Frank & Oak

The week in fashion: G-Star Raw, Frank + Oak, Beautitude, Lady Gaga, Sophie Grégoire

Things are gearing up in Montreal, with PR agencies battling the February blahs by holding spring showings. Last Thursday, there was street artist Whatisadam (no, he won’t give any other name or show his full face) live printing super-cool drawings (maple sugar is his signature) G-Star Raw jean jackets at the Dutch denim brand’s new [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The week in fashion: G-Star Raw, Frank + Oak, Beautitude, Lady Gaga, Sophie Grégoire

In the pink: looking back on 2016 and forward to a rosy 2017

I’ve taken a bit of a break recently. Call it writer’s block, call it indolence, call it a holiday – the empty screen has been haunting me to the point that it’s become a thing. Like not thinking elephant. I wanted to write my traditional year in fashion wrap – how Canada actually made it [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In the pink: looking back on 2016 and forward to a rosy 2017

Days of wine and rose: Crushed on fall fashion

At the first chill of fall, you know what happens – that irrepressible urge to buy new fashion. Thus, I have been haunting my usual spots downtown in a quest to freshen up the fall wardrobe. Here’s what I found. Crushed on wine It began in late summer, when I had my toes done in [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Days of wine and rose: Crushed on fall fashion

Frank + Oak women: cool factor plus a world of potential

In its first women’s collection, Montreal’s Frank + Oak has created a line with the potential to take on the likes of Gap or Uniqlo, if not in global reach (just yet) , then in aesthetic cohesion and cool factor. That’s no small feat with a women’s collection of basics – Ts, shirtdresses, sweats, socks, saddle [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Frank + Oak women: cool factor plus a world of potential

Frank + Oak to launch women’s collection

Big news from the booming Montreal startup: Frank + Oak, the menswear line that went from online startup to bricks and mortar, is launching women's wear for fall. Look for a full line of women's fashions – tees, knits, skirts, pants, outerwear and accessories – in September. There will be almost 100 pieces, costing from [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Frank + Oak to launch women’s collection

C2 Montreal: bubbles and brain dates, Want and need, Frank & Oak, Martha and more

Here’s the thing: there’s a lot going on in town. Last week, C2MTL overwhelmed with its brain dates, bubble baths, speakers, food trucks and buzzy energy. This week, Monday was quiet. But Tuesday, there were some 10 events around town for fashion and beauty bloggers and the general beau monde. Let’s start with C2, the [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on C2 Montreal: bubbles and brain dates, Want and need, Frank & Oak, Martha and more

April in Paris: Stylish Sugar Sammy hones his act for Paris

Sugar, Sugar Sammy. The comedian known for this wicked humour on the Quebec language landscape is sweet as pie when I arrive early at Café Orange, his neighbourhood diner in N.D.G., and he’s wolfing down a large plate of eggs between interviews. He’s cool, casual and friendly, wearing a high-low fashion mix: Zara T-shirt, Diesel [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on April in Paris: Stylish Sugar Sammy hones his act for Paris