toronto life gave le petit beret not one, but TWO shoutouts in their January issue (yes, i know- a tad bit of a delayed reaction on this one, but very exciting nonetheless).
first, a petit mention as one of the “gems” at my lovely friend jenn’s equally lovely shop, Tabula Rasa. (it really is one of the best shops, vintage or otherwise, in the city- do yourself a favour and head over there immediately).
and secondly, a little leopard number worn by the statuesque Afiya Francisco of The Style House, comme ca:
(sidenote: i’m honoured that they blew most of the budget on le petit beret- it’s called priorities, people).
this was a photo i took during last year’s nuit blanche in toronto, in the secret underground Bay station. it reminds me of many magical things.
so…does this mean that marc jacobs is a petit beret fan?
Marc Jacobs, Fall/Winter 2011 Collection
Hats by Stephen Jones
i’ve held on to this piece of birch bark for many years.
there’s something about it that i always found so lovely.
in an attempt to start 2011 (aka the year of greatness) off properly, I have made a not very original resolution to be more organized.
i finally organized my old file folder, and in the process found a few gems which i’ll be sharing over the next little while.
i came across one of my first illustrations that included the pencil outline of what would eventually become le petit beret. i had done these illustrations for my womenswear collection in my final year at ryerson.
it’s nice to look back now and see that my funny little drawings actually became something.
(so today is your lucky day, dear readers. i couldn’t choose between these two great illustrations from Wayne Pate, so i decided to use both. hence- not only one, but TWO mots du jour! it’s wild, i know).
obviously i can’t help but love these jaunty, beret wearing mermen.
(merci: “Sammy Seagull” and “Jacques” Illustrations by Wayne Pate)
today i was commissioned to create an exciting custom project for a mad hatter/royal wedding themed charity event.
obviously it’s an understatement to say the world has been in quite a tizzy about the upcoming nuptials, but for a milliner like me it’s exciting to hear about so many hat themed parties and events popping up in toronto this year as a result.
say what you will about the royal family, but i have to support such avid, eccentric hat wearers.