#MyMontreal

Q&A with Maude Leblanc, Illustrator of Belles et Rondes (“Pretty and Curvy”)

I recently found out about Belles et Rondes (“Pretty and Curvy”), a creation of the founder of iMel artiste, Maude Leblanc. Graphic artist since 2006 and illustrator since as long as she remembers, she’s in love with creativity and human beings. She accepted to take part to this Q&A for the blog and wanted to share a message particularly important for her : we have to dare accepting and being ourselves. ►►►

True Story

Plus-Size People Don’t Matter.

Sunday morning, not so long ago. I’m sipping a London Fog coffee and scrolling down my Facebook, checking what my friends are up to – new babies, funny pets, silly kids and the latest of Jimmy Fallon viral sketches – when I stumble upon a video that was shared on one of my friend’s wall. ►►►

Clothes & Gear

Ashlynn Chiffon Poncho by SWAK Designs

We hardly ever associate summer heat and ponchos, which are traditionally thick and warm (to be confirmed next September in Peru, haha!). But since last spring, it seems that the light version of this garment is one of the biggest trends for 2016 ! With a more relaxed cut than a traditional button shirt, yet more stylish than the polo or t-shirt, the poncho adds a little Bohemian touch to most outfits, without making it too sporty, but allowing full comfort and ease of movement. The Ashlynn Chiffon Poncho is SWAK Designs’ answer to this year’s trend. ►►►