My New Best Friends



THE BUTTERFLIES - MONTRÉAL'S BOTANICAL GARDEN
This year, I've been trying to focus as much as I could on what really matters to me: the real and meaningful things.

Forcing myself to be more aware of the little details of life and the beauties laying in the small things, I caught myself being more dumbfounded and enchanted than ever before, with an incredible fulfilling warm feeling.

When I got invited to the Montréal's Botanical Garden in order to visit the butterflies, I was excited like a little kid on Christmas Eve! This was one of the event I was the most grateful to attend and looking forward the most.


Butterflies are so peaceful, gracious and complex... I doubt anyone could stay in a bad mood while looking at these creatures fly around in a beautiful room full of flowers, exotic plants and calming waterfalls. 

The day we spent, Charlotte and I, at the Botanical Garden was almost like a meditation session; relaxing, zen and mesmerizing.

If you don't believe me when I say beauty lays in the small things of life... try to have a close look to a butterfly. You'll be convinced, I'm sure!

The butterflies are still visible at the Botannical Garden until April 26th! You can purchase your tickets HERE and I truly hope you will enjoy the activity as much as we did!

SUNDAY STREETSTYLE - March 29th



SUNDAY STREETSTYLE
My series of SUNDAY STREETSTYLE articles is back on! 

I always find it easier to take streetstyle pictures during spring and summer, because I feel like people are more excited about the idea of having their pictures taken than during winter.

It's probably due to the warm weather and the sunnier days. Because, honestly, who really wants to force himself to stay in the cold longer, only to take pictures for a stranger and answer random questions?

Even for me the job gets difficult in the winter, as I often have to stand at one street corner and watch people go by, in order to find some nice streetstyles, standing still and so, for many hours in a row. It's a mission that becomes very cold with time!

Anyways, as spring is finally here, I decided to start doing streetstyles again and I tought I would photograph Sonia's outfit, since she reminded me so much of myself, all dressed in vintage pieces (or at least pieces with a very vintage vibe)!

Pink for Spring



PINK FOR SPRING
So even if it's officially and technically Spring, the season is totally messing up with us and cannot offer us a decent and warm weather for more than two days in a row.

In order to have Spring stay FOR GOOD in Montréal, I decided to try out a very scientific strategy: to wear bright and summery colors until warm days arrive!

As you can imagine, this plan totally failed (hum... it's snowing right now). However, I must say that even if I wasn't able to make the weather better, I still managed to put a smile on a few people's face that day, having them tell me how fun and joyful the color of my coat was!

Why care about the weather when you can make people smile? 
Photos: SONIA ORTIZ

Summer Daydream



DAYDREAMING
fashion is my religion, fripe fabrique, naomi larocque, fashion, vintage, yellow
I miss the comforting heat of Summer. As much as I love all four seasons and wouldn't want to live in a one-season only place, I have now become sick and tired of winter. I miss Summer because I miss being able to stay outside for as long as wish without minding the temperature and being scared to freeze to death.

I catch myself daydreaming of these hot Summer days and nights... When the sun goes down but the heat stays strong and there is one very comfortable vibe that settles. I'm sure you know what I mean... 

And to support my dreamy thoughts, I found these pictures shot last Summer with the Fripe Fabrique Team, when I had the chance to be the model for their seasonal lookbook! Enjoy!

Photos: NADYA ERSHOVA

Collaboration with TEA SPOON - Québec City



TEASPOON BRIGADE
Fashion is my Religion, streetstyle, Naomi Larocque, tea spoon
As I am progressively going back to a regular blogging schedule, I am still working on new stories for you guys. However, searching through my old files, I found this series of images that I had totally forgotten to show you before!

Do you remember my collaboration with TEA SPOON and Pascal Audet? Back in Québec city, we collaborated with the brand in order to showcase some streetstyles that, if I recall properly, I described as "really out of my style boudaries".

TEA SPOON is a brand from Québec city, much more "street" and sporty than what I usually go for, but I simply loved to change style for a day.

As spring is on it's way, I suggest you check out what TEA SPOON has to offer you online for this new season, in order to have your wardrobe ready as soon as the heat comes back in town!

P.S. These images were taken by one of my best friends, Pascal, and if you haven't seen the editorial we did together, head over HERE ;)
Photos: PASCAL AUDET

Relaxing Time at the SKYSPA



SKYSPA DIX30
outdoor spa, Sky Spa, Fashion Is My Religion

So it's technically the end of Winter, Study Week/Spring Break and soon enough, Easter Break... And all of these upcoming break-events just want to make you RELAX and put your life on hold for a moment. The best way to completely disconnect? GO TO THE SPA.

A few weeks ago I gladly was invited to discover the SKYSPA, located in the DIX30 area and I must say that I fell in love with the cozy vibe. Was I able to fully disconnect and relax? TOTALLY!

I first went there to discover the place and enjoy the relaxation. I was still in my "need time for myself vibe" and my only goal of the moment was to take care of myself. Of course, arriving at the spa I was craving a massage. But don't you ALWAYS feel like getting one? 

Honestly, I didn't know how much I actually needed a massage before I got one... and since that moment, I was much more grateful to have decided to spend the day at SKYSPA and very excited of the luxurious hours I was about to spend. I was in heaven.

It was so peaceful that Charlotte and I stayed there for 7 hours. (Okay, this is probably very much intense... but we did). When you look at it, it's not THAT crazy... 

1h massage, 2h doing the thermal circuit, 1h30 to have dinner and enjoy a well deserved glass of wine, 2 more hours in the thermal circuit, 30min in the relaxation room. 

Plus, it didn't really feel that long. I guess sometimes it's just good to take time for yourself... and when I say "take time", I mean REALLY take the time.

We were lucky enough to go to SKYSPA during a snowstorm day, which made the rooftop area feel like a little white cocoon (the thermal circuit is on the roof). We couldn't actually see the view because of the density of the snow in the air, but this wintry ambiance made the experience much more intimate and relaxing! 

A warm thank you to the entire SKYSPA team for the wonderful day!

SKYSPA