J’espère que tu vas bien. Je suis passée à la boutique juste avant Noël pour y voir les changements. Super! J’espère aussi que ta méga-vente fonctionne à merveille et que tu as pu créer de l’espace pour tes futures créations.
J’ai eu envie de te partager quelques une des photos qui ont été prises par Pierre Reydon, photographe, dans la très belle campagne malgache, dans la région des hauts-plateaux. Car ce sont tes vêtements que j’ai porté pour la majorité du shooting. Tes vêtements me suivent partout et je suis bien dedans… Aujourd’hui c’est un samedi ordinaire et pourtant, je porte ta jupe d’inspiration mexicaine en coton avec un imprimé fleuri magnifique et de la dentelle dans le bas. Pourquoi faudrait-il garder les vêtements qui nous font sentir belle que pour les grandes occasions? Alors j’avais juste envie de te dire “keep on the good work”!
Prend soin des tiens,
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Venez découvrir la collection d’automne de Katrin Leblond à prix de liquidation: 10 $, 20 $, 25 $, -50%, -75%, et ce, pour toutes les tailles de XS à XL. Les puls Ivko de la collection d’automne 2013 sont à -30%. Je veux tout vendre. Aussi en solde: Metamorphose, James jeans, Colette van Haaren.
Mardi 28 11h-18h
(avec cette invitation)
Mercredi 29 11h-18h
Jeudi 30 11h-20h
Vendredi 31 11h-20h
Pour la première fois à la boutique
Il y a assez pour tout le monde. Nous avons beaucoup de marchandises et tout doit partir! Portez vos plus beaux sous-vêtements et venez essayer de jolis vêtements de marques à prix de liquidation fous. Amenez vos amies, vos mamans, vos filles! Soutenez les entreprises québécoises en magasinant local. Sentez-vous belle et recevez beaucoup de compliments!
Wearing dresses in the Winter is great! But not always easy or warm.
A few easy ideas or accessories will make your wardrobe a little more manageable.
Take this summer dress, for example.
Option A: Add a black turtleneck underneath. Preferably something not too thick so that you don’t notice where the waistband ends. This is a more sporty, casual look.
I sell turtle necks in black, red and blue…all on the 50% off rack right now.
Option B: Add a bolero. I make 4 different models in all possible colors. This one ties in the front and has full length sleeves. This is a more elegant, feminine option.
Choose a dress with a lining, or buy a slip. In the winter we wear thick tights, or leggings under everything. Dresses often cling to your layers and don’t fall and drape properly, not to mention the static created by some carpets!
The Gabriella dress (below) has a built in lining.
Dresses with long sleeves are hard to find. We have winters that are colder than most, so designers are not designing with us in mind. They are designing for all of North America and more moderate climates. That is why some Fall/Winter collections are very un-wintery. Below is my long sleeve Sara Dress in Black with silk multicolor embellishments.
More long sleeve dresses (3/4 sleeve actually). Some women prefer 3/4 sleeve, but I think the problem often stems from not having sleeves hemmed to the exact right length. At the boutique we offer an alteration service on anything purchased here, and I encourage you to always make things fit just right even if it means taking off only an inch.
Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 St-Laurent Montreal, QC 514-678-9616
That would be me reacting to my almost two year old who wants some attention and is walking around wearing winter boots, winter mitts and nothing else!
All these Ivko sweaters, skirts, boleros and tunics can be purchased online or in my boutique.
4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, 514-678-9616
or come visit us at Boutiue Katrin Leblond
4647 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Canada
Here is my art buddie Iris! We love crafting together. She is a brilliant artist (mostly watercolour) and a great graphic designer. She designed my logo and just about all of my corporate branding. We spent a few evenings together over the holidays and decided to collaborate on some paintings together. I dug out some blank canvases and acrylic paints. The goal was to paint her something for her office and we decided to paint some Frida portraits. Afterwards we felt like, with more time, we would love to paint a dozen of them, and some monkeys and parrots too.
I named this top after my current pattern-maker Patricia: The Patti top.
She is a genius and she always understand what I am trying to convey in my sketches. This top is the perfect expression of what I wanted: A generous drape over the bust with a panel that gently covers the stomach, all the while staying fitted and feminine.
We made it from XS-XXL and it retails at $88
(It’s also an amazing top for breastfeeding!)
Happy Halloween dear friends and witches!
I can’t believe I have never been Frida before! It took me 15min to get dressed like this in the morning. My wardrobe is fully equipped to dress 10 Frida’s and my jewelry collection suits her just fine.
Oh, how I wish she were still alive and I could invite her to my store. I would love to have dressed Frida for real.
In this outfit I feel beautiful and powerful and feminine. An amazing trio of emotions to feel when you look in the mirror. Thank you Frida for everything you created and stood for.
I love this fabric so much. I call it the feather mandala. I feel like it has magical powers.
Below are two of my current styles that were cut in this material, a dress and a top. The dress is called the star dress and has the fantastic feature of being very flattering while gently hiding the tummy. The top is called the ballerina top. It is a great cleavage top and also great for breast-feeding, so send all your nursing friends to me for fashionable maternity wear.
Robe Etoile, beige imprimée, XS -XL, $175.00
Robe Etoile, beige imprimée, manches 3\4
Ballerina Top, beige imprimée, XS-XL, $135.00
Ballerina top avec pantalon Abondance
These are so hard to portray in a picture like this. They are much funkier on a body with a cute bootie showing under the cuff. They are based on my wing pants that have been a huge success. High waisted and made from Canadian rayon, these are sure to last a long time and are guaranteed not to pill!
Leggings Aile, noir, XS -XL, $ 97.00
Wing leggings, black XS-XL, $97.-
This dress is inspired by the lines of 1920 flapper dresses (without being so boxy and shapeless). They often had deep V patterns on the front, slicing across the bust all the way down to the stomach. I, of course, did my own embellished version in my all time favorite color combo red and purple. The stripe on this dress is especially interesting because it is rare to find black and blue together. Casual, but with a touch of whimsey, this dress has been appealing to women of all ages and sizes. Today I sold one to a 65 year old very funky lady!
Robe Sexy Petal, bleu raye, XS – XL, $126.00
Detail de la Robe Sexy Petal (tunique)
Add this one to your pile of beloved Ivko sweaters just because you can.
It is so very affordable! $190 in brown, blue or black.
The collar folds up or opens like a blazer with beautiful enamel buttons on one side. A small jewel detail with decorative chain can be easily removed if it is not your thing. Made form 100% wool, this sweater is warm, joyful and practical.
The blue sweater below with orange details is both casual and bright. Pair it with jeans or rust colored cords and you have Fall in your back pocket!
Below is the black combo, the classiest in my opinion. I have two matching skirts that it can be worn with, one mini and one knee-length. It makes a nice little business suit when matched together.
$190 (I know, can you believe it??? An Ivko sweater for only $190!!!) sizes: 36-44
Where are you going? Ivko is in the store now! And also available online at http://store.katrinleblond.com/