OBSESSED with BY THOMAS by Natasha Thomas. Her first collection is a good mix of reinvented basics in blush tones and stark black. In my opinion, the standout piece is her take on the classic trench; which features an oversized lapel & elbow slits. What more could you want? You can glean Thomas' passion for her work, through each piece of clothing. Every piece has so much thought put into it which takes shape through special details, whether it be a slit here, or peter pan collar there. Did I mention this is a Montreal based brand? Surprised? Me too...
Unfortunately, for now there are no stockists, but hopefully that'll change soon.
I really need that trench in my life...
Last weekend, I was invited to a fashion show called GRISffé here in Montreal to benefit GRIS Montreal. At first I wasn't going to go but I got a last minute email with the latest additions; By Thomas(more on her later), Dane Richards, and Christian l'enfant roi (There were more designers but these are the ones worth checking out). When speaking about the Montreal fashion scene, honestly, there aren't many brands i'm proud of, but these three are definitely on that list. These Montreal brands offer progressive, unique visions that have the potential to gain international appeal. I remember seeing By Thomas's runway show during Fashion Week here, and was truly enamored with the tailoring, fabric selection, and workmanship. Obviously, I couldn't pass up the chance to see more of her clothes up close. The show itself was actually one of the best i've been in Montreal; the clothes were well curated, though I thought the styling could of used some refinement but overall it was a great, upbeat show. Unfortunately, the lighting was weird and my camera was acting up, so I couldn't get any good shots... these'll have to do!
OBSESSED with this editorial by Marie Tailler featuring Rodarte's fall 2011 collection. The editorial manages to capture the story/look/feel that the girls wanted to tell so well with this collection. The casting, the styling, the post-editing is all so perfect. The one thing I wish they would have done is the hair from the runway as well; that bang was spot on. Just a minor detail, the editorial is still amazing regardless.
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In a stroke of genuis, Harper's Bazaar put Kate Moss on their new cover wearing the same dress she wore in the hologram from the Fall 2006 show.
I remember watching the video when it first came out,; i was mesmerized, we had never even heard of holograms actually happening let alone for a fashion show. The choice to cast Kate is was obviously flawless. He was truly a visionary. I held off any comments about Mcqueen when he died, because i felt as though it had ignited a sudden following and false admiration for his work. People who had never even seen his work were acting all depressed. Sad but true, this happens all the time.
I'm in love with the cover, it's the perfect hommage.