Short Stories : BLESS

BLESS T-shirt dress

BLESS began in 1996 as a collaboration between Ines Kaag in Berlin and Desiree Heiss in Paris. Straight out of fashion school, in a creative attempt to find jobs, the pair took out an ad in i-D magazine for a Rod-Stewart -like fur wig (seriously!). When a new Parisian shop called Colette was looking for an opening lineup and asked to see their collection, rather than be hired to work for someone else, their business was born.

To find out more about BLESS, read this excellent interview in Icon Magazine – thanks for the link Trish!

Pictured in this post are many of the designs by BLESS we have in store – and the pieces below are for both women and men.

Unisex BLESS Animal Print Pants

Unisex BLESS Onsie

Unisex BLESS Canyon Shirt

Mannequin look : Spring Break

Les Prairies de Paris trench | BLESS Canyon shirt worn as dress | Iosselliani necklace | Inouitoosh scarf

This fresh new look on the mannequin is getting me excited for Spring!

…stay tuned for more new Spring arrival posts coming soon!

FW 2012 Mercy : September

We have now received our first delivery of the Fall 2012 collection from Mercy.

Earlier this summer I visited the studio and took some photographs of samples. Now in store, we have beautiful light wool shirt dresses, tops, and button down shirts (in a variety of colours and prints), as well as quilted cotton Liberty dresses (cap sleeve and 1/2 sleeve) and stunning high-waisted skirts in abstract inky blue florals as well as grey-green.

On model : Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirtdress in blue (also available in pink) $340
On mannequin : Antoni and Alison dress, Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt in blue, Maison Boinet belt,  Indress feather headpiece worn as a brooch.

And while you certainly don’t have to look like a mannequin to pull off this look (seriously – this Mercy shirt dress flatters most body types), it sure makes for a fun photograph!

Mannequin Look : Keeping Cool





MERCY Lithuanian Linen Sundress in blue stripe (also available in pink stripe) $220


LES PRAIRIES DE PARIS Python Marron heels $395

LILISAC Small Satchel (available in 3 colourways) Reg. $225 Sale $157

Mannequin Look : Melon

MERCY Lithuanian Linen Shirt Dress $260

INDRESS Gri Gri Necklace $250

LES PRAIRIES DE PARIS Python Marron heels $395

LILISAC Small Satchel $225, on sale 30% off