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BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN MONTREAL

Because this is Montreal, where festivals are so popular that a whole section of downtown is dedicated to them, it may come as no surprise that Montreal’s Black History Month has a festival spirit to it. Throughout February, Montreal puts black artists in the spotlight, with all kinds of music, theatre, fashion, food and more…

MONTREAL BUZZ 2011: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Over the course of 2011, we produced a series of videos in an attempt to document all the amazing things that were happening in Montreal. From festivals to food to gay montreal, from things to see to things to do, we were there. Check out all of the videos on Tourisme Montreal’s Youtube channel. As editor of this blog, I’d like to take a moment to thank our totally boss bloggers and our amazing cameraman Guillaume Langlois, who shot and edited all of these videos. See you all in 2012!

THE PEOPLE OF POP MONTREAL: PHOTO GALLERY BY RICHMOND LAM

There’s no way you’d ever confuse the Montreal Jazz Fest audience with that of Pop Montreal, but let’s just drop the overused “hipster” descriptor and move on. It’s about as accurate as calling Pop Montreal an “indie” music festival. We enlisted the wonderful Montreal photographer Richmond Lam to help document that the people who attend Pop Montreal are as diverse as the fest itself…

DENIS GAGNON FASHION SHOW AT BIRKS

So many things I love under one roof: bubbly, bling and beautiful clothes. My friends, Montreal Fashion Week doesn’t get much better than this. When I heard that fashion designer Denis Gagnon was going to present his Spring and Summer 2012 collection at Birks jewellery store, I couldn’t click send on that RSVP email fast enough…

EXCLUSIVE FASHION SHOOT WITH PHILIPPE DUBUC

I’ve been a fan of Montreal fashion designer Philippe Dubuc since I moved to this city over a decade ago. So when presented with the exclusive opportunity to hang out behind the scenes of his photo shoot for Philippe Dubuc for Icône at Simons, how could I say “non”?

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Fashion your seatbelts (yes, I stole this line). Montreal Fashion Week is just around the corner. For four days in fall Montreal’s fashion-obsessed gather to preview what’s in store for next spring and summer 2012…

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FASHION SHOW IN MONTREAL

At last week’s Festival Mode & Design Montreal, time stood still for 40 solid minutes as our Gaultier-loving city made fashion history. Thousands of spectators who had gathered around the massive downtown catwalk watched some of his Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection in awe, while Jean Paul Gaultier’s cast of eccentric models strut their stuff under a celestial tent of summer stars…

FESTIVAL MODE & DESIGN MONTREAL

The Festival Mode & Design Montreal is a glorious outdoor event that combines the city’s many loves: fashion, design, music and al fresco living. If you’re planning a getaway to our mighty metropolis this summer, this is a must-see, must-do from August 3 to 6, for fashion and design hounds, as well as the general culture curious. And best of all, it’s free…

WHERE TO BUY A BATHING SUIT IN MONTREAL

Left your bikini at home? All that last minute packing – flats to go with the linen shift dress, heels to wear at dinner, jean shorts, t-shirts, sunscreen, passport, floppy hat – it’s easy to forget this summer essential. Well, boo hoo, now I guess you have to go shopping. Here are some spots in Montreal to get you pool-ready in no time…

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER EXHIBIT BY APELOPE

Salutations cherished personages. I am the one and only Apelope. I see nothing but beauteousness in the entities encompassing my vicinity. This is why my vocation as a Graphical Creator of Designs is as important as my love of fashion and my adoration of the genius that is GAULTIER!