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Chapeau Mont Royal hat luncheon 2014

14 June 2014
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After the 25th anniversary of Mariage Québec with all the wedding industry, it’s the fashion world of Montreal who came together for a good cause.  Indeed the first edition of the Chapeau Mont Royal event was held Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Chalet du Mont-Royal with Mitsou Gélinas as the maître de cérémonie. The gourmet breakfast benefit was inspired by the famous Hat Luncheon held in New York by the women’s committee dedicated to the conservation of Central Park, a prestigious and popular event. The Quebec version aimed to raise funds for the preservation of Mount Royal.

More than 500 guests gathered for the occasion, proudly wearing hats, fascinators and headpieces. The team of the magazine Elle Quebec was there, and can you guess what the representatives of one of the most famous fashion magazines in the country were wearing? Fascinators signed Capelio, of course!


Photo Credit: Photographer Sebastian Laloy

Indeed, Sandra and Nathalie, respectively brands director and communications director for the magazine, were elegantly wearing custom Capelio creations signed. I was honored to see my headdressess worn by such strong-headed and stunning women! And from the admiring reactions these two ladies got, especially with the black fascinator, you can bet they will soon be available in Capelio’s online store

A very nice event, a great cause, and a beautiful moment for all those who were lucky enough to attend. The pretty hats and fascinators worn by the guests inspire me for new creations, and I am already looking forward to next year’s edition!


Click here to view photos of the event on Stylist Quebec.

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25th Anniversary for Mariage Québec

5 June 2014
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For those lucky enough to have been invited to the event, Marriage Quebec celebrated its 25th anniversary and invited a multitude of workers of the wedding industry to celebrate this anniversary.

Designers of wedding dresses, wedding planners and celebrants, as well as myself, have been received with great pomp by the magazine team at Le Windsor in Montreal on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Appetizers and cocktails were served abundance guests, all in an electric atmosphere provided by a DJ on site and the beautiful decor of the hotel. The evening also reserved a big surprise; a true marriage was celebrated on the spot!

It was very nice to talk with people from the wedding industry. In addition, the magazine team had prepared gift bags for each guest. I am already looking forward to their next anniversary!

More pictures and details to come!

Photo credit: Isabelle Radford, Elopement specialist

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Quebec Fashion Festival 2014

5 May 2014
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Wow, a lot of things are happening in the fashion world!

Quebec Fashion Festival has just finished and the third edition was equally spectacular, even if the 100 Dresses Fashion Show was not on the agenda this year. A large number of activities welcomed fashionistas : conferences, special evenings with fashion bloggers of the city and, of course, lots of fashion shows!

The Festival has resumed its original formula, inviting fashionistas to several happy hours combining a brand with a restaurant in the Capitale-Nationale to put on a small fashion show in a casual and cosy setting. New this year: there were conferences for the fashion industry, given by industry professionals and co-organized by the magazine Elle Québec. This is not the first time that Québec Fashion Festival offers such conferences, however they were previously directed to the general public.

The Festival activities took place over several weeks (almost a month) eventually culminating in a week of theme nights and fashion shows during the first week of May.

Capelio at the Flirt fashion show

The Flirt fashion show took place Thursday, May 1 and it was A-MA-ZING! I must say my opinion is a bit biased: my friend Betty, who inspired the accessory of the same name, paraded for the lingerie store, while the beautiful Emilie, who you can see on many photos of Capelio, hypnotized the room with her opera singing talents.


And of course, Capelio was part of the fun: a model wore the Anastasia birdcage veil for a very theatrical and bridal look, while walking with the music of Phantom of the Opera. Breathtaking!


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The 100 Dresses Fashion Show – Québec Fashion Festival

4 May 2013
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Like last year, the Québec Fashion Festival show presented the 100 dresses Fashion Show – only this time, nine other designers came to lend a hand to Sonia Plourde. Each designer made and offered more than ten dresses. This year as well, the dresses are auctionned for charity. However, profits from the auction went to a single organization, the Foundation Fabia-Deschênes for breast diseases, as part of a project of two students at Laval University who wanted to create an event to help finance the Foundation.

This year also Capelio was on hand to provide a multitude of hair accessories to accessorize many of the dresses on the catwalk. The effect of such pretty dresses arranged with fascinators, headpieces, hats and others were breathtaking!

Congratulations to the Festival and especially to all the designers who have given so much of their time and efforts to the cause and to make Quebec City a fashion destination! I particularly congratulate Alexandra Ouellet, Kathy Ramsay and Sonia Plourde, for personally have seen them at work, I know they have invested considerable time, effort and energy into the project!

Here are the pictures :

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Glamour Bridal Show 2013

21 January 2013
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The Glamour Bride Show was held yesterday at Le Crystal Hall, in Montreal. Even with a snow storm, a lot of brides, grooms and their families came over to talk to the vendors, enjoy the bridal fashion show, and get ideas for their weddings.

Our partner, the wedding planner NK Weddings, had a stand with Station 5, a urban spa. Many brides came to get information about the hairstyle and make-up for their Big Day, as well as the services available when hiring NK Weddings as a wedding planner. They also had the opportunity to register for a contest to win 300 $ at Station 5, 150 $ of services with NK Weddings, as well as a headpiece by Capelio.

It was a real pleasure to talk with brides and their guests at the event. If you couldn’t come, here are some pictures so you can see it and be part of the fun next year :

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Dîner en Blanc of Québec City, 2012

17 August 2012
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On 16th of August, 2012 was held the Diner en Blanc simultaneously in Québec City, Montréal and Boston. Based on a parisian concept, hundreds and hundreds of guests met at various meetingpoints in the city to b driven by bus at the place chosen for the Dîner, the place being kept a secret until the very last minute. Once arrived, people can have diner and dance for the whole evening.

In total, 4 200 people met at the Festivals Place in Montreal for the event. The cit was actually the first one in North-American to bring the parisian concept, old of 20 years.

For its second edition, the even attracted more than 1200 guests (and a lot of curious people!) around the Tourny fontain, where the Dîner was held. It was the first year I attended, and I was delighted at how pleasant the evening was, with its incredible setting and warm feeling. After a delicious diner, all the guests started dancing and singing, as a singer and a DJ were entertaining us. Various suprised happened during the night, with both a mariage proposal and an ACTUAL wedding taking place! Two contests were also organized, for the best table and the most elegant duo of the night.

I must admit, I had the greatest pleasure seeing various guests wearing capelios! I made one especially for Cendrine Chenel, the president of the organizing comittee for Québec City.



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