Wanglenciaga : a parisian newyorkaise

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Alexander Wang’s much anticipated first collection was definitely, worth the wait . Wang’s usual downtown roughness was toned down with the parisian’s brands classicism, upgrading Cristobàl Balenciaga’s familiar rounded theatrical cuts to modern cocoon coats. The cracked marble effect was a recurrent theme , from the runway to most of the pieces. As predicted , the show was in a much more intimate venue and less of a conceptual spectacle then Wang’s usual show , but that only emphasized the simple beauty of the clothes. My favorite pieces where the marble inspired pumps, again a reconstructed classic silhouette .Looks like the edgy urban Wang girl has grown up into a proper( but still effortlessy cool) parisienne.

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Images via style.com

Suits&Stripes

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Currently I have been really gravitating towards thin stripes and tailored pants. I love how effortless the look paired with more casual pieces ( sandals , tank tops , loose shirts) , sort of cuts down the walI-street-banker look. I just recently bought some on ASOS and even if they are wool , I am still wearing them, even when it will be 25 degrees celcius out, although that seems inconcevable since there is literally a slushy blizzard outside. You have probably noticed that complaning about the weather is a recurrent theme on this blog, sorry but I am not done just yet!

Happy Spring break , my last day was today !Later skaters !

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images BLK DNM , style.com and style by kling

Beauty at Prada

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Sometime’s the best thing about fashion week are the beauty looks. It definitely was the case at Prada ,while the show was amazing , I could not stop looking at Katherine McNeil. Perfect wet-look short hair? Check. Cherry stained lips? Check. I don’t think there is another look  I would rather wear this summer then this wet look, paired with a little dab of lipstain. Easy peasy right?Yes.

Does it show I am really craving sunlight , heat and summer right now?

Get the look with :

Hair

Redken’s Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam 

Redken’s Diamond Oil Shatterproof shine

Lips

Outlast Lipstain

Hope you try this!

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Matière Noire : Studio

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Yesterday I had the chance to visit Cécile from Matière Noire‘s studio. We talked for about an hour and she showed me the pieces we saw in her show. I quickly noticed the great attention to detail , from isometric pleats to strategically placed zippers. Raw materials contrasting with silk draping make the clothes have a very urban and wearable aesthetic. She also shared with me her mood boards and sketches , what inspires her . She said that she finds a lot of inspiration from the austerity of the amish culture and also , the elements that surround us , which explains the sand pouring procession during her presentation. One of my favorite pieces was a beautiful silk midi-length dress with a cotton miniskirt over it , a great combination of textures. In fact , texture and contrast are probably the words that describe Matière Noire best.

Now , I’m off to a little shoot , I can’t wait to share that with you!
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K&R

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This editorial shot by Mario Testino was greatly anticipated in both the fashion and music industry, and I completely understand why. When you have Kate Moss and Rihanna on the same images , you should not expect any less. V magazine has been publishing great editorials recently and this one is just one of them. I only have one thing to say : those eyes
Hope this inspired your Saturday (and/or made you a teensy bit jealous)
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Images via V Magazine

Kati in WSJ

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The only thing all white right now in Montreal is the weather since the snow has been falling in a way tourists would probably think is romantic for the past 24 hours . But when it’s been snowing since November , it gets sort of irritating when all I want to do is look as clean crisp and summery as Kati Nescher does in these images. I am not always fond of studio pictures because I think they don’t always make the pieces look as good but in this case , I think the all white set makes the clothes look even better. Kati looks so youthful and fresh in these crystal clear images , maybe because apart from wearing Alexander Wang , Comme des Garçons , Balenciaga and Givenchy ( hello , dream team!) , the bleached out color scheme makes her features more prominent. If it wasn’t clear enough , I want white in my wardrobe , not in my weather forecast!
This editorial is definitely going in my inspiration file for Sunday’s shoot with Maureen , more on that later!

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Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

Samouraï-like

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This samouraÏ- like skirt from Zara is the newest edition to my closet , I received it as a a gift for Valentine’s day( proof that he knows me well!). Zara’s Spring collection is filled with affordable pieces that are also good quality , I have a hard time not wearing Zara head to toe sometimes. The texture mixing on this skirt is what makes it so interesting , I like to wear it with a simple loose t-shirt and pumps.

Happy Monday!

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