Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How to be awesome.

This link goes to an interview that The Independent conducted with Eugene Hutz. Fashion, lifestyle, self-image. Need we say more.

Recent Inspiration

Here's a recent inspiration, a beautiful video that is one of the winners of a recent Guggenheim-sponsored YouTube competition. Check out the others at

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chelsey's Photo of the Day

Shot by Adam Penney
Model : Kerri Burton
Stylist: Chelsey MacNeil

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Uncut - New York Fashion Week

Christmas is Coming....

Model Citizens has so many exiting things coming up soon. This is one of our favourite photos for the Christmas season, the beautiful Anna Coen shot by the awesome Brian Ricks (
We have so many great, new products coming out for Christmas as well as favourite MC products. It is our goal to make your christmas shopping experiences pleasant and exciting- and full of those a-ha! moments. MC will try and make your gift-giving easier with our MC Gift Baskets, I Love Model Citizens Membership Packages and as always, Gift Certificates. As always, we will have the most unique Christmas Cocktail Party Dresses and spectacular vintage and contemporary designer pieces for your loved ones.

This is the beginning of a wonderful season. Anything we can do to make your Christmas shopping easier and more pleasurable, please don't hesitate to contact us at MC!

Cheers to All You Model Citizens Out There!

Sam and Chelsey (Owners of Model Citizens) saying to all you Model Citizens HAPPY FALL AND CHEERS TO YOU!!

All the best to our followers, from our home (in St. Philips, Newfoundland)

Chelsey and Sam (and lucy the dog)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photos from Saturday's Monster Mash!

These photos are from Saturday's Monster Mash! Thanks to all who were part of making that day SO much fun. WE WILL BE REPEATING THE MONSTER MASH AT MODEL CITIZENS (BY THE WAR MEMORIAL) ON THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 FROM 12-5PM! Pop by as it is your last chance to get the costumes you have been looking for!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Check Out Our New Alterations and Reconstructed Service!

Stella McCartney - Fall Winter 2010/2011 Full Fashion Show

Chelsey's Photo of the Day-One for the Boys

To go with Model Citizens Muskoka theme this fall, check out St. John's own bringin' the bowtie back. Shot in Portugal Cove by Newfoundland musician Jon Janes, this guys look great in bowties, short leather 70's bombers, dress vests and poorboy hats. Guy's fashion is fun this year and for our guys, we work somewhere in between Geek Chic, 70's Western and 90's grunge.

Models: Ian Cornelissan, Mark Bennet, Adrian Collins and Dan Banoub
Shot in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland
Styled by Chelsey MacNeil and Adam Penney
Photographer: Jon Janes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Break Out the Jean Jacket!

Have cocktail dresses that but don't have occasions to wear them? No prob, pair a vintage jean jacket and some funky shoes (or boots) and you have an outfit for Friday night dancing, regardless of the dress code! Check out Kerri above, she is working a cropped jean jacket with lace gloves- how kick ass is that? Madonna, eat your friggin heart out!

Video Fun from Model Citizens Archive

This is one of my favourite awards moments of all time, Gnarls Barkley's version of Crazy in full military swagger. Enjoy!


Chelsey's Photo of the Day

Vintage 80's Dress+ Lace Tights (Look from London)+ Melissa Booties+ One honkin' truck+Adam Penney, photographer extraordinaire = This Fantastical Photo!

This is truly one of the favourites. Kerri is really bringin' it in this pic and the lighting really brings it to life.


Chelsey's Video of the Day- Hellsongs

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chelsey's Photo of the Day

Vintage bathing suits rock! Kerri is totally cute in this fabulous 1970's vintge bathing suit and sailor shorts!


Model Citizens is proud to announce that due to the overwhelming success of Monster Mash this weekend, we decided to repeat it on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 from 12-5PM here at Model Citizens (by the war memorial). Come out to see maybe a few new things you didn't see and tons of great costumes and accessories.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Video of the day: First Aid Kit covering Fleet Foxes

Came across this tonight, thanks Dave Sullivan. Reminds me of early Tegan and Sara, or a cool little band I used to know called Pigeonhole. Hard to fault their sound or their style.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photo of the Day!

Scrabble Tile Pendents Available today in 70+ designs!

These pendants are made on Scrabble tiles! 70+ different designs available today at Model Citizens. Handmade, and make great gifts!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Today's Video Hit

Well, this is quite something! Great video from a good young band.

Model Citizens Sock of the Day

One of my personal favourite socks available today at Model Citizens! Over 30 different designs of awesome socks that make great gifts for foolish friends!

Kittiwake Dance Fashion Show Backstage Photos

WOOHOO! Its Friday Everyone!

Its Friday and it is time to put on some sparkle and get out on the town. Pop in to Model Citizens today (open till 9pm cuz its Friday) to outfit your-fine-self in some yummy vintage for the weekend!

Vintage Photo of the Day!

Kerri Burton is kickin ass and takin names in this photo! Shot by the infamous Adam Penney in Petty Harbour NL, Kerri is wearing a vintage 80's party dress, Look from London lace tights and Melissa booties~enjoy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Dsquared2 - Fall Winter 2010/2011

Vintage Photo of the Day!

This vintage Cynthia Rowley is so whimsical and so fun. I want to touch on a great way to transition summer to fall and make the most of your wardrobe. This awesome, but seemingly summery dress can be warmed up by a great red cardigan and a pair of tights. Layer, Layer and Layer to make your wardrobe go farther!

Model: Kerri Burton
Photographer: Adam Penney
Stylist: Chelsey MacNeil

Model Citizens Monster Mash is Only 9 Days away!

So we were going through the costumes over the last day or two and there are costumes from Covent Garden Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera Company for Operas such as Faust, Falstaff and Figaro- I don't think I have ever seen such amazing pieces. This might be the best Monster Mash yet!

Check out the photo above, shot by Local Photographer Lori Moss and styled by yours truly. Everyone looks totally awesome! These costumes are the kinds of things you will find at our 3rd annual Monster Mash Costume Sale at the Anna Templeton Centre on Saturday, October 16 from 10am-8pm.

Photo Credit: Lori Moss
The Current Newspaper

Monday, October 4, 2010

Garden Party Photo

Karyn is wearing a Betsey Johnson vintage top, high waisted princess skirt and 80's earrings. Love this photo by the brilliant Paddy Barry, featuring the beautiful Karyn Inder and style by Chelsey MacNeil


Model Citizens is carrying such an awesome line of SOCKS the days- fresh in today! Pop down to see!

Video of the Day: Come On In My Kitchen

Chelsey's Photo of the Day

This photo is so lovely. Reminiscent of childhood days, Kerri brings such almost a perfect petulant look in this frame. The late 1950's dress is so absolutely cute and perfect against the backdrop of green.

Model Citizens Facebook Group- Monster Mash Costume Sale!

Join the Model Citizens Facebook Group Event for the 3rd Annual "Monster Mash!"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ok, Just one more photo for today

Kerri is just drinkable in this photo! Dressed in a vintage beaded silk tank and a high waisted pencil skirt, this photo has an industrial feel with a touch of innocence with a smattering of sex. What a great shot.

Model: Kerri Burton
Photographer: Adam Penney
Stylist: Chelsey MacNeil

Chelsey's Video of the Day: Justin Townes Earle, "Midnight at the Movies"

What a beautiful song. What a stunning video.


Chelsey's Photo of the Day

The ever-beautiful Kerri Burton just totally amazes me in this photo, shot by the man himself Adam Penney. What a stunning 1990's dress and vintage tweed old man hat. So effortless and soft, yet the background is hard and concrete. Kerri embraces vintage so well and it shows int this photo.

Model: Kerri Burton
Photographer: Adam Penney
Stylist: Chelsey MacNeil

Model Citizens is on the Cover of the Current!

This is such an awesome photo of the beautiful Anna Coen and the HIGH-larious Denzil Paterson all dressed up in a selection of the type of costumes available at the MONSTER MASH! Here is the link to the paper:

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MC's VIDEO OF THE DAY: I'm On Fire - Matt Andersen

One of my favourite artists to come out of Atlantic Canada ever, Matt Andersen really hits the old heartstrings with this one. I am just enthralled with this Bruce Springsteen cover.

Matt was one of the headliners at the Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival last year in St. John's. If you missed it, make sure you get to see him the next time he is in our fair city. If you are not in the beautiful city of St. John's, you can get his tunes on itunes. Enjoy Kiddies!

Our New Favourite Ad!

Skye totally OWNS it in Model Citizens latest Ad Design. Kudos to Mike Mouland (our dashing graphic designer) and Photographer Adam Penney.

Reminding You of Upcoming Events!


model citizens 3rd Annual


Newfoundland’s premium source for awesome Halloween costumes

Once again, St. John’s will have a fantastic option for good quality, innovative Halloween costumes!

Model Citizens is thrilled to be able to offer an economical, reusable alternative to purchasing costumes for our favorite holiday, Halloween. We have been collecting hundreds of premium film, theatre, fancy dress and themed costumes and accessories from New York, and cannot wait to share it with St. John’s! Due to the demand we experienced last year, we have increased the inventory and expanded the selection.

Model Citizens will be hosting Newfoundland’s “Most Exciting Costume Sale Ever” at the Anna Templeton Centre on October 16thfor ONE DAY ONLY! Doors open at 10:00am and the sale continues until 8:00pm that evening. Model Citizens will transform the Anna Templeton Centre into a haunted cave and offer a huge selection all day with something for the whole family. Prices range from $2.00 - $50.00! Come in for a laugh, spook and a wicked costume that nobody else will have!





Model Citizens LOVES Maaike Charron's "ROBOT" mug collection. We are fully stocked with all new designs for Fall too (even a few special Halloween ones). Blue Dragon Clay is a made locally in St. John's and is a spectacular handmade good. Our craft community really rocks and we are so proud to be able to offer this amazing product to our customers - and also to share it online with you! Some phrases on the mugs include:

Robot with Dinosaur
Robot plays in Leaves
Robot and Dinosaur Seek Sugar
Robot Attempts Flight
Robot Wears his Heart Out
Robot Plants a Flower

and Many More! Pop in today to get yours!

Another Taste of Halloween from the MC Vault

Again, shot by the talented Lori Moss, this is a great Vintage Disco Costume, all available at MC's MONSTER MASH on October 16th at the Anna Templeton Centre from 10am - 8pm. The Model is beautiful Leona Molloy a la DISCO QUEEN.

Vintage Maven

So here is a photo we shot two years ago for the fantastic mag "Sleeveen". Karen is rocking a Betsy Johnson, off the shoulder belly banger and a sweet high waisted short skirt. Mister-poo is wearing and Armani Tie (2000's), YSL Vintage Vest and rockin the faded jeans. Shot by the incredible Paddy Barry and Styled by Chelsey MacNeil and Skye Williams.

You know this photo!

This photo of Ariel is in my header, so I know you have already seen it. I wanted to highlight it anyway because I love it. The Vintage McGregor Plaid Wool jacket (crica 1970) and the Jane Down the Lane (St. John's Jewelry Designer) reconstructed necklace. Beauty look for Fall- everyone needs a plaid jacket.