FMD COLLECTIONS 2014


FMD COLLECTIONS

This year, Montréal’s Fashion & Design Festival had, among all the usual outdoor runway shows, one special event which was called FMD COLLECTIONS. This event was a compensation for the not-so-happening-Montréal-Fashion-Week and presented six designers from Montréal, happily selected by the beloved fashion blogger Garance Doré. It was also a chance for the media and people from the industry to meet once more, in a beautiful event we all honestly thought would never happen again. This event was quite fun, offering us one last vibe of what used to be.

As for the collections that were presented, I found the collections to be nice, but only nice. Not great, not exceptional or mind-blowing. Just nice.

Knowing the capacities of these creators (for having seen their previous presentations), I felt like they could have done better. As if what they were showing to us was something we've already seen from them. Of course, the pieces were all well made, on trend and well-looking. But simply not flabbergasting. Maybe it is just me, with my desire to see these artists surpass themselves the way they usually do, but this time, I wasn't so impressed. It felt like I wanted them to be as creative as I have seen them in the past, with some very original designs and unique ways to approach the current or future trends. I know how different and majestuous the clothes of every of these six designers can be and I wish I could have seen the usual magic happen.

But don’t hear me wrong: my love for Montréal designers is unconditional and despite my deception, these creators still have a very special place in my heart!


My First Time at the BALNEA SPA


SPA BALNEA


I have done many things in my life, but strangely, going to an outdoor spa wasn’t one of them!

It was during a launching event at the BALNEA Spa in last June that I (finally) was initiated to the enchanting activities of the outdoor spa! Between the delicious culinary course that was specially offered to us by the Chefs of the place, the different relaxation sessions and the numerous water paths, I can affirm that my first day at the spa was quite complete and rich in new experiences!

I enjoyed the day with my dear friend and photographer, Alex, who had the chance to initiate me (she being a spa expert!).

I literally looked like a little girl, running all around and wanting to try all the different water paths! It was so much fun to run between the warm and cold pools, to relax in the saunas, to do a little nap in a Moroccan salon to then go lounge by the lake, just before dipping a toe in the clear  natural water!

In short, this was an amazing day with the company of Alex, and as you probably noticed, I was wearing my new one-piece StarWars bathing suit, that you already saw HERE.

Again, a big thank you to the team of BALNEA Spa and the BICOM communications team for this amazing day!


Bodycon 60s Inspired Dress


RETRO

As I said in one of my last article, I recently had a look back on the past to see where I have been and where I want to go from now on, with my life and my work... deciding on what I now need to give time, energy and efforts to acheive my goals.

This being said, I've been looking through all the outfit pictures I did since the begining of the blog and realised one thing that never changed throughout the years and that I'm pretty sure will never change: my love for vintage style and vintage clothes.

This unconditional love being established and confirmed, I then also realised that not all of my vintage outfits were fashionable and nice-looking... I do admit now regretting wearing a few pieces... 

So with all this thinking, I tought I could still pull out a vintage vibe, but try to be more body-conscious and maybe try a little less with the layering and weird combinations... I will still be going for statement extravagant pieces, but in a less overdue and over-the-top manner.

With this new set of mind, I decided to wear a bodycon H&M dress (probably the most bodyconscious item I have ever worn in my life...) and went for the classic black&white duo. However, I still managed to make it a bit more ''Naomi'', with the crazy patterns and my bold white creepers!

I think it is okay to change, but one shall never forget who he is.

FMD STREETSTYLE - August 20th


STREETSTYLE
FASHION IS MY RELIGION presents to you a unique edition of SUNDAY STREETSTYLE: a special collaboration with the photographer ALEX CD.

As you might have notice in my last personnal look articles, Alexandra is now an official member of Fashion Is My Religion's team and quickly became a "must" regarding the visual identity of the blog.

This week, during Montreal's Fashion & Design Festival, Alex helped me during my streetstyle session, in order to find some interesting looks and she took the following pictures! I hope you will like these special streetstyles, view under Alex's point of view!


ROYAL REVOLUTION by Katy Perry


KILLER QUEEN: ROYAL REVOLUTION

I must say I am not a big fan of Katy Perry (I may only enjoy "Teenage Dream" and "California Girls" because I used to be a teenager and live in California), but let's just say that the "do-you-ever-feel-like-a-plastic-bag-FIREWORK" song and many of the kind do not really appeal to me...

Anyways, not being such a fan of this singer, I wasn't much excited when her KILLER QUEEN fragrance came out... Until I was forced to smell it (because it was given to me) and until it automatically became my FAVORITE perfume of all time and also became my signature scent! 

I confess: I loved (and still do love) this perfume... yes.

So… there’s no need to say I was, this time, VERY excited when Katy Perry launched a new edition of the KILLER QUEEN fragrance, this one called the ROYAL REVOLUTION. Smelling completely different from the Killer Queen and the Eau So Sheer fragrances, the ROYAL REVOLUTION perfume still appeals to me, with its very special scent! Here are the details:

Top: Notes of Pink Freesia, Black Thorn, Pomegranate
Heart: Notes of Orange Flower, Sandalwood, Jasmine Petals.
Base: Notes of Soft Leather, Skin Musk, Vanilla Orchid

Looking Back


LOOKING BACK
Sometimes it's good to look back... just to make sure everything's okay now. That it is better than it was or on the way to recovery. Look back to make sure everything is fixed up, forgiven or forgotten.

Look back to make yourself proud, to see what you've accomplished so far and to make you desire your dreams even more than before.
Photos: NADYA ERSHOVA

NEW YORK COLOR: August Beauty Products


NEW YORK COLOR: August products
Being a fashion blogger has been for me a passion and an occupation for almost four years now. I did present to you a few beauty products here and there, but I always managed to leave the beauty domain to the official beauty bloggers and focus more on my fashion editorials.

This being said, I was recently asked to be part of the NEW YORK COLOR Canada Beauty Pro Program, in order to discover and try new beauty products by the NYC brand every month and present them to you. Having this amazing opportunity given in my hands, I couldn’t say no and I thought it would be a perfect way to expend the Beauty section of my blog that I have always wanted to upgrade!

So with no further due, I’ll introduce you to my first arrival of NEW YORK COLOR products, which I am thrilled to try and tell you all about!

This month’s theme is Times Square, filled with energy, dazzling and taking a stand in a quite feminine way. So here are the products:

LOOKBOOK collaboration with FRIPE FABRIQUE


CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER


As you know, I have always had a love for vintage clothing and styles from another era. This love growing from day to day has become a passion and with the years, has become a dream of having my own little vintage shop.

A few weeks ago, the FRIPE FABRIQUE team made contact with me. I had heard of them a few times before, knowing they were selling vintage clothes, local brands and fair trade products, but when I actually took the time to meet them and listen to their story, I discovered much more: people with the truly same values as myself, with the same vintage dream and passion for fashion.

You can now believe that I was totally pleased when they asked me to be the main ‘’model’’ of their upcoming lookbook! It is one thing to work on a project you like; it is another one to work on it with people who understand you perfectly and with whom you can share so much!

So here are some of the pictures we took, the FRIPE FABRIQUE team and I, and you can actually see them HERE in the official lookbook and also read the interview we did.