Thursday, February 18, 2010

Listen! Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre is a folk/blues band from my home town Toronto. Click on the album cover to listen.

Die Stadt Muzikanten

I'm sad I'm not at the Woodpigeon concert that's going on right now at Sala Rossa, but I'm way too busy this week.
Definitely check out their new album:
(click below to stream their entire new album)

I love this band, they are simple, unpretentious, and all-around great musicians. Their new album brings new sounds and new directions from their last, yet still retains their core sound.
I think my favourite tracks are "such a lucky girl" and "and as the ship went down, you'd never looked finer."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FALL 2010: A Détacher

Loving this look for next fall, from the small Label A Détacher:
(all photos:

A tribute to Lee Alexander...

While i posted a small tribute on the day of McQueen's death, I wanted to do something more to honor his work. Each collection was so different and such a grand production, and i feel that you can't understand his full level of artistry and creative genius until seeing what went into not only the clothing, but the shows. I think my favourite is still the witches collection (see the last video).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Listen! Horse Feathers

My Kind of Band:
(click here to listen)

Une Very Stylish Fille

I came across this video, and thought it was a funny song, and fitting for this blog.I would like to dedicate it to all of the very stylish filles and garcons out there in the world. You should listen to it while you're browsing the new Fall 10 collections. New York Highlights to come very soon.

Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille from Phil Bebbington on Vimeo.

and then it reminded me of this song, that is awesome, with an equally awesome video. Its so high fashion and strange, I suggest you watch it in full screen:

Tiga "Shoes" from AlexandLiane on Vimeo.

Easy Tiger

(cool ring) (hey little buddy)

Gung hay fat choi!

Happy Year of the tiger! I happen to be a tiger, so I'm thinking: Big things ahead for this year. In honor of this year's animal, I decided to post some tiger inspired jewels and frocks.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Sad Day for Fashion

RIP Alexander McQueen.
A true artist and innovator, Lee Alexander McQueen was a master of the craft and in my opinion (which I'm sure you all agree), the most talented fashion designer of our generation. He was a new type of couturier for a modern world, and his collections were not just about clothes, but concepts and ideas. I'm still shocked and upset from the news that he took his own life this morning. Such a tragic ending for fashion's "Enfant Terrible."

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Listen! Lief Vollebekk

Every now and then i come across an artist or a band who at first listen leaves me completely in awe. I think the last time, that happened for me was when i first listened to Patrick Watson. Don't get me wrong, I've heard some amazing music since then, from incredibly talented people, but that special feeling is rare. Well, tonight I experienced it again. Listen HERE, maybe you agree?
I'm going to Basia Bulat's show on Friday and wanted to see who is opening, and that is how i discovered:

Leif Vollebekk

I guess its no wonder, that he's opening for Basia, she opened for Patrick Watson after all. I'm really excited to see the show on Friday. Basia's got a new Album out.

And now i get to see Leif Vollebekk too!

minilogues -- Leif Vollebekk from Dan and Terri on Vimeo.

Don't go to Klaksvik from Heimir Van Der Berg on Vimeo.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Things Behind The Sun

A little Nick Drake for today, put to a random (but quite nice) video by this guy on Vimeo.
Nick Drake - Things Behind The Sun

Nick Drake - Things Behind The Sun from Phil Bebbington on Vimeo.

Day at the Beach

This is a little tribute to my friend Gellie, who flew off to Australia by herself, and will be roaming around that side of the world for the next 8 months. We miss you Gellie!

These are some pictures from Abbey Lee's Vogue Australia shoot for the March Issue. This is such a fresh way to style a beach photo shoot, love the hair!
for more check out fashion gone rogue

Sunday, February 07, 2010

So that's all I'm posting from the SP 10 Couture shows, i found the rest a little uninspiring. So here's some Devotchka for today!


Riccardo Tisci, designer for Givenchy was inpired by photographs shot by photographer, designer, hairstylist and all around creative type - Serge Lutens for his Sp 10 collection. I wonder if Serge Lutens was inspired by the bad-ass bitches of the world. This collection makes me want to put on a black lace onesie and stomp down the streets with a bad attitude. Spring 10's Givenchy girl wears feather shorts and thigh high boots, and she'll wear you too if you get in her way.

Haute Couture Spring 2010

The Valentino collection surprised me a lot. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, have really changed the face of this brand, and (with no disrespect to Mr. Valentino) for the better, in my opinion. I'm not usually a Valentino girl, but this collection reminded me a lot of Rodarte, which is why I think I liked it so much. Even though it had a futuristic, Avatar-ish vibe ( I still have yet to see Avatar, mostly because I'm so annoyed by everyone telling me I HAVE to see it...But I think I might give in because I hear it IS beautiful), the collection managed to remain light, fluid and almost painterly. The tribal feeling was nicely off-set with the soft and punchy colour palette. I'm excited to see what Valentino's Fall ready to wear has in store.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


all photos:

Out of all of the Spring 2010 Haute Couture Collections, designer Anne Valerie Hash's small collection inspired me the most. At first glance the collection appears to be quite simple for haute couture, but the story behind the collection is what I found most interesting. She wanted to create a collection inspired by cherished personal items, memories and identity. Known for reconstructing clothing, Anne wrote letters to people she admires and asked them to send her a sentimental item of clothing. The response was only positive and enthusiastic. She received pyjamas from Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, a drummer boy jacket from rocker Pete Doherty, a Vivienne Westwood tshirt from actress Tilda Swinton, a jacket from designer Jean Paul Gaultier, a veil from Diane Pernet, a Chanel jacket from Daphne Guinness, and a spencer from Charlotte Rampling. She deconstructed (with permission) and reconstructed these pieces and incorporated them into her fifteen piece collection. I love the fact that even a high caliber couturier, can create beauty out of the second-hand. The idea behind the collection is sentiment and memory, and each piece holds a story of its own. On top of these ideas behind the collection, the details and workmanship are flawless. While Anne Valerie Hash is a relatively new designer, still trying to make a name for herself, her innovation and passion for the craft quietly sets her apart.

I've been looking all over for a "behind the scenes" look at the creating of this collection, but I can only find brief descriptions to break down each piece. These are my guesses, correct me if I'm wrong!

Noah's Ark

A song for today: Noah's Ark - CocoRosie

a little Garance Dore to get the day started. She always inspires me to draw. I'm going to start doing an illustration every week to post here...also...SPRING 10 HAUTE COUTURE REPORT COMING VERY SOON

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Are you free or are you tied up?

A song for today: Miike Snow - Animal

Miike Snow - "Animal" from Downtown Music on Vimeo.

For more Miike Snow click here and here


Winter is finally here, and I guess for most of us, there's no escaping it. Some days I feel like rolling myself into a ball, and piling a mound of blankets on top of me, and not moving all day, while other days I choose to embrace it. Sometimes there is nothing better than coming inside from a cold winter's day to get all cozy and warm, especially when there's some home made soup in a rustic little cafe to greet you. My roomate Candice and I finally went to Soupesoup on Duluth in Montreal. We've been trying to go there ever since we moved here, but I can't figure out their opening hours, and most of the time they seem to be closed. We went a couple Sundays ago, and each had amazing soups. Mine was Cauliflower, and Candice's was a vegetable medley. I haven't been to the other locations, but I definitely recommend the one on Duluth, as a cute little winter hiding spot.

This is us with our soupesoup:

Monday, February 01, 2010

Swimming Song

A song for today:
Vetiver-swimming song. Gotta love the banjo


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