2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
• 10:00 AM •

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collection: Still Unconventional

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio

Alexander McQueen is one of the most eccentric couture brands to date. The label is known to exhibit luxurious gowns and flamboyant accessories. So when the Resort 2014 collection was released, I was in complete awe to see utilitarian pieces all throughout. Maybe it’s just me but this surprising detour current Creative Director Sarah Burton went on, was a shock to those who are very familiar with the late Lee McQueen’s risqué designs.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio
Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio
According to Sarah, the 2014 line was heavily inspired by her fascination with the boho-chic outfits of the 60’s “flower children” or hippies, and with World War II uniforms. Then it hit me that the stark contrast of these inspirations lies on the fact that the clothing from the two eras are on opposite poles. The odd idea of combining such opposing styles gave the Resort collection a restrained, yet subtlety sexy vibe. Fashionistas that gathered on the community boards of Fashion Forum and foxybingo gave out mixed reviews on the latest line. The forums on these web sites primarily gather to talk about their common interests like checking out the latest trends, playing bingo, and sharing style tips. Fortunately, most of these online netizens who play and post on these sites agree that the clothes from the latest selections of Alexander McQueen were surprisingly refreshing and is by far, the most wearable compared to the label’s past collections.
Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio

 

Shades of khaki, mustard, white, ice blue, navy, gray, and brown dominate the whole line. This veered quite far from the usual dark and dramatic hues from previous season releases. It appeared that Sarah literally took the season’s relaxed vibe up a notch by using light, breezy fabrics. Although many shuddered at the thought of wearing cropped flare pants, the floral-printed ones seen in the collection made instant converts out of many urbanites and McQueen fans. Loose tops, maxi dresses, belted shifts, and playsuits all conveyed relaxed, effortless dressing.
In spite of the shock the Resort 2014 collection brought on stylish women everywhere, Sarah Burton still maintained what Alexander McQueen stood for: unconventional.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio
Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
• 9:00 AM •

Sporting It – Palladium blanc Hi Boots

Palladium Blanc Hi Boots

Palladium Blanc Hi Boots

Palladium Blanc Hi Boots

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Palladium Blanc Hi Boots

wimbledon vintage tennis skirt

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Palladium Blanc Hi Boots

Photos for Palladium Blanc Hi Boots taken by Yannick Khong and retouched by me

Palladium white on white boots | Wimbledon vintage tennis skirt | black and white patterned track jacket from ZARA | Sporting my Olympus E-PM1 camera with Panasonic Leica 25 mm f1.4

I couldn’t wait to style up my new Palladium Blanc Hi boots when I received them in the mail! These shoes are so comfortable yet unbelievably sturdy at the same time. When I know I’ll be up on my feet all day, these are definitely my go-to kicks. We owe the quality of the Palladium sole to the years of experience this company has in manufacturing rubber tires for the aviation industry back in the 20s. This line of boots can be described as classic, modern and made for the city life. It’s a shame I only have one pair –  I’m craving another from the Dip dyed canvas collection!

To balance out my monochrome white on white boots, I decided to add some contrast to the look with this black and white patterned track jacket from ZARA. As we are well into the summer season here in Montreal, I’ve been staying quite active these days and I like to reflect that in my style. There is nothing cooler than being sporty with a fashionable flair, which is why I’ve been loving trends such as the snapback, loose fit tees and fluorescent Nike Free Runs.

In theme with my new Palladium Blanc Hi boots and track jacket, I finished the look with a Wimbledon vintage tennis skirt (thanks Cara). Tennis is my ALL TIME favourite sport and Wimbledon 2013 was epiiiiic. Andy Murray made history being the first male Brit to claim the title as the Wimbledon champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Lacoste won in 1928, Fred Perry in 1936…can we expect a preppy fashion label to name itself after Murray anytime soon?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
• 12:30 AM •

Collaboration: Masabni Pop-Up Shop

masabni popup shop

In collaboration with Montreal designer Jennifer Masabni, Susan and I designed a window display for a pop-up shop! Masabni is being sold in this temporary location on the corner of Sherbrooke and Mackay from June 28th to July 7th.  This fashion line is for a stylish lady that looks for quality, versatility and class. As many items in the new collection are neutral-coloured, we decided to decorate the display with geometric shapes in black and white. These patterns are very true to our personal style – we love contrast, clean lines and symmetry! We hung concentric triangles and diamonds from the ceiling for an eye-catching window display.

masabni popup shop designed by snob affair

We spent a good part of the day cutting, painting and hanging these geometric shapes! Above is Jennifer hard at work.

masabni popup shop designed by snob affair

The display shown above is nearly complete! We just need a few accessories to complete the look.  We were proud to see that the unfinished display was already turning many heads.
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