Thursday, August 14, 2008

J'adore Montreal

If I didn't prefer warm climates (without constant snow) and could muster up the nerve to speak more than three words in French, I would move to Montreal in a heartbeat.

The Musee des Beaux Arts (aka Museum of Fine Arts) is really incredible and the Yves Saint Laurent 'Love' exhibit was one of the most phenomenally curated I have ever seen. The viewer was really presented with a great collection of how this amazing designed shaped the fashion world, as well as what influenced him (from cultures to artists to writers to "Princess" Diane von Furstenberg). He was, and always will be, one of the most influential designers in the world, and it is so sad that he is gone. It is amazing to see his simple sketches and watch how it translates into a remarkable piece. I am REALLY happy that I got the huge Yves Saint Laurent "Style" book they were selling.

And as with every (new) city I visit, the shopping was very important (and it also inspired me to start a list of my personal fall fashion must-haves... ~coming soon~). They had a lot of great shops, although not very much that can't be found in America (oh unless you are looking for a Crocs store, they have one of those). BUT I was pleasantly surprised at the Betsey Johnson store there to see that she is now making hair accessories!

I am not exactly daring as far as hair accessories go, but I did get a really cute headband (that I couldn't find a picture of) and plan on working my way up. Yayy Betsey! What took her so long?!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I'm jealous of your book and that you got to see th exhibit!