Oh the excitement of the fashion blogger's life - last night I attended the official inauguration of The Volts - an internet-based shopping destination for luxury and designer fashion and accessories. Similarly to Gilt and Rue La La, The Volts offers carefully selected high fashion at low prices during weekly flash sales. When you spend your professional life working for the United Nations you learn the importance of supporting local merchants, businesses and initiatives. The Volts is therefore doubly exciting for me as they are a Montreal-based company with a penchant for showcasing the Canadian fashion talent. In the next few weeks alone they will be featuring some of finest Canadian designers including Fullum & Holt, Aqua di Lara, Dimitri Chris, La Fee Verte, Gaya Handbags, Sid Negium and Design and Conquer.
To celebrate the occasion of their web site going public, The Volts invited Montreal fashion bloggers and the press (and I was included - yay!). Courtesy of Fullum & Holt, everyone received a leather bow and was asked to incorporate it in their outfit. I decided to use it as a belt on my newly acquired peplum top.
(A necessary digression - peplum has been all the rage recently, and I still have not made up my mind whether it is actually flattering on hippy girls (like moi) or not. Nevertheless I am a sucker for a good stripe so I went for it anyway. To offset any potential damage, I paired the top with my cleverly designed pencil skirt (which you might remember from here and here)).
Rookie that I am at this sort of soiree, I did my best to mingle. I was very excited to meet the kind PR people from Ageance Telegraphe (who discovered me ;-), one of the owners of The Volts, as well as some of my favourite Montreal bloggers. Cinderella-complex in full swing, I left the party before the end of the evening for fear of turning into a pumpkin ;-) Below are the photos - hope you like them!
belt/ceinture: Fullum & Holt
necklace and bracelet/collier et bracelet: Mango
One of Montreal's favourite fashion bloggers the lovely Anik of Montreal in Style