guilty conscience fashion blog

April 2016

Open Festival Season

_W7C5630 Indio, California

The time has come my little chickens! Festival season is in full bloom and I’m here to bombard you with all of it’s wonder and magicalness. We had the lovely pleasure of attending Coachella once again this year, and it truly was a weekend to remember. From epic desert dusks to spotting every fairy featured supermodel I’ve ever dreamed of looking like, it was picturesque to say the least. Because the festival was in fact a three day long event, I will be sharing all three silly #OOTDs I pieced together for the eclectic occasion, and today marks numero uno.

Having knowingly rented a convertible for our time in California, I was partly thrilled and mortified to see my husband roll up in a banana yellow mustang to drive down to the desert. Several hours of sunburns, sandstorms and embarrassment later we finally arrived to the festival, and it was just like I remembered it, but overpopulated with famous people. Last year we attended the second weekend of Coachella, which I guess is less celebrity friendly, as this first weekend seemed to be some sort of convention for people that make me nervous. After spotting Aaron Paul, Daphne Groeneveld, and Zoe Kravitz during my first four minutes on the grounds, I became friendly with the margarita booth and my anxiety seem to subside rather quickly. Here’s the rule, don’t go up to them, and more importantly don’t later have FOMO for not going up to them. We lived by this all weekend long, and had a great time admiring these creatures in their natural habitat. Pretty sure Coachella is more LA than LA is.

I’m not sure if any of you know this, but I quite like food. In fact I booked this Coachella trip, while on day 6 of my 10 day Master Cleanse last year, simply to attend to a grilled cheese craving from one of the festival’s food trucks. When I bit into that sandwich, boy oh boy did I hear the hark angel sing. As for the music, well, we weren’t originally thrilled with the lineup this year, Guns’N’Roses excluded, but we discovered some new folks and danced to some known folks, that made us rethink our original apprehension. From girl grooving to Ellie Goulding, and having a total existential moment during M83, our first night was a Coachelluccess! Ya, let’s forget that “pun” happened. Highlight for me, aside from the grilled cheese, had to be the song I shared with you folks below…K, now go listen to it! BYYYYYYYYE _W7C5488 _W7C5605 _W7C5553 _W7C5584 _W7C5595 _W7C5522 _W7C5608 _W7C5539 _W7C5517 _W7C5541 IMG_0775 IMG_4112 IMG_1401 IMG_4114 IMG_0866 IMG_4126 IMG_0848 IMG_0887 IMG_1420 IMG_0848 IMG_1102
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Brixton hat, Zara choker and boots, Nasty Gal “Bolo tie” necklace and rings,  Deux Lions beaded choker, For Love and Lemons blouse, bralette, and skirt, and Saint-Laurent fringe bag.

Collabo with Malandrino

_W7C4793 Montreal, Cananda

Being able to collaborate with brands you’ve admired and worn through your pre-blogging life is kinda the best part of the job. When I was a young 17 year old lass interning in New York City, I spent an awful lot of time and money at my neighbours place in the Meat Packing District. As you probably have guessed from the not so illusive title of this post, my so called “neighbour” was the Catherine Malandrino store. So when we got a call to cook up something special with this beloved brand, you could say I was kind of excited or whatever.

Last week I had the immense pleasure of previewing Catherine Malandrino’s new jewelry line, created by renowned international jewellers, Delmar. These statement pieces, feature jem stones like black agate, guava quartz, and a touch of diamonds, because god knows those never hurt. I also had the privilege of styling #OOTD’s around my favourite pieces, and pulling from the Malandrino archives from the beautiful and newly rebranded Kast boutique in Montreal. Not a bad day of work if I do say so myself. I fell in love with every piece, from my favourite aquamarine bracelet to CM’s iconic flag dress, and hope you will too! If you don’t…well, you got some deeper seeded issues I simply don’t understand. _W7C4685 _W7C4640 _W7C4711 _W7C4596 _W7C4688 _W7C4649 _W7C4744 _W7C4788 _W7C4893 _W7C4769 _W7C4860 _W7C4891 _W7C4896 _W7C4810 _W7C4931 _W7C4989 _W7C5117 _W7C5099 _W7C5126 _W7C5104 _W7C5133 It’s a three for one this week

Look 1 – Nasty Gal hat, Ray Ban “Timeless Rounds,” Catherine Malandrino jacket, and jumpsuit from Kast Boutique, and jewelry from Delmar International, Mansur Gavriel bucket bad, and Balmain boots. Look 2 – Gucci sunglasses, Catherine Malandrino dress and jewelry, Chanel “Boybag,” and Saint-Laurent boots. Look 3 -Tom Ford sunglasses, Catherine Malandrino dress and jewelry, We Wore What x Marieclaire St John neckerchief, Loewe elephant bag, and Chanel boots.

Sweet April Showers?

_W7C2541 Montreal, Canada

I hate writing these weather post, but really right now? I feel I have no choice but to acknowledge the chilly elephant in the room and bitch about mother nature. After spending the majority of 2016 in Miami, I was looking forward to finally spending time in our hometown. Can’t say I’m too pleased. How can I describe the current temperature? Wet shit maybe? Seriously, its rainy, its snowy, its slushy…its just plain old yucky if you ask me. Can you believe tourism is a thing here? I mean yes its beautiful architecture and yada yada yada, but Montreal ain’t no exotic land. We have literally not taken a second since we stepped of that plane in our homeland of Canada, and mama needs some vitamin D to keep going. Thankfully with Coachella around the corner, we will be leaving the tundra for the desert of Palm Springs, and I can promise that this time I will not be complaining about the heat! We have so much exciting news and posts to share with you, from new city food guide, to amazing collaborations, and I cannot wait to take you kids along for the ride! Until then let us gather together and perform some kind of anti-rain dance. Springtime, we are very fuckign ready for you. _W7C2437 _W7C2566 _W7C2506 _W7C2456 _W7C2472 _W7C2514 _W7C2500 _W7C2438 _W7C2588 _W7C2570 Still unsure about this mismatched greens situation

Nasty Gal hat, Ray Ban “Timeless Rounds”, Deux Lions choker, Vince coat, Zara dress, Louis-Vuitton bag with Anya Hindmarsh stickers, and Balmain ranger boots.

Shits and Giggles Day

_W7C4147 Miami, Florida

Happy April’s Fools my little chickens! Though the title of this post may incite that I have some sort of practical joke to play on you my lovely readers, that is not the case. We are back in Montreal after our flight landed at midnight last night from Miami, and about to set sail on a six hour drive to Toronto, so this baby “holiday” kinda went unnoticed in the midst of all the travel hoopla. I do however have that same long ass drive alone to devise a master plan to fuck with my loved ones. Fake pregnancy is always a good one! Credible, but not super original. Flaming bag of shit on your doorstep? Too far, too far. Guess I’ll have to go with a classic. Saran Wrap on toilet seat…man I’m disappointed in myself. Having hardcore pranking inclinations as a child, I seem to have lost my touch over the years. Not to worry though. Google will come and save the day, as I’ll most likely plagiarize a devious plan on the interwebs. Or maybe I’ll just convince my buddies to go see Batman v. Superman, and tell them how great it was. That’s ten dollars and two and a half hours they’ll never see again. Are you devoting more brainpower than you’d care to admit on a potential hoax to traumatize your friends and family? If so, please do not hesitate to contact me, I’m taking suggestions. _W7C4008 _W7C4168 _W7C4188 _W7C4136 _W7C4053 _W7C4093 _W7C4163 _W7C4179 _W7C4083 _W7C4041 _W7C4089 _W7C4160 Christmas colour palette always slayssss
Curtler & Gross sunglasses, Deux Lion choker, Balmain blazer, Elizabeth & James shirt, Topshop jeans, Gucci “Dionysus” bag, and Givenchy shoes.