Fashion - Summer

Fashion - Summer

  • Survive the heat wave in style Survive the heat wave in style

    Posted on by Dom Girard

    I don't know about you, but we are more than happy that summer has finally arrived. The heat has taken its time coming, but is now in full force! Unless you spend the day in the freshness of an air conditioned, you have no choice but to adapt to the heat wave. There are plenty of important things like (obviously) getting hydrated and sunscreen several times a day, but a good choice of clothes can also help you have a more pleasant summer. Here are some tips and suggestions for surviving the heat wave within the confines of your wardrobe!

    SLAK > left: Jello top , center: Sorbet dress , right: Macaron top

    My first suggestion is to opt for natural materials. It's hot, we want our clothes to breathe. If you opt for synthetic materials, the heat that your body releases will stay locked in your clothes and will cause you to sweat. Opt for natural materials that will let through the heat, for example, bamboo fiber. It is an ultra breathable material, which dries quickly and even better ... it's super soft! The brand SLAK as a few very cute styles in this material, like the 3 shown above.

     

    Frank Lyman > left: 191170 , center: 191188 , right: 191430 

    Another interesting suggestion is to opt for larger clothes. You can take a larger size (the oversized look is still very trendy!) Or go for a fluid item, like these Frank Lyman jumpsuits. They are great options for the office: elegant, long legs (but ample!) And can be worn easily with a neutral bolero or a blazer (for air-conditioned offices!).

    1: Schwiing dress Peny , 2: California Moonrise top clk4956 , 3: Pink Martini dress dr-12334 , 4: Mode Gitane dress V-39

    My next recommendation may seem like common sense in the summer, but I wanted to mention it just in case ... avoid dark colors. As I said, it's quite easy to achieve since the vast majority of summer collections tend to be in lighter shades. No need to attract any extra heat!

    SOIA&KYO >> 1: Dolce cap , 2: Cedine scraf , 3: Amani scarf , 4: Toula hat

    And finally, my last but not least suggestion ... accessorize! Because even if you dress in large, pale and natural materials, you are still not immune to the fierceness of the sun's rays. I strongly recommend that you always wear a hat, a cap or a light scarf. The cap and the hat are common sense: it is important to protect your head and your facial skin which is very delicate, a scarf can come in handy, rather than dragging an umbrella or sunshade, simply covering your shoulders with a very light fabric will protect you efficiently. In addition, you can match the scarf with your outfit to complete your look. Kill two birds with one stone!

     

    I don't know about you, but we are more than happy that summer has finally arrived. The heat has taken its time coming, but is now in full force! Unless you spend the day in the freshness of an air conditioned, you have no choice but to adapt to the heat wave. There are plenty of important things like (obviously) getting hydrated and sunscreen several times a day, but a good choice of clothes can also help you have a more pleasant summer. Here are some tips and suggestions for surviving the heat wave within the confines of your wardrobe!

    SLAK > left: Jello top , center: Sorbet dress , right: Macaron top

    My first suggestion is to opt for natural materials. It's hot, we want our clothes to breathe. If you opt for synthetic materials, the heat that your body releases will stay locked in your clothes and will cause you to sweat. Opt for natural materials that will let through the heat, for example, bamboo fiber. It is an ultra breathable material, which dries quickly and even better ... it's super soft! The brand SLAK as a few very cute styles in this material, like the 3 shown above.

     

    Frank Lyman > left: 191170 , center: 191188 , right: 191430 

    Another interesting suggestion is to opt for larger clothes. You can take a larger size (the oversized look is still very trendy!) Or go for a fluid item, like these Frank Lyman jumpsuits. They are great options for the office: elegant, long legs (but ample!) And can be worn easily with a neutral bolero or a blazer (for air-conditioned offices!).

    1: Schwiing dress Peny , 2: California Moonrise top clk4956 , 3: Pink Martini dress dr-12334 , 4: Mode Gitane dress V-39

    My next recommendation may seem like common sense in the summer, but I wanted to mention it just in case ... avoid dark colors. As I said, it's quite easy to achieve since the vast majority of summer collections tend to be in lighter shades. No need to attract any extra heat!

    SOIA&KYO >> 1: Dolce cap , 2: Cedine scraf , 3: Amani scarf , 4: Toula hat

    And finally, my last but not least suggestion ... accessorize! Because even if you dress in large, pale and natural materials, you are still not immune to the fierceness of the sun's rays. I strongly recommend that you always wear a hat, a cap or a light scarf. The cap and the hat are common sense: it is important to protect your head and your facial skin which is very delicate, a scarf can come in handy, rather than dragging an umbrella or sunshade, simply covering your shoulders with a very light fabric will protect you efficiently. In addition, you can match the scarf with your outfit to complete your look. Kill two birds with one stone!

     

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  • Vegan looks with Point Zero and Matt&Nat Vegan looks with Point Zero and Matt&Nat

    Posted on by Dom Girard

    More and more, clothing and accessories brands are offering more eco-responsible product ranges ... much to everyone's delight. Although it may not be your # 1 criteria,you can do your part by buying a bag made from bottles or a vegan coat. Today I've decided to show you 100% vegan looks, with some useful tips on colors :)

    If you're are a fan of vegan looks, I invite you to read Yes to local designers and Vegan!

     

    Recently mentioned on our Facebook and Instagram pages, the bag DEELY from the latest MATT & NAT collection,  is sure to have you excited! I'm in love with its original shape, color selection and its not-too-small-not-too-big format. For this look, I chose it in the frappé color, a brown-beige that goes with everything and is easy to match with all your jackets and even all your summer clothes. For those who want the whole look, I matched it here with the LESLIEVILLE jacket of POINT ZERO in scarlet. It's a lightweight, comfortable and compressible jacket (it comes with a small travel pouch that can be used as a travel pillow). Oh and also vegan ;) I love the result of these two colors together!

     

    If you're a fan of MATT & NAT, you've surely come across the BRAVE, the most popular backpack of the brand. It comes in several colors and textures and offers plenty of space! I chose it in the stone color from the loom collection with a lustrous finish. The details and zippers are in a delicate rose-gold, which contrasts well with the color of the bag. I matched it again with the LESLIEVILLE jacket, but this time in the ginger color, which harmonizes well with the pink details of the bag.

    The final vegan look that I have to offer is more for those who like to follow trends and are not afraid to stand-out! This jacket from POINT ZERO in the Silver-Metallic is one of my favorites! I didn't expect to like the aluminum look, but it's really out of the ordinary and it's ultra bright! And being extra daring, I matched it with the BRAVE bag from the dwell collection in the new spring dusk color - a pale blue that makes us dream of the summer sun! The mix of both is exciting and beautiful!

    There you go,  my 3 looks inspired by vegan and eco-friendly product lines. It's great to have more and more  quality choices!

    What is your favorite look? ;)

    More and more, clothing and accessories brands are offering more eco-responsible product ranges ... much to everyone's delight. Although it may not be your # 1 criteria,you can do your part by buying a bag made from bottles or a vegan coat. Today I've decided to show you 100% vegan looks, with some useful tips on colors :)

    If you're are a fan of vegan looks, I invite you to read Yes to local designers and Vegan!

     

    Recently mentioned on our Facebook and Instagram pages, the bag DEELY from the latest MATT & NAT collection,  is sure to have you excited! I'm in love with its original shape, color selection and its not-too-small-not-too-big format. For this look, I chose it in the frappé color, a brown-beige that goes with everything and is easy to match with all your jackets and even all your summer clothes. For those who want the whole look, I matched it here with the LESLIEVILLE jacket of POINT ZERO in scarlet. It's a lightweight, comfortable and compressible jacket (it comes with a small travel pouch that can be used as a travel pillow). Oh and also vegan ;) I love the result of these two colors together!

     

    If you're a fan of MATT & NAT, you've surely come across the BRAVE, the most popular backpack of the brand. It comes in several colors and textures and offers plenty of space! I chose it in the stone color from the loom collection with a lustrous finish. The details and zippers are in a delicate rose-gold, which contrasts well with the color of the bag. I matched it again with the LESLIEVILLE jacket, but this time in the ginger color, which harmonizes well with the pink details of the bag.

    The final vegan look that I have to offer is more for those who like to follow trends and are not afraid to stand-out! This jacket from POINT ZERO in the Silver-Metallic is one of my favorites! I didn't expect to like the aluminum look, but it's really out of the ordinary and it's ultra bright! And being extra daring, I matched it with the BRAVE bag from the dwell collection in the new spring dusk color - a pale blue that makes us dream of the summer sun! The mix of both is exciting and beautiful!

    There you go,  my 3 looks inspired by vegan and eco-friendly product lines. It's great to have more and more  quality choices!

    What is your favorite look? ;)

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  • This week's essential : EMELINE by Lolë This week's essential : EMELINE by Lolë

    Posted on by Dom Girard

    If there's one brand that, year after year, that I look forward to receiving the new collection, it's LOLË! They offer a large variety of products, all beautiful and trendy, but ESPECIALLY extremely practical and well thought out.


      Of course, we can't talk about the LOLË spring collection without mentioning the EMELINE jacket. This is a classic that returns every season and is undoubtedly our best seller. Every year it is revised and updated but the foundation remains the same ...


    A short ,quilted, packable jacket with a hood.
    It sounds simple ... but don't be fooled!

     

    The EMELINE jacket is the ideal companion for the lover of outdoor activities. It's light and packable (in a small pouch that comes with it), so that you can easily put it away if the temperature warms up, or bring it with you "just in case"! EMELINE jackets are insulated with responsibly sourced down from certified farms in partnership with ALLIED. Each jacket comes with a serial number and by visiting trackmydown.com, you have access to the source of your down and the exact down powerfill.

     

     

    What I like a lot about the EMELINE is its versatility. Yes, it's originally a jacket designed for outdoor physical activities since it's lightweight and breathable, but its uses do not stop there! I love to wear it under something else, to give me extra warmth. Like for example, under a softshell jacket that is designed for temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees. With the two jackets combined, you can easily go down to -10 degrees while staying super comfortable. And while you're there... why not play with some colors!

     

    The EMELINE jacket from Lolë is an excellent investment. Whether it's for traveling, for sports or just to have fun ... it's a purchase you won't regret!

    Lolë also carry winter jackets and accessories! Discover our top 3 looks in our blog LOLË - for active women

     

     **BONUS**

    Use the code EMELINE10 at checkout to get a 10$ off ALL the EMELINE styles!! The code is valid until Wednesday March 10th 11:59pm and can only be applied on online orders.

     

     

    If there's one brand that, year after year, that I look forward to receiving the new collection, it's LOLË! They offer a large variety of products, all beautiful and trendy, but ESPECIALLY extremely practical and well thought out.


      Of course, we can't talk about the LOLË spring collection without mentioning the EMELINE jacket. This is a classic that returns every season and is undoubtedly our best seller. Every year it is revised and updated but the foundation remains the same ...


    A short ,quilted, packable jacket with a hood.
    It sounds simple ... but don't be fooled!

     

    The EMELINE jacket is the ideal companion for the lover of outdoor activities. It's light and packable (in a small pouch that comes with it), so that you can easily put it away if the temperature warms up, or bring it with you "just in case"! EMELINE jackets are insulated with responsibly sourced down from certified farms in partnership with ALLIED. Each jacket comes with a serial number and by visiting trackmydown.com, you have access to the source of your down and the exact down powerfill.

     

     

    What I like a lot about the EMELINE is its versatility. Yes, it's originally a jacket designed for outdoor physical activities since it's lightweight and breathable, but its uses do not stop there! I love to wear it under something else, to give me extra warmth. Like for example, under a softshell jacket that is designed for temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees. With the two jackets combined, you can easily go down to -10 degrees while staying super comfortable. And while you're there... why not play with some colors!

     

    The EMELINE jacket from Lolë is an excellent investment. Whether it's for traveling, for sports or just to have fun ... it's a purchase you won't regret!

    Lolë also carry winter jackets and accessories! Discover our top 3 looks in our blog LOLË - for active women

     

     **BONUS**

    Use the code EMELINE10 at checkout to get a 10$ off ALL the EMELINE styles!! The code is valid until Wednesday March 10th 11:59pm and can only be applied on online orders.

     

     

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  • Choose a leather jacket, perfect for you! Choose a leather jacket, perfect for you!

    Posted on by Dom Girard

    If I had to choose one fashion item that comes back year after year, it's definitely the classic leather jacket. Long, short, brushed or soft leather... there's no lack of choice! Our boutiques offer a vast selection of jackets for men and women, in several different styles.

    
    

     Go classic

    Perfecto style

    1 . Mackage - Selenia  2 . Mauritius - Alaia  3 . Rudsak - Tessa 

    The first appearance of the perfecto jacket dates back to the late 1920's, but it became especially popular in the 1950's. And 60 year's later, it's still very popular... and we know why!

    It's versatile.

     

    1 . MiXim - ts17l012  2 . SOIA & KYO - Rylee  3 . Mauritius - Yoa

    The great thing about a leather jacket, unlike a synthetic jacket or raincoat,  is that it can be worn inside, much like a suit jacket. Some jackets, like the one pictured on the left, are cut like a suit jacket (large neckline, one button) which pairs beautifully with a nice dress or a classy ensemble. Making it great value for money!

    Dare with color!

    Tan

    1 . Mauritius - Viskona  2 . Rudsak - Tuma  3 . MiXim - Spiher

    If you are a little tired of the traditional black jacket, but you don't want to go too far out of your comfort zone, tan is a great option! Easy to match, timeless and a great investment!

    Be bold!

    1 .  Rudsak - Mythos  2 . Mauritius - Angel  3 . Sly & co - Gipsy

    For those who want a change, go bold! More and more brands are offering jackets in vibrant and daring colors! Colored leather is very trendy at the moment and for the seasons to come.  Enjoy it!

     

    Missed out on our live video showing our leather selection? You can check it out here (french only) :

     

    If I had to choose one fashion item that comes back year after year, it's definitely the classic leather jacket. Long, short, brushed or soft leather... there's no lack of choice! Our boutiques offer a vast selection of jackets for men and women, in several different styles.

    
    

     Go classic

    Perfecto style

    1 . Mackage - Selenia  2 . Mauritius - Alaia  3 . Rudsak - Tessa 

    The first appearance of the perfecto jacket dates back to the late 1920's, but it became especially popular in the 1950's. And 60 year's later, it's still very popular... and we know why!

    It's versatile.

     

    1 . MiXim - ts17l012  2 . SOIA & KYO - Rylee  3 . Mauritius - Yoa

    The great thing about a leather jacket, unlike a synthetic jacket or raincoat,  is that it can be worn inside, much like a suit jacket. Some jackets, like the one pictured on the left, are cut like a suit jacket (large neckline, one button) which pairs beautifully with a nice dress or a classy ensemble. Making it great value for money!

    Dare with color!

    Tan

    1 . Mauritius - Viskona  2 . Rudsak - Tuma  3 . MiXim - Spiher

    If you are a little tired of the traditional black jacket, but you don't want to go too far out of your comfort zone, tan is a great option! Easy to match, timeless and a great investment!

    Be bold!

    1 .  Rudsak - Mythos  2 . Mauritius - Angel  3 . Sly & co - Gipsy

    For those who want a change, go bold! More and more brands are offering jackets in vibrant and daring colors! Colored leather is very trendy at the moment and for the seasons to come.  Enjoy it!

     

    Missed out on our live video showing our leather selection? You can check it out here (french only) :

     

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  • 3 looks from our season favorite, Slak 3 looks from our season favorite, Slak

    Posted on by Dom Girard

    Each season, we love welcoming new brands to our shelves. One of them quickly became a favorite this season and it's a brand called SLAK

    Slak is a brand that was founded 23 years ago in Quebec City and has since grown in popularity! All their collections, feminine and comfortable, are designed and made locally. This allows them to offer the best quality possible since each step of the manufacturing is under their control.

    In addition to being designed locally, many of their creations are made from bamboo fiber, a material that deserves recognition! This fiber is not only soft and super (I mean.. super!!) comfortable, it's also wrinke-free, dries very quickly and breathes a lot, which makes it great for hot weather!

     Here's 3 of our own looks inspired by their collection :)

     

     

    This first outfit is sure to please! First, the GEMINI top, made from bamboo fiber, is not only comfortable, but very flattering with its round and wide neckline. The back neckline is also round, but goes down even further than the front, giving a super feminine look to this simple-looking shirt. Then we have the LEO shorts, high waisted with pockets on the sides. They are a nice length with a zip closure at the back. Complete the outfit with a flat sandal for an everyday look or with a high heel for a more chic effect!

    This second outfit is for the business woman who has style! Because whoever said "office look'' had to be a simple, boring skirt! Here we added the top PYXIS-T, made from bamboo fiber. Its opening on the chest and transparent effect gives it a more chic look that is perfect for the office. We paired it with the NAT skirt by Aragon Couture, an expandable skirt that's easy to wear and match. We completed the look with the Mackage bag, RIMA and a high sandal! For colder seasons, you can easily add a black blazer (like the SOIA&KYO IMMA), tights stockings and booties!

    The last outfit is simple, perfect for those lazy weekend days when you don't want to have to think about it! We went with AQUILA, a mid-length sleeveless dress with a large V-neck. You can wear it alone or with a blue or white denim jacket (like the 8058008 by Point Zero). Complete the look with a low sandal for maximum comfort and add a punch of color with the MINKA bag by Matt & Nat.

     

     

     

     

    Each season, we love welcoming new brands to our shelves. One of them quickly became a favorite this season and it's a brand called SLAK

    Slak is a brand that was founded 23 years ago in Quebec City and has since grown in popularity! All their collections, feminine and comfortable, are designed and made locally. This allows them to offer the best quality possible since each step of the manufacturing is under their control.

    In addition to being designed locally, many of their creations are made from bamboo fiber, a material that deserves recognition! This fiber is not only soft and super (I mean.. super!!) comfortable, it's also wrinke-free, dries very quickly and breathes a lot, which makes it great for hot weather!

     Here's 3 of our own looks inspired by their collection :)

     

     

    This first outfit is sure to please! First, the GEMINI top, made from bamboo fiber, is not only comfortable, but very flattering with its round and wide neckline. The back neckline is also round, but goes down even further than the front, giving a super feminine look to this simple-looking shirt. Then we have the LEO shorts, high waisted with pockets on the sides. They are a nice length with a zip closure at the back. Complete the outfit with a flat sandal for an everyday look or with a high heel for a more chic effect!

    This second outfit is for the business woman who has style! Because whoever said "office look'' had to be a simple, boring skirt! Here we added the top PYXIS-T, made from bamboo fiber. Its opening on the chest and transparent effect gives it a more chic look that is perfect for the office. We paired it with the NAT skirt by Aragon Couture, an expandable skirt that's easy to wear and match. We completed the look with the Mackage bag, RIMA and a high sandal! For colder seasons, you can easily add a black blazer (like the SOIA&KYO IMMA), tights stockings and booties!

    The last outfit is simple, perfect for those lazy weekend days when you don't want to have to think about it! We went with AQUILA, a mid-length sleeveless dress with a large V-neck. You can wear it alone or with a blue or white denim jacket (like the 8058008 by Point Zero). Complete the look with a low sandal for maximum comfort and add a punch of color with the MINKA bag by Matt & Nat.

     

     

     

     

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