May Arrivals : Mercy SS 2013

Mercy Crepe de chine Liberty of London print tank jumpsuit

Mercy Liberty print chiffon 1/2 sleeve dress with striped slip in red

Mercy Liberty print chiffon 1/2 sleeve dress with striped slip in yellow

Mercy Swiss shirting shirtdress in indigo | Mercy Crepe de chine Liberty print shirred shoulder raglan dress

Mercy Satin Liberty print tank dress with patch pockets in red

Mercy Satin Liberty print tank dress with patch pockets in yellow

April Arrivals : Mercy SS 2013

Swiss cotton blocked shirt dress

We just received three very cool new dresses from the Mercy Spring Summer collection. The Swiss cotton blocked shirt dress (above) is inspired by the idea of a woman wearing an oversized men’s shirt. This dress can either be belted, or worn loose, and instantly makes you feel put together because it’s like a crisp white shirt, but better. For the transitional weather we’ve been experiencing of late, I’ve been wearing my white cotton shirt dress like a tunic over skinny jeans. This piece has quickly become a Spring favourite.

Liberty quilted tank dress

Meccano dress, 100% cotton

February Arrivals : Mercy SS 2013

Double faced navy and black check v-dress

Double faced navy and black check pant

We’re just starting to welcome Spring into the shop. And what better way than with these first arrivals from the Mercy SS 2013 collection. Great for right now, let’s still keep our fingers crossed that Spring will be here soon!

Jeans and a T-Shirt

Roberto Collina Sweater on sale! | Jeans and t-shirt are model’s own | Boots by La Botte Gardiane

Want to add a little something extra to your regular jeans and t-shirt combo? Pictured today are a few easy (sale!) pieces that you can throw on over a tee or tank top and take your outfit from basic to very stylish!

Quilted Liberty of London jacket by Mercy on sale! | Jeans and t-shirt are model’s own | Boots by La Botte Gardiane

Silver jacket by Les Prairies de Paris on sale! | Jeans and t-shirt are model’s own | Boots by La Botte Gardiane

Tuxedo jacket by Innamorato on sale! | Jeans and t-shirt are model’s own | Boots by La Botte Gardiane

Sale Outfits! Leather Skirt Three Ways

Our Winter Sale is going strong and there are some amazing pieces with great prices in the shop right now.
All the clothing (and some of the accessories!) featured in this post are on sale!!

This leather skirt by Innamorato Paris is buttery soft and oh so luxurious. And it happens to be on sale! Surprisingly versatile, here are three easy outfits incorporating the Innamorato leather skirt.

Mercy Fantasy top on sale! | Innamorato leather skirt on sale! | Maison Boinet belt | Lorenza Gandaglia clutch on sale! | Les Prairies de Paris Python heels on sale!

Tuck in a slim fitting jersey top and carry your ipad in a fantastic oversize clutch to a coffee meeting, and you will easily be the best dressed in the café. True story!

Mercy Wool Liberty of London top on sale! | Innamorato skirt on sale! | Iosselliani fringe necklace

For a fun evening with friends, pair the Innamorato leather skirt with a loose wool pullover and accessorize with a beautiful statement necklace by Iosselliani.

Indress silk sequin top | Innamorato leather skirt on sale! | Maison Boinet belt | Jamin Puech evening bag | Iosselliani necklace

For a ‘cinq à sept’ slip into a silk sequin blouse with a wide black belt, and a fun evening bag by Jamin Puech!

From day to evening, at work or with friends, this skirt is a wardrobe staple!

Short Stories : Lochcarron of Scotland

Established in 1947, Lochcarron of Scotland creates some of the world’s best textiles including authentic tartans. Their mills produce fabric for such luxury brands as Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, and Burberry. In addition to that list, Gaspard owners Jennifer and Richard make winter coats with Lochcarron textiles for their label, Mercy.

For Mercy’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, there are two coats made of these prestigious textiles: a Blackwatch Tartan Mohair coat with silk-lined pockets and sleeves (top) and a Herringbone Mohair coat with horn buttons (center). I’ve also included a picture of Mercy’s plaid coat (bottom) from last season because it is so special and we only have one left!

With our Winter Sale on now, it is the perfect time to find your next coat!

MERCY : Wool Shirtdresses and Tops

These MERCY shirt dresses and tops are made with a beautiful Liberty of London wool print. The whimsical print is a must-see in person. It is a floral available in both dark blue and pink, with dragonflies, butterflies, and even tiny elephants.

Below we’ve paired the top with an exciting new Tuxedo pant from Innamorato of Paris. Stay tuned for a post on the Tuxedo coming soon!

Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt Dress in blue, $340

Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt Dress in pink, $340

Mercy Liberty Print Wool top in blue, $260
Innamorato Tuxedo pant, $550 (available with smoking jacket, $695, as a suit)

Mercy Liberty Print Wool top in pink, $260
Innamorato Tuxedo pant, $550 (available with smoking jacket, $695, as a suit)

Fall Outfits

Roberto Collina 3/4 sleeve knit jacket | Mercy Liberty Wool top | Iosselliani necklace | Jamin Puech Carabosse purse | Handmade leather palm crochet back cork gloves by Dents | Mercy quilted Liberty skirt

Looking for some Fall outfit inspiration? With cooler weather come great opportunities for layering! We’ve got knits from Roberto Collina in neutral colours, some with a hint of metallic to add a little sparkle to any outfit. Here the 3/4 sleeve knit jacket is layered over a Mercy Liberty print top (see above) and dress (see below).

Finally, accessories are best not overlooked! They really complete an outfit and give a place for the eye to rest. I’m constantly surprised how the complex and colourful Iosselliani pieces look so right with everything from a floral printed blouse to a graphic t-shirt.

Remember that mixing colour, texture, and even pattern can lead to a rich and satisfying outfit. If ever you have a question about styling or if you’re just wondering whether or not something is working, feel free to ask on your next visit. We would love to help you put together an amazing outfit!

Les Prairies de Paris Jorge Loula Silver Trench | Indress feather brooch | Roberto Collina 3/4 sleeve knit jacket | Mercy quilted Liberty half sleeve dress | Wouters and Hendrix 3D onyx ring | Iosselliani bracelet | Jamin Puech Carabosse purse | Ivory patent loafer by Chausser

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!

Japan : Usagi pour toi

 Party at Usagi pour toi with Nathalie Lete from KenjiHirano on Vimeo.

If you’re in Tokyo and looking for some Mercy, visit Usagi pour toi, a long time stockist of the Mercy label. They even carry special pieces created exclusively for their shop in Japan!

This sweet video is of a party they recently held for artist Nathalie Lete. So cute!