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Welcome to cooler days and wooly sweaters. To enjoying your tea a little bit more deeply and adding layers to your body.
The cocooning phase has arrived and covering up your hands and head and neck are starting to feel like good ideas.
I always notice the first real cold days arrive and everyone is so desperate for a hat, that they will put any old knit tuque from the bottom of their glove compartment on their heads. Why not be ahead of the game this year and get yourself a hat that will make you want to embrace Fall with open arms.
Shop Fall Accessories here
Delightful color combinations and beautiful motifs. The Royalty collection is this year’s pinnacle of jacquard design. It is pure perfection of detail and confection. Inspired by stone carving on castles and Renaissance motifs, its is sumptuous and divine. The high quality merino wool yarns feel amazing against the skin.
Click on any image to shop the item.
Katrin Leblond’s new collection – Nouvelle Collection
for girls 2-9 years old – pour fillette de 2 a 9 ans
Launch Party – Party de lancement
Saturday June 4 11am-5pm – Samedi 4 Juin de 11h-17h
4647 St-Laurent blvd.
Face painting all day – Painture sur visage toute la journee
I like gifts.
I have a small gift for you if you love my designs and IVKO sweaters.
I have created a promo code that will earn you a $20 discount on any purchase in my online boutique. (must spend over $100, but we all know how easy that is! expires Dec 24th)
enter “holidaycheer” at checkout
Purple will always hold a special place in my heart because my whole Leblond family loves purple too. It is our family colour. We wear purple to weddings and funerals. That’s just how we role. My daughter is the fourth generation of purple lovers.
I see it every day. I am not saying this to everyone, but in varying degrees it is true for all of us.
Your wardrobe is dead.
It no longer expresses who you are and your clothes don’t fit you properly. The biggest telltale sign is the underwear drawer. The panties are too tight and the elastics cut into the beautiful soft flesh of your hips, causing them to not look Rubenesque and curvy anymore. Instead your hips have multiple curves semi-permanently carved into your flesh by the constant wearing of elestics that are too small. Also your bra doesn’t fit you anymore. The underwire cuts into the sides of your breasts, or the elastic has lost its strength or you have given up on wearing one all together because it is not comfortable.
There are many other signs that your wardrobe is dead to you: You don’t feel excited in the morning when you look into your closet. You don’t feel beautiful, powerful, sexy or self-expressed. You say that you hate shopping.
I could go on an on, but I think some (if not all) of this resonates with you. Here is what you can do. This is not going to be easy. You will feel resistance. Push through and do it anyways:
1- Buy new panties that are the right size for the current you and one bra that was chosen for you by a professional in the underwear store.
2- Stop thinking that you should only buy clothes when you loose some weight. You feel like you don’t like what you see in the mirror, but the rest of us see a beautiful you. The only way for you to see the same beautiful woman that we all see is for you to accept yourself NOW and dress yourself NOW. You may loose weight in the future, but that future self will also need new clothes. Commit to letting your wardrobe evolve with you your whole life long.
3- Get rid of old stuff. As much as possible. Invite a friend to help you eliminate if you need the push. Open a bottle of wine. Give yourself time to really try things on again. Allow yourself a pile of clothes that you keep for sentimental reasons, but eliminate everything that is ill-fitting, worn out, has holes that cannot be repaired or is stylistically outdated. Then quickly drive it all to your local charity. There! You just made a donation to your community. Good stuff.
4- Think about who you are now and what you like now. Maybe you have lots of nice clothes in your wardrobe, but they were for your 30-40-50 year old self (choose whatever age you were 10 years ago). Either way, they don’t make you feel like the woman you want to be now. Maybe you wore tight black clothes for a long time, but now you are ready to be seen and you want to wear red and purple. Maybe you were very frilly and feminine and now you are more sporty? Let your wardrobe evolve to express your current self. It is the most simple way for you to live many different selves in your lifetime and to feel like you are living in the present.
5- Shopping doesn’t have to be so painful. You say you hate shopping. I agree for the most part, but there are exceptions and you might need to venture out of your neighbourhood to find them. Ask around, ask facebook, ask the one store you do like if they would recommend other stores. There are places with good customer service, professional stylists that serve you and know their merchandise well enough to make recommendations. Be adventurous. Try on new things.
6- Allow a budget for this. I am not saying that you can’t do this on the cheap. You can. You can thrift shop, have things altered and organize clothing swaps. If that sounds like too much work, give yourself a reasonable budget every season (twice per year) to update your wardrobe with some new pieces. Think of what that budget could be for you. Pick a number. Now double it. Yup. I said it. You can resist this advice if you want. But if you really want to be happy and exited and be able to afford a few pieces that truly inspire you, you will find that having more money to spend actually gives you some freedom.
7- Buy some make up. If you don’t wear make-up, buy some new fresh smelling lip balm. Making a little effort goes a long way. Pretty hair barrettes, a light touch of blush and a little under eye concealer are my magic trio to a quick fix in the morning. Now go find yours.
I believe in you. You can do this.
Here is the crinoline on the sewing machine getting a custom black hem. Ohhh… it’s for a bride!
Now this is no shy lady, as you can tell from her color choices.
This dress is based on one of my dresses in the store, but we customized the colors for her.
….and I embellished her shoes for her!
every stitch made with love.
GIVEAWAY *** Katrin Leblond Shawl *** GIVEAWAY
*** Free Katrin Leblond store giveaway (Available worldwide with free shipping and no hidden charges!) ***
13 lucky ladies have already won tops and camis, will you be next?
GIVING AWAY A FREE SHAWL !! TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE READ BELOW:
It only takes 30 seconds to enter. The winner will be chosen at RANDOM at the end of March.
To enter this competition please do the following:
1) Like this picture on my facebook page
2) Comment on this picture on my facebook page
3) Share the word about Katrin Leblond Design on your FB page.
4) And don’t forget to LIKE our page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katrin-Leblond-Design/251691763385?ref=hl
(if you haven’t already.)
5) Go to our store store.katrinleblond.com and sign in as a client (if you haven’t already.)
And that’s it! Just wait until the winner is announced and GOOD LUCK to everyone!
Vente d’Atelier – Studio Sale
Mêmes rabais, même chaos, avec cabines d’essayages!
Same discounts, same chaos, better changerooms!
Jusqu’à 70% de réduction – Payez comptant SVP
Up to 70% off – Please pay cash
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!
or come visit us at Boutiue Katrin Leblond
4647 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC, Canada
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.-