Plus size fashion shows were at the forefront of New York’s Fashion Week last month. For its November issue, Glamour Magazine is honouring the topic with a beautiful spread of seven plus size models. Since it seems the industry is finally starting to understand that not all women are a size 0, I decided to head to Oppen’s, one of Montreal’s preeminent shopping destinations for plus size fashion.
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Tatiana Poblah was smart when she chose “I love Tati B.” as her business slogan. The only thing is that “In Love” doesn’t even start to describe how head-over-heels I am for the work of this Montreal fashion illustrator, with a boutique on Pratt Avenue in swanky Outremont.
What’s unique about Montreal’s fashion and design scene? It’s the fact that every crazy little project can turn to reality instantly. Azamit is one of Montreal’s most hyperactive and high-profiled stylist and art consultant in town. She’s been a model and knows everything about fashion – her black book is probably the most wanted among young designers and artists who are looking to achieve international celebrity and fame. All year long, she unearths unique pieces that have been kept hidden from the public, and exhibits them during an event called STYLIST’S OWN. Read more to find out how you can leave Montreal with an affordable handpicked souvenir from the city’s best designers.
Montreal. September 19, 2009. It was a wedding. Five hours earlier, I had slipped into my dress and heels and I was now strategically moving through the room to avoid as many potential footsteps as possible. If the bride asked me to accompany her to the restroom one more time, I swear, something bad was bound to happen…
Summer is coming to an end. Children are back to school and you’ve come to terms with saying farewell to your favourite pair of sandals. But rest assured, there are still a bunch of festivals, activities and amazing things to do in Montreal!
DENIS GAGNON is the Montréal designer who attracts the biggest crowds during Fashion Week. I must have spilled at least two Dirty Martinis last season just trying to wade through the crowd gathered for his 2009-2010 Fall-Winter collection.
In this new series, I explore one of my favourite streets in the city. Follow me as I walk from West to the East along Prince-Arthur, a charming little street in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood. Read more to view my picks along the way.
As one of Montréal’s most talented designers, Rad Hourani spends quite a bit of time hopping from one fashion city to another. Luckily, I was able to catch him between flights and talk to him about his work, why he designs clothes in black and why he doesn’t believe in trends or celebrities.
Let’s face it. You have to be in the mood to shop for vintage. You need to focus, your attention unwavering and your fashion radar on full throttle. Sifting through piles of clothes takes a lot of energy – especially when it smells of mothballs. But what if vintage clothes always looked – and smelled – like roses? That’s what fashionista-pioneer Élaine Léveillée had in mind when setting up Era Vintage.
A few years ago, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the city’s coolest club kids were all dressed in these edgy, innovative outfits. It was only a matter of time — and with a little help from my friend Stefan who knows just about every single person in Montréal — for me to finally meet the man behind all the hype.