5 Things To Buy at Sports Experts For Back To School

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Sports Experts Store

The summer season is almost over which means there are only a few days left before back to school fever! To make sure your little ones feel the excitement, Sports Experts presents its new Back to School collection.

Proud to promote the practice of physical activity, this new collection features “sport-chic” items that can be worn on all occasions. Don’t worry ladies, there is something for everyone. Let me introduces 5 items to buy at Sports Experts to rock your “sport-chic” outfit.

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Under Armour Threadborne V Graphic Twist T-shirt (price: 39.99 $) and Under Armour Favorite Leggings (price: 59.99$)

The Under Armour Threadborne V Graphic Twist t-shirt has the ideal specifications for gym classes such as Zumba, Bootcamp or Aerobics. No matter how much you sweat, you will feel comfortable and confident thanks to the Threadborne Siro new fibers that are lighter, dry faster, and won’t stretch out.

Soft and breathable, this V-neck t-shirt can also be worn outside the gym with your favourite jeans. Moreover, to fit with your closet, this t-shirt is available in pink or in dark green at Sports Experts.

Since back to school also means returning to gym, the Under Armour Favorite Graphic legging is perfect for a workout but also in everyday life to keep a sport trendy style. Fitted next-to-skin without the squeeze, this legging is soft and comfortable.

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Under Armour Twist Hoodie (price: 69.99$)

To complete your “sport-chic” look, this Under Armour Fleece Twist hoodie is ideal for upcoming fall season cooler days. Engineered with the ColdGear® technology, this hoodie repels water without sacrificing breathability.

Its Under Armour fleece is light but will keep you surprisingly warm while its breathable and stretch fabric will enhance ease of movement. This hoodie is available in pink or in red at Sports Experts.

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Fashion Outfit – Adidas Advantage Clean QT Shoes

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Adidas Advantage Clean QT Shoes (price: 84.99$)

For a fashion “sport-chic” outfit, let’s opt for a minimalist style. Those Adidas Neo Advantage Clean QT sneakers are the definition of “less is more”. Adidas Neo is a lifestyle sportswear brand for young minded consumers.

Those luxe court-inspired fashion sneakers feature perforated and stitched decorative stripes instead of the regular Adidas 3-Stripes. Designed with comfort in mind, the shoes have a clean and elegant look with feminine lines. Dare to wear those shoes with a dress, it’s a perfect casual look to attend a weekend brunch. This pair is only available in grey at selected Sports Experts.

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Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage (price: 84.99$)

If you prefer to opt for the regular 3-Stripes, the Adidas Neo Cloudfoam Advantage will “feet” your needs. This 70’s look with luxe comfort give a timeless vibe to your fashion “sport-chic” outfit. Those comfy shoes match very well with a capri flared pants or a boyfriend jeans.

Thanks to this trendy Back To School collection, we hope you will follow the Sports Experts signature ” Stay fit. Leave well”. For fitness tips, read Sports Experts blog or follow them on social media. To find a store near you, please visit www.sportsexperts.ca.

Activewear: 3 Things To Buy At L’Équipeur

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L’Équipeur Store at Alexis Nihon Shopping Centre

L’Équipeur recently opened its first downtown location in the heart of Alexis Nihon Shopping Centre. For the occasion, we were invited for a festive happy hour launch in presence of hosts Étienne Boulay and Maika Desnoyers.

Known as Mark’s outside of Quebec, the store offers a wide selection of men’s and women’s work clothes and outdoor wear to casual apparel from a variety of brands: Levi’s, SUNG Alfred Sung, Timberland, Skechers and much more.

If you are looking to get back in shape or to refresh your old activewear, here are 3 suggestions of items now available at l’Équipeur.

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Nike – Women’s Flex Trainer 7 Training Shoes (price: 94.99$)

The Nike Flex Trainer 7 Women’s Training Shoe is designed for comfort and support with breathable mesh and hexagonal flex grooves for flexibility in any direction. According to product description, Nike used Roman sandals as inspiration for these sport shoes, incorporating forefoot cables for a secure and locked-down fit when you’re working out at the gym.

After one week trying those shoes, we can confirm that they are very comfortable and they efficiently absorb impacts during workout session.

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Shambhala – High Impact Sports Bra (price: 39.99$) and 100 Wash Yoga legging (price: 59.99$)

Shambhala High Impact Sports Bra is tailored for high-intensity activities and delivers a good support. The bra is really soft and fits next to the skin without squeezing. Moreover, we really like the adjustable back closure which allows to modify the size when needed.

Shambhala 100 Wash Yoga legging made in nylon features the CURVE-TECH® shape-enhancing technology. This innovation includes butt lifter contouring that “puts things in place” and also tummy control for a slimmer appearance. In addition, this legging has the 100 Wash guarantee against fading, shrinking and pilling.

To help you get started or to boost your fitness routine, here are 2 basic exercises from BodyBuilding.com to work your lower body and your abs.

1. Reverse Lunge
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Reverse lunge

Begin in a standing tall position with your hands on your hips or hanging at your sides or overhead. Look directly forward by keeping your chest up and your feet shoulder-width apart.

Initiate the movement by taking a large and controlled step to the rear, allowing your hips and knees to flex to lower your body. Lower your hips so that your front leg becomes parallel to the floor with your knee positioned directly over your ankle. Your back knee should be bent at a 90-degree angle and pointing toward the floor with your back heel lifted.

After 2 or 3 seconds, return to the starting position by driving through the heel of the front leg to extend the knees and hips. Repeat the movement on the same leg or alternate with the other leg.

2. Dead Bug
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Dead Bug

Being lying on your back with your hands extended above you toward the ceiling. Bring your feet, knees, and hips up to 90 degrees. Your knees should be directly above your hips, forming a straight line with your thighs. Deeply exhale to bring your ribcage down while keeping your back flat onto the floor and squeezing your glutes. Hold this position throughout the movement.

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Dead Bug

To initiate the exercise slowly lower one arm and extending the opposite leg down to the floor simultaneously. Lower them down just above the floor and slowly return to the starting position. Repeat on the opposite side and continue the movement for specific number of repetitions or period of time.

L’Équipeur

1500 Atwater Ave, Montreal

 

 

Lunetterie Générale: First Canadian Luxury Eyewear Brand

Concept Store Lunetterie Générale – Sherbrooke (QC)

Unique in North America, Lunetterie Générale is the first Canadian luxury eyewear brand. Since its beginning in 2013 and after years of development, Lunetterie Générale has just launched its first collection featuring noble materials and modern designs.

The Spring-Summer 2017 collection is the result of a unique collaboration with the best Japanese craftsmen. This limited edition collection is inspired by the art deco movement characterized by order, color and geometry.

Bon Vivant RX Coffee (price: 475$)

We wanted to interpret some retro graphic elements by renewing them and incorporating noble materials and more modern engineering” said co-founder Julien Couture. Lunetterie Générale frames combine Canadian and international wood, acetate and high quality Japanese titanium.

This summer, dare to wear retro touch and colored sunglasses! Whatever your style, here are 3 choices to try…

Bon Vivant Smoked Crystal Green (price: 495$)

Medium Rare Smoked Black (price: 615$)

Le Vault Black Grey Tortoise (price: 615$)

Lunetterie Générale products are available at Alain Assedo Opticien, Vu, Tris Coffin, Boutique Valerie Simon and Globe Vision. For more information and online shopping visit Lunetterie Générale website.

After Hours At The McCord Museum – Montreal Fashion Tech

After Hours at the McCord – Montreal Fashion Tech is organized by the McCord Museum in partnership with Ville de Montréal and Montreal Digital Spring, and the contribution of Valérie Lamontagne / 3lectromode.

Exceptionally until midnight, with two live DJs and two free drinks per person! Learn about tomorrow’s fashion and unprecedented technical innovation

  • Fashion Mapping, 3D scan stations, wearables, immersive demonstrations, interactive experiences
  • Privileged encounters with designers, VR fashion designs, creative workshops
  • Contests, prizes to win, and surprises on site!

ON THE PROGRAM

Enter the world of Expo 67 and experience the effervescence of Montreal’s fashion moment with the new exhibition Fashioning Expo 67!

ARTISTIC PERFORMANCES
  • Fashion Mapping – Premiere projection: attend the unveiling of a light creation by MAPP MTL and the Cégep Marie-Victorin.
  • Live painting: follow the live creation of a work of art on fashion’s future—to be won during the evening!—by the Montreal painter Marie-Chloé Duval.
  • Live music: house set by ROUX Soundsystem followed by the duo AndFriends.
SMART FASHION DESIGN
  • Men’s fashion 3D scan: meet the tailor Nathon Kong and try out his brand new concept for a bespoke suit with a customizable interior pocket.
    CONTEST in collaboration with Whatisadam: win a tailor-made suit customized by the famous street artist!
  • High fashion shoes: be wowed by Anastasia Radevich’s five dazzling designs and find out how they’re made, from 3D modelling to hand fabrication.
  • Custom interactive fashion: enter Stefanka’s smart dressing room that allows you to receive recommendations for the fittest clothes, thanks to 3D digitization. Try the perfect Lilianne Lingerie bra or the ideal Simons Le 31 shirt. $100 Simons gift card to win on site, as well as Lilianne Lingerie products and gift card!
  • Next generation Fashion Tech: admire the collection Mode futuriste 1967-2017 designed by students at the École de mode du Cégep Marie-Victorin and of the Sciences informatiques et mathématiques program at the Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne, a Vestechpro initiative in collaboration with VTÉ.
  • The Rhinoceros pop-up by Phi: ephemeral décor by a Montreal designer and a selection of special upcycled products 15% off.
ON WEARABLES
  • Experience a memorable nighttime thanks to the smart PixMob Klik bracelet (ADVANCE SALE ONLY)! A connected wristband which allows you to interact with space and people around you; it also illuminates during highlights of the evening.
  • Virtual design workshop: create your own virtual dress with Imagine 360, equipped with a digital paintbrush and a virtual reality helmet!
  • Sensor introduction workshop: learn how to integrate sensors into clothing and accessories with Vestechpro and VTÉ.
  • Vibrate to the beat: experience music like never before with the SUBPAC vest that transmits sound waves to the body!
NEW GUIDED TOURS
  • Fashioning Expo 67
    The Future of Fashion: A Return to the Traditional? Discover how Michel Robichaud and Marielle Fleury found inspiration in artisanal know-how to create the Expo 67 outfits.
    Modernity Versus Conformity in Fashion: Learn more about the influence the period’s political conservatism had on Expo 67’s textile designs.
  • Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection
    The Other Smart Fashion: Aboriginal Clothing. Understand the intelligent design of five First Peoples accessories and clothing items.

Themed bars by Invasion Cocktail, Romeo’s Gin, Domaine Neige’s Smac! cider and Birra. Bouchées by Branzino. Techno photobooth by National Bank: bring home your photographs of the evening!

Montreal Digital Spring is produced in association with Journal Métro and the support of Concertation Montréal, Tourisme Montréal and La Vitrine. The government of Québec has also supported the project, under the Entente Montréal 2025 agreement administered by the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine. Additionally, Montreal Digital Spring is supported by PwC, Romeo’s Gin et OVH.

Join the event on Facebook to be kept in the loop and get all the details!

Source: McCord Musem / Photo Credit: Cameron Bradish

COS 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Since its beginning in 2007 at London based boutique on Regent Street, COS offers high-quality collections of wardrobe essentials featuring modern, minimalist and tactile design. After several years of international expanding, the Swedish brand opened its doors in Montreal in Fall 2015.

To honor its 10th anniversary, COS launches on March 24th a limited worldwide capsule collection influenced by art and Japanese design. This collection features 10 garments  for women, men and children created in puzzle style. These methods create a refined collection with slumped volumes and rectilinear silhouettes.

The collection is designed with lightweight cotton and technical polyester fabrics in a minimalist palette of sand and white. Just in time for Spring!

COS

1310 Ste-Catherine W, Montreal

Suitsupply Montreal Store Grand Opening

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Suitsupply Montreal Store – Photo Credit: Suitsupply

Founded in 2000 by Fokke de Jong in Amsterdam, this Dutch company specialized in crafted men’s tailoring has since grown to over 80 international stores. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, Suitsupply is not involved in exploitation of child labour.

After Toronto, Suitsupply opens its second store in the heart of downtown Montreal. Grand Opening cocktail was held on Thursday, March 2nd with la crème of Montreal fashion bloggers and aficionado. This drink-filled evening was lively by Dj Bart Thimbles coming straight from Amsterdam for the occasion.

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Suitsupply Montréal Store – Photo Credit: Pamela Lajeunesse

Also known for its sexist photography and ad campaigns, the company is trying to improve his image by being less provocative. Let’s have a look at Beach Boys Spring/Summer 2017 collection, hot days are coming earlier this year….
Suitsupply
2152 De La Montagne Street, Montreal

Bridal Boudoir Affair: Montreal’s Most Glamorous Wedding Exhibition

Wedding table by Aura Design

Wedding season is at our doors…but don’t panic because team Maddy K has selected la crème de la crème to set up the wedding of your dream. The 8th edition of Bridal Boudoir Affair was held at Hyatt Regency on Sunday, February 26th. This year, the theme was Rosé because Rosé makes everyone happy as children in front of this sweet table designed by Pâtisserie Tillemont.

Sweet table by Pâtisserie Tillemont

If you are a bride-to-be, you probably already know that many trends are competing for this upcoming wedding season and the choice of the best suited dress to walk down the aisle is getting difficult! My advice for you is to go with a dress you feel comfortable to wear and which reflects a picture of your personality.

The fashion show is the centerpiece of this glamorous event and features wedding gowns by renowned international fashion designers available in local wedding boutiques such as White Montreal and Galleria Della Sposa. Each dress seen on the catwalk were designed with elegance, femininity and fineness.

For more info and to get the list of Montreal’s talented wedding professionals, visit Bridal Boudoir Affair website at bridalboudoiraffair.com.

6 Tips To Save Your Feet

Walking in high heels is beautiful but could be very painful! Dr Nekessa Remy, a Canadian Chiropractor and an advocate of several specialties which include Women’s Health and Custom Orthotics, has 6 tips to share with you in order to wear your favourite pair of heels or step out in those new stilettos comfortably.

1. Choose a lower heel

Michelle Obama has done wonders for the reincarnation of kitten heel. A heel less than two inches with a wide heel base and thicker heel will spread the load more evenly and offer more support.

2. wear soft insoles to reduce the impact on your knees

“Chiropractic offices and other specialists who focus on the feet provide patients with customized orthotics. Not only are these orthotics custom to your foot but they are specifically designed for heels.”

3. Make sure your heels are the right size

“If it’s too big, the foot will slide forward, putting even more pressure on the toes. Pick a shoe with a wide enough toe box to allow you to wiggle your toes comfortably.”

4. wear heels on days that require limited walking or standing

“Try to save your heels for special occasions, dinner dates and other dressier times, Also, when you do have to wear your heels, make sure you take time to sit down and rest your feet throughout the evening.”

5. Alternate your shoe choice throughout the day or from one day to the next

“Don’t wear your high heels all day, every day; and wear more comfortable shoes, such as athletic or walking shoes for commuting to and from work. Wearing shoes that allow your body to move naturally during walking will minimize the stress on your feet, legs, hips and back.”

6. Stretch

“Take time every day to stretch your calf muscles and feet. Try standing on the edge of a step with your shoes off. With your weight on the balls of your feet and your heels extending off the edge, drop your heels down to stretch. Hold for 20 seconds. Another great exercise is taking a tennis ball and rolling it under the arch of your foot.”

Sentaler delivers “Milestone Gifts” for patients at SickKids for the #SENTALER4SICKKIDS initiative

Bojana Sentaler (center) with members from SickKids – Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director of SENTALER, the Canadian luxury outerwear brand, delivered custom kids hats as “Milestone Gifts” for patients at The Hospital for
Sick Children (SickKids) as part of the #SENTALER4SickKids initiative.

The #SENTALER4SickKids initiative officially launched in August of 2016 and will continue until March 2017, with 25% of all hat sales directly benefiting SickKids Foundation, which raises funds on behalf of SickKids and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.

Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

We want the public to know that our fundraising efforts with SickKids will continue into the spring of 2017 and we hope that people continue to promote and support this great initiative. Every hat helps!” says Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director, SENTALER.

The Petites by Coton Mouton

Coton Mouton Les Petites Black Doll

Coton Mouton recently launched a new dolls collection in collaboration with local designers such as Denis Gagnon, Helmer, Marie Saint Pierre and many more. The designers were asked to choose their favorite piece for scaling down to doll size.

coton-mouton Les Petites designer doll

Aude Le Dubé, founder of Coton Mouton, decided to design her own line of cloth dolls made in Montreal while trying to find a doll for her two years old niece. After months of work and research, she launched a line of handmade decorative cushions and organic cloth dolls.

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In addition to the designers clothes, a fall collection is also available and embraces the uniqueness of Canadian autumn with specific colors and textures. Visit the official website at cotonmouton.com to view the full collection.