If you live in, or near Montreal, come and meet the two weirdos who run Larkspur. We’ll be toting our wares at the Spring Vintage Market in NDG all day! Beers, music and a rooftop patio – plus the weather says it’s going to be nice! We’d love to see you! There will be tons of great vintage sellers!!! Don’t be shy !!!
In sticking with the (dead) theme (RIP, theme) of DIY Wednesdays on this blog: Check out our favourite girl, Kira’s latest side project, Doublethink Studios. I guess one day she was sitting around thinking “it probably isn’t enough that I’m already a really talented photographer, who is planning a wedding and about to move to a different country, who takes care of a (crazy) dog and is a super fun person to hang out with….I should probably pepper some really awesome new skills into my life-portfolio”…and that’s how Doublethink came to be. I’m not really sure.
Either way though, she’s awesome, as usual, and you should keep an eye on her, cause it’s only going to get better. Here are a bunch of places you can find her online:
I only very recently came across L’Ecole Des Femmes. I had been browsing lookbooks trying to get a feel for Larkspur’s upcoming Summer one, and I was pleasantly surprised when I found these images. I can confidently say, almost all their lookbooks are captivating. They have a knack for picking the right photographer, location and models, mashing all those things together and creating images that are utterly breathtaking. This particular one was shot by David Shama in Paris and Normandy (actually click the link, he’s amazing!!!). Model, Adeline Jouan could have one of my favourite faces. I have a soft spot for any girl with a gap tooth and a face that is stunning without copious amounts of make-up (curse you!). Jessica Pare, meet your blonde doppelganger and my new girl crush.
Even if naughty professor and school girl attire is not your cup of tea, I highly suggest checking out L’Ecole Des Femmes. If only for the decades past vibes and some artistic inspiration vibes.
Posted by Alex
Don’t let this blogpost fool you, our weekend in Toronto was actually hail storms, winter coats and staying indoors. We took these pictures last weekend when Kira’s fiance, Dave was in town, and the weather was still wonderful and Summery! I can’t complain though, Alex and I faked Spring by making a really delicious sangria on Saturday night and staying in her apartment watching stupid internet videos and talking non sense. Otherwise, it was a quiet couple of days, mostly, I just skyped with my Mom for Mother’s day and went on a solo adventure to Ikea. My new items will be delivered this evening, so Kira’s coming over to get a little bit tipsy with me and attempt assembly…
We’ll be extra busy this week getting all our stock ready for the Spring Vintage Market in Montreal next weekend. As a reminder, the shop will be closed starting this Friday, and will re-open on Tuesday, so if there are items you’ve had your eye on, now’s the time!
The month of May is a busy one for Larkspur, and is flying by all too quickly for our liking. We won’t have shop updates this week or next on account of some prep work that we need to be doing for the Montreal Spring Vintage Market next weekend. We’ll be putting the shop in vacation mode while we’re away, and we think (hope) that a lot of our items will be going at the sale, so if there are things you’ve been eyeing, now’s the time to snatch them up! Our regular weekly shop updates will resume on the 23rd of May.
We have some pretty exciting things coming up as well, including a giveaway through one of our favourite blogs, and a Summer lookbook which is being shot soon by our favourite girl, Kira Crugnale. So, stay tuned for that!
Have a great weekend everyone!
1. the park with friends
3. botanicals for my walls
4. unconditional love
5. outdoor reading
6. he’s peeking again
8. picking rugs is hard
9. more plates for my walls
Posted by Alex
There couldn’t be a collection more suited to my idea of Spring and Summer than Lauren Moffatt’s SS13 collection. Perfect outfits for date nights to ice cream shops, sangria in the park, outdoor movies, lakeside bike rides and girls nights eating oysters & drinking champagne on a patio somewhere.
I’m well aware how late I am on posting this, but until recently there was no point torturing myself with Spring/Summer collections at all. But it’s warm now, and with my first sunburn of the season, comes my first post about Summer clothes. So bear with me while I make my way through all the amazing collections that have already been covered by every other blog out there!
Posted by Meaghan
Matt’s parents have gone on a trip for a little while, which means Matt (and sometimes me!) has a beautiful home to runaway to whenever he likes. I’m not sure what it is about his parents home, but I instantly fell in love with it during my first visit.
It’s pretty far east in Toronto, located in the beaches, which makes you feel like you have left the city, and are staying in a sweet little cottage, only maybe not so little. It has a vibe that can only make you feel relaxed and happy (smiles!!!). It is an oasis, and one I always look forward to visiting. You can follow the sun all day, from the porch, to the balcony, to the backyard. It makes waking up in the morning not such a chore, but something to be desired. Gus also really loves it – lots of window ledge perching and peeking and sun bathing. Our very own solar baby Gus.
Their home is also a short walk to the beach and an amazing fenced in dog park, so wee Gus can roam as he pleases. We took a stroll through the ravine yesterday afternoon, and we plan to go there again on my day off this week and take some woodsy barefooted photos. Needless to say, it is much easier on the eyes than my strange neighborhood of Galaxy Donuts and halfway houses…sorry, Parkdale, I do actually love you and don’t plan to leave you.
Oh! And just a reminder about the Montreal Pop-up we are participating in! Any of you MTL’ers or Ottawanians (who don’t mind taking a drive), come visit us and a bunch of other cool people!
thrifted skirt in our shop; H&M blouse; thrifted belt, cardigan and bag; UO socks; vintage shoes; Nixon watch; gifted crystal necklace
Posted by Alex
1970′s Peasant Peterpan Collar Dress
This week we’ve added some pretty lovely dresses to the shop, along with some fun shorts, the most adorable skirt and a sweet pastel blouse. We are sad to part ways with the peterpan collar dress, but we are just not tiny enough to wear it. We hope it finds the perfect home! So come on by and take a peek at what we’ve got in stock!
1980′s Floral High-Waisted Midi Skirt
1990′s High-Waisted Novelty Print Shorts
1970′s Jonathan Logan Collared Dress
1980′s Floral Button-Up Shirt
1980′s Blue, Red and White Daydress
1. Erin Considine Plate Necklace… 2. La Garconne Dress… 3. J Crew Farmer’s Market Tote… 4. Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses…
5. Rachel Comey Bridges Shoe
My best friend Stef and I finally got our act together this year, and planned our first ever friend-vacation in the 15 years we’ve known each other! We’ve got a pretty awesome long weekend booked at The Graham & Co. in the Catskills, NY, where we intend on doing a lot of hiking, poolside lounging, funky antique hunting and coffee/cocktail drinking. It’s a little under two months away, which feels like an eternity at this point, but I have no doubt with the weather getting nicer, that the time will fly by and we’ll be sipping mojitos by the fireside before we know it.
In the freaky little daydream montage that loops in my head when I think about the trip – these are the outfits I would be wearing!!
1. Lauren Moffatt Cannonball Bikini… 2. J Crew Marina Mini Wedge Espadrilles in Chambray… 3. Steven Alan Sunhat… 4. J Crew Tartine Tote… 5. Essie “Tart Deco” Nailpolish
1. La Garconne Mariniere Tee… 2. La Garconne Moderne Apron Skirt… 3. Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses… 4. Alloy & Ore Terrarium Necklace 5. Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu … 6. Essie in Madison Avenhue… 7. Rachel Comey Etrit Sandals
1. Academy Particular Necklace … 2. Steven Alan Dorian Top … 3. Steven Alan Shawl Collar Cardigan … 4. APC Sandales Bi Matiere … 5. Karen Walker Number One’s in Vanilla Wood … 6. Cheap Monday Denim Cutoffs
Posted by Meaghan