June 27, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the MET

I was in New York City last week with my sister to see the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at the MET. Though you could barely move through the galleries as the museum was packed with so many people, the exhibit is a must see.

The clothing was beautifully displayed along with video installations from some of his best and most experimental seasons, including the chess inspired collection "It's Only A Game," the box within a box "Voss" collection, and his last realized collection "Plato's Atlantis." After years of just imagining what his garments looked like, I could finally examine the embroideries, textures and workmanship up close. It is absolutely pure genius. One dress was made from medical slides dyed red.

The highlight of the exhibition is definitely the ethereal hologram of Kate Moss from the "Widows of Culloden" collection, played to the melody of Schindler's List.

source: AP photo of Atlantis collection, shot of miniature Armadillo shoe

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

—Alexander McQueen

June 20, 2011

In her Closet: Candice's Collection

This is the second part of my series on Mel's and Candice's apartment in the artsy St. Denis area in Montreal. Catch the first part here of Mel's space.

I met Candice through Mel as they are both roommates and friends since fashion school. Candice is a natural red head and her room is full of cool and clean blue hues. She also works for a large fashion retailer as a designer and principal product developer. Her collection of vintage shoes is extensive but you'll have to see that for yourself.

She is also a fellow blogger and runs Dandelionheart, a blog full of dreamy images and inspiration.

royal blue DVF heels, tambourine
Candice's collection of vintage shoes
ruffled sheer chiffon blouse

collection of necklaces hanging on a picture frame
rings and bangles
vintage camera
kitchen space

chest full of art supplies and collection of magazines
Candice sitting in the alcove

June 16, 2011

Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair

Since the weather looked promising and we were in the neighborhood, we wandered over to the Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair in Williamsburg on Sunday. There was an overwhelming amount of vendors lining Mcarren Park with cute jewelry, ceramics and screen printed shirts.

I did manage to find myself in the food area as I have a slight weakness for sweets. I couldn't resist the frozen yogurt served from the mobile food truck called Joyride.

After being in Williamsburg for just a few hours, I had the strange urge to buy a small cute dog and get a stenciled arm tattoo as everyone seemed to have one or the other or both!

Joy in a Cup!

June 15, 2011

My New York Minute

Last Friday, I was whisked away on a surprise trip to New York City to celebrate our anniversary. We were lucky enough to get upgraded to this fancy suite with a private balcony and the most amazing view of New York.

We barely had time to enjoy it as we were busy exploring the city, eating a delicious dinner at L'ecole and catching a performance at the New York City Ballet. I love New York and I will be back again for a planned visit to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Met.

June 13, 2011

Tulle le Monde. Tout le Monde.

I just got back from a surprise weekend in New York to celebrate our anniversary. I snuck in a few appointments with some leather suppliers before heading back today. 

I meant to post this sooner.  I found these images of silk tulle and lace inspirational and so romantic.
Found via tumblr.

June 9, 2011

Fashion Illustrator: Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson makes tattoos look incredibly feminine and whimsical. I would love to buy these fashion illustrations for every space in my room. Click here for her equally impressive website.

How fierce is this Owl Hat?

June 5, 2011

In her Closet: Melanie's Colorful Collection

This weekend, Mel and Candice allowed me to photograph their apartment for my blog series, 'In her Closet', an intimate look at Fashion Designer's spaces. Mel and I used to work in the same design office, but she is leaving the corporate world to pursue her own creative projects. Congrats Mel!

She's a painter, musician and fashion designer and shares a colorful and cheerful apartment with Candice, who is also a designer (more on her space in the next installment). Be sure to check out Mel's blog on local fashion, food and music here.

fashion illustration book/ vintage and new rings
Mel's favorite heels
Vintage Singer sewing machine passed down from her Grandma
colorful brushes/ pin board of past music concert tickets
Collection of books/ vintage chiffon top
Collection of shoes (she stores them in her guitar case)
Vintage shoes/ Vintage sequin top
Mel playing her guitar

June 3, 2011

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Bird..

Feather necklace LoveatFirstBlush
I thought I would share some of the inspiration behind my work. My ivory white feather necklaces (available in the shop) are inspired by the wings of a dove and feathers of a swan. 

Have a great weekend!


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