Never stop being creative!
This is my newest art project; a collaboration with graphic designer Iris Glaser. We were inspired by a window display we painted in my store in December of fairies, Fridas and fashionistas. (see pictures here) A few months later we spent some time on the idea of a colouring book for girls and women that would reflect our current experience of art and feminism. Mix and match was the perfect way to express our varied selves, ever changing and all ages. Drawing from the comtemporary and the mythological, we created 12 plates that were fun and empowering images. We chose cardstock so that the book can be used with watercolours as well as markers. Making sure every head, torso and legs were equally fun and different, we made sure not to include stereotypical professions or princesses. No princesses at all! Believing we need to actively choose the images we surround ourselves with, our ladies show a diversity in their expression of femininity.
Here is my daughter Victoria working on her first mix. She calls this one the ladybug girl. She really loves the hair and the robot girl legs.
Iris painted this spectacular mermaid singer.
The book is available for purchase online and in my boutique.
They are the most comfortable jeans on the market.
We carry only high rise and mid-rise jeans from sizes 25-34.
Purple will always hold a special place in my heart because my whole Leblond family loves purple too. It is our family colour. We wear purple to weddings and funerals. That’s just how we role. My daughter is the fourth generation of purple lovers.
I feel like stabbing myself with scissors; it is so quiet in the store.
Luckily I have the production of the new collection in the Studio to keep busy and creative.
January is a creative time
2015 collection is inspired by:
40, 50, 60 & 70 year old REBELS
We are in full production of the Spring collection and have already devoted one wall of the store entirely to Spring styles. This year the collection is both versatile and feminine, sporty and romantic, and always soft and comfortable. I would even say that this collection is quite dreamy; sheer cottons in beautiful colors and as requested matching tops and skirts and jackets.
EVERYTHING IS MADE IN MONTREAL. Where it belongs!
That being said, it has been so quiet in the boutique, we are wondering…where is everyone? Don’t you love us anymore? Come for the studio sale next week, come for the 2015 collection, come because new clothing is good for your morale. Whatever your reason, when you are here WE WILL TREAT YOU LIKE THE GODDESS YOU ARE!
Here is my new zip-up available in black, grey, blue and fuchsia. It is a blend of sporty and dressy. The zipper piping is made by sewing strips of silk and knits onto printed cotton and then cutting this material into strips crosswise in the other direction. The result is a nice splash of colour. Textile jewelry in a way. This jacket has a two way zipper, thumb holes on the sleeve and pockets. Yes, pockets. No garment should be without them.
Hoodies used to be for jogging and weekends. Those days are no more!
Now hoods are appearing on dresses, tunics and I even made one in silk chiffon for a bride last summer. Below are two designs from my Fall 2014-15 collection. The jacket is slim cut with large pockets and a fairytale hood. The tunic is based on one of my all time best selling cuts (the sexy dress). It has 3/4 sleeves and a lined hood. Each style comes in 5 colours.
shop Pocket hoodie coat
I love it when people ask me if what they are wearing is TOO MUCH.
In fashion there is no such thing as too much. It is all about context and occasion and mood. Sometimes, and in this case especially for a wedding, I believe you really are allowed to go all out and be too much. I have been designing and making custom wedding dresses for 6 years now and every bride presents a new challenge. The dress below was designed for one of my fashion shows. The woman who purchased it saw it in the store window one evening when we were closed. She came back twice with friends just to make sure it was not too bold. Below she is photographed with her daughter (who is also wearing one of my art dresses) and her father.