The “grandfather” style, trend of 2024
This is the trend that is emerging at the start of 2024, according to Pinterest predictions: the “Eclectic Grandpa” style. “Grandpa” style means wearing pieces that are reminiscent of… your grandfather’s wardrobe! There are beautiful wool cardigans, sleeveless cardigans, colorful knitwear, large checked jackets, corduroy pants, moccasins, polo shirts, baseball caps and even beautiful, very classic dial watches. We obviously mix all of this with more modern pieces to create this style that young people love. A style vintage which is very ecological, since we recycle pieces that we find in thrift stores or even in our grandfather’s closet… or our father’s. These clothes, like patterned knit sweaters or tweed jackets, have stood the test of time and were therefore of high quality, which can make us think about our future purchases. As for the size, if it’s a little large, we make do with it, because cardigans and jackets are worn too big anyway. , then it will be perfect! Harry Styles and Gigi Hadid have already adopted the grandpa look, so it’s definitely the trend at the start of the year.
The history of Montreal fashion on TV
A new documentary series presenting the little-known history of Montreal fashion recently aired on the MAtv channel. The result of a collaboration between designer Jean-Claude Poitras, Collège LaSalle and Le Grand Costumier, The history of fashion – Clothing as a mirror of society takes us back to the past of Montreal fashion, from the 1950s to the 2000s. A decade at a time, each episode gives voice to creators, models, specialists and Jean-Claude Poitras, who acts as storyteller . Fashion shows showing clothes from the Grand Costumier collection as well as original creations by LaSalle college students are also presented. After the broadcast of the first episode last week, the second, which will be on the air Monday evening, will be devoted to the 1960s.
Mondays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., on MAtv
Valérie Simard, The Press
US$52,000 for Carrie’s tutu
The iconic tutu worn by Carrie Bradshaw in the credits of the series Sex and the City was sold at auction for US$52,000 (nearly CAN$70,000). Patricia Field, costume designer for the series, said she found this white tulle skirt in a showroom and bought it for $5! She then showed it to Sarah Jessica Parker who immediately loved it. This skirt is inseparable from the character of Carrie Bradshaw, a true fashion icon of the series launched in 1998, and was one of the pieces auctioned as part of the event Unstoppable: Signature Styles of Iconic Women in Fashion. A black velvet dress worn by Princess Diana as well as a Givenchy ensemble worn by Grace Kelly during the visit to Monaco of American President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy were each sold for US$325,000 (C$437,000 ).
Olivia Levy, The Press
Tested and approved
For beautifully hydrated lips
We already really like Summer Fridays lip balms. We have just adopted the new lip oils too. Let’s just say that on these dull, light-starved days, the collection offers a hydration option and a hint of color and shine that’s just right. Available in four shades (soft pink, antique pink, soft mauve and pinkish brown), these pretty oils are easy to apply with a small brush, deeply moisturize and beautifully and naturally outline the mouth. Vegan and fragrance-free, they also contain vitamin E, an antioxidant well known for its nourishing and softening properties, without sticky results. A winter essential, a little expensive, certainly, but the result will not disappoint you. Can be applied directly to bare lips, or juxtaposed with your favorite pencil or lipstick.
$35, available online or at Sephora
Silvia Galipeau, The Press
Hug Month is back
It’s number 18e edition of Sainte-Justine’s Month of Cuddles. By purchasing one of the 30,000 Clarins “cuddly pink” lip enhancers for $20 at Jean Coutu, $10 will be donated to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, which supports the health of mothers and children throughout Quebec. This year, the work of Ellie-Rose, 12 years old, from Lévis is on the packaging. She was selected by the Draw Me a Hug committee among a hundred others. Children aged 5 to 12 who want to participate in the competition to see their drawing printed on the next embellisher have until February 15 to send their drawing, on the theme of cuddling.
Olivia Levy, The Press