Ste-Catherine Street. Their name is growing quickly with their new online shopping site and to show their appreciation, they will be launching The Spring Forward with contest. The contest will run for five weeks beginning March 1st 2010 and will end on April 2nd 2010. Every Monday, a new question will be published on their site and all you have to do is submit the correct answer to be eligible for the draw that will take place on April 14th during a special event held at the downtown store location. Onze will be offering a $500 shopping spree to one lucky winner! Can’t get any better then that! currently offers over 450 items and styles; women’s apparel & accessories; men’s t-shirts and even home decorating items; many of them being one-of-a-kind. They even offer Dans La Rue Lolly, in which all profits are given to the non-profit organization Dans la Rue. We are all about fashion for a cause: and in this case fashionable candy!

Dans La Rue Lolly's

Check out some of their awesome items below… and for further contest instructions, be sure to check out!

Good luck and hope to see you at the special event when they announce the winner! It could very well be you!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nicole Richie Launches ‘Greatness' at Holts in Montreal….

Last week we were privileged to learn that Nicole Richie was headed to our very own MTL to promote her new clothing line ‘Winter Kate’ and her shoe collection for ‘House of Harlow 1960’. We quickly confirmed with each other that we had to go… so on Thursday we took a late lunch from work and headed downtown to Holt Renfrew.

Nicole was set to appear from 1pm-2:30pm and we arrived at 1pm on the dot. The place was packed to say the least and we were at the end of the line. With high hopes we waited… and waited… and waited some more.

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…

It was soo much fun!

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

“I think it’s important for every woman to know who she is and know her body and what looks good on her and what doesn’t.’’ - Nicole Richie to Montreal Gazette

Check out this video from Web Press from Nicole's personal appearance at Holt Renfrew.
Can you spot us in the crowd? lol

We have also attached some of our fave pieces that we saw! LOVE!

House Of Harlow 1960 - Women's Snakeskin Pump

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

Some Photos are From Modern Antoinette - Thanks! :D