3.12.14

The wardrobe on the Canon L Series campaign

I was very fortunate to be part of an amazing team and to work on a brand new Canon L-series lenses campaign. It was a pleasure to work with the brilliant Joey L., he is an amazing photographer represented by Westside Studio. Working with people like that truly inspire me! The energy on set was amazing, we had such a good crew! I was actually kind of sad when we all went home after three day of magic. 

I love the result so much that I decided to share some of my behind the scene images and wanted to share some wardrobe information.. I am ALWAYS getting asked, where is this shirt from? Where is this jacket from? Seems like everyone want to know where everything is from.. and it just happen that I love telling people where I shop especially when I get great Canadian designers involved! So after receiving some styling direction from our brilliant Art Director Kyle Scotland, I contacted my favourite stores and visited an other.. 100 to pick the perfect pieces and I am super happy with this stylish result! 


DAY 1


Above is the very handsome Joseph Cannata wearing a motorcycle style jacket from Zara, henley from Scotch & Soda. Jeans from H&M and boots by Harley Davidson. His hands are kept warm in the stylish Richmond leather gloves by Quill & TineThe camera strap is designed by JMB Canada and was shipped from beautiful Quebec City just in time for the shoot. Thanks Rhonda and James :)

Under the camera is the perfect backpack from Filson, the Tin Cloth backpack in otter olive, 

Even though we lost Michelle Argyris in the fog in the picture above, she is looking stylish in this Danier black leather jacket. Underneath was a grey sweater from Buffalo, skinny jeans from Fidelity and some FRYE boots. She is also wearring the super stylish Trinity gloves from Quill & Tine.. My favourite gloves company! Necklace from Armed carried at Shopgirls






DAY 2
For day 2 we were on shooting on a ferry.. It was windy! Thanks hot paws :)  


Michelle wore this great Roots cabin ribbed tunic and a trench coat from Banana Republic. Jeans from H&M and boots from Rag & Bone. She wear the amazing Page glove from Quill & Tine. Her raw crystal quarts earrings are from Daggar Jewelry and her necklace from Jen Ellis both available at ShopgirlsThe brown leather camera straps is designed and made in Toronto by the lovely Jacqueline for Le Jolie Laide

Joseph wore a Henley from H&M, a plaid shirt from J.Crew and a great G-Star Raw jacket. Grey slim jeans from H&M and ankle boots by J.Crew. He wears the Briston Clubmaster Chrono green army watch, the Martel charcoal gloves from Quill & Tine and he is holding the Filson 72-hour Tin briefcase in tan. 






DAY 3
For our last day, we had a magical location.. It was beautiful and my favorite outfits! :) 


Michelle looked STUNNING in this Soia & Kyo Moka cape and this J-Crew fedora hat! I paired the cape with an oversize turtleneck from Buffalo, dark burgundy pants from Zara and tan high boots. Michelle wears the khaki olive Carlton gloves from Quill & Tine and earrings from Wolfcircus carried at ShopgirlsThe black leather camera straps is from Le Jolie Laide




Joseph wore a Club Monaco button down shirt under a J-Crew grey sweater and a navy quilted jacket from Justin Timberlake's line William Rast. Beige cords from J.Crew and Cole Haan boots. Joe is also wearing The Wellington gloves from Quill & Tine and holding a Filson duffle bag in otter green. 





BEST crew ever! 

Photographer:  Joey L
Represented by: Westside Studio
Client:  Canon
Agency: Dentsu Bos
Art Director:  Kyle Scotland
Producer: Kirsten White
On Set Retoucher:  Nick Leadlay
Stylists:  Marie Eve Tremblay
Hair & Make Up: Lisa Vella
Assistants: Jesse Korman, Caleb Adams, Rebecca Leach, Adi Saciragic, Eryn Wind




18.8.14

Add sexy to your home with stone tile.. and this advertising campaign


When I am on set, so much is going on in my mind and I always need to be focus ready for what I have to do next.. BUT sometime it's really hard to concentrate.. and stone tile was one of these jobs! It was such a fun project to be part of and for obvious reason.. everyone was smiling. All day.

The amazing photographer and my great friend Nikki Ormerod is the talented photographer that capture the sexyness out of these 3 "tile installers".. Who thought installing tiles was so.. hum hum fascinating :)

Now for anyone interested in the wardrobe part.. the idea was that the clothing should blend nicely into each sets with the same color tones as the tiles. So I visited Westside studio to see the amazing sets that was getting built in studio and I left with a few very heavy tile samples.. I went shopping for Dark brown for Maciel, dark grey for Eric and light grey everything for Steve B. 

Here are my hard working men.. looking perfect! 

Here is Maciel Mendes from Sutherland

Eric Q from B&M

 Steve B from Elmer Olsen 

Its a wrap on stone tile advertising campaign Add sexy to your home!

Client: stone tile

Agency: Union Creative Director:  Lance Martin
Art Director: Lorraine Sit Writer: Marisa Faustino
Photographer:  Nikki Ormerod
Producer:  Phaedra Kennedy
Wardrobe styling: Marie Eve Tremblay

Hair/Makeup/sweat: Cait Mizzi



And to make it look even more monochromatic, I spray painted all the tools overnight in my back parking lot! Here is some picture of the tools that I taped and painted. I had ladder, buckets, gloves, measuring tapes, sponges, tool belts for everyone and all kind of other tools that is normally used while installing tiles. It was so much fun to do! 


Look out for the billboards around town and in the August issue of House & HomeAzure and Style at Home. 

7.8.14

My DIY version of Elsa's princess dress from the Disney movie "Frozen"


A month ago, my dear friend Angela asked if I could help with her daughter's birthday dress. She was having a princess theme party and the birthday girl Leila wanted to be Elsa, the snow Queen from Frozen. First I said.. Elsa who? lol yep you guess it right. I don't have any kids.. 


My friend explained  how the dress is sold out everywhere and handed me a H&M dress with a similar style and colour. She asked me if I could add fabric in the back to make a cape.. I already knew that I wanted to add way more than just a cape!


At first, I must admit I did not believe my friend when she said it was sold out and I went to the store to see the Frozen merchandise. I  was curious to see if I would find some Elsa shoes and I wanted to see the cape and maybe find the dress! How hard can this be to find a simple Disney dress?  I am used to sourcing all kind of impossible unusual clothing for jobs.. ha ha ha ha ha ha well she was right and I wasted my time. I left the Disney Store and I made my way to the fabric store. I had to get crafty!



Here is what I used to transform the H&M summer dress into a princess Elsa dress:


- Sewing machine

- Light weight fabric

- Sequins knit fabric  


- Fabric spray paint

- Ribbons with silver details

- Tulle with glitter in it

- Snowflakes charms

- Silver acrylic paint  

- Glitter glue in tube

- More glitters 

  


For the bodice of the dress, I used a stretchy sequinned knit Fabric and made it with a dropped V waistline, or also call a basque waist.. an important detail for a princess dress! Then I embellished the neckline with a pretty ribbon and I sew a little snowflake charm. The H&M dress was still underneath it all, it actually worked as a lining since the sequinned fabric was a little bit sheer. 


To make the skirt part fuller, I added a few layers of sparkly tulle. I also sew little snowflakes charms everywhere on the skirt that I got at my local jewellery supply store. Finally, I sprayed the entire skirt with sparkly fabric paint. Et voila!


Now for the cape.. I used the best polyester lining I could find. It's not ideal but it was the perfect color, light weight and I knew I could paint on it! I added a ribbon trim to the cape and then I drew my Frozen design on the fabric with silver acrylic paint. Finally, I added glittery fabric glue to add more glitter to my design. There was glitter everywhere. Actually, there is still glitters everywhere..




Here is the final result.. Princess Leila was happy! :)

Here I am doing face painting on a pirate and princess Jasmine from Aladdin :)

My friend Angela makes the best cake.. every years her cakes are so much fun! Check out this awesome Beauty and the Beast cake! 

Happy birthday Leila! Love you xxx

25.7.14

Talking Canadian Fashion with Jeanne Beker and Kim Cattrall

I had a big wardrobe fitting with the stunning Kim Cattrall last week and it was a lot of fun. Jeanne Beker for Etalk made a visit to chat about the Canadian Designers worn on her new TV series Sensitive Skin and OF COURSE to check out what goodies I had on my clothing racks! 

I showed some beautiful Canadian pieces from SmythePink TartanDsquared2, Denis GagnonMarie-Saint PierreLida BadayLucian Matis, Cailtin PowerSuzi RoherJennifer Torosian.. And thank you so much Jeanne Beker for bring some stylish pieces from your EDIT collection! 

For the occasion I wore a beautiful Dsquared2 leather blazer from Bannermans! Den and Dan, I love you ♡

Thanks Etalk for the lovely visit and the footage!

Follow Jeanne Beker for the latest fashion news!


Thanks to my amazing assistant Heidi Ondrusek xx

2.7.14

Rendez-vous avec Kim Cattrall, July 20th at 8PM on HBO Canada

Get ready to fall in L♡VE with Davina Jackson played by the superb Kim Cattrall in Sensitive Skin!

Series premiere July 20th at 8PM on HBO Canada 


Here is Davina next to her husband Al Jackson, played by Don McKellar and THE couch 


HBO Canada is showing this great video about the show, it so good!

Great interview of Kim in the red chair with George Stroumboulopoulos

Kim taking about Sensitive Skin on The View


Did you know she wore over 15 Canadian Designers during the filming of the series? Yep she wore Lida BadayArthur MendonçaLucian MatisPink TartanSentalerRootsJeremy LaingDsquared2Suzi RoherQuill and TineRon WhiteChristina lingerieFreda'sDennis MerottoArielle de pinto, Shannon Hazell

Check out my older blog post It's a wrap on Sensitive Skin with Kim Cattrall
for detail information on Davina's wardrobe for the show. 

30.6.14

How to tea dye fabric into a fashion editorial

I truly LOVE doing creative photoshoot but I like to take my time and give it my best so I don’t do too many. But when the amazing Jukka Suutari contacted me to be part of ANHEDONIA, I couldn’t refuse!!


It was NOT going to be an easy job, It was a big shoot with 7 models, each needed a nude and a black look. Yep, 14 outfits in total. 

My biggest challenge was that the 7 nude looks needed a lot of work.. Everything had to look worn, dirty and old!! AND since none of that is in stores.. I had to do it myself starting with white Fabric. 

First I washed all the white fabric, shirts, tank tops, bras & underwear.

Then, I made A LOT of tea using about 40 tea bags! I added the tea and more boiling water in the sink where I had my fabric.  I used black tea bags to have that instant brown vintage look and it gave me immediate results!


Once I was happy with the colour, I dried everything in the dryer at high heat setting to set the stain. 

When dry, I sanded all the fabric, especially the edge using different sanding blocks. I used the fine 200-grit and even the corse 60-grit. Sometimes, I use my sanding machine! Depending on the area and the fabric type.

Since I wanted a dirty look, I added some dirt, movie dirt. I absolutely love aging garments and breaking down clothes. But for me, its like art and the fabric is like a blank canvas..

Finally, I bought 7 pairs of the cheapest heels I could find. I taped the sparkly outsole, the heels and I protected the inside. Then I spay painted with nude paint, sand the them up a bit and added some dirt! Voila! :) 

The shoes in progress..
Some of my accessories:
1. Silver Cuff by Aimée Kennedy of Fine and Good
2. Chain Shrug by Hoda Menshari Designs
3. Crystal necklace & earrings by Nadia Werchola
4. Necklace & earrings by Green Bijou
5. Earring by Jen Day

6. Resin rings by ASHLEY WINNINGTON-BALL 
7. Aluminum rings by Jules Roman 
8. Custom rings and necklace by Marie-Eve Tremblay
Jewelry available at Made You Look




Fashion Styling by moi, Marie-Eve Tremblay
Hair & Makeup by Jukka Suttari with PLUTINO GROUP 
Photograph by David Krovblit
Set Sesigner Caroline Pandeli

Necklace by Nadia Werchola


Behind The Scene shoot of myself making sure everyone is dirty enough :)
Both sparkly necklaces by Green Bijou



Sequins blazer by Alexander McQueen
Custom ring by Marie-Eve Tremblay


Left: Striped men vest by Comme de Garçon
Middle: Victorian cape from Berman & Company Ltd.
Leather bodysuit by Northbound Leather  

Left: Leather shrug by Northbound Leather 
Leather bodysuit by Northbound Leather
Wild boar ring by Jules Roman 
Middle: Sequins blazer by Alexander McQueen
Custom ring by Marie-Eve Tremblay
Right: Leather fetish bodysuit by Northbound Leather
Snake ring by Jules Roman 



Check out the full story in HEAVEN HAS HEELS May WARRIOR ISSUE
&
in W25 Magazine Issue 69 June 2014