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Thursday, May 31, 2012

1 Skirt 2 Styles

Hi Ladies!

I have  been neglecting you these days!
I have been so busy with events with sweet daughter Izzy, doctor's appointment, yoga, physio...
Life goes on for us bloggers extraordinaires!
Things should get back to normal i hope, i will attempt to shoot more outfits
But this blogger says lets keep it  enjoyable, lets not worry too much about it
Because you all love me, you will not forget me!

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This post is about this sweet skirt from Birds of North America
This skirt is a perfect fit
Rarely do i find such a perfect fit
It is wonderfully constructed- It is the perfect length and extraordinarily comfortable
It is a great basic
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I love those shoes- this was a great find $ 5! -Pink suede western booties
How does it get better i tell you!
Well maybe the event i went with Izzy tonight

The Glossy Box Event in Montreal

I came home with oodles of gift

Post coming up this weekend!

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This past 2 weeks i spent at events with my lovely Izzy were one of the most enjoyable moments i had with my girl.
This passion we share are making us closer
Izzy introduced me to other bloggers, events organizers with such proud, it touches my heart, i am so happy that she is proud of what her mom does and what she is -

She says I am unique I say she is the love of my life -
She makes feel good

It seems i did an excellent job as a single parent
To have such a lovely daughter

 Izzy told me tonight that she likes going to events with me
She feels more comfortable -
She can be herself

I was wearing for this post --

Skirt - Birds of North America
Yellow blouse - Thrifted at Renaissance
Petticoat- Thrifted at Renaissance
Pink Blouse- St-Vincent de Paul
Pink Booties - Thrifted at Renaissance
Sunnies - My son's

I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxx


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Inspiration From A Fashion Show

Hi Ladies!
Last Thursday Izzy, Danina and I
Went to the YWCA Fringues & Cie fashion show
It was a great source of inspiration for me since the theme of the Fashion Show was Women and Clothing through time

I chose the 20s for my contribution to the Fashion Show

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The models at the Fashion Show were participants in the Fringues & Cie school to work program

Here is a few pics of the Ladies

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The garments for the show were all vintage

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Mine as well !

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More of the Ladies

This Lollita Dandoy
One of Montreal's finest blogger
She has street style blog

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The Fringues & Cie Fashion Show is a golden opportunity for these young women, often excluded from the workforce, to proudly present Fringues & Cie clothing to the public under the professional eye of event spokesperson and fashion columnist/blogger, Lolitta Dandoy. The spotlight will be on these women of exception who in spite their personal histories and circumstances have found the courage and motivation to undergo socio-professional training training to build a better future.



I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx



Fringues & Cie models will proudly present clothing under the theme of "Women & Clothing Through Time." The fashion show will provide a great opportunity to showcase Fringues & Cie clothing and illustrate various historical trends in women's fashion.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Montreal Style Sud-Est at a Fashion Event - Birds Of North America

Hi Ladies!

Izzy my daughter invited me to a fashion event this week
My first ever!
She couldn't have chosen a better event
We went to a boutique called Quartier Mode on St-Laurent street
Quartier Mode is the kind of boutique that support local designers
Quartier Mode carries several Canadian designers
But for this event all eyes were on Birds of North America

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Me with the  delightful talented designer of Birds of North America
Hayley Gibson
She is wearing her own creation


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This is Liz Hayley's assistant also wearing a dress from Birds of North America

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A view of the boutique

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Some of my favorite piece
I purchased this dress for Izzy for her birthday coming up on May 29

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The clothes are beautifully constructed and fit like a glove

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More of my favorite pieces

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Now this is what a bought....

This gorgeous hat was designed for their photo shoot in 2012
Hayley told me that the V ornaments on the hat belonged to her grand-mother

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I purchased this purple grey skirt
A versatile addition to my wardrobe

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I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon with YWCA's Fringues & Cie Fashion with my twist

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxxxx

Thursday, May 24, 2012

2 outfits And 2 Events

Hi Ladies!

What a week!

I have been shooting pictures at events all week but only did one post!

Well today is the day!

This post will be a mix of that forgotten outfit plus pics at the botanical gardens

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This week i went with Izzy to Quartier Mode for a fashion event on St-Laurent Street

They were showcasing a local designer called Birds of North America

I bought a fabulous hat and a skirt

I will post them soon!

We met as well Danina from Fashionable in Montreal

She was a doll

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Near the chinese garden
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 The Chinese Garden

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Izzy, Danina and myself met again tonight at YWCA's Fringues & Cie for their Annual Fashion Show

Bonsai at the japanese garden
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 The fashion at the Y  was a great event

Fashion through the years

We have seen some pretty fabulous vintage items

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In the Alpine Garden 

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I will posting soon pics of the events i went to this week


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Tulips!
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Do you know why i am pointing my arm in that direction?
While shooting pics, a lady from the botanical gardens was looking for a frog
I was showing her where the frog was
Mr. D was still shooting pics i did not know


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Very special thanks to 2 lovely Ladies that I adore!
They gave me 2 awards!
Kate  gave me  The Versatile Blogger Award
Mélanie gave me the  Blogger Appreciation Award

I am honored

Thank  you! Merci mes chères Dames!



I was wearing for this post...

Yellow skirt - Thrifted Renaissance
Lace Skirt - Garage Sale
Jean Top - Thrifted at Fringues & Cie
Colorful top- Thrifted at St-Vincent de Paul
Sandals - Clarks- Thrifted at Renaissance

Hope you enjoyed this post

I will b back soon

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Yellow Dress

Hi Ladies!

It has been a long weekend for us -  Previously Victoria Day but now for us rebellious Quebecois it is called National Patriot's Day  -The holiday was instated by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec in Council in 2003, according to the then Premier of Quebec Bernard Landry"to underline the importance of The struggle of Patriots between 1837-1838 for the national recognition of our people, for its political liberty and to obtain a democratic system of government. Source Wikipedia

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It was a very warm sunny weekend!

Perfect time to wear this gorgeous yellow maxi I purchased a few ago
The necklace was purchased at a vintage shop called  La Boheme in the Mile End

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It was a fun filled weekend

 We have been  chilling out on the veranda

E and myself trying our new apps for our Ipad - It is called Art Set, we have been playing with it  while sipping red wine 

Trying out a new place for breakfast

Buying flowers for the garden

Going to the Botanical gardens- Got Mr D to take pics of me!

Riding in the convertible

Getting my hair done,  blonder please!

Taking the ferry from Sorel to St-Ignace of Loyola

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Mr. D said i cut my head and feet
I said - it is a style dear
This is the way i wanted it

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Art Set is pretty amazing

It looks like you have been using oil or acrylic paint

For me i will use it a sketch pad- run my ideas, try concepts, ideas - and transpose them on real canvas



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This week will be busy -

2 events this week - YWCA's fashion show - i was given a media pass- And Birds of America's event -
Birds of America is a local designer -

Today i am at 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

Friday, May 18, 2012

Meet Montreal Blogger Danina


Hi Ladies!

Meet Danina a Montreal blogger i just discovered

I saw Danina's link in one of Franca's post

I was thrilled, happy, curious and excited !

I was not disappointed

This Lady knows how to put an outfit together

Her colorful Montreal street style look mixed with European elegance caught my eye

She has laid back class

Never intimidating - This is someone you would like to meet
Have a look for yourself

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Here are 10 facts about Danina

My birth country, Yugoslavia, does not exist anymore. What used to be Yugoslavia is 7 smaller countries now.

  I love to communicate and speak 5 languages fluently.

 I survived a war (that is how my country broke up). During the war I was an interpreter for the United       Nations - the ultimate way to use  language because it helped broker peace.

I moved around a lot, which is why I love Facebook because it keeps all my family and friends in one place.

I adore poetry by Pablo Neruda, William Shakespeare, and William Blake. Neruda's 20th Love Poem always brings tears to my eyes.

One of my favourite singers is  Canadian counter tenor, Daniel Taylor. First time I heard him in concert I clapped for 10 minutes incessantly whilst crying (I guess I am also a bit dramatic ;-).

My biggest pet peeves are the sound of someone biting into an apple and loudly chewing a gum (are you sensing a strong auditory theme here?).

I now live in my favourite corner of the world, Montreal's neighbourhood Le Plateau Mont Royal. I love Le Plateau for its cosmopolitan spirit and because it makes me feel like I've never left.


I am married to my best friend!

I am a mom to the most spirited, wonderful little boy who was born in Rome. When we came to Montreal he mainly spoke Italian (including the hand gestures). Now he barely remembers a few words.




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This is my favorite look of Danina


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I will meet Danina on Wednesday- Izzy arranged it so we could meet- We all going to a fashion event -

For all Montreal readers -

The YWCA's Fringues & Cie his having its fashion Show on May 24-

This is something not to miss !

I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon!

Je vous fais la bise

Ariane xxxx