Friday, December 9, 2011

The Creative Process

The Creative Process
Here is a 10 photo series simply looking into the day of one of our creative ventures. It begins with a littler spark of imagination and we set out finding just the right materials. We usually find these materials in local thrift stores. The name of our game is modifying clothes that already exist and that are not designed by us. A simple touch can make a piece your own. Most of the clothes we find are extra large, and so little nip and tuck is all it needs. Sometimes and only occasionally do we perform drastic surgeries on the clothing we find if we believe that the material is quite worth the cut. The possibilities are endless when you start designing your own clothes, everything you make is your own;  and if you saw a 2000$ dress from the Yves Saint Laurent collection that has a stunning and yet very simple design, why not try and recreate the piece in your own way? If you don’t have the patience or skill to start from scratch, as good way to start is simply through modification. Personally, I started sewing by hand, and quickly realized that a sewing machine was a good investment. Things that used to take me hours can now be done in only a matter of minutes. I have now come to the realization that all clothes must be fitted, unless you’re wearing designer. Most of my clothes our now modified in little ways, that make them look brand new. Before I even told anyone about my little inspirational experiments, no one had any idea. For the purpose of today’s exhibition only minor changes have been made to a shirt, because the result is not something extravagant that we would never wear but rather an everyday piece that we have come to love.  














Friday, September 30, 2011

THE HORRORS

Alors hier je suis allé voir The Horrors au café campus! C'était une agréable soirée, je n'est pas été déçue! bon, sauf le fait qu'ils n'ont pas vraiment joué de morceau de leur dernier album Skying (publié le 11 juillet 2011), mais sinon j'ai adoré! Faris Rotter a toujours une voix agréable à entendre et Joshua Hayward est incroyable avec ses petits pas de danse lorsqu'il joue à la guitare. C'est un groupe formidable.

Voici quelques photos:




Vidéos:





xx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Viva la fiesta, viva la noche

Salut salut! Donc samedi dernier je suis allée voir CROOKERS à la Société des arts technologiques (SAT). J'ai complètement adoré, je n'ai pas arrêter de sauter toute la nuit! Leur set était génial, ils ont mixé à peu près de tout. De leurs plus récents son à leur plus vieux. Ça m'as fait rappeler beaucoup de souvenir lorsque j'étais au secondaire. Bref ce sont des mecs sympa, ils sont même restés un peu plus tard que prévu!

Pour terminé, j'ai eu la chance d'avoir une photo avec un des membres de Crookers!

Moi (Samara), Bot et mon amie Sara.

http://www.crookers.net/main/

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Slow Magic




Je suis complètement tombée sous le charme de Slow Magic. Qui est-ce? Nous même on ne le sait pas. Les rumeurs disent qu'il s'agit d'un duo. Personnellement, j'espère un jour savoir leur identité. Slow Magic a beaucoup de talent. Sa musique douce me transporte toujours dans un autre monde lorsque je mets mes écouteurs. Pour le moment, la formation nous a présenté une collection nommée ▲ qui comprend les morceaux (Corvette Cassette, Toddler Tiger et Sorry Safari). J'attends impatiemment la suite!

http://slowmagic.bandcamp.com/

Voici le clip réalisé par Brendan Canty :

http://vimeo.com/27304056

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Micheal Kors Peep Toe Wedges

I was casually browsing a shoe store that was having a closing sale. I went to the 10$ shoe rack to see what was good, everything looked pretty bad, until I saw a pair of super cute peep toe wedges that looked oddly familiar. For that price, of course I couldn't resist! When I came home I started looking them up, I had find out where I had seen these before. Then I got it! Micheal Kors has the exact same ones!-with a slightly different hue (But for 178.95$ more mind you)


My peep toes: 10$ +tax
 


Michael Kors Newton Peep...



Kors by Michael Kors...
Kors by Micheal Kors: 188.95$




Thrifted Finds

Thrifting is a difficult job but can be very rewarding if you actually take the time to see what the thrift stores have to offer, and actually visualize how certain clothing articles can be modified. Here is a fraction of the stuff that I've  managed to find while out hunting for pretty things!

Leather Flats

Leather Shorts (Mentioned in previous posts)

Very cute little note books, perfect for design drawing! (1$ ea)



Estee Lauder make up case

Very cute leather clutch!

LV imitation, but still very handy as a makeup case!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DIY glitter pumps

Wow. Take a look at these DIY miu miu inspired glitter heels (Louboutin) from A pair and a spare. I've been wanting to make some for a while now, but never took the initiative!

Very inpiring!




A pair and a spare DIY glitter heels
Miu Miu glitter heels




Trimmed Blazer



We are just LOVING the trimmed blazer. Take a look at this one from AE


What do you say, DIY-able? ;)

Similar styles mentioned a couple posts down

Monday, August 22, 2011

Modeselektor at Metropolis June 2 2011


Voici un aperçu de la formation Modeselektor, lors de leur passage à Montréal dans le cadre du festival Mutek 2011. Ce fut un des meilleurs concerts que j'ai eu la chance de voir. C'est deux allemands remplis d'énergie savent comment animer les spectateurs avec leur énergie et leur musique.

Event to come/ Évènement à venir

Cela fait maintenant un petit bout que j'attendais après le prochain ''Karnival'' qui aura lieu ce vendredi au Belmont. Si vous avez envie de sauter et vous amusez tout au long de la nuit, je vous conseille fortement d'aller faire un tour! Pour cette 12ième édition, ce sera A TRIBE CALLED RED (Masalism/ Ottawa) qui sera de passage pour une première fois à Montréal, THE ONE TASH (Thump / Montreal) et POIRIER (Ninja Tune). Alors à vendredi!

LieuLe Belmont
4483 St-Laurent (coin Mont-Royal)
10pm - 3am / 10$





Friday, August 19, 2011

A little bit of window shopping

Local designer boutique
Today I met up with a good friend of mine simply for a midday walk on the river front, where we did a tad of window shopping. One store was based more on local designers where the other had designer names including Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Lanvin and others. Here are a few images of the day.
MK shoes



Givenchy

Givenchy

Alexander McQueen

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Alexander McQueen

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Balmain 2011














All images via vogue
WOW. This whole collection just screams DIY. Bleaching, Studding, Tearing and even Safety pinning.They're selling full boxes of safety pins at the dollar store for only one dollar. This one is definitely on the to-do list. If anybody has attempted this please give us a heads up! We would love to showcase your DIY.