Fall (sort of)

 

ImageI had my first sip of pumpkin spice latte today and you know what that means : September is here and crisp , fall days are ahead. Now I know autumn is not quite upon us yet quite upon us yet and to be honest I was completely overheating in the Subway after said latte but , I personally I think Fall is where the real dressing begins, so why not prepare just a little in advance. Here are a few things I love to wear in the Fall and (gasp!) Winter that I know I can’t go wrong with.

1. A pair of not too-high-high-heeled boots : These are the boots I’m wearing everyday , whether I’m in school or for casual events when a change of footwear would just be irritating. Preferably made of a durable and waterproof leather so you can really wear them all the time.

2. Sweaters: Personally , I love hiding in an oversize knit turtle neck but since that’s not always suitable for say ,more social events ( and kinda a little too warm for indoors most of the time) , an extra-thin V-neck cashmere pull-over is always something good to have on hand.

3. A leather jacket: I just purchased a moto jacket from Zara and I plan on wearing it extensively throughout fall and maybe even winter, layering with hoodies and adding chunky black scarves.

4. Wool trousers: Last season I wore these so much the hem is all weird from all the washing and drying, so I plan on getting a new pair. Althought I love jeans , sometimes I just feel more put together in a pair of sleek wool trousers.

Happy Tuesday !

À la Kurt

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It’s that time of the year again.Tis’ the season of hauling enormous September issues to read on the subway , trying on decadently soft camel coats even though the weather won’t be cold enough until November anyway and ingurgitating anything with a hint of pumpkin spice. Ok so maybe I am a tad early , but since we are almost the first of September , I figured I would just elaborate on what I would want to be wearing this fall now. And that’s anything plaid and/or that makes me look anything remotely similar to Daria Werbowy. Although I am not sure if I have one rebellious/cool/Daria fiber in my body , maybe I can scrounge up enough to curate the ideal Saint-Laurent grungy Parisienne aesthetic (maybe). Here’s a little inspiration straight from the good people at French , American , UK Vogue and a little bit of Zara and Saint-Laurent.

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X-large fedoras

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I haved to say , at the beginning I was not really feeling this look but after this springs Saint-Laurent show , I was completely taken by the X-large fedoras that floated down the runway. There is something truly chic about hiding under a wide brimmed hat , à la Brigitte Bardot ( or Erin Wasson , if you prefer) , whether you are shielding yourself from the rain or sunshine. This fall I would love to soften my quilted motorcycle jacket with a slightly oversized , taupe chapeau.
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Heavy Hitter

So yesterday during my boxing class my gloves ripped and while I’m probably just going to sew them back up , I really would not mind these babies from Alexander Wang. By far , my favorite piece in his new objects collection.

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“If you can’t be famous , be infamous”

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“Come on, let’s go to Paris’. I wanna rob.” Take an extremely mediatised crime , a pair of glittery Louboutins , some egotistical teenagers and there you have the plot to Sofia Coppola’s latest, highly anticipated film , The Bling Ring.

I tend to love her films , always so aesthetically pleasing ,caputuring Los Angeles through a glamorous yet truthful lens , capturing the environment she was raised in the way only a local can.What stuck with me about this film was that the actors embodied the frivolous , foolish and fame obsessed characters perfectly without making them look pathetic, they make you truly understand why they did what they did. Their obsession with celebrity and fame was such an obvious downward spiral , that at the end of the film you just know that they have trapped themselves and yet, four out of five of them don’t seem to mind. If there was ever a statement showing how our culture is so celebrity-minded , this is it. Probably the most remarkable thing about this story is that it happened , adding a decadent real-ness to the film. Like the character Mark says at the end of the film , ” America has this fascination with a Bonnie and Clyde kind of thing” and that is exactly the reason why I felt this film was so interesting. Definitely a go see, if you have not already.
(Quote above taken from the film’s posters and from the film)

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Mix

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When I was in preschool , every morning , my father used to spritz me a little of his Perry Ellis. Now even though that may of left school teachers confused , it confirms that since those days , I have loved the spicy , strong notes in men’s fragrance’s. Mixing men’s and women’s perfumes is something I have always been drawn to , but I do admit I have not the slightest clue how.

On a recent trip to the drugstore ,I’ve rekindled my love for man’s scents by purchasing a bar of Irish Spring. The fresh , minty classic scent is distinctly manly , making it the ideal other half of my new scent combination , Gucci Guilty + Irish Spring. A mixture that made me wonder why the hell I had not done this before. Then I cut to the chase and mixed men’s cologne to women’s perfume and was pleasantly surprised , Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Le Male adding just the right amount of spice to my Guilty.
So , lesson of the day, sneak into your boyfriend/father/brother/cousin/uncle/dog ‘s cologne collection and you may find what you’ve been looking for.

Happy Friday !

Image by Natalie Kucken

A peek of Summer

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Last Sunday Maureen and I took a few images to start off the summer right. We just headed outside and soaked up the sun near the pool . On that note , I am wishing you all an exquisite summer filled with as many adventures , mojitos and sunshine possible!

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James

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Al images by Maureen Rouge/ maureenrouge.tumblr.com

Bolchoï

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I’ve added a few new pairs to my shoe collection , most recently a lovely pair of Repetto ballet flats that I by far the most comfortable of the ensemble. Finding a exceptionally crafted ,simple leather flat lately is kind of difficult , but Repetto seems to have it down pat. Just one look at that buttery leather and I was sold.

Repetto Bolchoi in 10 colors

Happy Wednesday!
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“She got a lot of Prada…”

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The latest Prada Fall-Winter campaign is everything fall dressing should be. Layers of thick wool and delicate embroidery make for a lavish winter wardrobe but pairing it with what looks like rain-slicked hair brings it down a notch. Once again, Catherine McNeil serves as perfect hair-inspiration , showing off her perfect chop.

Happy Friday!
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Images via Vogue Italia

City Sunshine

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The first day of summer break is always so refreshingly unusual . It actually took some time for me to get used to not having to study during my every waking hour. I spent the day in Old Montreal , walking around aimlessly, enjoying my newfound freedom and taking the sun. Ah , summer. This editorial shot by Ward Ewen Rafik for RUSSH magazine reminds me of the sweltering , crowded streets of the city in July, muggy and yet somehow invigorating and exiting. Anaïs is simply beautiful , bare faced her features are even more prominent and lovely. The contrast of the very every-day setting and spring’s greatest pieces creating an ideal understated feeling, even making furry shoes seem completely wearable.

Maureen and I are working on a little series of photos we are shooting Sunday, I can’t wait to share them.

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Happy Summer!

Images via http://www.fashiongonerogue.com Anaïs Pouliot shot by Ward Ewan Rafik for Russh Magazine.

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