Montreal 2009

Montreal Alert
March 2009

Spring Training
Even those who’ve somehow mastered the artful skill of sophisticated layering are craving a little less snow and a lot more sun come March. Here’s how to get through the home stretch in style.
Janna Zittrer


Claudia Accessories
What: The Montreal bauble brand has gone e-commerce.
Why: You’re golden.
Where: www.claudiaaccessories.com


Smashing Cosmetica
What: The just-opened Alberta-based beauty boutique offers all-natural products from Zents and 100% Pure, plus girlie goodies from brands like Jaqua, Principessa and Lalicious.
Why: Skin is in.
Where: 694A rue Ste-Catherine O.


What: EmpoWomen: Visions of Women’s Empowerment, an exhibition and auction featuring jewelry and crafts by local female artists. Proceeds benefit FEM International, a non-profit that helps women become financially independent.
Why: Girl Power!
When: March 8 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: McCord Museum, 690 rue Sherbrooke O.
How: To reserve a spot, email info@feminternational.org or artistri_atelierboutique@sympatico.ca.


Love Hate Rock Bar
What: Miami Ink’s Ami James and Chris Nunez set up their first international bar in our city.
Why: It’s rock solid.
Where: 160 Notre Dame E., 514-622-9000.


Photo: George Pimentel

Fullum & Holt’s Montreal Fashion Week’s closing party
What: The historic leather-goods makers is transforming its factory into party central to fête Denis Gagnon’s Fall ’09 collection and the launch of www.fullumboutique.com.
Why: They’re mixing business with leather.
Where: 5700 rue Fullum.
When: March 5 at 11 p.m.
How: Email rsvp@fullumboutique by March 3. (Space is limited, so a confirmation email is required to attend.)