March 3, 2015

JOSHUA DAVID FIT



If you are the fashion lover that is in need of stylish and functional fitness wear, the JoshuaDavid boutique has it all. High end fitness wear from the latest brand names are now available at this one stop shop, located in the heart of Westmount. I met boutique owners, Joshua and David who gave me the lowdown on their new fitness apparel section. They decided to introduce active wear to their boutique as their clients are very focused on health and fitness, hence they wanted to fulfill their every need. 


In their new fitness apparel section, I discovered Ultracor, a new technical active wear brand which includes a patented technology that lifts your assets and also offers a smooth surface that stretches four ways which is conducive to an active work out. Also, for those who want to look "perfect" at the gym, I was amazed to find out that the leggings don't crease or fold, the surface remains smooth at all times.



Ultracor 



I also fell in love with the Emory Knit Hoodie by Elie Tahari Sport. The body is composed of  a very lightweight french terry cotton and the sleeves are mesh which creates an edgy contrast. 



After checking out the #JoshuaDavidFit event, I am completely motivated to work out more and start a juicing cleanse with the amazing juices from Jus Pur, I sampled many of their different flavors and A3 is my personal favorite, a mixture of fresh cayenne, lemon, apples and oranges.


I am also now ultra-obsessed with cult yogurt, this is hands down the best yogurt, I have ever had. Not only are their flavors enticing, their package is so cute and compact for a fitness fashionista on the go. I absolutely love the apricot lavender yogurt, all of their products are free of preservatives, artificial flavoring or thickeners. I'll be filling my fridge with this product. Read more about them here.



Delicious cupcakes from La Pâtisserie Petit Lapin which specializes in gluten-free, lactose free and allergen free sweet treats. Stop by their Westmount location and get some baked goods, more info here.



Why not recharge your fitness resolution for the year? Start by shopping at JoshuaDavid for your latest high end fitness wear!




Photographer: Johnny Martin

February 26, 2015

BON LOOK HOMME



 It was all about men last night, at Bon Look's launch for #BonLookHomme! The reputed and very stylish eye wear company based in Montreal has introduced their new collection for men. BonLook describes this line to be for the man that stands out for his unique vision. 

Indeed, there were a lot of fabulous men at the event and I could not help to watch them try all the sleek and contemporary glasses. BonLook Homme offers quintessential eye wear designs that will boost your look to the utmost cutting edge and professional level. 


What's good about BonLook? Seriously, I can't explain how happy I am to finally find an online eye wear retailer that not only offers you to virtually try on glasses but most importantly has a team that will measure your pupillary distance, which is a big ordeal for those of you who know what I am talking about. Most online eye wear retailers do not offer this service and trust me you do not want to measure it yourself, too risky. All in all to say, shopping on BonLook is hassle free. 

Their team travels to the hottest fashion capitals such as Paris and Milan in order to scout the latest trends. As seen in Vogue and Cosmopolitan, BonLook has nothing but rave reviews, I highly recommend anyone looking for a stylish pair of eyeglasses to shop this site. 








My two favorite frames from the #BonLookHomme collection:

J'adore, buy it here.



Free Spirit, buy it here



My instagram captures of the night, look up #BonLookHomme! 





Photos courtesy of: Nightlife.ca

February 23, 2015

FASHION FIX NJ!



This has to be one of the most exciting blog post for me! I had the opportunity to interview Wardrobe Expert and Television Fashion Stylist, Christie Maruka. As a previous stylist on the Tyra Banks show and Montell Williams, Christie is now owner of Fashion Fix New Jersey which is a mobile fashion showroom catering to clients all over the USA.

Christie operates out of a high-top Mercedes Benz which is decked out in fabulosity and is stuffed with chic designer wear. She offers her service as a wardrobe consultant and personal shopper, by helping women and men with issues such as closet purging. Christie operates nation-wide and enjoys showing her clients the versatility of an item and what silhouettes or colors may or may not work for them.

Christie and I, could have chatted for hours, our conversation was endless. From discussing the retail climate in fashion to the hair-pulling topics about teenagers and pop culture, it was great to hear the opinion of a self-made Wardrobe Stylist with 30 years of experience in the industry.


Why did Christie get into Fashion Styling?

Christie was bold and fierce with her answers and told me since age 15, she was focused on her goal to be a fashion stylist and open her own retail stores, which did happen. She loved fashion and always dreamed of empowering others by boosting their closets and giving them makeovers so they could take on a new career, life path or attend that special event in confidence.

 Christie had suffered from a form of scoliosis at a young age, which prevented her from partaking in normal teenage activities. Due to this, she could not wear all fashion trends, since she had to wear a brace for her condition and she was motivated from that age to defeat all odds and become a stylist. Christie had the necessary spinal fusion surgery to correct her condition at age 19 which changed her life for the better. Empowering teenagers and boosting their self-confidence is a very dear cause to the talented stylist. She states that her most rewarding styling gigs were showing teenagers how to dress fashionable on a low budget. She'll take teens to Target and H&M to show them that designer brands aren't required to look good.


What is Christie's advice for anyone who aspires to work in Fashion Styling?

Work in retail to achieve that ground experience, save money from a very young age, get your formal education and intern. Christie could not stress enough that she worked for every penny she earned since the age of 15 and was always focused on the prize.


I was able to catch Christie in between her crazy New York Fashion Week schedule, so I had to get the 411 from her...


What major trends did you spot at MBFW for F/W 2015?  

Stylist, Christie Maruka describes the dominant trends for the Fall/Winter 2015 season as Over sized coats, Sherpas, furs, bold patterns and tartan plaids. Here are a few of her fave shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York.


Hervé Léger takes their bandage dress to a whole new level for Fall 2015 


Bohemian & chic with Anna Sui 


Christie's favorite show, BCBG MAXAZRIA 



It's all about big bold coats at Coach.


Check out more of Stylist, Christie Maruka's commentary on:

Facebook page: Fashion Fix NJ