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Iris Documentary

Iris Apfel Documentary

Iris Apfel is an inspiring, fashion icon.  You may remember my previous blog post about her which you can find here. A new documentary directed by Albert Maysles, one half of the legendary documentary team that made “Grey Gardens,” has created this intriguing look into the stylish life of Iris.  I am looking forward to […]

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Chanel Metier 2015

Chanel Métiers d’Art Salzburg 2014/15

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts an amazing fashion show called Métiers d’Art which showcases the work of Chanel’s atelier houses.  This year, the show was held in Salzburg.  Since studying at the Lesage embroidery house myself, I have become increasingly interested in the traditional atelier houses that service the Haute Couture industry.  As the traditional craftsmanship […]

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Glimpse Feature

Glimpse Creations Atelier

Exciting News!!  Glimpse Creations Atelier has opened in Burlington, Ontario!  Located downtown Burlington, Glimpse Creations Atelier is inspired by the Parisian workrooms that service the Haute Couture industry. Come and see the new products for sale and also watch traditional European crafting techniques used in the atelier.  From embroidery and beadwork to traditional flowermaking and […]

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Dior Miniature Feature

Le Petit Théâtre Dior

A world traveling exhibition of miniature Christian Dior Haute Couture gowns has begun its journey this summer in Chendgu, China.  This amazing show incorporates many of the fashion label’s most well known gowns, created in miniature versions from the originals.  Each piece is a third of the size of the original creations, yet still follows […]

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Schlaepfer Feature

Haute Couture Swiss Textiles

Last week I came across this wonderful video of Swiss textile manufacturing company Jakob Schlaepfer.  They are an amazing company keeping the textile craft alive for the past 50 years, and are still supplying the fashion world with many magical creations.  Imagine a material as soft, sheer and delicate as a soap bubble, or a fabric […]

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A look into the World of Julien Fournié

I have attended a few Julien Fournié Haute Couture shows, and am always impressed with the designer and the way he creates wearable feminine, yet edgy clothing.  This video shows a great interview with the designer along with stunning views of the clothing, accessories and hair/beauty at the show.  The beadwork in the jewelry that […]

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Legeron Feature

A Visit to Flower Maker Legeron

One of the best parts about living in France is getting to visit some of the most incredible craft atelier houses still creating handmade pieces for the world of fashion.  I have always wanted to visit Legeron and buy some flowers for my work, so I finally made time go into Paris and visit this […]

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The Embroidery of Chanel Couture

Once again I am in awe at the impressive embroidery produced by “les petites mains” in the Lesage atelier for the house of Chanel Fall Winter 2014/2015 collection.  The craftsmanship never disappoints, and seems to always be creating new innovative ways to stay relevant in today’s fashion.   This video shows the way the artisans […]

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Dior Fusion Feature

Dior Fusion Embroidered Shoes

I couldn’t resist sharing these beautiful hand embroidered sneakers from Dior.  This short video takes you inside the Dior ateliers to discover the intricate craftsmanship behind the Fusion Sneakers from the Autumn-Winter 2014-15 campaign.  My recent addiction to Pilates has now come full circle knowing that I could wear couture shoes while doing my workout!  What […]

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My Back Shed Feature

My Back Shed, French Style in Oakville

I am finally back in France, and was just itching to come back!  As much as I love being in Canada surrounded by family and friends, there is something that I always miss about Europe.  If you feel the same way about Europe as I do but can’t make the trip over to France, look […]

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