Posts from ‘Boutique’
The new Ivko collection has arrived.
Stunningly beautiful, this Fall Winter collection was designed with inspirations from Turkish tile mosaics, traditional Russian Flower embroidery and natural botanical leaves. It contains three main colour palettes that complement different complexions and skin tones. Dark rich reds are combined with navy and mustard yellow, The earth tones are combined with lavender for a beautiful soft look and the Greys are mixed with pink, plum and light blue.
The sweaters come in different wights; some light and thin, some thicker that can be worn as a Fall coat, all of them super soft. Whether you are looking for a sporty ski chalet look, or an elegant office cardigan, Ivko has it all in this Fall collection.
Les soldes sont arrivée!
Réductions de 50%, 70%.
Des items a $25 et $50 chaque.
Trouver du Ivko, Katrin Leblond, Métamorphose, Melow et Colette van Haaren.
Long and drapey, this is your everyday cardigan for summer evenings and air conditioned offices. Made from high end rayon-viscose yarn, it is super soft and feels incredible on bare skin. Ivko yarns are extremely luxurious. The raspberry color has been our best seller this summer, but the mud brown is perfect for the red-head earth tone girl. The back detail of hand drawn lines that descend the back in a v-pattern is very flattering on the bum. This cardigan feels like a work of contemporary textile art. Ivko, you’ve done it agaion! shop now
I love this linen dress. It is made from knit linen, so it won’t wrinkle and crinkle the way linen often does. It comes in raspberry and black as well. The hem is knitted with a beautiful lacy pattern and the tone on tone screen printing adds a touch of wallpaper whimsey.
The dress below was sold out all over North America and at the last minute, I got a shipment of them! Yay! It think it is just gorgeous. Made from fine mercerized cotton, it is soft, comfortable and cut just right to flatter the body nicely. The waist is a little bit loose and a reversible belt can be added, but I wear mine without.
My newest creation: a purple wedding dress!
How happy was i to make this dress? Very happy. I even did it at a discount because I was so inspired by the idea of making it. All the lace was hand cut and appliqued with the help of double sided fusing. Choosing a stitch color that didn’t show was tricky. We had to choose a dusty lavender that didn’t show on the mesh with the purple shining through. The lovely bride is getting married in France; lucky girl! Blessing on her wedding.
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,
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