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.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Coveting

Valentine's day is right around the corner so why not covet some yummy jewelry? These pieces had my heart  pumping fast, with the candy colors and wonderful textures. Speaking of jewelry,  don't forget to participate in my Valentine's Day giveaway below, there's a lovely heart pendant by Marco Polo designs to be won.

(All pieces via Net-à-Porter: Pucci cuff, Erickson Beamon earrings,  Miu Miu necklace, Aurélie Biderman heart charm bracelet and  Erickson Beamon necklace)

Monday, February 6, 2012

join the follower love giveaway hop!

Welcome to a Valentine's Day Giveaway!  I'm participating in the hop orchestrated by the lovely Kathy at I am a Reader Not a Writer and this one promises to be amazing.  I will be giving away a copy of Stay by Allie Larkin and my own book J'Adore New York as well as a gorgeous heart pendant by Marco Polo Designs.

To participate, simply follow this blog, leave a comment and share this on Twitter or Facebook. The giveaway is open until February 14th to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
Bonne chance!

(Images via Samantha Hahn and  here)

Friday, February 3, 2012

coveting: Pucci, the book!

Featuring hundreds of photographs, drawings, and candid shots from the archive of the Emilio Pucci Foundation, this tome by Taschen captures the breathtaking elegance and drama of a unique brand. The book places Emilio's achievements in the context of fashion history, and provides insight into the remarkable Pucci dynasty from the tiny streets of Capri to St-Tropez.

The author, Vanessa Friedman is fashion editor of the Financial Times, where she writes a weekly style column and edits the Business of Fashion supplements. Previously, she was the features director of UK In Style, and contributed regularly to The Economist, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Entertainment Weekly.

It's definitely going on my wishlist!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stripe Fever

I've always loved stripes; it's such a classic staple, coming back each spring when thoughts of summer vacations by the sea begin to surface at the back of our minds. I'm particularly found of the Kate Spade sequin t-shirt.  It would add just the right touch of sparkle to any outfit, non?

(Images Kate Spade and Pinterest)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thank you & welcome!

Thank you & welcome to all my new followers! I'm very excited about this new journey. I have an interview coming up with a talented artist and an amazing book giveaway that will knock your chaussettes off.  Please stay tuned!

(Images via Globe and Mail)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Just Like Candy

I've decided to add a coveting Friday feature to my blog and why not start with some drool worthy candy inspired accessories on such a dreary a rainy Friday?  

Can you say major sugar rush?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


A big congrats goes to Kate@musings for winning Lindsey Kelk's The Single Girl's To-Do list!

I have a lot more giveaways coming up, so please visit again soon!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Watercolor Beauty

Aren't these watercolor illustrations by Jane Kirby simply sensational? I'm working on a book  project with a dear friend right now which involves watercolors and I can't wait to see & share the end result.

Don't forget to participate in the Lindsey Kelk book giveaway, it ends this Thursday!