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Saturday : 12 - 6pm
Sunday : 12 - 5pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas coupon

So I'm publishing my first ad in the Mirror this week. I thought I'd try it out since the store has moved and it seams like the right time to push the brand a little bit more.

Anyways all that to say that the ad comes in the form of a coupon so if you don't pick up the mirror this week you can also print the coupon from the blog and bring it in!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dame Vivienne Westwood

I was so excited to see the ss2010 Vivienne Westwood collection today. I've been so inspired by her not only by her creations but her life. Not only did she invent the Punk look, she started with nothing. Went from teaching in an elementary school to opening the coolest shop in London.

As a designer, I'm kind of against the idea of trend. I never look at what other designers are doing before I start a new collection, I just go follow my gut, just what I feel should be going on.

Vivienne has always done that, she does what she does, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but her point of you is always obvious.

All that to say, I love her ss2010 collection, it's one of my favorites in a while. I love the styling, love the mix of prints, I love the hair and most of all I love Vivienne!

Music is my key to success!

So music is probably the thing that inspires me the most. Not only because when we think of a particular song we can picture the time in which it was written but mostly just by the way a song can make me feel.

When I start working on a collection, before I even have bought the fabric or started sketching I have to put myself in a mood. The first thing that I need to create that mood is music. So around that time I will start obsessing on a genre or an era.

When I was designing the fall collection last February, I was listening none stop to The Replacements, Billy Bragg, Hole and Sonic Youth. These are all bands that have shaped who I am today because that's what I listened to growing up but this time, it felt different. Maybe it's cause I'm older, maybe it's cause I finally understand the feeling that these artist had when they created their work. But all I know is that without these albums who knows what my collection would have looked like.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Black is back

So I haven't been around for a while due to an insane amount of work at the shop, wholesale expanding and trying to find a new and better location for the Lustre headquarters.

Anyways, enough excuses and let's talk fashion!

Lately I've been obsessed with black. I know it doesn't seem like the most original thing but for all of you guys/ladies that know me and the Lustre brand know that I've always been attracted to bright patterns and colors, so it's a new addiction.

I also use the word addiction because I can't stop. Some of my friends have even been making fun of me and calling me a goth! I don't know how long this is gonna last but it has forced me to produce some great fall " little black dresses".

So here are some of my favorites!
Bed of Nails dress
A bubble tunic made of a 100% wool with a cotton fitted lining and a studded shoulder! (available at Lustre/Nokomis in Edmonton)
The Miss World dress inspired by my idol from when I was 14 Courtney Love. Made from cotton sateen, not only comfortable but also sophisticated. (available at Lustre/Nokomis in Edmonton/Charlie in Toronto/Sweet Pea in Halifax)

My New favorite dress, I added the Nite Klub dress to the shop last week and I've already worn mine twice. These lace dresses are awesome because not only are they lace but they're lined with the most comfortable cotton jersey!(available at Lustre/Sweet Pea in Halifax)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My friends and I were just saying that there are no cool rings in town. Little did I know that we were going to receive these awesome rings from our new line Thai Hand. These babies are made of semi precious stones, rosewood and sterling silver. Come try one on, you'll love them!

Introducing Thai Hand, a brand new jewelery line from Thailand. These makers of pretty things create the most beautiful combination of charms using semi-precious stone and stunning bird themed pendants.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

From sweetheart tops and denim backless dresses to dutch prints and vintage pastel florals, this Spring's lookin' pretty perfect!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Need a little something to make your outfit pop? Check out these fun juicy candy colored hair bands we just received from Cha Cha. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Here are a couple of pictures of the making of the photo shoot at the Chinatown rehearsal space.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lustre Spring 2009 campaign

Lustre covered by Toronto's She does the city
SDTC: We usually cover Toronto stores but we like your boutique so much that we wanted to do something about it. 
Yasmine: oh wow alright cool!
A few weeks go by...
SDTC: Just wanted to let you know that the post is up. Check out the link:

Yasmine: Thanks She does the City. 

Friday, April 3, 2009

3rd Year Anniversary & Spring Collection Launch

Come celebrate Lustre boutique's 3rd Year Anniversary and the launch of the NEW Spring 2009 collection. Thursday, April 9, 20096 to 9pm4429 St-Laurent
-Get 20% OFF Lustre's NEW SPRING Collection
Buy 1 & get 50% OFF 2nd Lustre item
-Win 1 of 3 gift certificates worth $25
-Yummy cocktails and nibbles will be served
Come party and get pretty!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vintage lovers rejoice!
Can't seem to find any true vintage dresses for your prom, ball or party?
Look no more! Lustre has enlisted the help of a professional vintage investigator that will bring you the most beautiful vintage dresses to fill your desires. All dresses are hand-picked, one of a kind and perfect for any occasion! Check these beauties out. There's more in the boutique and more to come!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring's getting pretty !
We know it's still a little cold out there. But this morning, sunshine burst into my room and I'm sure I heard the little chickadees outside my window telling me to get ready with some fresh new outfits because Spring is about to bloom. Perfect timing cos Yasmine just put out 3 of her favorite pieces from the Spring collection. 
The ALL NEW bubble dress. You can wear it loose or cinch it with Debra Adams bright yellow elastic belt. 
Check out this new version of the ballerina skirt. This time Yasmine is offering it in the craziest acid wash fabric EVER. Gotta see it to believe it. Match that with a shiny yellow satin  halter top, perfect for a night out. 
Who said floral is only for summer? Not I. Here's a brand new addition to the Lustre line that will make doubters change their minds. Presenting the all new high waisted pencil skirt available in full on old rose floral and also, the thinnest denim ever. ( you have to come to the store to see that one!) 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Aztec is where it's At!!!!

All hail to the Aztec Queen
So here's one of my favorite fabrics from the Spring collection. This fabric is imported from France and is made of 65% Linen and 35% Viscose. It's so soft and machine washable which is always a bonus. And now it's arrived at our Lustre headquarters on St-Laurent in the form of this wonderful skirt. We've started bringing a lot of new pieces , the racks of wool are disappearing and slowly being replaced by cotton and Linen.

We still have some good finds on our 50%OFF racks so take a little time and think of yourself and come down and visit me.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Skirt!!!!

Our first look for Spring has arrived!!!!!!
Yes it's still winter outside but who says you can't wear this gorgeous acid wash print skirt. I brought this fabric in from France and it's sooooooo unique. One of the softest denim that I've ever seen. And the perfect print, soft enough to pair with another print or as always one of your boyfriends rock t-shirts.
Now available at Lustre and look for it at Victoire in Ottawa early February.
We'll be keeping you in touch of any new products, cause things are happening .....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beat the cold Winter sale!
Do you have the I don't want to go anywhere cos it's so cold blues? Well here's something that might give you the urge to get that parka on and hit St-Laurent blvd! This weekend ONLY Lustre is offering an
additional 15% OFF
on all Lustre clothing that's already been discounted from
20 to 50% OFF !!