Sunday, August 23, 2015
Joe Fresh shirt / vintage jean shorts / Joe Fresh sandals / vintage bag & beaded belt / vintage and handmade jewelry
I like mixing a bold print with simple denim and soft leather accessories, I particularly love this button up, it's so 70s retro and orange is one of my favorite colours right now! The weather in Montreal is so hot and sticky, the only way to get through it is with a cold beer and short shorts ;)
I'm getting into the mood for some dry desert heat, I can't believe in exactly a week from today, I'm flying to San Francisco, hopping in the car towards Nevada and the Burning Man adventure begins again! I'm in desperate need of a change of scenery, follow me on Instagram: @camillenormandin for all the excitement!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Calvin Klein sports bra / Joe Fresh yoga pants
I tried out a new workout yesterday with my friend Gabi at Pilaflex studios in Westmount. Our trainer & studio owner Sylvie Chapdelaine offers private lessons where she develops a personalized program for you, focusing on perfecting your body and posture with exercises taken from pilates, yoga and gymnastics to work on flexibility and muscle definition.
My favorite part of the session was definitely the exercises on the yoga wall, hanging upside down and stretching your whole body felt so empowering, it's also great way to improve circulation. We couldn't stop laughing, it's definitely the most fun I've had while working out! I've also rarely felt so sore the next day, but the pain is very rewarding!
I will be training at Pilaflex studios twice a week with my new workout buddy, can't wait to show you the results!
Thursday, August 6, 2015
vintage Le Château dress / vintage lace bra / Forever 21 sandals / Zara fringe bag / $ store hat / vintage and handmade jewelry
Anyone who knows me knows that I am the thrift store queen, nothing gives me greater satisfaction than finding unique items (such as this dress) at tiny prices... so imagine my excitement and surprise when I found this great straw hat at the dollar store while shopping for party favours. I apparently have a big head and it's very difficult for me to find a hat that fits and this one is just perfect! It was originally a cowboy hat and I simply ironed the brim to make it a fedora, sometimes you gotta get a little creative, cheers to that! ;)
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
vintage denim jacket / vintage crochet top / Zara denim skirt / Forever 21 sandals / vintage straw bag / handmade jewelry
When I came across this rusty blue building close to Laurier Park, I just knew I had to shoot a denim story. I love the juxtaposition of different denim tones, the colors just work! I paired them with a neutral crochet top, ladylike sandals and my new floral embroidered straw purse to add a whimsical touch and break away from the grungy look you normally get from head-to-toe denim!
Shot by Simon Leujeune
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Henna comes from a leaf that is crushed into a paste to stain the skin and achieve intricate body art, it's Indian tradition for brides to get henna designs on their hands and feet on their wedding day, to bring them luck, joy and beauty.
I've always found it really beautiful and artistic so I decided to try it out myself. I found the henna at a middle eastern grocery store called Akhavan, this one comes in an aluminum cone with a tiny opening which makes it easy to apply, like icing a cake! I was only able to do it on my left hand because I'm so not ambidextrous, but it was quite fun to do and the result is so beautiful and exotic!
I plan on bringing a few tubes to Burning Man to paint some fun designs on others! It only stains your skin for a few days, and if you stay in the sun long enough it will give you the prettiest tan lines you've ever seen! There are so many designs to get inspired from, I found great ones on Pinterest, check out my favorites here.
Also wearing one of my favorite pieces in these photos, a vintage silk kimono that I love to wear around the house, and more often than not, really want to wear in public.. haha