Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Bit of History- A Fashion Show And A Chicken in Griffintown

Hi Ladies !
Last week Izzy and I went to Griffintown for Betina Lou's Fashion Show
Izzy was invited by the designer and ask me to go with her



Griffintown is the popular name given to the former southwestern downtown part of Montreal which existed from the 1820s until the 1960s and was mainly populated by Irish immigrants and their descendants.
Many buildings and factories were destroyed to make way for an Express way and parking lots
Several buildings are being renovated as condos




This a view on the Lachine Canal
Irish workers in Griffintown worked on the Canal and in the industries surrounding the canal

The Canal opened in 1825 and helped Montreal to turn into a major port attracting to its banks major industries
It was replaced in 1959 by the St-Lawrence Seaway

 At these highly fashionable affairs we meet the most interesting crowd
This trendy creature was kind enough to pose with me
We exchanged business cards
You never know!
I will be joining Patti's Visible Monday and Monday Mingle

I hope you enjoyed this post
I will be back soon
Je vous fais la bise
Ariane xxxx


Terri said...

I've read Izzy's post about this outing and love her new leather Peter Pan collars. I love this chicken you're posing with as well. There are days I wish I had a zipper in my skin.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Your posts are always full of delights, Ariane! I enjoyed the bit of Montreal history, and I am glad some of the old buildings are saved. Love your high-style companion! Thanks for sharing your cool looks and tales with Visible Monday.

Heather said...

You look so cute!! both you and Izzy are adorable I agree the above commenter the peter pan collars are really cute!! ~Love the neighborhood as well very interesting. So much history there!! ~Have a great week Love Heather

just me said...

haha the last picture is funny :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Beautiful and I loved the history too :)) Hope you have a super week ahead! xx

Vix said...

What a fab looking building, nice to see some sympathetic restoration!
Your new pal is such a hipster, love his zipper jacket! xxx


Great experience, and pics.
Love your shoessssssssssss

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You look awesome Ariane and perfect for such an event. I loved this post because I enjoy discovering new places! When I was last in Montreal, I did not happen by this part of town. Thanks for sharing it!

Franca said...

J'aime quand tu nous montres des quartiers de Montreal! I love the last pic!

Katrina Blanchalle said...

Wow, what a perfect outfit this is. Love the print and color mixing.
It's so wonderful to see all the different neighborhoods and your photos are beautiful.

sabine said...

oh, i enjoyed it so much! i like these brickstone buildings and the view over the channel and a bit of your city's history. industrial history is so much nearer to us than history of kingdoms, warlords, cesars and bishops. it is a bit of our own history, telling of our great grandmother's and grandfather's lifes. i am always fond to hear of it. you look so stylish in your pleated skirt! lieben gruß von sabine

kaffesoester said...

You look so stylish in this outfit! The glittery blue fabric of this top is just beautiful, and the shoes are so cool!

Seeing your new friend I can see why attending fashion shows is such a coveted event to be part of!

Laura Go said...

is that a chicken in a fur coat? what what? So trendy! hahahah. I really love your photos, Ariane!

♥ laura
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Izzywizz said...

Hia, just popping by from Visible Monday. :) I love your quirky, colourful and fun style! Keep up the good work. :)

wardrobeexperience said...

i love everything about this look ... print mixing, colours and the creepers. looooooove.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Love your creepers. They are just so cool. I so enjoy the pictures you share of Montreal. You look fab as always!

Melanie said...

I agree with everyone, this is a fantastic look - sophisticated and also edgy - perfect for the show. That's so cool that you and Izzy went together. I love Mr. Chicken!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

As always, I love seeing Montreal!! You look totally cool and I wish I could hang out with you. xxoo

Bella Q said...

You look the perfect street style capture in the first pick. Just lovely. What a great outing too- I see where she gets her fashion sense- you must be so proud!

pastcaring said...

You look fabulous as always, Ariane, love the pleated skirt. Great photos of this area of Montreal, and I like your new pal! xxxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

The canal looks so beautiful and peaceful Ariane, and I love your pleated skirt and brothel creeper shoes outfit, very cute indeed. Crazy chicken pic at the end, that'll be a fun one to look back on. xx

Cambria said...

This looks like scads of fun! I love the picture of that beautiful reflection in teh water.

<3 Cambria

Lisa said...

You look so dang cool.

Clara Turbay said...

It´s great, love it.

Misfits Vintage said...

The canal is gorgeous and I love those beautiful old buildings - so glad they are doing a lovely job of restoring them! Sarah xxx

The Style Crone said...

You are your usual stylish self! I love learning more about Montreal, which becomes more fascinating as you present its history.

Thrifted Shift said...

The last photo with you and the chicken is pretty awesome!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

looking great! and betina lou is awesome!