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Fashion, the cruel stepmother

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: November 22, 2013 | The thing about balls is that they bring out my Cinderella complex. I suspect I am not alone. Witness my usual wardrobe crisis leading up to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts annual ball, this season on a theme of Splendore a Venezia, no less, in [...]

By | November 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Fashion, the cruel stepmother

Paris sparkles: report from couture

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: August 4, 2011 | I must see Paris again soon. Just returned from the City of Light, where I viewed the Chanel and Gaultier haute-couture shows, shopped till I dropped and ate far too much rich food. I am exhausted and frustrated. Short of returning toute de suite to right [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Comments Off on Paris sparkles: report from couture

Simons reaches out across Canada

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: June 20, 2015 | For 175 years, Simons has been chugging along nicely, mainly in Quebec. Founded in 1840 by John Simons as a dry goods store in Quebec City, it found a new calling in 1952 in fashion. Now, Peter Simons, the fifth generation family member to lead the company, is taking [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Simons reaches out across Canada

Jean Paul Gaultier show has triumphant homecoming

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: June 20, 2015 | PARIS – After four years, nine cities and almost 1.5 million visitors, it’s fair to conclude that The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier has conquered the planet, landing at the Grand Palais in Paris in a triumphant homecoming on its 10th stop. “Liberté, égalité, Gaultier!” quipped a journalist [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Jean Paul Gaultier show has triumphant homecoming

Club Monaco moves to Ste-Catherine St.

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE In December 2014, Club Monaco moved to Ste-Catherine St., opening a posh flagship based on the design of its Fifth Ave. boutique. Here's the story. http://montrealgazette.com/life/fashion-beauty/club-monaco-moves-to-ste-catherine-st  

By | November 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Club Monaco moves to Ste-Catherine St.

Lessons in life from Iris Apfel

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: May 28, 2015 | What would Iris think? That was the question that came to mind as I bought a lavishly embroidered white tunic, all crochet and lace and bell sleeves, an item not fit for a shrinking violet. Of course, Iris Apfel would never ask that question of others [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Comments Off on Lessons in life from Iris Apfel

UNTTLD X Éditions de robes: designers learn to fit a frock

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: September 11, 2014 | It may be obvious: awoman usually wears a bra. She comes in many shapes and sizes: pear, apple or sometimes perfectly proportioned. So when she buys a dress, she needs a good fit, whatever her shape — and she will go ..... Read more here http://montrealgazette.com/life/fashion-beauty/unttld-learns-lessons-in-fitting-frocks-from-editions-de-robes [...]

By | November 16th, 2015|Comments Off on UNTTLD X Éditions de robes: designers learn to fit a frock

Delirious over destroyed denim

From my fashion victim, denim files: EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE Published on: June 20, 2015 | Call me a fashionista, call me a fashion victim, call me crazy. I have finally succumbed to buying and — yes — wearing a pair of destroyed jeans. They are not just faded, somewhat distressed boyfriend jeans, but a [...]

By | November 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Delirious over destroyed denim

Cos comes to town

EVA FRIEDE, MONTREAL GAZETTE   Published on: October 8, 2015 | Form, function, fashion and a milestone for Montreal’s fabled Ste-Catherine St. shopping artery: that’s what COS brings to the downtown retail offering. Read more here.

By | October 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Cos comes to town

A warm homecoming: Mackage opens Carrefour Laval flagship

They started out 16 years ago at age 20 with the idea to create snug, stylish, warm coats — a winning proposition in Montreal and the rest of Canada. Now Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan of Mackage have built a worldwide business: Read more: http://montrealgazette.com/business/a-warm-homecoming-mackage-opens-carrefour-laval-flagship-hundreds-pack-party Mackage handbags, launched two years ago, have a signature arrow [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Comments Off on A warm homecoming: Mackage opens Carrefour Laval flagship