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.

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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.

Facial mask: green clay vs charcoal

Fall is around the corner, it’s time to prepare the skin for the upcoming season and to adjust your skin care routine. Considering the powerful effect of facial masks on skin, let me introduce those two products from Lotus Aroma and Dermalogica.

Lotus Aroma, Facial Mask (100 ml) - 16,99$

Lotus Aroma, Facial Mask (100 ml) – 16,99$

This purifying green clay facial mask made with kaolin and pure essential oils absorbs skin impurities and clears pores. Jojoba and Grape Seed oils eliminate excess oil more visible on oily skins. The skin looks lightened, toned and purified.

Bonus points –> vegan, gluten-free and gmo-free. Eco-consciously sourced ingredients (100% botanically-derived active ingredients, 38.5% organic ingredients, 99.5% natural formula) and made in Canada. For normal to oily skins, including highly sensitive.

How to use? After cleansing, apply a thick layer avoiding the eye area and leave on for 10 minutes. Clean with warm water. Pat the skin.

Where to buy? Jean Coutu, Dans Un Jardin, Marché Tau and more.

Dermalogica, Facial Mask (75 ml) - 60$

Dermalogica, Facial Mask (75 ml) – 60$

Dermalogica charcoal rescue masque is an all-in-one treatment used to detoxify, brighten up and invigorate all skin conditions. Activated Binchotan Charcoal absorbs impurities and sulfur promotes cell turnover for brighter skin.

Bonus points –> formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

How to use? After cleansing, apply generously to face and throat, avoiding the eye area. After 7 to 10 minutes, lightly massage with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation properties during removal. Rinse thoroughly.

Where to buy? 132 McGill Street (Montreal, QC)

Dakar City of Birds by Selly Raby Kane

Selly Raby Kane is back with an eclectic wardrobe where birds and sea creatures, wool and basin, melt to create an androgynous and inspired collection! We fall in love with this colorful look which is the perfect reflection of the essence of her fall winter 2015 collection.

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Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Joire

Styling: Selly Raby Kane

Makeup artist: Khady Niang

Model: Aida

Alien Cartoon Collection by Selly Raby Kane

The new Fall/Winter 2014 collection from Selly Raby Kane showcases a variety of prints, textures, and vibrant colors. It is a reflection on an Invaded African city, where naive and fantastic creatures would evolve among Human beings…

What would this city look like?

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What would art become?

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What would its inhabitants wear?

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How would we go from one place to another?

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The possibilities are infinite.

With an Afro-surrealistic and a cartoony influence Selly Raby Kane explores the answers and attempts to find solutions to the interrogation that such a naïve and fantastic journey could raise through garment and silhouettes. Find more about Selly Raby Kane by visiting www.sellyrabykane.com.

Pendleton x Dr.Martens 2013

Pendleton and Dr. Martens are collaborating for a second time to create a colourful and vibrant footwear collection, perfect for the Autumn Winter season. Dr. Martens stands for rugged durability and this partnership – born in the Pacific Northwest of America – combines both quality and craftsmanship to create three styles: a traditional Brogue Shoe and 8-eye Boot for men and women, and an Ankle Biker Boot especially for women.

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Brogue Shoe (price $180)

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Ankle Biker Boot (price $225)

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8-Eye Boot (price: $225)

 

Known as a British institution, Dr. Martens have based their American operations in Portland, Oregon since the 1990’s. Pendleton is a name rooted firmly in the Oregon landscape, bringing a natural fit to this collaboration.

Using an exclusive Pendleton woven pattern called ‘Sante Fe Stripe’, the partnership offers two of Dr. Martens most traditional and well-known styles: the 1460 8-eye Boot in and 3989 Brogue Shoe, crafted with a combination of Tan- coloured Harvest leather with comfortable and cozy wool panelling on each side. For women, the Ankle Biker Boot has been designed to sit on the Parade sole, which has a notably low heel that transforms a classic silhouette into a very contemporary and wearable style, complete with buckle detailing and the classic Dr. Martens heel loop.

Rag & Bone x Hunter – Collection Fall 2013

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Rag & Bone collaborates with Hunter for a new line of Wellington boots. “Hunter may be a quintessential British brand but we also always see so many women on the streets of Manhattan wearing their boots. Not only is this testament to the brand’s global appeal, it resonated with us as we are British guys living in New York,” says David Neville, Co-Managing Partner of Rag & Bone.

Five different color combinations will be available starting at $265 for the short styles and go up to $295 for the tall. Pre-orders for the shoes are now available on Rag-Bone.com.

Los Angeles – Africa Fashion Week 2013 #AFWLA

Are you planning a trip to Los Angeles this fall? Add this fashion show event to your calendar!

 

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When most people think of African fashion, Los Angeles isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. Last October however, the Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles (AFWLA) team put together a compelling compilation of events that virtually brought Africa to Downtown Los Angeles.

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Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles 2013 is scheduled to take place October 10th -13th. AFWLA has solidified itself as Los Angeles’ largest African fashion event, bringing diversity and culture to LA Fashion Week. Invited guests will be treated to runway shows featuring some of Africa’s new emerging talent as well as many great established brands, networking mixers, seminars, vendor exhibitions, and more.
 
AFWLA is dedicated to using their platform to raise awareness and impact a social change in Africa, this year they will be partnering with the Giving Back Charity as their non-profit beneficiary. A portion of funds will be donated to the charity to assist them with their mission of helping underprivileged African youth succeed through academic and athletic programs.
 
Are you a designer? Send your application here registration@afwla.org. For more informations visit AFWLA website.

On shoppe quoi sur le nouveau e-shop de Maison Martin Margiela

La marque française Maison Martin Margiela, qui a récemment reçu l’appellation “haute couture” a lancé il y a quelques jours son nouvel e-shop.

Pour l’occasion, la marque ravit ses internautes via un outil virtuel, le ” Mix it”, il est également possible, comme son nom l’indique, de s’amuser à faire du “mix and match” avec les tenues de la pré-collection Maison Martin Margiela Printemps-Été 2013 et ainsi de créer son propre look, forcément unique.

Zoom sur quelques articles phares :

 

La chemise façon jean

 

Long sleeve shirt

 

Le cardigan aubergine

 

Cardigan

Le pull faussement viellot

Pull manches longues

 

Le blazer revisité

 

Blazer

 

 

La robe pour le 31

 

3/4 length dress

 

Le col roulé 100% cuir

 

Long sleeve t-shirt

 

Les ankles boots beiges

 

Ankle boots

 

La pochette bimatière

 

Pochette and Clutch

Martin Margiela x H&M automne-hiver 2012/2013

C’est une nouvelle alliance inattendue qui va sûrement réjouir beaucoup de fashionistas ! H&M collabore avec le studio de création de la Maison Martin Margiela pour sa collection capsule automne/hiver 2012-2013.

Un beau contraste car il y a d’un côté, une maison de mode discrète au style non conventionnel et de l’autre, une enseigne de vêtements très populaire.

Cette nouvelle ligne destinée aussi bien aux femmes qu’aux hommes sera proposée dans les boutiques H&M. En plus des vêtements, des accessoires seront également disponibles.

Le 15 novembre 2012, venez découvrir la collection capsule de la Maison Martin Margiela pour H&M, disponible dans les boutiques H&M.

Un petit coup d’oeil sur la collection pour voir ce qu’elle nous réserve!

(An english version is available at the end!)

This is a new alliance that will surely unexpected delight many fashionistas! H & M has announced its collaboration with the design studio of Maison Martin Margiela’s capsule collection for autumn / winter 2012-2013.

A nice contrast because there is one side, a fashion house with a discreet unconventional style and the other, a very popular brand of clothing.

This new line for both women and men will be available in stores H & M. In addition to clothing, accessories are also available.

November 15, 2012, discover the capsule collection of Maison Martin Margiela for H & M, available in stores H & M.

A quick look at the collection to see what it brings!

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