Posts from ‘Colour’
I have been really inspired by the bold colours being worn in the white house lately. Bright solid coloured suits and dresses are making a comeback in the wardrobes of professional women. Well, that’s good for me because if I am going to design a suit, chances are it’s going to be colourful.
This is the Spring 2012 Tuxedo Jacket in Fuchsia stretch linen.
Yes, I said stretch linen. Machine washable, it will get softer to the touch with age.
I also made a dress and a pencil skirt in this fabric.
Be loud this Summer. Buy something in a bright colour you have always loved, but never dared to wear.
This is Chiara.
She has been a client since before Katrin Leblond Design, when I was manufacturing under the brand name Fairyesque. She is delightful and beautiful and it was such a pleasure to accessorize her wedding dress.
Let’s just start by saying that she is way cool to be getting married in a chartreuse yellow dress!
I made the Veil in Yellow and Ivory tulle. It is long and billowy … and doesn’t she just look fantastic?!
In the background you can catch a glimpse of her fabulous sister in the red apple dress by OCUNID.
It’s wedding season and I am slowly getting back in the saddle, so if you have any last minute wedding dresses that need making, call me!
I love flowers.
I know, to you this is obvious. I design flowery clothing. I use flower prints. I embellish and embroider with flowers.
These are my newest creation.
They are made from real roses.
Can you believe it? Bet you can’t.
The roses are dried in silica gel so that they keep their 3D form. Then they are lacquered with a resin finish so that they become hard and strong. They still look delicate and fragile and yet they are tough as nails. Hanging on a sterling silver chain and, voila! a beautiful piece of summer jewelry.
The rainbow selection…how will you choose which one is for you? So unique. So precious. Nature in all it’s glory.
I also made rosette earrings and rosebud cluster necklaces. Perfect for a summer wedding. I wore a pair of these earrings at my own wedding. Little purple ones to go with my ridiculously over the top purple wedding dress and pink veil.
The hair clips are very glam and would look great for PROM.
Getting dressed up for the holidays is another way to get yourself in a festive mood. I love having a Christmas dress that I wear only once a year. I know it’s an extravagance but it makes the day feel extra special for me. Every two or three years I buy a new dress for my daughter to wear at holiday time too. It starts our special holiday day off with the ritual of dressing in our special dresses. Here is a fun way to finish off your special look for when you are ready to join your friends and families.
Your life is your most powerful art. See you at the boutique.
All Ivko skirts prices range from $189 to $219 Buy now!
This year browns and blues are strong for Fall.
Just forget about black.
Look below and you will see why.
These Ivko sweaters and hoodies are both $199 at Boutique Katrin Leblond or in our on-line store.
The crop sweater is for all you ladies who want to show off your waist. Your true waist. It brings the eye up and away from the tummy and the hips and low and … drumroll please … behold we see the waist. Curvaliscious as you are, it is great to draw attention to your best parts. Throw it over a cute dress, or wear with a pair of jeans, the crop sweater is worth a try.
Ivko bolero $189
fascinator $90 made by Katrin Leblond (me)
Say hello to purple and turquoise (and Teal for Fall). It is time to start the transition to Fall. Keep those jewel tones around but pack up the peach, mint and hot pink.
Take a look in your closet and see if you have anything that you didn’t wear at all this summer. Make a bag for your friends to go through, or give it to the Renaissance.
silk flower hair clip $24
boiled wool belt $78
I love IVKO.
You love IVKO.
We all go crazy for IVKO.
Why? Because it gets cold here and these sweater coats and tunics will keep you cozy and warm.
In store soon. I promise to send an e-mail when they have arrived.
I love the Virgin of Guadalupe and I don’t really understand why. I guess it is because she is such a stylish goddess. She is always portrayed surrounded by glitter and pretty things and lots of colour. She is the brown skinned Virgin and she is a Mother.
So I tried to make Virgin cookies…..not the best tasting cookies I ever made, but still kinda fun.
I also used the top of an old perfume bottle to emboss roses into the cookie dough.
And now, for a peek at a recent release of the new Fall collection: the Guadalupe skirt! Isn’t she just fabulous!
This is one of my favourite costumes from last year’s Smirkus production. We stitched all the veins of each leaf mixing silk leaves that we made in the studio with fake maple leaves that i found. It took a few days of appliquee work.
One that note, the Fall collection is starting to arrive in the store. Come take a look!
This is a little peek into Gabrielle Adam’s summer vacation travelling Europe. How cute does she look in her Katrin Leblond designs?
I have just a few of this dress left: The flirt dress in stripes $115 (I think, from memory) and I am pretty sure I have M and XL in stock.
The best sweater ever by Maillagogo. Made right here in Montreal. This is a two tone blue cotton knit $140.
Now YOU send me your travel pictures or post them on Facebook on the Katrin Leblond Design page!
I know it was months ago and I haven’t been posting a lot lately, but here are my pictures from the opening night of the Jean Paul Gaultier show in Montreal. It is the all time best show ever!
Go see it!
Don’t miss it!
I was very inspired and have been back to see it again since the opening night. It was so crazy that night, that invited guests had to line up for hours just to get into the Museum.
The first series of photos below were taken while Krin and I took were in the line up to get into the Museum.
Me wearing a turquoise silk bustier ($158-258) and Russian Bracelet ($12-16) and Silk chiffon scarf ($22-32).
My muse and circus super star Karin Maren Haglund wearing the Purple Bella dress ($278)
The slim fit crinoline in multi reds ($140) available in 12 different colors at Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 blvd. St-Laurent
The Museum of Fine arts in Montreal decked out in JPG sailor stripes.
Just before we went in to see the show I bumped into Rosie Godbout. Her atelier is upstairs from mine and she is an incredible textile artist who specializes in felting and makes the most amazing winter coats.
Here we are inside the show admiring and stealing pictures on the down low.
My fave dress above and Krin’s fave below.
the famous Can Can dress was on a catwalk of moving mannekins. The installation of the show is superb and very fresh.
I leave you with this picture of the most incredible shoe collage: heels inside wedge sandals! WOW!
Katrin Leblond, un arrêt printanier obligé
La belle Katrin m’a fait parvenir plusieurs de ses suggestions, mais j’ai retenu la robe « Princesse corail » que je trouve assez spectaculaire. Une robe 100% soie, pour 345$. Elle est merveilleuse non?
La boutique Katrin Leblond est un must absolut pour votre magasinage de robe de bal. Vous y trouverez un choix très inspirant de modèles, pour toutes les tailles et toutes les bourses, tant par la designer propriétaire que par les nombreux designers québécois qu’elle accueille dans sa boutique. Ne passez pas à côté des joyeux bibis fabriqués par Katrin elle-même, et les crinolines de fabrication locale qui pourront compléter plusieurs modèles de robe.
Primed in bold colours, with all the subtlety laid on in layers. Her work nods to impressionists like Monet and the group of Seven but offers it’s very own distinct contemporary and feminine eye. Already housed in the collections of top politicians and companies like Bombardier and Hydro Quebec, this well affiliated artist’s work is virtually guaranteed to exponentially acquire value. If ever you thought of dabbling in the potentially lucrative business of art collecting this is the artist to buy. A limited selection of Madelaine’s paintings are available for viewing at the boutique.
There is something really magical about popping this great big flower open in the middle of a rain shower. It instantly brings brightness to a gray day. I feel like I am offering a moment of surprise and wonder to the people around me when I pop mine open. I love the quality of the mechanisms: the smooth slide and satisfying pop as it snaps open. I love the feeling of the wooden handle and the scalloped edge finishing. I also love the price. At $37 dollars I think it is a steal for the numerous moments of fantasy it offers and for its fabulous halo of petals. Get yours at the store now! Quantities are limited and the demand is now.