Montreal First Exhibit of Édéenne Fine Jewelry

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Édéenne Montreal Exhibit – Birks Automne

Borned in Longueuil, Édéenne is now well established in Paris as a renowned jeweler. Édéenne build her name thanks to her unique talent and ability to immerse herself in her client’s personality to create breathtaking pieces of fine jewelry based on their values and experiences.

For the first time in Canada, more than 150 pieces of fine jewelry of Édéenne collections will be on display at the Wilder Building at the Grands Ballets Canadiens until November 16th. Édéenne exhibit is grandly supported by its clients since half of the fine jewelry pieces have been generously lent by their owners.

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Édéenne Montreal Exhibit – Opening Night (Photo Credit: Valérie Blum)

Cordially invited at the exhibit opening night on November 1st, we had the opportunity to immerse ourself in this deeply moving environment while discovering each piece’s personal story. The exhibit is organized as a guided tour where you are plunged into darkness and accompanied by a storyteller.

Édéenne is the only Canadian to make fine jewelry in Paris. She has been recognized by the former jewelry director of Christies in Geneva as one of the 4 women who have marked history since 1900, and this, in a universe essentially masculine. Vivienne Becker published in the Financial Times: “Édéenne is one of the 4 gems stars“.

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Édéenne Fine Jewelry

To bring a touch of originality, Édéenne choose to partner with the Bank of Montreal to present the exhibit inside a vault. “I believe in the power of jewelry to witness the depth of the beings and I can not wait to finally reveal my works to the public of my motherland, which, I hope, will be inspired and touched” said Édéenne.

Equipped with a flashlight and accompanied by a storyteller, visitors will discover the underlying story of each piece and live a unique immersive experience far beyond the presentation of the object itself.

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Édéenne Montreal Exhibit – Eden

“As we celebrate the Bank of Montreal’s 200th anniversary this year, our partnership with Édéenne reflects the values that drive us as a company which are the same that inspire her as an artist: meet the expectations of its clients, recognize the uniqueness of each person, believe in the strength of good ideas” said Claude Gagnon, general manager at Bank of Montreal Financial Group Quebec.

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Édéenne Montreal Exhibit – Excalibur

Since its beginning in 2003, Édéenne has influenced the field of jewelry thanks to her singular approach. She dedicated herself to create unique jewelry sculptures for private clients and well known brands. As a cinema lover, she had the opportunity to design collections for films such as Star Wars and for renowned studios such as Walt Disney.

Internationally recognized for her work, Édéenne had the opportunity to feature her collections in several places: twice at the Museum of The Legion of Honor in Paris, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, at Wako in Tokyo and at TEFAF in Maastricht. Don’t miss your chance to visit this free exhibit in Montreal!

Édéenne Fine Jewelry Exhibit – Wilder Building of Grands Ballets Canadiens

1435 rue de Bleury, Montreal

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 many 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.

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Source: McCord Musem / Photo Credit: Cameron Bradish