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Q&A at les anti-modernes*

The year is racing to a close and I’m definitely wishing that I had devoted more time to this space, which is feeling more than a little neglected, but, you know… I moved from Montreal to New York! I left Lawrence and joined Marlow & Sons! I’m still throwing dinner parties on the regular! And so on. Most importantly, I have spent the last five months feeling totally blown away by how welcoming, inclusive and friendly New York has been to me. What was I so worried about?

Sophie, of the inspiring and completely essential blog les anti-modernes, featured me earlier this fall as a part of her fascinating Q&A series. How cool to be included in such a terrific group of inspiring, smart, creative, and fun women. And I’m grateful that I was given such a lovely opportunity to reflect about my evolving relationship with pastry, fashion, Montreal, and my new home, Brooklyn. You can read the entire thing here! Thank you, Sophie!

MAIAMI AND STAYING COZY

I’m still kicking myself for missing out on the awesome Primoeza sample sale from a few weeks ago. Now I can’t stop thinking about cozy, handknit sweaters. I don’t live in Portland anymore, but I still like to check in on Giovanna and see what she’s stocking at Una, my favorite clothing shop in the city. She has a talent for unearthing independent designers that you would never typically hear about — steering clear of the more ubiquitous hipster-chic labels that infiltrate most high-end boutiques. Her latest posts don’t disappoint — I’m seriously obsessed with this Berlin-based knitwear line Maiami, which has just the right balance of kitsch and utilitarianism. Just the thing for chilly Montreal nights. They remind me of my beloved thrift store sweaters collection, but in better, brighter colors, and more updated, slouchy shapes. Perfection!

GOODBYES + HELLOS

I just can’t believe this is the last Mociun collection ever. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a few of her pieces, from baggy black silk pants, tight mini dresses, boxy tops, leggings, scarves, bralets… the list goes on. I guess I’m a little addicted. This farewell collection hits all of the right nostalgia notes. (There are also quite a few stunning pieces from her spring collection on sale!)

[All images via Mociun tumblr]

Of course, there are still a million other artists making beautiful work, like Tara-Lynn Morrison’s line, good night, day. I’ve admired her fuzzy knit pieces on the Internet, but over the weekend I had the good fortune of admiring her work up close at POP Montreal’s Puces POP fair. This sweater, in particular, is perfect. Just the right amount of cropping and dip-dying, and so, so soft.

And finally, Jennifer of Ermie has been straight-up blowing my mind with her gorgeous fall collection. Never have I met anyone more on my wavelength when it comes to pattern, texture, and explosions of color. I can’t wait to see the full lookbook! [Image via Ermie blog]

ERDEM RESORT 2012

Hot resort collection. Wish I could see a detail of those flower-flecked shoes, too. There’s a small shop downtown that stocks quite a bit of Erdem. The stuff is perfect, every dress fit like a glove.

[via Style.com]

ANAISE IS ON!

So happy for Renee and her beautiful new store, Anaise. I compulsively clicked on every category in her shop to make sure I saw every image, and was so taken with her aesthetic and vision. Congratulations, Renee!!

JILL STUART FALL 2011 RTW

Another outstanding fall collection, this time courtesy of Jill Stuart, an ultra-feminine designer that I don’t normally give a second glance. But her fall 2011 RTW collection references so many things I love: jeweled autumnal tones (a sartorial color palette I can actually get behind), mid-century Disney iconography, fitted Built by Wendy-esque shapes and whimsy (remember her penguin-printed silk shifts from 2008?), Russian fairy tale drama and sleek Art Deco glamour. But my favorite reference?

[images via Style.com]

SUNO FALL 2011 RTW, FTW

I know that this collection really has been making the internet rounds, but I couldn’t resist posting images from one of my favorite Fall 2011 collections. So many stunning textures, patterns, shapes, and colors at Suno this season — the SPECTACULAR nubby sweater-esque outerwear and towering, sturdy platforms, the dusty silk flowers and conservative, boxy dress cuts and narrow trousers…. I rarely gravitate towards the mustier palette of mustard/grey/brown/slate blue, but I want it all. It was a challenge not to post every single look from this collection, it’s that good. Your move, everyone else.

[images via Style.com]

TOPOGRAPHY ON TORSO

The current sale at Mociun is so tempting, and this versatile topography Mountains dress is the most potent catnip. It’s been discouraging to see Mociun’s prices steadily creep up over the years; I remember when you could scoop one of her dresses for around $200. But the sales are always decent, especially when the fall collections — always my favorite fashion season — get deeply discounted.

ERMIE COLOR SPLAY

[All images via Ermie, by Jeana Sohn]

Jennifer Parry Dodge — the talented designer behind Ermie — has a remarkable eye for pattern and color [just take a glance through her tumblr!].  I love how she sees nature — the way the colors can be saturated or muted, in sharp focus or full of blur — and incorporates those glimpses of life into her work. These preview images from her ERMIE Lookbook were posted the other day + they are all so magical. I have often felt conspicuous + gauche wearing so much bold color in Montreal (naturally, the chic people here like black!), but ERMIE gives me courage + inspiration to wear color as frequently as I want.

SPRING 2011 RTW: THE BEST OF, SO FAR.

BAND OF OUTSIDERS

VENA CAVA

CHARLOTTE RONSON

STEVEN ALAN

Z SPOKE BY ZAC POSEN (THOSE FACES!)

REBECCA TAYLOR (Loved the upknots of all the models’ hair!)

RACHEL COMEY. (Duh.)

[All images via style.com] Am I getting too predictable? Whatever; my favorites of Spring 2011 RTW thus far.