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Friday, October 28, 2011

Styling My New York Vintage Finds # 2

Bonjour lovely Ladies!

First and foremost have a look at Izzy's blog she has a set of pics of her and me taken in Brooklyn while we were waiting for Beacon's Closet to open. Stephane my future son in law took the pictures, he did an amazing job! I am drooling over the pictures, so great!

As for my second post - Styling my New York vintage finds - I featured a dress found in East Village, the thrift shop was located on 12 th street and  first. This place had a great selection of Vintage dresses, this was my favorite dress and one that fit! There was i guess a top and belt then but it is difficult  sometimes to find a complete vintage outfit.

Nevertheless, i knew i would find something at home to complement the outfit.

I found this little jacket back home at Atelier Vio-Li - they always have cool vintage items in their shop. 
As for the 60's shoes, i had them for a while - It was a  last minute vintage find at Value Village for an event with Mr. D

The hat was purchased on St-Mark Street in East Village

This photo shoot started in the freezing cold and after looking at pics i decided that i didn't like them so proceeded to another shoot inside. I had a hard time finding my settings  but finally managed to set them right! and wrote down the darn settings for the next time.

Enjoy and je vous fais la bise xxxxxx

Ariane


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Styling my New York Vintage Finds #1

Hello fabulous Ladies!

Got my act together this morning before my shoulder starts aching too much, it usually happens at the end of the day. Helga was asking me how i did this, Helga my dear, it is repetitive movements at work.The nurse at work will i hope find a way to make it easier for me when i do get back to work.

Since I have been home i feel a little better , the pain as not as intense but still there, long way to go before it disappears! Do not worry my moral is up and doing everything to get better soon!

I am wearing  in this post  a 60's vintage dress purchased at Beacon's Closet in Brooklyn, the top with the butterfly was purchased in Montreal at Atelier Vio-Li - The wonderful boots were purchased at Buffalo Exchange in Brooklyn - The leopard print coat was thrifted a while ago in  Montreal

Good news! i will be featured next Monday on Glee's Creative  fashion blog - It was a lot fun to pick me best outfits and doing the interview -

The pics were taken in the back alley this morning with my reflex and of course I played a bit with the APP Camera + I  added an effect called Magic Hour

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Girls Are Back From New York


Bonjour Fabulous Ladies !

I am back from the Big Apple! We had lots of fun, we shopped hard, ate lots of red velvet cupcakes, Asian food, hot dogs, pretzels,  and walked miles and miles- Oh! do i love New York City!

We stayed this time in East Village at Hotel 17. I really liked the neighborhood, it felt like home but on a larger scale. East Village is trendy, edgy, hip and lots of inspiration there. Us girls felt like we belong there!

We hit fabulous thrift shops, Izzy knew were to  go.  Loved Beacon's Closet, Buffalo Exchange and a few more but can not remember the names. I find the clothes very affordable and i may say cheaper than Montreal and the selection is to die for, you want to buy everything!

The weather was perfect, first time for me, everytime i went the weather was not so clement!

I am on sick leave for a  month, i have an acute tendinitis of the shoulder, good about this is that i will able to do a lot of blog reading -

I hope you will enjoy the pics - Be sure to check Izzy's blog this week she will be posting pics of her and me in Brooklyn

This sick girl is going for a nap now

Enjoy Ariane xxxxx


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One More Time Before New York !

Bonjour à vous toutes!

First and foremost, thank you for all your comments Ladies, i really, really appreciate it.  I was surprise to be on Penny Dreadful Vintage blog and of course honored, i am up there with Suzy Bubble, Vix, Helga and all the other fab ladies  -   it is a first for me and don't they say the first time is always the best, hummm....let me think about that again,  but guys  that Anna Sui dress is quite special and Mr. D did such a good job shooting the pictures .

Leaving for New York City Friday morning with my my beloved daughter Izzy, Stephane my future son in law and Mr. D - The girls will be hitting Beacon's Closet and Buffalo Exchange! Expecting to find treasures! Mother Nature should be on our side, sunny all weekend a little cold but who care when the shopping capital of the world is awaiting us girls from Montreal!

For this post i was wearing a vintage Simon Chang dress - 90's i think... the silver leggings were a find at Renaissance - Wedge purchased at Spring in Montreal -

I included a  little peak at my painting and pics of my favorite  feline

Enjoy and i will see you when i come back from NY

Ariane xxxx



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A peak at my painting in my atelier, this is were i will be taking some pictures this winter...

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And my favorite feline - oh! do i love thee!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Anti-Aging Tips Inspired by Pam

Hi Ladies!

I hope you are all doing well dear ladies 

Lets talk about Pam's excellent blog posts that i have been reading for the past few days which are about anti -aging tips - I totally agree with her and i have been applying her tips for some times -  I admit i do worry sometimes , can not help to worry about the people I love, but  i have learned over the years that when i start worrying i say to myself -   what is it that makes me worry so much ?  And when i  start thinking rationally about what is worrying me and allowing me to feel my emotions I  usually stop worrying so much  - There you go, less wrinkles more glowing skin

Loving people - yes i do, and i try my best to see the best in everyone, even the worst people i encounter, I say to myself- this person was not born this way, something happened in his or her life that makes her or him behave that way  - i do believe that everyone is good - I do not judge - i accept all differences, live and let live -   There again dear Pam you are right! less wrinkles and more glowing skin!

Live for the moment - yes this my moto-   i believe that the  past is past and why worry about the future?

But Oh God! ! i will admit that I -

 - Try to change sides when sleeping, but not always do it, turning on the other side can be painful this days with my aching shoulder! 

 - Did  facial exercises - but not anymore - but i should at least 5 minutes- but i look totally deranged when i do it!

Went to acupuncture  for a natural face lift - i admit i saw a difference, blood circulating well you see!

Put on a good moisturizer everyday and totally addicted to it

Stay out of the sun but sometimes you feel so good face in the sun and all that you forget it is not so good for your skin - yup, did that with no sunscreen...

I tried retinol but all i got is a rash, i am not doing this anymore

but what really saves me is ....
GOOD GENETIC , THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE and PEOPLE WHO LOVE ME and I LOVE

But i am not afraid to age - i am happy to age- I am better as i get older,  i not afraid of wrinkles, wrinkles are the path of life - they tell the world where you have been, where you are from and where you are going...wow! this is good !!

I am happy and very proud to be 51 !

Enjoy the pics !



I was wearing -

Blouse - Thrifted at Renaissance Montreal
Jean sleeveless jacket - Fringues & Cie
Skirt - Thrifted at Renaissance
Tights - Winners
Shoes - Transit

I have included a pic of a fellow named Gaetan, he draws pictures on shops' windows for Halloween and Christmas

I have told you in another post about Mr.D's goody bag he brings me every 2 weeks from the bazaar held at where he works ...well, i selected  some of my favorite items from the goody bag  ... he is soooooooo sweet this man

Ariane xxxxxx




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My favorite items from Mr. D goody bag
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This is Gaetan the fellow who draws on shops'windows for Halloween and Christmas taken on my way home..
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Anna And The Train


Hi Everyone !
Hope you are doing well and wherever you were had a great weekend!
Montreal weather was out of this world, 3 sunny and hot days, Indian Summer they call it around here.

Mr. D. and I went to a special place to shoot this Anna Sui dress i got myself last week - We packed our photo gear and walk to a train yard not too far from the house. I never went there, it is that kind of place where it is not recommended to venture alone.   It had amazing backdrops for this photo shoot.

I brought a change of shoes for the shoot, i put my sandals for the first shots and then put back on my red sneakers because we did a bit of walking amongst the old rails, rocks and not so sure weird vegetation and anything else you might walk into you know what i mean... Consequently, i kept my red sneakers for the remaining pics

Have you noticed... this girl has a new hair color! Tell you the truth girls, i had all the colors of the rainbow in my hair, this time i let the hairdresser decide and usually he does the right thing- give them carte blanche i say, i was never disappointed or am i just lucky with my hairdressers, hummm...

I have my new section up - Mr. D favorite recipes - check it out - At the moment you will only  find the General Tao's chicken recipe but there will be more when a find a bit of time.

Got the apple pies done, they were so good, even me can not believe how good they are!

Time to go it is cocktail time around here!
Hope you enjoy the pics as much as we had fun taken them!

Ariane xxxx

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I saw this little fellow on the way home

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This has nothing to do with the shoot but what an amazing pic!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Me and my Girl got our Designer's Frocks!

Bonjour!

Well i am so excited to say that my girl and I got your designer's frocks at the High End Designer's Clothes Event at Fringues &Cie last Thursday night.
I had my eyes on a Anna Sui's dress for a while and i got it!
Izzy got a fabulous Balenciaga blouse.

Fabulous Helga for your pleasure, i will have a new section this weekend called Mr. D's favorite recipes where you will find my General Tao chicken recipe.

Enjoy the pictures ladies

Ariane xxxxx


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My Girl and I
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Ericka who was in charge of the boutique and me
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Souad one of the ladies in charge of the boutique and the girls in training
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Fabulous Larissa one of the ladies also in charge of the boutique
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