Friday, September 21, 2012


 I adore everything about this sweet look on model Bonnie Chen: the striped shirt, the pink skirt and the lovely accessories.

The perfect cusp-of-fall ensemble.

(Image via here)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I've just discovered this gorgeous Tumblr site, Modesquisse. I could spend days looking at vintage fashion illustrations, especially those by French illustrator René Gruau.

I had the opportunity to visit an amazing vintage poster shop, The International Poster Gallery, on Newbury street in Boston in May that carried some Gruau posters. I would just die to have one in my home.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Birds of a Feather

Hello friends. Yes, it's been a very long time since my last post on this blog. It hasn't been due to a lack of interest or inspiration. Rather, I've been tied up finishing a major project: my second novel. I'm thrilled to report that it's now behind me now, so I'm back and looking forward to sharing some of my favorite things here.

One of my passions is beautiful books + watercolor illustrations. I was thrilled to discover this lovely gem by Sandra Bark.  The modern texts are inspired by Aesop's fables ( similar to the ones by Jean De la Fontaine), and the gorgeous illustrations are by Christian Dior beauty Illustrator, Bil Donavan.

In my book, this makes the perfect hostess gift!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Montreal Inspiration

Dear friends, my apologies for the lack of posts lately, I've been literally chained to my desk, busy and preoccupied with a large project. 

As a comeback post, I thought I'd share a of glimpse of Montreal, my magical home town,  and how its colorful row houses and style inspire me.

(Images via Jackie Rueda photography and Pinterest)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

rolling in the deep ( blue sea)

In two days, I'll be flying off to a magical, sunny paradise and holding an umbrella drink in my hand so I'm anxiously counting the hours! Packing is no easy feat and after doing three loads of laundry and trying to color coordinate my fashionable load, I'm ready to call it a day. If I had an unlimited budget for this trip, here's a glimpse at a few items that I'd drop into my suitcase.

Aren't those Brian Atwood Raffia-healed pumps sinful?

5- Bond Street No 9's Hamptons

6-Balenciaga Travel Tote

 7-Eugenia Kim Panama Hat

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners: 

Sarah Kalaitzidis-heart pendant

 Mary@sweeping me-J'adore New York

Katrina of Kindred Dreamheart-Stay

I'll be in touch soon. Congrats!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's day!   I'm just thrilled to welcome all the new followers to The Fashionable Writer.  Do you have something special planned for today? Whether it's pampering someone you love or yourself, do take the time to show that you care. That's what this day is all about. I'll be announcing the winners of the giveaway later this afternoon, so there are still a few hours left to participate...

A special thank you to Cécile Lazartigues-Chartier for generously sharing these lovely photos. Aren't these macarons divine? If you're in Montreal, you can find them at Chez Gael Patisserie Fine On Lakeshore in Dorval.