A Vintage Community: Citizen Vintage

Citizen Vintage

The other day I was in the very popular Citizen Vintage, chatting with one of the owners, Brooke Doyle. You can tell she and her partners absolutely live and love curating their collection. Because that’s what it is – a gallery of sorts that pays homage to decades gone by. So, I wasn’t surprised to find out that Brooke’s aesthetic comes from a background in Art History, and a lifelong personal passion for collecting vintage herself! What amazed and delighted me was the incredible merchandising of the store. When one thinks of “vintage” the image of tons upon tons of confusing racks comes to mind. Not the case in this extremely well organized boutique and also not surprising from a self-professed fellow neat freak like Brooke.

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Introducing… Magali & Roses Ultimes Collection by Chanel

I am so excited to introduce you to Magali Séguin – an extremely talented makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant. She’s a great girl and she did the makeup for my wedding! Magali will be bringing us at Shopgirlmtl some of the latest products and makeup tips and trends.

 We should all take her advice! You will be able to leave comments regarding the pieces we do on skin care, makeup application, and anything cosmetics related. We’ll get back to you! I am so happy to have her joining the team! Read more about Magali under “Friends”.

The latest collection from Chanel is called Roses Ultimes and is available at Holt Renfrew.

There are 4 new colors of  Nail Polish:

No. 545/ Attraction is a beautiful opaque frosty white and is a limited edition.

Also, the collection includes 6 new Lèvres Scintillantes lipglosses in shades of pink, coral and shimmering white.

Beautiful fresh and happy colors for Spring/ Summer!

Merci Magali!

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A Coffee Break…Pâtisserie de Gascogne

Pâtisserie de Gascogne 237, avenue Laurier Ouest Tel: (514) 490-0235 Ref: shopgirlmtl

If you want to stop for a break, Pâtisserie de Gascogne is a great place to rest your feet and treat yourself to un café et une petite gâterie. They also offer sandwiches, salads and fresh bread, but my eye went directly to the yummy array of pastries.  Quite the popular place, I noticed more than a few people leaving with cakes and baguettes!

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A Décor Dream: Verte Campagne

I wandered into Verte Campagne and I thought I had stepped into the home décor store of my dreams.

I had. Although very high-end, this is the place to find so many of the exquisite pieces we see in magazine layouts and never know where to buy. There was such a mélange of artifacts I didn’t know where to look first but I knew I liked most of it immediately! They carry a truly international and ecclectic collection, including pieces from the U.S., Italy and France.

Verte Campagne

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