Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Hi Friends! Check out our array of awesome gifts available now at Model Citizens this Christmas season. Great ideas for him and her and fun stuff for you! And this is just the tip of the iceberg- there are so many fantastic gift ideas and clothing for all your holiday needs. See you Soon!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Handmade Robot Mugs by the fantastic Maaike Charron of Blue Dragon Clay here in St. John's. We have Mummer Robots, Dinosaur and Robot, Christmas themed mugs and more- but hurry, limited quantities are available!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
These fabric fortune cookies are available today at Model Citizens! The brainchild of the fantastically talented Alison Book, these fortune cookies make the sweetest gift! Brilliantly priced at 8.00 (fortune cookie and takeout box), these make the best stocking stuffers. Every fortune is different (no two the same) and are inspired by some of your favourite vintage songs. Limited stock available so hurry in while quantities last!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This is such a great photo of local (now Toronto resident) rocker Dan Banoub of The Grammercy Riffs. Taken by Jon Janes and shot in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. This is a great look for guys for the holidays, not too stuffy and still pretty classic.
Monday, December 6, 2010
This is one of the cutest girly looks that we here at MC love. 70's girl mixed with bohemian babydoll. Kerri looks so sweet in this photo taken by Adam Penney in St. John's. This is a great look all year round too. I love the higher waisted jean and this is something the 70's did right. Not disco.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Folk Night at the Ship! Tonight!
Sponsored by Model Citizens
JANET CULL and THE APOLOGETIC
After a near decade of insults and defamation of character from four chaps, namely Elliot Dicks, Craig Follett, Steven Millerand Brad Power, one Janet Cull had had enough and was in dire need of retribution. With no other means to make things right, the perpetrators offer their only worth. Ladies and gentlemen, Janet Cull and The Apologetic!
Show starts at 9:00pm tonight!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Get your Christmas formal wear today at Model Citizens! We have beautiful options for your formal wear needs. The beauty about buying vintage and reused is that a) You get a luxury good for a lot less and b) No one will have the same dress as you at the event and c) you will look fabulous in our stunning selection!
See you today!
Monday, November 29, 2010
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One of fav Model Citizens photos, shot by the amazing Brian Ricks (www.brianricks.com). Anna, Leona and Miki are so adorable in this fantastic photo. We shot this photo even before Model Citizens opened and it still makes me smile every time I see it.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Gilded Opulence has taken over designer wear collections this Fall 2010 season. There is a great mix w
ith baroque rock and roll, the richness of sensual and deep colours, world influences and sharp structure to make fantasy-style evening looks.
Some styles more wearable than others, the resurgence of richness and luxury is surely an influence of the post recession climate. Often, fashion takes its cues from socio-political events and this style surely has something to say.
Strong women, severe angles and boldness of colour really make this trend. Check out collections such as Balmin, John Galliano, Lanvin, Missoni, the wonderful Alexander McQueen and Etro to see this style. Check out the images above to get a feel for the look! Featured above are designers from their Fall 2010 collections: Anna Sui, Alexander McQueen, Pucci, and Balmain.
To Get The Look
This look is so rooted in vintage! Look for 80's sequined jackets, embrace the sharp shoulders- even should pads! Long upholstery printed coats and heavy
rich fabrics (think wine, emerald, gold) and then play with sequins and studs to get the rock chic. These styles were present in every era and piecing them together is half the fun.
Check out the photo of Skye, shot at Model Citizens by Adam Penney. We had a bit of fun with an 80's sequined jacket to play on this kind of look. You don't need to go head first in the style, you can take quick moments of it to make it more wearable.
Friday, November 26, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
This brightened by whole day- watch it till the very end, it is SO funny!
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Our membership is growing daily and I just wanted to remind everyone about it! With an MC membership, you are entitled to 10% every purchase you make, 5.00 off of every alteration done in the store by our fantastic seamstress, weekly promos (only for members!) delivered straight to your mailbox and some extra special invites! The cost, you ask? Only $10.00!
We will be featuring Christmas specials to our members as well, to make your Christmas gift giving special, fun and easy.
Posted by Chelsey Paterson at 4:17 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I have always enjoyed the creative fever that comes with Anna Sui. All the pieces that we get into Model Citizens by AS are designed with a creative gal in mind. The consistent element though is the quality of fabric and workmanship. Check out one of my favourite Anna Sui blouses below (shown at the Downtown Fashion Show in ST. John's)
So Anna Sui's Fall 2010 collection. Oh let me count the reasons of why I have fallen in love! From the crafty whimsical nature of the graphics and design mixed with the ski bunny we love. Throw in a little 70's sweetheart whipped with a touch of Art Nouveau and you have this collection! The result of these combinations is a fantastic vintage inspired (but NOT retro) is so purely Anna Sui.
To Get The Look:
Never be afraid to mix patterns! Take graphic prints and mix with patterns. Layering is also key to this look- and a fearless attitude. Start with tights and move up. Notice that this show was done with all flat boots- totally Pret-a-Porter. Top off the look with accessories from fingerless gloves, fur hats, fur vert and boleros and scarves. Never be afraid of oversized things when trying to achieve this kind of vibe- it makes it look effortless and so fashion forward.
Posted by Chelsey Paterson at 1:37 PM