Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Back in the City!

Back in Montreal

Bonjour everyone! I am back, actually we are both back from our vacations, mom went to LasVegas and got back not to long ago. We have not seen each other since the wedding so we had a lot of catching up to do. It was a very warm beautiful day yesterday so I took out the camera and took these photos of us. I love taking outfit pics with mom because it makes the task that much easier. It also helps that mom is not camera shy ;)

I have been pretty busy at home these past few days, changing a few things in our home, getting rid of useless junk that was taking up to much space, my work room is totally different now and I am ready for future sewing projects and much more. I love purging and having a clear mind and seeing new possibilities. Yesterday evening Stéphane and I got back into shooting some new vintage pieces I have been saving for my return. Keep your eyes peeled for new vintage later today in my etsy shop.

I hope you all enjoy this fun outfit post we put together, mom is wearing the vintage dress I got for her in LA, she really loves it, what do you guys think? I think it was made for her :)

Back in Montreal

Back in Montreal

Back in Montreal

Back in Montreal

Back in Montreal

Back in Montreal

Wearing:
Izzy:
-vintage boater straw hat with black ribbon (similar)
-vintage 60s white cat eye sunglasses (similar)
-vintage red and white striped tank (similar)
-Vintage red A line skirt (similar)
-Isabel Toledo for Payless platforms, gift from mom

Ariane:
-vintage dress, gift from Izzy from Fairfax flea market (similar)
-H&M strappy sandals (similar)
-Ray Ban eyeglasses


xo!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Look Book : Crowned Bird 2012 Launch

Crowned Bird Look Book 2012

Crowned Bird Look Book 2012

Crowned Bird Look Book 2012

Crowned Bird Look Book 2012

Crowned Bird Look Book 2012

A few weeks ago while checking my inbox I came across this lovely message from a Crowned Bird pr person and they told me I would love this new designer by the name of Priscilla Barroso. Her debut line is called Crowned Bird, the inspiration behind this first collection is brilliant colors, whimsical silhouettes, kookie animal prints and ubiquitous collars. All these things combined make me very happy and attract me right away!

I love this collection because she was not afraid to use color and plays with it in a fun and chic way with fun collars and proportion. These pieces can be translated into everyday looks if you take away the crazy hair ,whimsical lashes and insane shoes that seem hard to walk in. My favorite piece is the fish print pencil skirt, I love the styling with the simple polka dot blouse and plaid jacket, I would not wear the blogger boots, I would replace them with some comfy penny loafers and neutral colored knee socks. What is your favorite look?

xo!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Visual Diary part 2 : Topanga Canyon and Long beach vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

So far this trip has been pretty magical vintage shopping wize, the amount of vintage shops we visited is insane! I started to develop a pretty nice collection of stuff to bring back with me to Montreal as seen in the last photos of this post. These are two places we visited one up in the mountains in Topanga Canyon, it was so pretty and warm up there, I really wanted to go because I herd about it in a John Phillips song called "Topanga Canyon" in the song it seems so dreamy and perfect so we drove up the winding hills and held our breaths to find this amazing vintage shop called Hidden Treasures. I scored 2 70s cheerleader sweaters my latest obsession and a pink lace jacket.

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

An other place we really liked was Long beach, we visited this little strip of vintage shops all in a row, kind of like here in Montreal and New York, my favorite shop was this huge one at the end of the street, I don't remember the name but it had so much good stuff, but I did not get anything there, I felt to overwhelmed by all the amazing vintage. Stéphane got himself a Loretta Lynn lp for a great price.

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Visual Diary part 2 the vintage shopping edition

Sorry for the ubber long post but I had so much to share, we keep finding new places to visit everyday it is really hard to not take pictures of everything we see. I hope you enjoyed this post, check out all the goodies I found so far ;)

xo!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

At Sunset

My Style in California part 2

Today was perfect, I think I understand California weather now, my favorite time of the day is around 5ish, Stéphane and I have been watching the sunset everyday while walking and holding hands. The food here is so good! We have been visiting diner style restaurants and eating cheese burgers and sipping on cold lemonade.

We really like Venice beach, it feels almost city like, we did not really dig the Malibu area since the weather was cold and everything seems to be gated and out of reach. Why do people feel the need to hide here? Venice is pretty nice because there are people everywhere walking and enjoying the sun and beach. We are both in culture shock,  California by the beach is not like Montreal or New York but I think we are finding what we like here and are learning how it all works in a big city that is so spread out. In Montreal and New York you can spend hours in just one neighborhood but here you need a car and patience with traffic I swear the first few days we spent half of our days in the car. We decided to spend more time just enjoying Santa-Monica. But anyways, enough rambling, it is very pretty here and it makes for great backdrops for outfit posts, if only we had this weather back in Montreal ;)

I am wearing a new dress that was added to my wardrobe, it is by Canadian designer Birds of North America. I really do love this style of dress, it fits perfect and did I mention it has pockets? 

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

My Style in California part 2

xo!

Wearing:
-Birds of North America Flycatcher dress, Quartier Mode (birthday gift from mom)
-Modcloth cat eyes sunnies
-Jcrew ballet flats(similar)

Monday, 23 July 2012

California Visual Diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

California visual diary part 1

Just a little post today to start off this little series of photos we are taking day to day here in California.

enjoy!

xo!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

My Style in California Part 1

California diary post #1

Welcome everyone from sunny Santa Monica,California, Stéphane and I are on our honeymoon. Upon our arrival in LA we were shocked to be greeted with mild temperatures but soon learned that it depends where you are in LA. On the beach in Santa Monica is pretty cool but warms up in the late afternoons so we hit the beach then. Our little bed and breakfast is amazing it is called the Channel Road inn, a beautiful Victorian house that has been converted into an inn. So here is the first post, all the pictures were taken in the Santa Monica area near Montana and Georgina and some of Venice beach from the top of a hill. Keep your eyes peeled for much more California prettiness in the next couple of weeks ;)

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

California diary post #1

Wearing:
-Lacoste halter dress, present from Stéphane (similar)
-Cateye shades, Modcloth
-AA seafoam socks borrowed from Stéphane
-Vintage penny loafers from a vintage shop  in Longbeach called "Labomba" (similar)
xo!