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Posts Tagged ‘Montreal Festimania’

An Evening with Mothers Meeting and Bliss Spa

My first spot of pampering since Snarfle was born, with some relaxing treatments courtesy of Bliss Spa in west London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bliss Spa Mothers Meeting 2012-
This week I went on my first Mothers Meeting outing that didn't involve squat thrusts and copious lunges (I've been taking part in the regular Mothers Meeting workouts at the 1948 space in Shoreditch for about a month now and we listed the Mothers Meeting Flyknit Festival which took place last weekend).

Bliss Spa Mothers Meeting 2012-
Jenny Scott is a graphic designer who set up Mothers Meeting to bring together creative London 'mammas' and I am apparently one of them which is nice (even if I do take the whole concept with a very large pinch of salt), especially if it… read more

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My Top 10 Favourite Things To Do in Montreal

There is so much to do in Montreal that I thought I'd put together a short guide to my favourite things: including Poutine, racoons on Mont Royale, avante garde food at Europa and so much more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

If you find yourself in Montreal then you should get along to the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective show. But if you can't get to Canada then here's a host of fab illustrations for you to enjoy instead.

Written by Amelia Gregory

John Paul Gaultier by Melissa Kime. Since June the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has been running the first ever international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier Jean Paul […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Fantasia International Film Festival Review

The Fantasia International Film Festival is a world class event where I discovered some great new films, including the British short film trio Little Deaths and Korean rom com Petty Romance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fantasia International Film Festival 2011 poster by Donald Caron. Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, capsule Canada bills itself as a celebration of all things niche and genre. Our visit […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Oh La La Défilé Lingerie

Leggy models in lovely lingerie, accompanied by well oiled men and a diminutive French rapper. What a fun way to wind up Festival Mode et Design 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Montreal Festimania Mode et Design by Dan Lester. Lingerie shows. Never given to the most fashion forward of occasions, medical but nonetheless the annual Oh La La Défilé Lingerie has […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Collectif: Fashion Pop

Collectif: Fashion Pop showcased the collections of up and coming Montreal designers on the Scene de l'Esplanade catwalk at Festival Mode et Design. Here's some of the local talent!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anomal Couture by Alia Gargum. Collectif: Fashion Pop took place on Friday afternoon at the Festival Mode et Design at Montreal Festimania. It was a chance to see some of […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design – Ethik BGC

Ethik BGC is a collective of designers and artisans committed to social and ecological fashion design. I caught the end of their catwalk show on the Scene de L'Esplanade stage at Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ethik BGC at Festival Mode et Design by Hanna Viktorsson. On Friday I was sad to miss the Cégep Marie-Victorin student show at Festival Mode et Design, for sale which […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: First Peoples’ Festival Review

Between 2nd - 9th August 2011 the Montreal First People's Festival celebrated indigenous cultures across the Americas and beyond. Centred around the Place des Festivals, with events happening throughout the city.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mohawk Dancer by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. At the Place des Festivals in downtown Montreal there were iridescent reindeer wading through sparkling fountains of water next to a […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Mode et Opera

The Opéra de Montréal opened their costume vaults for this catwalk performance, which featured costume and fashion interspersed with solos from baritone Etienne Dupus, tenor Antoine Belanger and best of all, soprano Caroline Bleau. Lots of fun!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Montreal Festimania Mode et Opera by Samantha Eynon. On Thursday evening we trotted down to the McGill College Avenue outdoor catwalk once again, more about this time for a collaborative […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Music – introducing Parlovr

Discovered playing between the skyscrapers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design Montreal: meet Parlovr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Parlovr by Sally Jane Thompson. Introducing: Parlovr. Also known as Parlour Montreal. Discovered at Festival Mode et Design in Montreal, price where they played a mid afternoon set in between […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal

Montreal design houses Bodybag by Jude, Mélissa Nepton, Renata Morales and Mulcair were asked to present outfits along the theme of Beige. Boring, you might presume? Never! Particularly loved the floaty embroidered gowns by Renata Morales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beige-Moi by Caitriona Moore. Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal was a new concept for young designers to show edited outfits from their current collections along a theme of cream, […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Highlights of Montreal Fashion Week A/W 2011

My Montreal Festimania adventures kicked off with highlights from Montreal Fashion Week worn by Canadian celebrities. Favourite outfits came from Christian L'Enfant Roi, Nadya Toto, Barila and Anomal Couture.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Montreal Festimania Fashion Week Highlights by Emma Jardine. My first show at Festival Mode et Design Montreal was a round up of the best from A/W 2011 at Montreal Fashion […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Jean Paul Gaultier Bourgeoises Sans Age

Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2011 with an exclusive retrospective catwalk show put together by Jean Paul Gaultier to celebrate his exhibition at the Musee de Beaux-Arts de Montreal. It was amazing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Paul Gaultier by Becky Smout. Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off properly for both myself and the public with the final late night catwalk show on Wednesday evening. […]

Competition: win a pair of VIP Golden Lanyard all expenses paid tickets to Montreal Festimania this summer!

Montreal Festimania takes place between mid July and mid August 2011, showcasing the very best of the arts across 11 different festivals. Read on to discover how you can win a pair of all expenses paid tickets to Canada.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love a good festival I do, pilule and I am really excited because I have been asked to attend a brand new month long showcase for the Canadian arts […]