Montreal Alert

Montreal Alert
May 2008

You may not grace magazine covers or red carpets, but for Caroline Alexander and Jeff Golf of Ludique, that’s no reason not to look your most fabulous. The personal-stylist duo will help you find your inner fashionista, and with services starting at $250, you can look like an A-lister without having to shell out the big Hollywood bucks. For some sartorial spicing up or a complete wardrobe overhaul, call 514-278-4895. WHO

Your search for versatile basics ends at the newly opened
Mimi & Coco flagship store, where you’ll find the Montreal-based line’s delicious knits in a spectrum of shades and styles. There’s even a full-service salad bar complete with a terrace, so when you’re done stocking up, you can revel in your purchases and recover from shopping overload. 201 Laurier O.WHAT

Given its fashion-forward fur-trading roots, it’s not surprising The Bay continues to pioneer with the launch of Maison B, a spanking-new section stocking must-have trends from hot homegrown and international talent, including Montreal’s own Andy Thê-Anh and Tavãn & Mitto, plus By Marlene Birger, Chaiken and Mint. No need to cross hundreds of miles of terrain to get there, either—just head to The Bay downtown. 585 Ste-Catherine O.WEAR

From posh pantsuits to sexy safari jackets, his timeless designs have ruled the runways for more than 40 years. Now you can celebrate the man who expanded the modern woman’s wardrobe at Yves Saint Laurent, a retrospective showcasing 150 of the couturier’s creations, as well as drawings and video, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (May 29–Sept. 28). 1379 Sherbrooke O. WHEN

With its prime location, tantalizing East-meet-West menu and dramatic décor, Koko is sure to become Montreal’s newest destination for the stylish set. Tucked inside the chic Opus Hotel, the 9,000-sq.-ft. resto bar features a striking mix of modern and contemporary art, punctuated by sparkling chandeliers and an electric-green runway. Mix in regular DJs and a sprawling patio, and you’ve got the city’s latest epicentre of cool. 10 Sherbrooke O. WINE

Janna Zittrer