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Bilak’s Talismans

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  • These small flower-like clusters are actually patterns inspired by megalithic spaces.  Silver Symatic Sigil necklace: $210.

    PHOTO PATRICK SAFAÇON, PRESS

    These small flower-like clusters are actually patterns inspired by megalithic spaces. Silver Symatic Sigil necklace: $210.

  • Wassselena Bilak first studied jewelery to make her own jewellery.

    PHOTO PATRICK SAFAÇON, PRESS

    Wassselena Bilak first studied jewelery to make her own jewellery.

  • Worn over or under clothing, this body chain is the result of the discovery of lust, the celebration of the body.  Fine silver chain: $230.

    PHOTO PATRICK SAFAÇON, PRESS

    Worn over or under clothing, this body chain is the result of the discovery of lust, the celebration of the body. Fine silver chain: $230.

  • Crop top fashion with waist chain will shine in summer (from $150).

    PHOTO PATRICK SAFAÇON, PRESS

    Crop top fashion with waist chain will shine in summer (from $150).

  • Wassselena Bilak has always loved costume jewelry but regretted that it was often made from poor quality materials.  These beautiful flowers are silver.  Price not available.

    PHOTO PATRICK SAFAÇON, PRESS

    Wassselena Bilak has always loved costume jewelry but regretted that it was often made from poor quality materials. These beautiful flowers are silver. Price not available.

  • These jewels talk about the jeweler's connection with technology.  Seal pearl earrings, $110;  Cymatic Seal earrings, $95;  Seal bracelet, $230.

    PHOTO PATRICK SAFAÇON, PRESS

    These jewels talk about the jeweler’s connection with technology. Seal pearl earrings, $110; Cymatic Seal earrings, $95; Seal bracelet, $230.

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“I feel a bit like a witch when I make my jewelry,” says Wassselena Bilak when we met her at the Mile End studio. It must be said that his creations are especially unique and fascinating.

Take these small clusters that make up part of the Cymatic series: they may look like flowers but are actually patterns inspired by megalithic spaces. And where you only see fish, the jeweler is from Sumerian mythology, our origins in the water, our bodies made of water, etc. Talking about. The latest collection of “body jewelry” isn’t just about aesthetics. It is the fruit of a discovery of lust, a celebration of the body. “Sometimes I wear them under my clothes. No one sees them, but I feel strong,” she says.

Recently, the meaning seeker has begun to examine its connection to technology. “Tech was a bit of a diabolical thing for me. It certainly serves us, saves us from many things, but it also overwhelms us. I have never liked to carry around an object that I have negative thoughts about: a cell phone. So I started to review old iPhones and even old computers. Then I marveled at the beauty of printed circuits that looked like blueprints of ancient cities. It made me emotionally connect with technology. »

So, with these little circuits, he created a kind of seal in which he superimposed the pyramid patterns and the symbols of Antiquity. The name of this collection “Sigils” is very meaningful. The word “sigil” refers to a programming language, software, and video game as well as kabbalistic signs.

Seven years ago, the young jeweler left Paris to live and work in Montreal in the world of special effects in cinema. “I realized very quickly that I was not happier achieving the professional goals I had set for myself. I felt like I was passing through time. I started taking classes at the Westmount Visual Arts Center on the weekends. I wanted to work with my hands. I went to jewelery school in Montreal because I wanted to learn more and faster. I quit as soon as I felt I was independent enough to do what I wanted to do. »

He attributes his love of jewelery to the taste of his grandmother. “I always asked him to look at the jewelry box. We opened the drawers together and asked her, “Can I have this, this, and that when I’m older?” I asked. Today, one of these precious family jewels sits on her right hand, along with rings she made herself.

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  • Wide Tee, seven hours, $332

    PHOTO PROVIDED BY MAMÉ

    Wide Tee, seven hours, $332

  • Hearty, six-hour win, $211;  low waist skirt, make 10 hours, $308

    PHOTO PROVIDED BY MAMÉ

    Hearty, six-hour win, $211; low waist skirt, make 10 hours, $308

  • Tricolor shorts, made in seven hours, $235

    PHOTO PROVIDED BY MAMÉ

    Tricolor shorts, made in seven hours, $235

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The new queens of crochet with the Mamé label, Mélanie Loubert and Magalie Billardon, showcased the season’s colorful pieces at an inclusive and gender-neutral fashion show held at the WIP venue on Saint-Laurent Avenue in mid-April. If the previous collection was a tribute to the grandparents of this world who have been isolated since the beginning of this endless pandemic, the new collection seeks to address the similarities of the two founders in their twenties. “Mamé, it’s not just a garment, it’s self-actualization. We represent the new generation, new ways of doing business, and we want to set an example in our industry to show that it is possible to make beautiful, environmentally friendly clothing that everyone can find what they are looking for.” in the press release.. Made-to-order Mamé pieces $80 (bralette and headscarf) and 1050$ (hoodie), depending on the number of hours invested (2 and 40, respectively!). We discover this information on the site where you can discover that crocheting is no longer just a grandmother’s affair!

The return of the cowboy hat?

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  • The felt Cowboy Bebop is $375.  It's unfortunately sold in bubblegum pink, but is available in a few different colors, including a very pretty pink.

    PHOTO PROVIDED BY HEIRLOOM PHIL BERNARD

    The felt Cowboy Bebop is $375. Unfortunately it’s sold in bubblegum pink, but it’s available in a few different colors, including a very pretty pink.

  • The Cowboy Bebop in natural wicker with lilac leather trim is $285.

    PHOTO PROVIDED BY HEIRLOOM PHIL BERNARD

    The Cowboy Bebop in natural wicker with lilac leather trim is $285.

  • Even in black, Cowboy Bebop does not leave anyone indifferent.

    PHOTO PROVIDED BY HEIRLOOM PHIL BERNARD

    Even in black, Cowboy Bebop does not leave anyone indifferent.

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A few weeks ago, we saw a pregnant Lou Doillon walking around Los Angeles in his stetson. Then DJ Diplo recently had the Urban Cowboy era. In Montreal, closer to home, the Heirloom brand launched the Cowboy Bebop in early March. Designer Samantha-Tara Mainville had fun crafting short, curled-edge pencils in a variety of colors, including bubblegum pink (out of stock) and lavender. And now the natural straw summer version has just arrived on the site along with the rest of the spring-summer collection. “My grandfather, who instilled in me a love of a well-made hat, was a truck driver and always wore a hat and cowboy boots,” the miller recalls. […] I think it’s a strong look, but it can be combined with any style, from a small summer dress to shorts with running shoes. »

Elisa C Rossow at Pointe-Saint-Charles


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Organic cotton Vivienne is the perfect summer dress: elegant, flirtatious, ecological. Perfection has a price: $445.

Elisa C Rossow is a Montreal designer known for her more ecological approach than ever before, away from the dictates of fashion. fast fashionhas just left his Griffintown studio for a small but bright space on Center Street in Pointe-Saint-Charles. It now accepts customers by appointment, either for assembly, for measuring or for a personalized project. We visited him to discover both his new venue and the newest pieces added to the summer classics. Because what is timeless in Elisa C Rossow is always added from one season to the next rather than replaced by the novelty of the moment. The organic cotton Vivienne dress is our big favourite. It embodies the perfect casual summer dress with a sleek front and flirtatious back.

LaSalle college book


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book cover SIGNATUREvolume 2

A new tradition was born in LaSalle College’s fashion department: the alumni book is an item worthy of the biggest magazines. SIGNATURE in the second volume. For reasons you can imagine, the previous group, who had been deprived of the traditional big year-end parade, saw their creations immortalized in the first volume. Fortunately, clothes were also able to live and move on mannequins during a trip during the Fashion and Design Festival last summer. The outfits of the enthusiastic 2022 graduates will also parade in the Old Harbor this Friday evening. More than 100 models, from the Grand Quai to the Quai de l’Horloge, will line the Old Port’s promenade and return. to order the book SIGNATUREA personal visit to the university’s site or store, CL.IP, is attended by many of Quebec’s most famous and respected fashion photographers, stylists, makeup artists, and makeup artists.