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The art of bijoux on show and sale at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

At the first edition of Bijoux = Art, I admired the burnished yellow gold jewelry of Dania Chelminsky, but I bought a rubber necklace by the Dutch artisan Annemieke Broenink. It's a marvelous piece, everything jewelry should be – art, fashion, adornment, embellishment, crafty and very interesting. It's made of leaf-like petals in a silvery-moss-grey that have a [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The art of bijoux on show and sale at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Mark your calendars, take 2: Bridal Boudoir Affair

You've got to love Maddy Kojakian, or Maddy K, as she is known. The gal knows how to throw a party, and proves it every year in the lead-up to her luxury bridal show, Bridal Boudoir Affair. This year, media and friends got a taste of the finer points of entertaining with a cocktail party [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mark your calendars, take 2: Bridal Boudoir Affair

Mark your calendars, take 1: ArtFifa

The 34th ArtFifa festival unrolls Thursday, March 10, and goes for 10 days. There are a few fashion flicks for my fashionista friends. First, Revealing Marie Saint Pierre, an exploration of the influence of Jean-Paul Riopelle on Quebec's fashion doyenne, has its world premiere March 12, with a second screening March 14. My post about the film [...]

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Revealing Marie Saint Pierre: documentary exposes Riopelle connection and a bit more

There is a photo of Marie Saint Pierre as a teenager in a new documentary about the celebrated Montreal designer. Her hair is a frizzy mess, her eyes rimmed and smokey with makeup, and she's holding a cigarette and playing with a straw with a provocative open mouth, clutching what may be a coke, or a rum and [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Revealing Marie Saint Pierre: documentary exposes Riopelle connection and a bit more

A fearless Oscar red carpet prediction: Valentino will rule

When it comes to the red carpet, three counter-currents are in style play. There is classic Old Hollywood glamour, the fairytale princess and modern minimalism. To win the star wars on the red carpet, the gown has pay tribute to at least two of those three clashing currents. You want glamour, but you want modern. The [...]

By | February 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A fearless Oscar red carpet prediction: Valentino will rule

Subban suits up for RW&Co.

The one and only Subbinator, P.K. Subban, is carrying on his ambassadorship for Montreal-based retailer RW&Co., showcasing its spring 2016 menswear suit collection. RW&Co., a division of Reitmans, aptly uses every hockey phrase in the book for its promotional film: it's taking an "offensive stance with this power play," the company writes. Jimmi Francoeur of Jet Films shot [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Subban suits up for RW&Co.

A shrine to Barbie in Montreal: find out why

 Cher is there of course, as well as Marilyn, Elizabeth, Grace, JLo, Beyoncé, Farrah and Cleopatra. There are Dancing with the Stars dolls, cowgirls, mermaids, fairies, pirates, vampires and African and Native American fantasy figures. But mostly, these are fashion dolls – outfitted by Bob Mackie, naturally, but also Coach, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, DVF and so many [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A shrine to Barbie in Montreal: find out why

Never mind Groundhog Day: signs of spring at Aritzia

Forget Wiarton Willie, Punxsutawney Phil, and assorted groundhogs who emerge Feb. 2 and are seen as (very unreliable) prognosticators of spring. Signs of spring are everywhere, including yesterday's high of PLUS!! 8 Celsius, and despite tomorrow's forecast of freezing rain, ice pellets, snow and rain, the high of PLUS 5. The off-shoulder shirt, as seen [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Never mind Groundhog Day: signs of spring at Aritzia

After the Ball gets Jutra costume nod

How cute is this little pink coat? Just as cute as the fashion in the fairytale film After the Ball, produced by Le Château CEO Jane Silverstone-Segal. The movie got a Jutra best costume nomination for Mario Davignon. The Quebec cinema awards air March 20. The film centres around Katie, played by Portia Doubleday, who must prove herself [...]

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