Place de la Madeleine

by Kristen Bass in

This Fall I took a step out of my comfort zone and went back to school... If you can really call a two hour evening class "school". None the less it has been an adjustment to remember to do my homework. It helps that I am studying something I have been wanting to learn for years... Le Français.

I have such an affinity for French culture: the music, the films, their history of photography, the food, and of course the fashion. 

When I was in Paris last June I had a few moments which felt particularly French. Though this designer isn't from France, I can't help but think back to the moment I came upon the Margaret Howell store at 6 Place de la Madeleine. Tucked away in a courtyard just off the square, it was not easy to find. It was pouring rain and the espresso I had earlier was wearing off. I was almost ready to give up. But something about this quaint little vestibule drew my attention (perhaps initially to get out of the rain) and there it was, so warm and inviting; a haven from the cold, wet cobblestone. 

Suddenly I loved Paris again and all my frustration about the rain and my lacking sense of direction disappeared.

Malorie Urbanovitch RTW Fall 2014

by Kristen Bass in ,

Last Spring I was approached by Malorie to photograph her lookbook for the upcoming season. Now that the season is in full swing I am proud to finally share the images that resulted from our collaboration!! 

As of tonight at 7pm, the Fall 2014 collection from Malorie Urbanovitch RTW will be available for purchase at gravitypope Tailored Goods in Edmonton. If you are in the area, come by the store and support local talent by shopping, drinking and socializing!  

Below is just a sampling of the lookbook. You can view it in its entirety here.

See you tonight!!

For all the event details visit the gravitypope blog.

Knit Caps

by Kristen Bass in

The days are getting shorter, the wind slightly more brisk, and leaves cover our lawns and sidewalks. Winter is coming. [SHUDDER] 

Luckily we can enjoy this change in weather with our favourite seasonally appropriate accessories! Here Hailey is wearing an incredibly soft mohair knit cap from Acne Studios. This Swedish fashion house has known its share of cold winters, a result of which is a collection of accessories that are actually functional during Edmonton's most frigid nights. But thankfully that is still a couple months away (if we're lucky) and our parkas can stay in storage a little longer. 

                           Hat Acne Studios Shirt Acne Studios Pants Rag & Bone Shoes Vans

                           Hat Acne Studios Shirt Acne Studios Pants Rag & Bone Shoes Vans