Gingham stories

It’s not a secret, gingham fabric was all over the place this season. Derek Lam, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Delpozo & many others been starring that material. I really felt I wanted to make a gingham inspired look. After looking around I finally found that pair of pant…and not so far was that quirky shirt. You can never go wrong mixing gingham with flower print but if you want to tone down the ” cute ” a bit just mix it with denim or a cool biker jacket.

5 facts about gingham fabric

#1 – The word gingham come from the Malay word genggang meaning striped. Since the fabric was manufactured in Dutch-colonised Malaysia, it was exported to Europe in the 17th Century and later to the USA before local manufactures was set up in the 18th Century.

#2 - Costume designer Adrian’s (1903-1959) styled a gingham dress for Katharine Hepburn in the movie The Philadelphia Story (1940) and also in The Wizard of Oz (1939) for Judy Garland. This was more then enough to start a trend of gingham dresses that continues throughout the 1940s.

#3 - In the 50′s the rockabilly look is also rising in popularity in America, taking its influences both from country n’ western and rock n’ roll styles. Men’s gingham shirts are worn by women, often tying off the shirt tails to pull off a feminine hourglass look with jeans. Anybody thinking about Marilyn Monroe

#4 – The mod fashion in the UK makes men’s gingham shirts a popular look. Fred Perry shirts in gingham become a big trend for mods.

#5 – Inspired by Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus performs Gals in Gingam during her Bangerz tour.

For more details go visit the amazing blog V is for Vintage^_^

About this look

Gingham pant: Bought for 5 $
Shirt: Bought for 4$
Purse:  Bought for 10 $
Earring: Bought for 3$
Bracelet: Bought for 2$
Ring: Bought for 2$
Calvin Klein sandals: Bought for 7 $
Total value of this look: 33$

 Look photograph : Bruno Berthelet

Juste le bon dosage

La semaine passée, circulait sur Facebook un billet avec de vieilles photos noir et blanc. Toutes ces photos regroupaient des personnes, qui ont su, à parfaite dose, marier, l’oser à l’élégance, et le cool avec la classe. À mon tour, j’ai eu envie de concocter mon propre dosage de ses quatre éléments. Voici le résultat…à votre tour d’essayer ^_^

Robe chemisier: 7 $
Ceinture: 5 $
Sac à main: 5 $
Soulier: 7 $
Gant: 10$
Boucle d’oreilles: 1 $
Valeur totale de ce look: 35 $

Look photo : Bruno Berthelet

DIY trendy two piece set

Hi everyone!

Today is quite a special post! I have decided to remove the dust on my sewing machine and jump into a  DIY project. The colors and the print of that two pieces set were so inspiring, I thought that piece of garment just need a bit of help to go from granny to trendy. With that post I am glad to announce the opening of my youtube channel…You are more than welcome to go have a look to the DYI crop top video…If sewing is not your jam and would just prefer to have some live comments on my weekly look you are welcome to go watch my thrift haul video of this week look. Cheersssssss

Live comments on this week look!

 

DIY crop top

Inspire…expire

Cette semaine, je suis fébrile, fatiguée, stressée, extrêmement occupée, stimulée, surexcitée, inspirée… C’est parce que je suis en démarrage d’entreprise. Par contre, quand je regarde ce look, j’oublie tout, j’inspire et j’expire, je deviens légère et j’ai juste envie d’une chose, c’est d’aller sur Laurier, manger un cornet de crème glacée.

En général, on choisit nos vêtements en fonction d’une occasion, mais quelques fois ce sont nos vêtements qui nous inspirent l’occasion.

Alors, ne me cherchez pas, je suis en pause…au Bilboquet sur Laurier. Faites comme moi et laisser vous inspirer par vos vêtements:)

Tunique: Acheté pour 6 $
Jersey top: 3 $
Jeans taille haute Calvin Klein: 10 $
Sandale Calvin Klein: 7 $
Sac à main: 4 $
Chapeaux: 50 $ J’ai triché ce chapeau n’est pas seconde main, mais il allait trop bien avec le look!
Valeur totale de ce look: 30 $ + 50 $ = 80 $

Look photo: Bruno Berthelet

What I want to talk about; is my scarf!

I know, I know…this look tells alot…Bright colors big hit, wear them bold even better. Two pieces set you can’t go wrong, short length skirt don’t be shy. Blossom accessories always cute, a gold cat brooch a girl have her reasons…but what I really want to talk about is my scarf!

Seriously, it’s summer now, if at this point you have not found the one thing to jazz up your look for the summer…STOP LOOKING! you just need a scarf…mmmm and youtube. I just spent the last hour watching tutorials on how to wear headscarf (busy schedule right).  I wish I would have watched those videos before the shoot of todays look! Although my look is pretty out there, my scarf styling is pretty conservative compare to what I saw.

Here are my favorites, have a look!

How to wear headscarf: Link 1
How to wear headscarf: Link 2

The good news is, scarf is the easiest and probably the cheapest thing to thrift shop! So just go thrift yourself a few scarves and have a blast finding your own way of wearing it:)

Two pieces set: Bought for 10.50$
Scarf: Bought for 4$
Cat brooch: Bought for 3$
Ivory purse: Bought for 5$
Flower earring: Bought for 2$
Flower ring: Bought for 2$
Aldo heels: 7$

Total value of this look: 33$

Look photo: Bruno Berthelet

 

Ce n’est pas moi qui l’a dit, c’est mon t-shirt!

Le t-shirt tel que l’on connait, serait un dérivé du sous-vêtement que portait la marine américaine lors de la première guerre mondial. Le Magicien d’Oz serait le premier film à utiliser le t-shirt comme outil promotionel en 1939 et Thomas Edmund Dewey en 1948 le premier candidat à la présidence américaine à y imprimer son slogan Dew it with Dewey…FYI il a perdu. Ce n’est qu’en 1950, alors que Life magazine publie en première page l’iconique photo de Marlon Brando avec son t-shirt blanc que le vêtement connait un succès mondial.

Depuis le t-shirt a été un support pour de nombreux slogans voici mon top 10.

#10 You can’t stop me de Nike, car il ne m’a couté que 4$ :)

#9 More issues than vogue 

#8 I wish these were brains d’une inconnue

#7 Live fast cause it won’t last de Zoe Karssen

#6 Last clean t-Shirt que Cara Delevigne porte fièrement.

#5 Ain’t Laurent without Yves du brand Reason qui offre aussi;  

#4 Go ❤  your own city

#3 No fishing no nothing de Kenzo

#2 Vote for Pedro de Napoleon Dynamite

#1 Tous les slogans de l’activiste et designer Katharine Hamnett. ; Protest and Survive, Stop and think, Clean up or die, Act local think global, 58% don’t want pershing, No more fashion victims

T-Shirt: Acheté pour 4$
Skirt: Acheté pour 6$
Broche: Acheté pour 2,50$
Boucle d’oreilles; Acheté pour 3$
Sac à main: Acheté pour 7 $
Sandale Mickeal Kors: Acheté pour 10$!!!!!!!

Coût totale de ce look: 32.50$

Look photo: Bruno Berthelet

The boyfriend shirt

When you sneak into your boyfriend wardrobe, it can only mean two things; either you are running out of things to wear and you need to go shop or it mean it is Spring 2014 and boyfriend look is just too tempting to resist.

If you don’t have any boyfriend to steel a shirt from, just go thrift shopping and find your self a boyfriend shirt. You’ll get the same look!

In today’s look , I had fun playing with genders by mixing my very men like shirt with the most girly accessories. Find your own boyfriend look. If you can’t thrift shop a boyfriend you surely can thrift shop a boyfriend look:)

Shirt: Bought fro 6$
Belt: Bought for 2$
Lime purse: Bought for 10$
Earring: Bought for 2$
Bow bracelet: Bought for 7$
Shoes: Bought for 7 $

Total value of this look: 34$

 

Photograph: Bruno Berthelet 

Thrift outfit vue à travers l’oeil du créateur Montréalais Daniel Richer

C’est à la blague que Daniel et moi avons eu l’idée de proposer une version up cycle de trois modèles de sa collection printemps/été 2014. Thrift Outfit a de son côté sélectionné trois vêtements au Village des Valeurs, alors que le créateur a sélectionné trois modèles de sa collection. Voici ce qui arrive quand le recyclé et le raffinement se rencontrent.

Just for the fun of it Daniel and I decided to make three up cycle dresses based on three styles from his Spring 2014 collection. We went thrift shopping selected three tops with interesting prints, put the scissors in….and here is the result!

 

Photographe : Bruno Berthelet