Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Le Chapeau de L'Automne

Fall dressing is typically a story involving layers but one trend emerged above the others this year. Hats are being sported both casually and in a slightly dressier way for the shorter crisp days to come. The girls at Viens Avec Moi took notice and turned to the U.S. in order to find some crafted pieces from none other than Janessa Leone.
After lusting over her social media platforms, we where craving to know more about how this designer managed to get so effortlessly cool. Her personal blog lets your imagination dive deep into a tale of warm days, matted tresses & impeccable ensembles.

Based out of the city of angels, as a young girl she found herself drawn to menswear inspired pieces as a sign of reflecting power. Fond memories of her days as a young girl, turning to her grandfather’s extensive wardrobe still breath life into her current collection of handmade goods.  Knowing that at the end of the day, a well crafted piece will always hold more value than one can explain is the key to her production methods. Different widths of brims, leather contours and metallic hardware all are wrapped into one for fall 2014. Both dark gemstone hues & sandy neutrals are used as a base design factor for these hats. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

On or Off the Rails

Originating from southern California, Rails LA has reinvented the plaid shirt so that it is here to stay. This iconic piece is so well known in the industry because of their confection making it one of the softest fabrics. They aim to make their cuts relaxed yet refined making them a go to every season. This fashion house has a steady following with celebrities and fashion icons alike.

VAM loves them because of the laid back vibe that is easy to dress up or down. Wear them layered, buttoned up and proper or tied around your waist for the casual styling girls. 

What is fall anyways without one good plaid?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Local is Best

Since 2011 many of our neighbours in the food, retail and art industry have been participating in October’s Support Local movement. Over the span of several weeks, people of Ottawa are encouraged by Apt. 613 to invest in quality goods from entrepreneurs who own local businesses. Not only can one find promotions but there are several events taking place during this time as well. Just have a peek at the jam packed event calendar on the Apt. 613 website. 

Viens Avec Moi is hosting a friends and family shopping event in order to give back to our loyal & stylish customers. There will be mixed drinks, great music, socializing for all and of course promotions. When you spend above 100$ in store on Thursday the 9th, you will obtain 25% off your purchase.

See you VAMers very soon and don’t forget to #Support613.


Monday, 15 September 2014

Keepin’ it Local

Muttonhead has recently made its way on to Viens Avec Moi’s shelves in our well-curated men’s corner. Starting from the ground up in 2009, their business model is to stick to high quality fabrics and even higher manufacturing standards.

Already a favourite, this slow goods brand stocked our shelves with logo T’s and adventure ready threads. Not only are these pieces classic but they are also unisex. Slim cut dress shirts typically have sportswear inspired features such as the use of twill or hemp. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

NYFW /14 Snaps from the Street


New York fashion week is in full swing right now and that only means one thing. People from everywhere not only tune into the shows and but also look to the street to see who is wearing what. This year the combination of high and low pieces is still en vogue and everyone is free to display their own take on the present trends. Easy menswear is paired with gauzy skirts and denim is seen with feminine blouses. Layering is still everywhere on the concrete runway. These sun filled snapshots courtesy of Vogue & Highsnobiety leave us inspired to dive into the season, especially with our recent arrivals. 

See you soon,