Tuesday, 25 November 2014

All about the boys

Seeing everyone slowly get festive is the reason December is one of our favourite months here at VAM. Between casual drinks with the guys & holiday get-together a ton of shopping also gets done in order to find that indispensable item for the right person in your life. What you are wearing seems to fall on the back burner which is why we have you gentlemen covered. Up the rickety stairs, the Les Gars section is stocked with more then what you need. 

Lets start at the top and work our way down. Layrite or Baxer hair gel water passed or clay are only a few of the questions that come to mind. While you are rummaging through our products section be sure to take a glance at the skin products.  Not feeling the hair that day, hide it. Muttonhead toques or textured 5 panels are on the shelves in a variety of shades.

Next on the list is that facial hair. All signs point to yes for you to rock it this winter but that does mean more maintenance. Beard oil, shaving cream and proper razors by Baxter or Dapper are all part of the essentials.

The neck is next and a sensitive topic. Whether you want to leave it bare with only a sprits of Baxter One or Two cologne or to take it up a notch with a tweed tie, never leave for an occasion without one or the other.

The perfectly dressed down look is what we aim for when offering styling advice. Rock-inspired dress shirts by 18 Waits are stocked in classic colours like black, white and navy blue. Feeling a tad more casual, then why not try layering with a muttonhead sweater. Sportswear-inspired pullovers that are both laid back and comfortable can never do any harm. Keep the pants simple opting for a dark Baldwin jean or a dress pant.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Leaves to snowflakes & we are ok with it

The transition between period between fall and winter sometimes seems non existent for those who who prefer the warmer days. Making your wardrobe work with the new season is always a challenge. The key to doing so is incorporating existing pieces in your wardrobe and mixing in with our new arrivals. Here are the top 3 transition pieces that are VAM approved and waiting for you. 

New proportions are introduced such as the oversized sheer blouse which can be layered under a thick cropped knit or simply worn open as a vest of sorts. This black or dark green Tiger of Sweden stunner could also be worn over a tight dress creating both volume and movement. 

Midi skirts are weather appropriate as well as on trend for those upcoming events. Pleated or gauzy, they can be worn with a subtle tight from our selection of H&B socks and paired with a heel for a dressier affair. Seen on the runway for both fall and winter, this high impact skirt adds a romantic twist to dressing proper. 

The faux leather pant is given a new life with its re -proportioned styles. The classic slim is always a go to for pairing with your go too mid length knit. The slouchier version can take your classic tank and blazer to another level. 

New to the Viens avec Moi social media platform will be a staff pick section that can be found by searching #VAMstaffpick on Instagram. We figure we might as well take advantage of both the new and older but always styling girls holding down the boutique. Follow along in order not to miss out on that perfect piece missing form your wardrobe to make a seamless transition from leaves to snowflakes. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Monthly Updates

November brings about many changes to our eclectic house of clothing. As the only retailer in Ottawa to have this line, we are ecstatic to bring Mother Denim LA to our clients. A favourite amongst fashion bloggers and celebrities alike, they offer both classic denim as well as trendy cuts. Faux leather skinnies, dainty prints or slouchy joggers, this label out of the sunshine state has you covered.

Our ever-growing Les Gars section is also well stocked with Muttonhead gear, Filson clothing and 18 Waits.

With the colder days in full swing, we have now switched to winter hours and will be closed Mondays. Regular hours are en vigueur.

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Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Suit

Viens avec Moi's Les Gars section is slowly expanding into a sought out collection of both sportswear and polished pieces. As new brands start trickling in, one has always remained with good reason. 18 Waits out of Toronto has not only embodied menswear casual in the best way but created a lifestyle around it. 

The Fall /Winter fashion short titled The Vanishing Act stars none other than the main actor from the addictive television series Suits. The video is humorous yet leaves the viewer not only intrigued about the after math of this party but how everyone is so well dressed.  Patrick J. Adams sports a three piece tweed suit like no other. We brought in this look for your holiday parties or other occasions. Have a look at the video or swing by the shop to admire the suit in all of its glory.


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.