Posts from ‘Katrin Leblond’

May
27

 

 

The hoodie is made from silk chiffon and ivory mesh with sheer leaves appliqued onto the sleeve on one side.

The dress is a silk bustier, but we customized it by adding fullness to the skirt; layers of shredded lace and silk to fill it out and add volume.

Bustier et bolero Katrin Leblond

Wedding dress custom Katrin Leblond

Wedding Dress Katrin Leblond

Jupe robe de mariee de Katrin Leblond

Bustier Katrin Leblond

Bolero capuchon Katrin Leblond

Robe sur mesure Katrin Leblond

chiffon de soie fleur

May
23

Here they are, all piling up on the table.

Hearts that take waaaay too long to make!  They are pieced from little cut pieces of silk chiffon.  Then we spray them with water and fill all the gaps and keep working that way until they become full fluffy multicolor heart explosions!

silk chiffon ruffle hearts

Appliqued onto tank tops, they come to life.

Camisol coer Katrin Leblond

Ruffle heart tank top white

silk chiffon scrap appliquee

multicolour silk hearts

Here you see them at the early stages of the process.  We sew them onto black or white Lycra mesh so that they retain their elasticity.  The technique is quite complicated.

hands on sewing machine

making hearts for appliquee

Annick making silk ruffle hearts

Before we sew it onto a top, it gets a little haircut to clean up the edges.

Silk heart Katrin Leblond Designer montreal

 

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silk herats on sewing machine

What a mess in the studio when these are in production.  Soon we will be making little mini heart pins.  Can’t wait.

Shop KL tops online NOW!  Click here!

Apr
08

Nature Forest Bride

This dress was made for Andrée and is the first example of the Divine dress from my Spring 2014 collection.

It is a layer of sheer silk chiffon over ivory jersey.  We stitched linen lace onto the under layer (not visible in the photo).  The top panel of the dress is a piece of vegetable dyed silk and the bride added some beads to the neckline herself.

Sheer silk veil

Forest wedding dress by Katrin Leblond

Forest wedding sitting on earth

Blessings on this beautiful couple.

May your love last long and grow stronger every day.

Mar
27

Katrin Leblond Spring Dress and Ivko cardigan

This is my feather mandala dress.  I feel like it has magical powers and is charged with the purpose of making women feel beautiful and powerful.  But that is another story…. I wanted to show you how incredible it looks with this light brown Ivko cardigan.  It is gorgeous.  They were made to be together!  I always love it when two designers’ collections go so well together.  I have always felt that Ivko sweaters were designed for my store.  They complement my clothes so perfectly.

That being said, the Spring collections are in the store now!  Ivko, KL, Arianne, Metamorphose, Yoga jeans and Ayala Bar.

If you want to shop for any of these brands, check out our online store.  Shop here!

Earth tones dress Montreal

Robes Designer Montreal Magasins

Mar
20

Here is the crinoline on the sewing machine getting a custom black hem.  Ohhh… it’s for a bride!

pink crinoline with black hem

Now this is no shy lady, as you can tell from her color choices.

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This dress is based on one of my dresses in the store, but we customized the colors for her.

Katrin Leblond dress robe montreal

….and I embellished her shoes for her!

embellished shoes for bride

fashion mode montreal party dress

robe occasions montreal special dress

Montreal bride custom order

flower petals under black tulle

Montreal designer dress robes

chaussures embellie

every stitch made with love.

Mar
04

Robe equinoxe de Katrin Leblond Montreal

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Feb
05

Bonjour Katrin,

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,

Marie-Claude

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Jan
15

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.

Sexy Dress B+W with circles embellishment by Katrin Leblond Montreal designer

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.

Sheer turtleneck by Montreal Designer Katrin Leblond

Col roule noir par Designer Montrealais Katrin Leblond

I sell turtle necks in black, red and blue…all on the 50% off rack right now.

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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.

Bolero by Montreal designer Katrin Leblond

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.

Black dress with sheer overlay at bust by Katrin Leblond Montreal DesignerDresses 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.

Tunich with multicolour appliquee by Katrin Leblond Montreal designer

Black embellished tunic by Katrin Leblond Montreal designer

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.

Turquoise Dress by Katrin Leblond Montreal Designer

Plum shimmer dress by Montreal Designer Katrin Leblond

Boutique Katrin Leblond 4647 St-Laurent Montreal, QC 514-678-9616

Jan
10

Ivko Bolero by Katrin Leblond

Ivko Jeans Jacket Katrin Leblond

Ivko Skirt embroidered Katrin Leblond

Ivko swater Katrin Leblond

Ivko Queen Jacket Blue Katrin Leblond

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!

 

Ivko wrapover cardigan cream Katrin Leblond

Ivko Queen Jacket Katrin Leblond

Ivko Jacket Katrin Leblond

Ivko pulover Katrin Leblond

Ivko Cardigan stripes oatmeat Katrin Leblond

All these Ivko sweaters, skirts, boleros and tunics can be purchased online or in my boutique.

Buy online NOW

4647 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, 514-678-9616

Dec
31

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.

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Katrin Leblond and Iris Glaser

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Dec
11

Boutique Katrin Leblond gifts

 

Aviator hat in ivko fabric by Katrin Leblond $92

Loop necklace, 100% silk, $25

Mittens, wool and polar fleece, $45

Recycled fur collar, by Kazak, $80

Pupina necklace $40

Ayala Bar gypsy earrings $160

Ear muffs, $68

Pins, $12 – $25

Dec
09

Abundance hoodie with wing leggings (left), Anna Dress over palazzo pants (right)

Best dressed window in town!

Abundance hoodie with wing leggings (left), Anna Dress over palazzo pants (right)

Ivko wrapover cardigan with jacquard skirt (left) and Katrin Leblond Abundance hoodie over wing leggings on right

Ivko wrapover cardigan with jacquard skirt (left) and Katrin Leblond Abundance hoodie over wing leggings on right

www.ivkostore.com

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Felt hat with mohair shawls in pastel colours

Felt hat with mohair shawls in pastel colours

Peach velvet tote bag

Peach velvet tote bag

Ivko embellished felt hat lavender

Ivko embellished felt hat lavender
Holiday window display, no red!!!

Holiday window display, no red!!!

Ivko wrapover cardigan black

Ivko wrapover cardigan black

Aviator hat and Ivko cardigan

Aviator hat and Ivko cardigan

All hand beaded necklace in mauve and gold

All hand beaded necklace in mauve and gold

Anna Dress over Palazzo Pants (left) Patti top over Jupe Calin and IVKO leggings

Anna Dress over Palazzo Pants (left)
Patti top over Jupe Calin and IVKO leggings

Nov
22

Here are my newest winter accessories!

Ivko Hat winter

Aviator Hat $92

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Felt Gatsby hat $88

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Wrist warmers $39

Chauffe poignets $39

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Go to Ivko store now!

Nov
21

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Detail Top col Bateau

Top col Bateau mauve

Jupe Triangle noire

Top Col Bateau noir, mauve, marine, kaki, XS- XXL, $ 110.00

 

Nov
02

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!)

Oct
31

 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

Oct
30

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.-

Oct
27

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)

Oct
26

I am very proud of this one.  I think it’s beautiful.  It makes you want to twirl and dance.

 Hoodie Abondance,  2 way zipper, (XS|S) – M – (L|XL)

Detail manche & dos.

The back yoke panel is a beautiful paisley silk velvet.  Mmmm… so divine!

Hoodie Abondance vue de dos, magnifique !

Oct
25

 Tunique Sara, rouge, XS-XL, $ 147.00

100% made in Montreal – fabric, thread and sewing!!!

100% ethical fashion!!!

Encolure drapee

Vue de dos

Pantalon Aile, noir, XS-XL, $ 97.00

also comes in red, brown & jeans knit

Oct
24

Bolero Gypsy long noir \ black, XS -XL, $ 99.00

Bolero Gypsy long rouge \ red, XS-XL, $99.00

                Pantalon Abondance XS-XL $

Jun
26

Aujourd’hui je profite de cette magnifique journée pour aller à la plage d’Oka, parce que je n’ai qu’un désir : me mettre les pieds dans l’eau, marcher sur le sable, m’étendre au soleil.

Mon sac à l’épaule, mon chapeau sur la tête, mon maillot de bain sur le dos, je me dirige vers une table à l’ombre. Non, à bien y penser je préfère au soleil. Je suis due pour casser le blanc de ma peau qui en a plus que besoin.

J’installe ma serviette, sors mon lunch et prends une bouchée. Un morceau de poulet de chez Rico, accompagné d’une salade de légumes faite maison. Rien de moins qu’un concassé de céleri, persil, ciboulette et roquette, agrémenté d’une macédoine de fèves germées, avec un soupçon de sarrasin germé et déshydraté pour le croquant, de Juliennes des dames, petites fleurs sauvages comestibles, pour le piquant et un effiloché d’algues Nori séchées. Le tout arrosé d’une vinaigrette à base d’huile de tournesol première pression, pressée à froid, biologique, d’un peu de moutarde de Dijon, de jus de citron et d’orange.

Je me régale, les yeux en direction du lac qui est parsemé d’audacieux qui se baignent malgré la température de l’eau, qui est un peu trop froide à mon goût.

Rassasiée, je prends le temps de regarder autour et qu’est-ce que je vois, juste derrière moi? Un sac Katrin Leblond Design.

Il trône parmi une serviette, une petite chaise de plage aux rayures bleues, un parasol aux taches impressionnistes. On a laissé traîner de délicates sandales de cuir brun avec des appliqués de couleur et une bouteille d’eau Évian.

J’aurais pu me retrouver n’importe où sur cette longue plage, mais non, je suis assise en terrain connu. Il faut le faire!

Une vingtaine de minutes plus tard, deux magnifiques jeunes femmes se dirigent vers le fameux sac. Je les laisse se sécher, s’installer, me lève et m’enquiert sur la propriétaire du sac.

Il appartient à Ariane Manuguerra-Gagné, qui a acheté une robe turquoise chez Katrin Leblond l’été dernier, pour célébrer le point final mis à sa thèse de maîtrise, et qu’elle a porté à l’occasion d’un cocktail parent-professeur. Elle ajoute qu’on l’a beaucoup complimenté sur son originalité.

Je la visualise et je ne doute pas que le drapé de la robe lui a donné de l’élégance. Que l’unique bretelle multicolore, qui a mis en évidence sa chair ferme, l’a rendue séduisante.

Ses yeux sont intelligents, son sourire resplendissant, sa façon d’être ouverte sur le monde. Je suis convaincue qu’il n’y a pas que la robe qu’on a complimenté. Pour moi, elle incarne cette nouvelle génération de femmes toutes en beauté, fières de l’être, dont la puissance intérieure leur sert de levier pour aller vers l’autre, les autres. Pour offrir le meilleur d’elles-même et devenir une maille tissée serré dans leur environnement.

C’est quand même toute une synchronicité cette rencontre, alors que je travaille à la réédition du livre “Un vêtement habillé d’une intention” publié l’an dernier à l’occasion du 5e anniversaire de la boutique de Katrin et qui devrait sortir en magasin au courant de l’été.

Marie Cornellier

Jun
24

I love making wedding dresses.  This one, however, was extra special for me.

Becky has been a client of mine for a few years now.  When she came into my shop and told me she was getting married and …would I make her wedding dress, I was thrilled!  Yay!  How exciting!  She tried on my ready to wear gown off the rack and it fit perfectly.  I told her I would embellish the front of the bustier to match who she is.  She gave me carte blanche to do what I wanted.  I promised I would make it pretty, and I would make it “Becky”.  Here’s the dress!

The back laces up and I hand sewed beads and sequins onto the bodice.  I also made the veil with a small row of hand sewn beads at the top of the barrette.

May
29

May
14

Bring out your killer instinct in the KILLER WHALE DRESS!

Need a dress to give you a little more backbone and courage?  This is it!

Deep-black cotton base with appliqué and stitching in white.  This is not a print!  This is all done on the sewing machine!  Oh yeah!

Where did the idea come from?

 My husband Mike was watching “Whale Wars”, a reality TV show about the hard-core activists that brave the arctic trying to disarm illegal whaling ships.  He said I should make a whale dress.  So here it is.

 Tunic or dress you decide…also depends how tall you are and how much leg you like to show.  Either way, it will always work with leggings or skinny jeans.

Sizes XS-S-M-L $165 (fair price for a truly unique piece of textile art!)

www.katrinleblond.com

 

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