Collective Editorial


COLLECTIVE EDITORIAL - STYLING

A few weeks ago I participated in a collective creative session with some of my artistic friends and I had the chance to do new things that I don't usually do for my own blog, regarding the entire organisation of the photoshoot.

With Alex (photographer), Sabrina (makeup artist) and Elizabeth (model), we decided to spend a few hours doing this photoshoot simply for fun. I was the designated stylist and newly proclaimed hairstylist (which I am obviously not very good at) and it was very amusing to work all together on this different new project.

I say different because to me, it is well different to be styling outfits for someone else and it also feels strange not to be the one in front of the camera. It was a real fun experience and we will be doing so more collectives in a near future... so stay tuned ;)

CONVERSE Spring/Summer 2014


CONVERSE S/S 14

During Spring and Fall seasons, the fashion world goes crazy, with the fashion weeks and all these collection presentations. Knowing we, medias and bloggers, already have our share of events, the brand Converse exploited an original concept to keep us captivated during their entire presentation.

The spring/summer 2014 showcase of the collection was held at the Fresh Paint Art Gallery, downtown Montréal. The concept was simple: in each room, a different targeted audience. 

As you might know, Converse collaborates with different designers for special editions and even to ''reinvent'' some institutional designs. It was then the perfect opportunity for the brand to showcase the individual style of every collaboration, by giving each of them a room with a unique theme and visuals, regarding the particular customer aim.

Let's have a look at some shoe models from the Jack Purcell, All Stars and John Varvatos special editions!

Photos: ELIAS TOUIL

L'observation des seins... JE LE FAIS


JE LE FAIS

Le printemps est signe de vie, de renouveau et de changements. C'est également le moment idéal pour faire le ménage dans notre tête et notre cœur et de penser un peu à nous-mêmes... de prendre soin de soi. 

C'est dans cette optique que j'ai chaleureusement accepté de participer à la campagne JE LE FAIS, organisée par la Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec. Comme il s'agit d'une cause qui me tient à cœur (la maladie ayant touchée certaines femmes de mon entourage), j'étais fière de m'associer encore une fois à l'organisme pour appuyer la cause du Ruban Rose.

Visant la sensibilisation auprès des femmes quant aux mieux être de leurs seins et de l'observation de ceux-ci, la Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec a invité plusieurs femmes de divers milieux à poser devant la caméra munies d'une pastille expliquant pourquoi elles aussi pratiquaient l'observation des seins et faisaient la promotion de la santé de ceux-ci.


Photos: MAXIME GOUSSE

One Dress, Two Looks - Part 2


ONE DRESS, TWO LOOKS

Like I've shown you before, I did a collaboration with the brand AMANDA UPRICHARD and I decided to show you how I styled two looks with the same dress. The first look I made was a little more boyish compared to this one which is much more feminine. 

Going on with the oversize trend and kind of boxy dresses, I decided to wear this dress loose, instead of putting on a belt like the other look. Even if the waist is not delimited, the lines of the dress and the color blocks still give a great shape to the apparel.

So this outfit is very simple and only accessorised with basic items... but sometimes I do like a more minimalist look. What do you think? And which outfit is your favorite? This one, or the other one I presented to you?

Blue & Tartan


BLUE & TARTAN

I've been to private schools almost my entire life and I remember not always wanting to wear my uniform. Some days I thought it wasn't so bad and some others, I really thought it was depriving my styling creativity. The green tartan skirt, paired with a navy blue sweater, all day, everyday of the year.

The funny thing is that, now that I am not going to school anymore and haven't been wearing the uniform for years, I kind of miss it some days. It seems like it was so much easier... Plus, the fact that the tartan patern went back on trend this year, made me crave a little outfit with a skirt like the one I had back in school.

Last time I went to the church basement, I found this crazy long tartan skirt (it was almost touching the floor so I cut it) and also found this beautiful steel velvet vest. The blueish color in both items made them easy to style together and in only a few seconds I had my outfit created. Going with the «too cool for school» vibe, I paired everything with a band t-shirt which I bought during Craft Spell's music show, and except that shirt, everything else is vintage!

NEW IN: Faux Fur Vintage Coat


STEEL FUR JACKET

I am not usually a big fan of fur, mostly because of the values it represents, but I do have a more open mind towards recycled and fake fur. It was not in my intention to buy and wear some fur-looking apparel at first, but when I found this amazing vintage faux-fur jacket in my favorite church basement, I simply couldn't leave it there. I thought its paterns and colors made it obvious that it was synthetic fur and I quite liked that weird shimery steel hue.

This jacket is such a statement piece that I thought it would be fun to style it with some other very textured items, such as my recycled vintage bag and my velvet leggings. Let's just say I was feeling super fluffy that day!

As you can see on some of the images, Alex and I decied to bring the concept of ''streetstyling'' to its original version, having pictures of myself taken while I was not necessarly aware and posing for the pictures.


Spring Time & Textures


TEXTURES

Oh the lovely Spring has arrived in Montréal and I am more than happy to (almost) put aside my coats and mitts and wander around the city not feeling like an icecicle. Please enjoy this simple, yet quite textured outfit, representing my transition from Winter to Spring. As you can see, I was really excited to be wearing my summery clothes, yet I was still influenced by Fall and Winter's colors, so I styled this look with black, gold and burgundy. Plus, I do have my beanie and knee-high socks on, just to make sure I do not freeze (even if it is now much warmer outside).