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Not Your Classic Trench Coat

Apr 17, 2017
Miroslava Duma wearing a Valentino trench coat
The trench coat has come a long way since its first days as an official raincoat for First World War Army officers. While this classic beige gabardine coat remains a wardrobe staple, it's with great ingenuity that fashion designers have been revisiting this iconic piece of clothing for the past few seasons. Either with pastel shades, floral embroideries or appliqués, a fun print, a looser or even an edgier shape, these new trench coats are both refreshingly feminine and modern. Here are some of my current favourites:








Soïa & Kyo Arabella trench, $350


Dynamite indoor maxi trench, $69.95


And last but not least, how perfectly tailored is this chic one? 
Roberto Cavalli leopard-print trench coat, $1980US?

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March Favourites

Apr 2, 2017
Kusmi Tea Blue Detox
April is already in full swing, which means that it’s time to share my favourite discoveries of the past month. 

Kusmi Tea Blue Detox
Following the success of Yellow BB Detox and Green Detox, Kusmi Tea just released Blue Detox, a tropical new blend comprised of pineapple, green tea, maté and rooibos. If you are ready to embrace the pineapple print fever, you’ll definitely love the sweet and tangy addition to their collection of wellness teas.

Furla Metropolis Mini Crossbody Bag
The mini handbag trend has caught the fashion world by storm lately, and one of the cutest and most darling ones is the crossbody Metropolis Mini by Italian brand Furla. Not only does the bag come in an array of delightful hues, with shade names such Azzuro, Pelato, Onyx, Dolomia, Acero, but its sleek design is impeccably stylish. Indeed, with its thick leather, elegant chain strap, simple frame, and minimal hardware, this mini bag will put the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.



Mugler Angel Eau Sucrée 2017
As much as I am usually drawn to musky and woody fragrances, I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised by the latest addition to Mugler’s line up :  Angel Eau Sucrée. Packaged in the same iconic star-shaped bottle as their famous Angel, this limited edition eau de toilette offers delicious notes of berries, meringue and caramel, without being overly sweet or suffocating. Such a wildly intoxicating and uplifting scent!

Catherine xo

Eye-Catching Lady Watches from Baselworld 2017

Mar 29, 2017

Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel glyptic watch

You don’t need to be a timepiece collector to marvel at the stunning watches featured every year at Baselworld. But if you appreciate every little detail about these fine jewelry watches, it's probably a sign that you are as equally passionate as the craftsmen who created these beauties. Since the 2017 edition of the glamorous Swiss fair did not disappoint, I thought I’d share with you some of the most eye-catching ladylike watches that were on display just a few days ago.

Chopard For You watch

Bulgari Serpenti watch

Chanel Boyfriend tweed watch 


Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel glyptic watch



Grisogono The Eccentrica watch

Chanel Première Squelette Camelia watch

Gucci Le marché des merveilles watch

5 Fluffy Shoes With Faux Fur Pom Poms

Mar 25, 2017

1. Sam Edelman Leya Sneakers $100US

If there is a trend I can’t wait to explore this spring, it’s definitely the fluffy shoes with faux fur pom poms. There’s something utterly playful and feminine about the idea of adding some faux fur pom poms to our favourite footwear. It can be done casually with sneakers or in a dressier fashion with a pair of block-heeled sandals. And either way, it will add just the right amount of sophistication to any neutral outfit. Which one will you pick?









Catherine xo

Les Grands Ballets : Une saison 2017-18 résolument moderne et riche en émotion

Feb 21, 2017
La soliste Vanesa Garcia-Ribala Montoya dans Stabat Matter
Un vent printanier flotte du côté des Grands Ballets depuis l’arrivée d’Ivan Cavallari à titre de directeur artistique. Alors que la compagnie se prépare à lever les voiles vers l’Édifice Wilder Espace Danse situé au cœur du quartier des spectacles, le dévoilement de la saison 2017-2018 annonce déjà le début d’une ère nouvelle. En effet, en misant sur de jeunes chorégraphes, des créations du monde entier et une participation accrue de l’Orchestre des Grands Ballets, la première année de monsieur Cavallari promet d’être résolument moderne et riche en émotion.

Voici donc un aperçu des sept spectacles qui seront présentés dès le mois d’octobre prochain :

 Octobre 2017 
NOUVEAUTÉS :
Stabat Matter de Pergolès du chorégraphe roumain Edward Clug et La Symphonie no7 de Beethoven du chorégraphe allemand Uwe Scholz.


Décembre 2017
Pour la 55e année consécutive, la compagnie présentera Casse-Noisette, le classique du temps des fêtes, du chorégraphe Fernand Nault sur la musique de Tchaïchovski.


Février 2018
Après le succès d’Anna Karenina, le Eifman Ballet de Saint-Pétersbourg reviendra à Montréal afin de présenter le programme double Requiem sur la musique de Chostakovich et Mozart. 


Mars 2018 
NOUVEAUTÉS :
Le Sacre du printemps du chorégraphe du Français Étienne Béchard et l’Oiseau de feu de la chorégraphe américaine Bridget Breiner interprétés sur la musique de Stravinski.


Mai 2018
Cendrillon, un classique du répertoire classique, interprété par le Ballet national d’Ukraine sur la musique de Prokofiev.


Mai 2018
NOUVEAUTÉ :
Vendetta - Storie di mafiaune œuvre conçue exclusivement pour Les Grands Ballets par la chorégraphe belgo-colombienne Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.


Juin 2018
NOUVEAUTÉ :
La soirée des étoiles : Dance to me to the end of love. 
Cette soirée de gala réunira les étoiles de compagnies de danse les plus prestigieuses aux solistes des Grands Ballets pour rendre un vibrant hommage à Leonard Cohen. 

Catxo
Photos: Sasha Onyshchenko
  

Valentine's Day: Put Your Red Shoes On

Jan 31, 2017


Yes, Valentine’s Day is most often about chocolates and roses. But this year, why not spread the love differently by wearing (and maybe offering!) a sassy pair of shoes? Here are my favourite picks from Holt Renfrew’s enchanting footwear salon.

2. Francesco Russo Patent Leather Slingback Pumps ($825 CAD)


3. Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 Satin Pumps ($1195 CAD)



4. Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Patent Leather Pumps ($650 CAD)

5. Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv “Love Paris” Leather Slip-On ($1790 CAD)