La Famille

Ladies and gentlemen get to know 'La Famille Clothing', a ultra-cool clothing brand that we recently discovered.
Founded by graphic designer 6thMilks, La Famille's mission is to give a French Couture touch to the world of street wear. They started with a series tees and now produce limited edition bags, headwear and sweat-shirts (and more).  We can definitely see ourselves rocking one of these super stylish sweat-shirts...
Get your shopping fix here and don't forget visit their blog


Line Up

Philippe Petit is probably best known as the  Man on Wire, the high wiire artist who walked between the Twin Towers on a narrow wire in 1974; this time he teamed up with renowned photographer Victoria Dearing for this exhibit that documents Petit's most recent 'project' as a teacher of a Action Maverick Master class at the Streb Lab in Brooklyn.
'Line-up' not only features photographs by Dearing  but also and drawings by Petit himself and the beautiful Clic Gallery will welcome the opening reception for the exhibit this coming Thursday December 1, 2010.


Trench Statements

Burberry's AW 2010 collection is impeccably timeless. Double or single breasted, long or short, their iconic trenches feature buttonable epaulettes and cuffs that whisper of elegance.

NOTE TO SELF: Must add double breasted trench coat with leather trims to Christmas Wishlist!

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Can't buy these couture items yet? Try these more affordable options....



What? A Two-day vintage shopping madness event courtesy of the House of Hangers
Where? Blizzarts 3956 Saint Laurent, Montreal - QC
When? November 27 and 28, 2010  2-7PM


USA Readers: Happy Thanksgiving


Local Haunt: London

"Designer Kiki Ito — born in Japan, schooled in California and design-trained in London — creates slim, impeccably proportioned clutches from vintage...kimonos and obis."

Kiki London
 "Ito uses glossy leather (black patent, metallic gold) generously, but we especially love her creamy ivory suede and shimmery silk creations. The graphic shapes (playful folds, cinched middles, curved silhouettes) make tongue-in-cheek reference to the fabric’s past, while contrast detailing finishes things off." * KIKI *


City of Saints

Photographer Leila Stambouli's latest project City of Saints is a beautiful tribute to Montreal and its people -the Saints.  Who are Stambouli's Saints? an eclectic group of Montrealers that have crossed her path over the past few months.
The images of the 'City of Saint s' all have  the clean and pure aesthetic that the young photographer has now mastered and we love it.

The photographs are on display at Boutique Fly, until November 30, as part of a solo exhibition organized with the boutique located in the heart of Montreal. 
You may also visit Stambouli's blog  for regular updates on the project.


Our fave French duo is on the cover of this 3D issue of Dazed & Confused to promote the upcoming release of the Tron Legacy soundtrack..


Sunday Best

Blazer: Mui Mui | Top: TopShop | Linley Chino: J.Crew, $79.50 | Purse: Urban Outfitters, $38 | Book: Sometimes I Think I am, by Illustrator Sara Fanelli | Shoes: Zara | Wish Upon Posts Earrings: Antropologie, $28 | Perfume: Marc Jacobs Daisy | Interior: Calypso St Barth


What Man Should Know

J.Crew Liquor Store is its first menswear-only boutique. It is cleverly located in the landmark townhouse of the old Tribeca Tavern (1825). The masculine interior coccons the customer in heritage and classic fashions. Its surroundings offer a bespoke feel due to the original wood bar and heirloom features.



Atelier Lolë, est une création de Cossette et de son studio de design Identica, en collaboration avec Aedifica.
"Ce n'est pas un espace commercial traditionnel. On a tout réinventé. Par exemple, il n'y a pas de vitrine. L'espace est plutôt fermé par un mur végétal, ce qui lui confère plus d'intimité." ~Bernard Mariette | Président de Lolë

Savoir Plus...


Print + Pattern

Orla Kiely, an Irish fashion designer based in London, is best known for her Premiere Class collection. Her prints and patterns, which are steeped in play and delightful colour combinations, are at the forefront of textile design.

The Royal College of Art graduate has recently released a book entitled, Pattern. It showcases her work from the past 15 years, offers insight into her creative process and inspirations. See below for some of our favourite uses of her signature patterns on everyday objects.


The Sound of Cutenness

Dock Hello Kitty CG Mobile

Sanrio and CG Mobile are taking the ghetto blaster route with this adorable Hello Kitty  IPod dock. The gadget comes in different colours (white, pink, white/silver) but the black & gold model is undoubtelbly the hottest one!

Sport Chic

With ski season just around the corner, here is the perfect equipment, designed by Chanel, that looks fabulous on the slopes. Costly? Yes! But smart, stylish and classic too!

#Fav: high-gloss black snowboard


We have recently discovered amazing New York-based, fashion illustrator, Amy Martino. She has designed for such clients as: MTV, Starbucks, and Ikea. Her unique touch has definitely satisfied our love for the original.


Va$htie x Air Jordan

The streets have been talking and so as you probably know our girl, Va$htie, who we interviewed a while back, has collaborated with Nike. This creative visionary had the privilege of designing The Vashtie Air Jordan Retro II -- being the first female to design a Jordan. Check out the interview and the Creative Control video below.

Va$htie x Air Jordan from Creative Control on Vimeo.


Tie and Style

As part of their Ivy League collection La Maison Kitsuné created these stylish and casual, cashmere ties, available in six colors - each color representing an IVY LEAGUE universities i.e. Columbia, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale, and Science Po.
We also fell for the baby merino wool Head Band adorned with a beautiful bow.
For more info, visit Kitsuné's online shop.




What are your specs?

Love these beautiful eyewear illustrations by Moxy.
Get one of these limited edition posters here.

Branding 101

Can you guess the logos?


Soft Cuteness

Restoration Hardware brings in the  Holiday spirit with these adorable sets of cashmere accessories (hand warmers, and cable knit hot watter bottle). Nothing beats the comfort and warmth of  good ol ' cashmere...


An American in Paris

Parisian publication, Clark Magazine teamed up with Brian Donnelly aka KAWS for their Nov / Dec. cover ( Issue #45); and we love it!
Incidentally, KAWS will also be in Paris this Saturday for the opening of 'Pay the Debt to Nature' his show at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
For a sneak peek of "Pay the Debt to Nature" go here.



Watches and Jewellery maker, Swatch has given its 'Gent'  a makeover. The 2010 version of their classic model is bigger - the original Gent model was 34mm wide and the New Gent is 41mm wide, simple and elegant. The variety of colours is definitely a plus (Black Rebel, White Rebel, Petrol Rebel, Warm Rebel)
If you already own one of these goodies, enter Swatch's True Colours Competition and post a picture of yourself rocking your new stylish accessory or simply vote for your favourite blog's entry here.


On Her List

After Ken Ace, we asked the lovely Stephanie of Le Cheap c'est Chic + Stardust Memories to share with us her Fall wishlist

Fall is my favourite season and normally, i'd say it's the time of year my wardrobe bulks up the most with new pieces....this year's an exception. i've hardly done any shopping cause i can't seem to make up my mind about anything on my list and my interest is more and more about making solid purchases that will last me for years to come as opposed to spontaneous ones i'll love for only a few short months. Quality over quantity :)

Isabel Marant Forbes Suede Ankle Boot

Isabel Marant Forbes suede ankle booties: These are my dream footwear for this season but i managed to track down a more affordable pair ;) by Joe's Jeans and they were one of my top purchases this season, i've been living in them! they are so versatile and a nice break from high boots, which i'd usually be in this time of year. I love these so much I'm contemplating getting them in tan as well!

Mulberry Alexa bag

I'm SUCH a bag girl. I know it's totally irrational, but i can settle with the affordable approximation of just about anything except for bags. when it comes to the more reasonably priced designer ones on my wishlist, I try and get them one way or another. I waited two years for the YSL Besace and tracked it down on eBay last winter. This year, i've been coveting the Mulberry Alexa or this red shiny leopard Lily bag but i've decided to not take the financial plunge on something so of-the-moment and instead, save for something, likely Alexander Wang, slightly more moderately priced than the Alexa and a little more "timeless". I REALLY need a decent black bag so i'm trying to focus saving for that purchase! 

A Winter Coat

A(nother) coat. I'm always on the hunt for a decent jacket, trying to build up my outerwear arsenal, I can never have enough of a variety of styles (since we wear them something 7 months out of the year here) and this year the one i fell in love with was the Cos one i posted on my blog. I wasn't able to track it down, unfortunately. I also got a black cloak this season, which is surprisingly so warm and cozy! It's like wearing a blanket which i love. I also spotted this Rag & Bone one this week and wouldn't mind owning it but alas, an approximation would do just fine!

Slim slacks

I've really been loving the straight leg pant styles in an ankle grazing length à la Isabel Marant.  Admittedly, not the most practical thing in this cold climate but the fit is just so versatile and stunning. I've been living in my Paige denim which have a similar fit and which i had cut this season to the perfect ankle-grazing length.


Every fall, i LIVE in sweaters. I have them in all shapes, lengths, cuts, knits etc..this year, i've been looking at adding an elbow patch one into my rotation and spotted a few great options at Zara, my favourite fast-fashion store.

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