Dancing in the NY streets with Imaan Hammam & Vogue.

Runway Report: FMD Collections - Beyond the miuzak, fashion has always taken center stage when it comes to festivals. Last week’s Fashion & Design Festival was no different.
The FDF jollities started this past tuesday when I headed to the Contemporary Art Museum for FMD Collections, an exclusive fashion media & aficionados event surrounding the fabulous fiesta. Aside from catching up with many beautiful faces, I got to cast my eye over spring/summer 2015 collections from some of our most beloved local designers, curated by this year’s appointed commissioner, author/blogger/photographer/illustrator and all-around leading international fashion figure Garance Doré(SN: she is exquisitely charming!)

We were treated to glorious offerings from Ying Gao and her ethereal creations, Mylène B.'s minimal but oh so chic ensembles, Travis Taddeo's luxurious twist on sportswear, the amazing African print Dutch Wax of Niapsou Design, Ève Gravel's ocean-inspired pieces and a set of glama-drama from UNTTLD. A delectable feast for the eyes.


xoxo, Deb

*all photos (except last one) courtesy of Sebastien Roy
via Sensation Mode

How do I #shinestrong? To me, strong is.. believing in urself & chasing ur dreams even when sometimes u feel like no 1 is in ur corner. Be strong💪 #deep #pgbeauty #pgbeautybar #photobooth #fdm #fdm14 (at P&G Beauty Bar (FMD))

How do I #shinestrong? To me, strong is.. believing in urself & chasing ur dreams even when sometimes u feel like no 1 is in ur corner. Be strong💪 #deep #pgbeauty #pgbeautybar #photobooth #fdm #fdm14 (at P&G Beauty Bar (FMD))

My highlight of #fmd14. I’m so humbled😌

My highlight of #fmd14. I’m so humbled😌

Thirsty Thursday Miuzak: I’ve been waiting by Dear David - Hey everyone! Hope you’re week is going awesome. As you are reading this I am getting my fashuun on at the Fashion & Design Festival. Posts are coming ahead but let’s talk miuzak for now.
I stumbled upon this joint from Swedish producer Dear David through my YouTube feed. The love was immediate. The electronic runs and inescapable bass create a dark and energetic moodiness. At heart, the track is based around a profound house backdrop, except there’s more to it. As the vocals kick in and the bass imminently follows, the melodic pings make it ever-luring. You could probably loop this song until you couldn’t dance any longer, that’s how much of a journey it’ll take you on. I cannot wait to hear more from David Dearest going forward. xoxo, Deb

@Moncler #GammeRouge Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ad Campaign with Anna Ewers, Sasha Luss @RealSashaLuss & RJ King @rjking3 snapped by Steven Meisel.

@Moncler #GammeRouge Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ad Campaign with Anna Ewers, Sasha Luss @RealSashaLuss & RJ King @rjking3 snapped by Steven Meisel.

That 70s look. US @marieclairemag #September2014
feat. @dnamodels’s #CharonCooijmans shot by 
#MarkusPritzi via #wearesodroee #fashion #editorial #marieclaire

That 70s look. US @marieclairemag #September2014
feat. @dnamodels’s #CharonCooijmans shot by
#MarkusPritzi via #wearesodroee #fashion #editorial #marieclaire

Film noir. Karlina Caune @kkkarlie for @VogueParis #September2014 shot by Giampaolo Sgura @giampaolosgura. Styling by Fashion Editor (and FFI): #GéraldineSaglio

Sensation Mode presents its 14th annual Fashion & Design festival  - Starting tomorrow August 20 to 23rd, the Fashion and Design Festival will invade the Place des Arts Square in the heart of downtown Montreal for us passionate fashion, design, music, beauty and shopping people 

The FDF is this big annual outdoor celebration of the bursting creativity in the city. This unique meeting proposes a varied programming including fashion parades, multidisciplinary shows, live creations, miuzakal performances and real-time design. During four days and four nights, more than 50 shows emphasizing renowned Canadian designers and the biggest international fashion brands. Make-up artists, hairdressers, stylists, models and musicians will all contribute to the glorious atmosphere.
A veritable platform for trends, design, fashion), miuzak and shopping, this event produced by Sensation Mode Group is the biggest happening of its kind in North America. Here’s what to look out for for this 14e édition:

The BIG FDF events  
Original créations of the SMG will be revealed every evening on the main stage including 'Mouvement', a show signed by legendary style architech  Ysoin collaboration with the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra through the magic of fiber optics (Wednesday August 20th @ 9PM)

Re // Mode 
A digital remix of black & white cinema, fashion & music directed by dj Christian Pronovost  and styled by  Tinashe Musara  in creative partnership with  MASSIVart. (Thursday August 21st @ 10PM)

Fashion on the rocks  
An association with producer Greenland for a special music presentation featuring the most electrifying trends. Styling by journalist/stylist/ESM teacher (whoop! whoop!)  Andrew McNally. (Friday August 22nd @ 10PM) 

Fashion Soul  
An exceptionnal show sublimating the influence of the Afro-American culture on the international fashion scene, staged by TV personnality AngeLo Cadet. Styled by industry vet Sophie Lanza featuring several local artists and public figures (saturday August 23rd @ 10PM) 

Fashion Karnaval  
A jolly event combining a parade, live performances and music for a fun, urban and eclectic afternoon. In collaboration with my good friend Rodrigo Vergara; styled by fellow blogger/creative director Candice Pantin for 

I Like IWear; miuzak by DJ SHASH’U(Saturday August 23rd @ 12PM) 

Did this fabulous lineup make you salivate? Go check out the FDF’s official  website  for more infos. Oh and if you see me don’t be a stranger! Come say hi :) 


xoxo, Deb

Sensation Mode presents its 14th annual Fashion & Design festival -
Starting tomorrow August 20 to 23rd, the Fashion and Design Festival will invade the Place des Arts Square in the heart of downtown Montreal for us passionate fashion, design, music, beauty and shopping people

The FDF is this big annual outdoor celebration of the bursting creativity in the city. This unique meeting proposes a varied programming including fashion parades, multidisciplinary shows, live creations, miuzakal performances and real-time design. During four days and four nights, more than 50 shows emphasizing renowned Canadian designers and the biggest international fashion brands. Make-up artists, hairdressers, stylists, models and musicians will all contribute to the glorious atmosphere.
A veritable platform for trends, design, fashion), miuzak and shopping, this event produced by Sensation Mode Group is the biggest happening of its kind in North America. Here’s what to look out for for this 14e édition:

The BIG FDF events
Original créations of the SMG will be revealed every evening on the main stage including
'Mouvement', a show signed by legendary style architech Ysoin collaboration with the
Montreal Symphonic Orchestra through the magic of fiber optics (Wednesday August 20th @ 9PM)

Re // Mode
A digital remix of black & white cinema, fashion & music directed by dj Christian Pronovost and styled by Tinashe Musara in creative partnership with MASSIVart. (Thursday August 21st @ 10PM)

Fashion on the rocks
An association with producer Greenland for a special music presentation featuring the most electrifying trends. Styling by journalist/stylist/ESM teacher (whoop! whoop!) Andrew McNally. (Friday August 22nd @ 10PM)

Fashion Soul
An exceptionnal show sublimating the influence of the Afro-American culture on the international fashion scene, staged by TV personnality AngeLo Cadet. Styled by industry vet Sophie Lanza featuring several local artists and public figures (saturday August 23rd @ 10PM)

Fashion Karnaval
A jolly event combining a parade, live performances and music for a fun, urban and eclectic afternoon. In collaboration with my good friend Rodrigo Vergara; styled by fellow blogger/creative director Candice Pantin for

I Like IWear; miuzak by DJ SHASH’U(Saturday August 23rd @ 12PM)

Did this fabulous lineup make you salivate? Go check out the FDF’s official website for more infos. Oh and if you see me don’t be a stranger! Come say hi :)


xoxo, Deb

Thirsty Thursday Miuzak: Let freedom reign by Chrisette Michele feat. Talib Kweli & Black Thought - I would like to dedicate this miuzak to young Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and their families during this difficult time. Remember reacting to violence with violence is fruitless. Let’s stop the riots and instead let’s follow MLK’s lead: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Let us stay strong.

Peace and love, Deb