Posts from ‘Fall Collection’
Marie-Claude is one of those people with inner joy. She dances as she walks, her enthousiasm is contageous and she smiles the most radiant of smiles!
This is a dress I made two years ago. She wears it beautifully and inhabits it naturally. Never shy, Marie-Claude started as a client, became and employee, and has now moved to Madagascar to take on adventure.
This dress is a special piece. From a sewing perspective it is difficult to make since the whole dress has to be completed before the wool appliquee can be stitched on. The stripes make the full circumference of the neckline lightly contouring the shoulder and the top of the sleeve. I made it in black and dark blue. There are still a few left (though not many, sorry for posting a picture so late!) and it retails for $165.
Have I mentioned how great it is to be this warm in the winter! And to be pretty and colourful! This coat is made of the softest thick wool imaginable. You can wear it directly against your skin without it feeling scratchy. You can pull the collar up and it becomes a hood.
It is extra magical because it also wards off the EVIL EYE. If you look closely, you will see the row of eyes down the centre with eyelashes and blue centres.
What she’s wearing:
Accessory around neck: scarfette $8
Navy linen vest: $175
Skirt with wool appliqué: $160
Navy is just another black. Blue black. Don’t be afraid of it Montrealers. I know you are addicted to black, but navy is just a softer more daytime version of black. Wear it with red and you make the colour shine. Wear it with white and you look summery and nautical. Wear it with mustard or lemon or yellow and you will be making a very avant garde fashion statement. ”But I don’t have navy shoes” I hear you say. So what! Just wear black tights and black shoes, or better yet knee-high brown boots. Now go out into the world fearlessly. Navy is your friend. It makes rosy cheeks look rosier. In the deep of winter you will look less pale. Best of all, it’s a classic.
How to wear a VEST: The vest is a sexy top on it’s own. I mean it. It’s got that “I’m naked underneath appeal.” (even with a cami) It is perfect for Holiday office parties because it allows you to feel hot while looking professional. The vest is also great for layering. Wear it over a collared shirt for the cute sexy librarian intellectual look. Wear it over a loose gypsy blouse for that masculine meets feminine appeal. Wear it over a flowery dress and it changes everything; now that dress has become a suit. Wear it under a blazer for the double breasted effect. I tell you, it is endless. If you ever find a vest that fits your feminine forms and makes you feel sexy (i.e. it does NOT flatten your bust), you must buy it. It will last you a lifetime and never go out of style.