Friday, September 23, 2016

Fashion Friday: How to Style Bandanas

Bandanas were the hottest trend at Cochella earlier this year and the trend shows no sign of slowing down as we head into Fall and Winter. There are thousands of bandana images on Pintrest and you can find them on the Instagram feed of every major style influencer, but you might be thinking "how the heck to do I wear these things?!?" Well, we're here to help! Below you'll find a couple of easy ways to add a bandana into your wardrobe.

The bandana that I'm using in this post is the navy Classic Bandana Scarf from Wet Seal, but you can find similar ones in town at Opal & Onyx, Envy, Garage, American Eagle just to name a few. 

My preferred way to wear bandanas is tied onto my purse or bag. 
This style is super Americana 
You can also roll the bandana up tight and wear it like a thick choker...
...or leave it loose and tie it in the front.
You can also try adding a vintage broach instead of tying...  
....or you can wear your bandana on your head to keep your hair out of your face!
Whatever your personal style, bandanas are a fun (and easy!) trend to try! 

Thank you guys so much for reading this post and if you're rocking a bandana this fall please tag us in your Insta pic because we would love to see it!

Have a great weekend babes

XX

D.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

InstaLove: Cult Atlantic

Happy hump day MC babes!

You all know that we have a serious passion for supporting local entrepreneurs and that is why today's post is super special for us. We are very excited and proud to announce that as of today we are the official home of Cult Atlantic.

For those of you who haven't heard of Cult Atlantic before it is a super cool Newfoundland-inspired apparel and accessories brand. Cult was started in late 2015 by Shane O'Reilly right here in town and it has just blown up over the past seven months. Most recently Cult was featured in an article by The Overcast titled "5 Local Companies Embrace Local Culture in Their Clothes, Patches and Pins" that featured Cult Atlantic (you can read the article here).

Lighthouse Crewneck

Lighthouse Camper Hat

Lighthouse Sticker

TFC x CA Great Fire Patch

In the past year Shane has created five different t-shirt designs, all of which have sold out. At Model Citizens (both in-store and online) you will find his latest design, the Lighthouse crewneck (see above pictures), as well as the Camper Hat, The Funeral Club and Cult Atlantic collab patch and the Lighthouse sticker. Tees will be coming soon though!

The OG design (sold out)

Frig It Training Camp Tee (sold out)

Axes Tee (sold out)

TFC x CA Great Fire Tee (sold out) 
Fun Fact: The lighthouse in the Cult Atlantic logo is the lighthouse on the Bay Bulls East Coast Trail hike. Shane took the picture two years ago and that is what sparked the idea for his whole business venture. 

We can't sing enough praises about both Shane and his clothing brand but don't take our word about it, come into the store and check out Cult Atlantic for yourselves! You'll find us at 183B Duckworth Street, on the stairs across from the War Memorial in good ol' downtown St. John's :)

You can follow Shane and Cult Atlantic on Instagram here and you can shop Cult merch on our website here

XX

D. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

InstaLove: Rebecca Minkoff

Today's InstaLove post goes out to Rebecca Minkoff because she was able to shut down an entire street in Soho for her New York Fashion Week show four days ago. Can you say #girlboss??

The designer herself walking the runway at the end of her show.
Rebecca Minkoff actually did a lot of really cool things with her show this season. The first was that she made the all of her runway clothing immediately available to shop both in stores and online. This is a major game changer for the fashion world because customers normally have to wait up to six months to buy and wear the items they see on the runway. Rebecca used #runwaytoretail on all of her Instagram posts from the show and I think it's a trend we're going to see from more and more designers.  The second really cool thing Rebecca Minkoff did at her show this season was design a number of limited edition jackets with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each jacket going towards Not On Our Watch, a charity dedicated to supporting global human rights.









Rebecca's collection this season was very much 70's inspired and perfect in every way possible. In case she is reading this, I would like to own one of everything please and thank you.  

Rebecca Minkoff is a major #girlboss who is doing badass things in the fashion world and we love that.  

You can follow Rebecca Minkoff on Instagram here.

XX

D.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fashion Friday: Interview with Soul & Needle Creator Adrianna Madore

Hello and Happy Friday MC babes! As I mentioned at the end of my post yesterday, I have a post for you guys today that I am very excited about. Do you guys remember my InstaLove post about Soul & Needle from the beginning of last month?? Well, my blog post today is an interview with the beauty behind the brand, Adrianna Madore.


Adrianna is this adorable human and I hope you guys enjoy our interview below!

Q: What is your full name?
A: Adrianna Mary Madore

Q: Where are you from?
A: St. John’s, Newfoundland

Q: Where do you currently live?
A: Toronto, Ontario

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: I wish! Unless you count your plants as pets (in which case I do..lol). We do girl, those things take a lot of work to keep alive!

Q: What is your schooling background (if any or if in-progress)?
A: I went to MUN (Memorial University of Newfoundland for any mainlanders who might be read this this interview) for a semester, but I quit that after the first semester and that’s when I decided I wanted to move to Toronto to go to school for fashion. In Toronto I went to Humber College for a two-year Fashion Arts program.

Q: What inspired you to start Soul and Needle?
A: Honestly, my best friend had a shirt very similar she got in California. She’d never let me borrow it, so I made my own! A lot of people started asking me where I got it and I’d just offer to make one for them. After a while I realized I could make this into a larger project and start a small fun business with it.

Q: What is the significance behind the name of the business?
A: There’s really no significance haha. I just sat down and brainstormed some cute/catchy names and that one stood out for me.

Q: How long have you been making these dope shirts?
A: Like..4 months? I think.

Q: Who/what inspires you most?
A: I get a lot of inspiration from vintage fashion of course, but I am always keeping an eye on trends too. 
I’ve grown up surrounded by nature my whole life so nature and the outdoors has a very big impact on my inspiration as well, whether it comes to style or creativity. 
But honestly, inspiration is everywhere. Whether it’s the creative people I surround myself with, the creative people I follow on social media, the successful creatives who have made such an impact on the world and our society, the graffiti I walk by day-to-day, the music I listen to or just the people I pass on the street. There’s always something somewhere that sparks an idea or that encourages you to invest yourself into something. 

Q:  Favorite articles of clothing?
A: I’m not one to go crazy over designer stuff and I’m not a big spender on single items, just because knowing me I’ll 100% get some sort of stain on it. But if I really had to pick, either my vintage black leather coach purse or my Levi’s. [Those are] something I’ve had in my closet that I can’t see myself getting sick of anytime soon. 

Q: Favorite brands and places to shop/thrift?
A: I don’t really have a favorite place to shop. I shop a lot at Urban Outfitters and American Apparel, but I am a big big supporter of small local boutiques. 
Favorite spots to thrift would be Kensington market, black market, or, of course, Value Village. 

Q: Favorite food?
A: If there’s one thing you know about me, it is that I love potato chips. Like the shitty Old Dutch ones. 

Q: Favorite beverage?
A: Either Diet Pepsi (with my shitty bag of chips :D), a good americano or cortado.

Q: What are five things that bring you total joy? 
A: 

  1. Being outdoors (hiking, camping, exploring, walking, laying in the park cloud watching, snowboarding, fresh water swimming ('cause chlorine is nasty), actually anything outdoors.)
  2. Going home for a visit (to see my family and friends and the ocean)
  3. Coming up with a creative project and being able to pursue that project 
  4. Travelling
  5. andddd...Dancing
Q: What are your beauty must haves?
A: Aragon oil for my hair and chapstick (I have a small obsession with Burts Bees) 

If you are interested in ordering your own Soul & Needle shirt you can DM Adrianna on Instagram or send her an email at a.madore@live.com. I picked mine up two nights ago and have barely taken it off since!    

XX

D.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

InstaLove: Camille Rowe



Camille Rowe (aka @fingermonkey on Instagram) is a French-American model, occasional actress and all around goofball who I recently discovered on YouTube. I am subscribed to the British Vogue YouTube channel and they uploaded a series called "What on Earth is Wellness?" which follows Camille around Los Angles as she embarks on a personal quest to discover what wellness is really all about. The series has five episodes and I have to say, I am really sad now that it's over. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the content of the series, but I also enjoyed watching Camille's antics.






Naturally, after discovering Camille through this series, I followed her on Instagram immediately (as you do now-a-days when you like someone) and she did not disappoint. Camille posts lots of interesting stuff on her feed but I especially love her style which is very 70's-inspired-think lots of denim, vintage tees and killer jackets. Camille also has that effortless Parisian chic thing happening that makes you both hate her and love her at the same time. Right now though, I just love her.    





Here is the link for British Vogue's YouTube channel in case you want to watch their "What on Earth is Wellness?" series and I hope you all have a great day!

See you tomorrow for a post that I am very excited about (insert sly looking emoji here).

XX

D.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

InstaLove: Alice Catherine


Hi guys! So sorry for the lack of posts lately. We received a new clothing shipment at the store which we have been processing like crazy to get it out on the floor. We have been doing some redecorating in-store as well, and we had a huge sale so we have been quite busy!

I'm exited to get back to doing InstaLove posts here though because I have found so many new accounts to follow on Instagram recently and I'm feelin' real inspired :)

The first new account (new to me) is 24-year-old beauty and lifestyle blogger, Alice Catherine. Alice is currently based in the heart of Manchester, Uk and I just absolutely love her style! I also love that a lot of the pieces that Alice styles and shares are vintage because you know that's how we do too. Alice and I also share an obsession with Jane Birkin and sausage dogs (although, now that I think about it she may mean the animal and I definitely mean the food...). 



Anyway, she has a lovely Instagram feed and an equally lovely website and you guys should check her out!

Website: www.alicecatherine.com
Instagram: @alicecatherine

XX

D.
  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Musical Wednesday

Hello and Happy Hump Day lovelies!

I don't know about you guys but music is such a huge part of my life. I constantly have tunes playing at work and at home and live concerts give me life so I thought that today I would share some songs and artists with you guys that I have been loving lately (even though some of the songs aren't new singles). I hope you guys enjoy! 
































Like I said, I hope you guys enjoyed this post because I certainly enjoyed writing it and if you guys have any songs you're loving right now please share them!! I am always on the hunt for new music. 

Also, technically today is my Friday because I have a long weekend starting tomorrow so I won't see you guys back here until next Tuesday, but I hope you have a great week! 

XX

D.