Thursday, February 01, 2018

Bonjour and Hello from Montreal

Just a minor update, to tell you all that I am still alive and doing my thing.

These days, mainly on Instagram or Pinterest and more permanently on this website.

I would love to reconnect. Hope to see you around. . .

Monday, October 19, 2015


Long time, no see. . . here on the blog. Hope you´re all well.

But since I decided to focus on Pinterest and Instagram I haven´t really been able to maintain this blog.

I will keep this blog open for now, for the content here not to be lost. If you are new to this blog, you will find my personal opinion on various fashion related subjects and projects I have completed. Check the menu for additional info.

Trine posing in show-dress by John Frantsen

At present, my time is merely focused on Instagram, which I find easier to update and maintain.

But, I can´t help wondering a little as I am looking through some of all the Instagram-accounts. . .

-There seems to be this general urge to get as many followers as possible. There is people and companies who offer to help you and even online classes to do that, so you can monetize and become profitable. And apparently they are very popular. . .

I´ve even seen moms, who are in charge of there young kids accounts, to promote and maintain their popularity and to get the attention they probably never had. I can´t help feeling sorry for those kids.

A lot of brands and celebrities are also very popular. I just hope they are conscious about what effect they have and use their influence in a good way.

What YOU should ask yourself before you follow whoever, is, WHY they are there and if you want to support that.

Ultimately you should follow your own dreams - instead of others !

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Friday, June 26, 2015


On our way to the Rodin exhibition at Le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, we passed by Holt Renfrew and these fabulous window-displays. . .


 All photos by John Frantsen

They just stood out and I couldn´t help take a few photos to show here. I found them very creative and inspiring.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


This exhibition at the Musée McCord here in Montreal is a Must see for everybody who appreciate style and aesthetic. . .
Horst was a creative soul and one of the twentied centery´s most famous photographers.

As I went through this exhibition, I really could relate  to almost every theme and picture I saw.
I couldn´t help thinking how eternal style and aesthetic are. . . to this day, nothing is new - everything has been done before. It´s just a matter of interpretation and consciousness.

Even some of the designs of the "ancient" couturiers would be as contemporary today. . .

The exhibition was very extensive and organised into themes and periods of his life, staged in black and white, except the big Magazine colour-photos, staged in a more minimalistic white enviroment.

 Photo´s by John Frantsen

I couldn´t help, but take a few photo´s without violating any copyrights, I hope - to show you, what you´re missing if you don´t go.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015


At last a new post here. . .
After moving to Montreal May 1., getting settled and painting our new appartment, I finally got time yesterday to go and see my first exhibition at Musée du costume et du textile du Quebec, at The Bonsecour market.

Always worth a visit, if you are into that kind of thing.

 All photos by John Frantsen

The exhibition Leitmotifs leads us through the most iconic patterns by presenting nearly 100 pieces from the museum’s collection alongside creations by several Québécois guest designers: Betina Lou, Coloré Design, Niapsou Design and Travis Taddeo.

"Whether floral, animal, geometric or figurative, the patterns that grace the surface of fabrics give them personality. Like textile leitmotifs, they reappear over the centuries as the art of printing evolves, pacing fashion through their use on garments and accessories."

Different textile motifs and technics, like Paysley, Chevron, Wax, Tartan, Ikat, Polka dot and Liberty were exsamples.

What surprised me the most though, was all the dresses from Canadian couturier, Arnold Scaasi, a few from Dior and a wrap-dress from Diane von Furstenberg.
Next to the Leitmotifs, it was very interesting to study the design/cuts and bold colours of those.

On top, the exhibition is also displaying hundreds of neckties. Take  a look at it before OCTOBER 25, 2015.

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