Thursday, September 18, 2014


By researching what was going on in the Montreal fashion scene at the moment, I fell over an intriguing Exhibition at Musee du Costume et du Textile Quebec at the Marche Bonsecours.

I went there today and was pleasently surprised by what I saw.
It was amazing to discover how visionary and inventive knitting was done at that time. A great deal of the models looked very contemporary. I was very impressed and can only recommend it, even if your not into knitting. Very inspiring.

"Totalement maille! - takes a look back at Quebec fashion from the 70s showing more than 40 colourful and sensual garments by designer Francine Vandelac.
Challenging past knitwear traditions, her surprising creations were aimed at a young, hip audince and boast a remarkably modern, sexy look."

Photos, John Frantsen

Visit the virtual exhibition "Fitting Fashions" and discover the hidden treasures of MCTQs Collection by clicking the link on top.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Spending some wonderful time in Montreal right now, I just wanted to show some different window displays, for you shop owners out there, as inspiration.

More to come!

Photos: John Frantsen

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Here is my latest project - another adventure into the world of bags ;o)

These two tote bags are made of reinforced silk and a gold fake leather. They are of course fully lined in solid cotton with a build in pocket. The dimensions are 15 x 30 x 45.

 Photos: John Frantsen

If you like what you see, they will soon be available in my Etsy Shop.

Last, but not least - a reminder!
Remember my fabulous GIVE AWAY - just click on the picture in the upper right corner to participate.

Friday, September 05, 2014


As you probably know by now, I love colours. So, never mind trends. It´s about standing out in the crowd. . .

In my opinion, the best dressed at the 2014 Emmy´s, that took place August 25, at the Nokia Theatre, L.A.,  looked like this. . .

Allison Janney gets big points for choosing this outstanding, very elegant draped violet number by Nicolas Jebran. PhotoCredit: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images.

Laura Prepon´s daring choice in this emerald green and turquoise number by Gustavo Cadile was also nice. PhotoCredit: Jordan

Giuliana Rancic also looked quite nice i her Gustavo Cadile dress. PhotoCredit: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Octavia Spencer looked georgeous in this draped chiffon dress by Tadashi Shoji. PhotoCredit: 2014 Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Kaley Cuoco from Big bang theory also looked very stylish and modern in this red and pink organdy/tulle- and applique dress by Monique Lhuillier. PhotoCredit: Strauss Invision AP.

January Jones looked dressed for the occasion in this asymetric ballgown from Prabal Gurung. PhotoCredit: Jason Merritt, Getty Images.

Mark-Ruffalo with Sunrise Coigney, who looked effortless elegant in this bright green asymetric draped dress by. . . PhotoCredit: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Samira Wiley in a simple, classic, but elegant bright yellow dress by Christian Siriano, looked nice and refreshing. PhotoCredit: Evan Agostin, Invision for the Television Campany AP Images

Do you agree ? -Or who were your favorite ?