She's Got FLARE: PR Director France-Michèle Thomas

This Montreal fashion lover shares her city shopping secrets

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Photo by Philippe-Michel Desrosiers

As communications director at Tuxedo Agency, France-Michèle Thomas represent Montreal’s most dynamic names in fashion, from Denis Gagnon to Philippe Dubuc. Here, the experimental style leader shares her shopping secrets.

Boutique essentials:
“I shop at Reborn, at Travis Taddeo’s for his fantastic tank dresses and at Denis Gagnon and DUY’s ateliers.”

Investment pieces: “My Comme des Garçons skirt, a pair of six-inch Christian Louboutin heels and Jil Sander suede boots.”

Wish list: “I want to add a touch of colour to my wardrobe and get one of Christopher Kane’s trippy fluorescent lace jackets.”

Best brunch: “Our go-to place is Leméac. We love it there! I usually go for the blinis with smoked salmon and caviar, the beignets, or the pain perdu–French toast with maple caramel and milk jam.”

Only-in-Montreal treat: “The upcoming Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.”

Beauty central:  “Holts, Pharmaprix for their wide selection of Biotherm and LaRoche-Posay products, and Avril Supermaket’s natural beauty section for Weleda and Dr. Hauschka.

Beauty kit: “Prtty Peaushun, which gives a great flaw-minimizing glow, Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer as blush, LaRoche-Posay Lipikar Baume as body lotion, Moroccanoil for my hair, YSL Volume Effet mascara and Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon. Oh, and Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on my hands and feet.”

Signature scent: “Bond No. 9 Brooklyn. Its a unisex fragrance and it’s so delicious.”