A true fashion lovers dream would have clothes ,shoes, hair do’s, nails, and accessories and more of all of that stuff. Feburary 6th-9th Montreal hosted it’s 2012 spring fashion week, in old Montreal, joined by many leading desingers who reveald their spring collection. The list includs designers like: Christin Chenail,Tavan & Mitto,and Melissa Neptune,and Samuel dong
Which brings us to the order of business, day to day high fashion(what you see worn on the run way) is not necessarily realistic for Montrealers. The fashion and arts scene here is reflective of the cities diversity and multicultrualism; noteably that is precisely what makes it a must see city. Montreal is on the map for vintage lovers. It’s sort of a Mosh Style, that you will grow to love and appriciate it’s convenience, it’s ecofriendlyness, it’s pet friendlyness, and most importantly the way it embellishes it’s very own sensuality. The vintage look is awesome because it can suit many genres of personalities and the clothes can be purchased at low costs. How do you accomplish this task you ask? Well, becoming your best Vintage can be so much fun, you can really get creative by altering the standard trend or “in season” and still maintain a stylish and eccentric attire. Grabbing a few things out of your mothers or your grandmothers/grandfathers closet, by visiting your local Frippe Prix 4261, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V9 or pop in to your local Salvation Army you will find that there are great selections that have been donated, and you can purchase them at a low costs.
Luckily there are also stores like La Galliard, located on 4019 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest Montréal, QC H4C 1R3 http://www.lagaillarde.ca/ or call (514) 989-5134 and Citizen vintage located at Boulevard Saint-Laurent Montreal, QC H2T 1S1
(514) 439-2774 These two boutiques specialize in the elite era, offering quality pieces that you’ll want to make a part of your collection. If you are unfamilr with these two stores, don’t be dismayed American Apparel or stores like H&M and Olivia. You will find that these stores have pieces that will optimize the Vintage style and can really help you to make it your own. Mixing textures, patterns and colors, try mixing wools with spandex, or wools and leathers, cottons with velour’s and always top it off with a stylish shoe, complimentary jewellery and a stand out purse. Jazzing it up with some accessories always gives any outfit the umph it is missing. Montreal has got some really creative craft artist whom can help with that. If you are looking for hand crafted one of a kind jewellery, that is reasonably priced there are some local jewellery artisans like: Love Montreal,chris&Alix custom jewlery, and Jades creations , also Jos jewles whose collections are sure to make any outfit stand out. Check out the slide show provided to give you a few ideas on how to do so if you are not already doing it.
Hope that you enjoy your best Vintage!