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The Sartorialist is a clever little blog written by New Yorker Scott Schuman. His story is pretty normal he’s originally from Indiana, then spent years in NYC’s fashion/ marketing industry networking the right people only to start a blog. Only his blog gets over 100,000 + hits a day. And fresh off the press is his new book, I’m interested to see if its more inclined towards photography or writing.

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The Sartorialist: not just a picture book?

I have been following his blog for a little over two years now and keep going back to it for two reasons: 1 his photographs are dedicated to personal & individual style instead of following trends and 2 he doesn’t DO print or logo tees.  Last week he was in Toronto. He just came to Toronto. So Dear Sartorialist : Duh you missed Mtl?

Toronto’s National Post blog wrote an article on The Sartorialist bringing ‘its fashion lens to the city’. So I have a response to the hypothetical directions they offered to Mr. Schuman while in Toronto.

1. After a lunch at Sky Verses terrace in Old Montreal, he should take a walk through the coble stone streets of St.Paul capturing the old city glamor and young business crowd as they make their way back to work. Expect neat hair buns and immaculate eyeliner with simple makeup.

2. Mid afternoon head over to Mont-Royal’s Jeanne Mance Parc in the middle of the city, at the base of the mountain.  Sit on the grass, and smell the wonderfully clean Parc Air while taking pictures of the beautiful french Canadian girls in their pencil skirts happily riding sideways on Bixi bikes ( he must of watched the Tamy Emma Pepin youtube video on Bixi’s).

3. Late afternoon head east down Mont-Royal( the street) weaving in between the trendy perimeter of St. Laurent and St. Denis.  Expect everything from Runway to Rue Coloniale , mixed with Yard sale sass. Here you will find Montreal’s best kept secret from outsiders, a melting pot of  individual style fueled by a nightlife of loft-parties at secret locations.

4. Spend the evening having dinner with Denis Gagnon and friends in one of the Plateau’s trendy restaurants. Montreal is a city that stay up late, eats dinner late, and arrives fashionably late.

My friend the fashion blogger Cam Tu Doan is photographed by Scott in Toronto this month

Fashion blogger Cam Tu Doan is photographed by Scott in Toronto this month

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I got my wisdom teeth out this week. All four of them, making this a crappy week.  I’ve been stuck in my bed ( at least she’s a vera wang mattress), and shopping with my macbook (it never says no). The following images are like my own lookbook for summer, without the book and more importantly american apparelized aka drugged on painkillers.

bow tie me down

bow tie me down

bloc party, going to one

bloc party, going to one

body suits are so 2007, but this one is 2009.

body suits are so 2007, but this one is 2009.

remember when your fat next door neighbor wore these?

remember when your fat next door neighbor wore these?).

American Apparel hoodie dress

American Apparel hoodie dress

Blank Denim Lavender Skinny Ankle Jeans, $68

Blank Denim Lavender Skinny Ankle Jeans, $68

If only this could be my cell phone

If only this could be my cell phone

drawstring

drawstring

burnout tee

burnout tee

IMG_2067l_34f1680f87a41f20725fa34994878c51Neon is a look that will last all summer according to my fashion filled closet, inspired by the streets I call home, the Plateau. Instead of following ALL the trends Montrealers tend to make some of their own, especially in the hip boroughs of the Plateau. Neon is what happens when you lock a bunch of kids inside for six months, listening to remixed versions of summer. The Plateau is where I live and wear my knee socks, although not neon I feel the need to mention them. This area I speak of is known to Montrealers as the spot, the main, and the mile end. The picture to the left is Sarah Morrison wearing HOT PINK NEON TEESHIRT by Cobrasnake. The picture above is my sister sporting a Neon body suit by AA. Maybe not runway but near Rue Coloniale. Neon and tube socks get old REALLY fast but who doesn’t want to die young and live fast.

While on a random but planned American Apparel trip I fell in love with the Raglan sweater hoodie. The burgandy color to be exact, this hoodie is the ultimate late summer must have for me. It’s capable of being a hot tangled mess of cuteness, so I’m in. 40$

This eco-friendly tote bag “I am not a plastic bag” debuted in the United States making girls and the girlie boys quick to make them what everyone wanted by buying every single last one of them. In Montreal’s Holt Renfrew the same bag sold out in under 15 minutes , leaving people to fight with the remaining bags, then listed on craigslist. I myself am half way to liking the bag; its cute and easy to carry, supports environmental interventions, and like any triple threat……. would make your walk to the grocery store a more fashionable one who sends out a message that you are eco-responsible.

However, something the bag’s designer did not say
was that it was also made
somewhere in China.