Marie Saint Pierre

Cabinet Éphémère: Quebec designer popup shop blooms at Rockland

‎Four years and growing, the Cabinet Éphémère, that roving popup of Quebec designers, has moved into Rockland Centre. The store is a delight, festooned with flowers and pink planter pots, with a beige carpet that has been brought to life with the graffiti-esque scrawlings of Ojo. Fitting rooms are art installations – garden scenes, giant [...]

Behind the scenes at the Rockland fall campaign

Journalist, editor, writer, blogger, fashionista – and now, apparently, I'm an influencer. Rockland Centre, which I have frequented forever, picked five women of influence to headline its fall campaign. In this ever-changing media landscape, it’s people with a personal sense of style and their own niche in cyberspace – social media numbers are key – who [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the scenes at the Rockland fall campaign

The best of the fashion fest: P.K. Subban, Parachute, the Sartorialist – and my runway debut

The Festival Mode & Design, the annual celebration of fashion on the street for the people, came to a close Saturday night. There was something for everybody in this 16th edition – 20 conferences from lofty names like Hervé (Leger) Leroux, Scott Schuman and Charlie Le Mindu, catwalk shows from our high street brands – [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The best of the fashion fest: P.K. Subban, Parachute, the Sartorialist – and my runway debut

The seasons they go round and round: Judith & Charles, Marie Saint Pierre preview fall fashion

The fall/winter fashion previews continue apace. In the past few days, as winter has re-emerged, Judith & Charles and Marie Saint Pierre have invited media to view upcoming collections. It's a little bit funny. The fashion seasons are becoming a thing of the past: Burberry was the biggest recent name to dispense with the six-month [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The seasons they go round and round: Judith & Charles, Marie Saint Pierre preview fall fashion

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 [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mark your calendars, take 1: ArtFifa

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

Shooting a new profile pic: my new challenge facing the camera

My hair has a life of its own, clothes that look fabulous in the mirror can be awful on camera and I don't photograph well at all. The dull mauve-brown lipstick I love really doesn't suit me that well. And what's more, I've aged. None of this is new to me, but I have decided to [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shooting a new profile pic: my new challenge facing the camera

La vie en rose gold: get that holiday glow

Okay, so I have been obsessed with rose gold for some time. Now, it seems rose gold is in the air, and what better way to add that holiday glow for you – or a special someone – this Christmas season? In fact, Marie Saint Pierre calls her cruise collection Rose des sables and uses metallic [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on La vie en rose gold: get that holiday glow