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Get Style Inspiration from #MontrealGotStyle


Montreal Got Style is an Instagram page and a Facebook page that honors men’s fashion in Montreal. However, they do showcase ladies fashion too. But besides being a Montreal Style page, what exactly sets them apart from the countless other fashion pages? The cultural diversity that the featured fashions present us with.

Montreal can easily be called Canada’s fashion capital. The folks there are stylish and aren’t afraid to experiment with the latest trends. It’s a great place to discover up and coming designers and gain inspiration from fashion lovers. By following the page you can become privy to what’s hot on the Montreal fashion scene.  But Montreal is also a cultural hub, where people from all over the world pay tribute to their culture via fashion and style.

That’s why I love #Montrealgotstyle. Fashion is not just about clothes; it’s a way to learn about the world, explore different forms of cultural identities, celebrate the fashion contributions of other cultures, and connect with those who share your sense of style. #Montrealgotstyle has cleverly created an Instagram page that does all this.

The page is a collection of different styles and trends. From the Montreal urban fashion scene to the unique fashions found in the African cultures that call Montreal home, your feed will display beautiful pictures of beautifully styled people.

If you enjoy fashion and culture then you’ll love Montrealgotstyle. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook

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Getting Style Inspiration and Savings from Hybrid Clothing

A fashion piece I always gravitate to are men’s tops. Even if I don’t wear them myself, I enjoy looking and seeing how guy’s work them in their outfits. When I came across hybridclothing.net I quickly began imagining the multiple ways the unique urban tops could be styled in not just a guy’s outfit, but my own. Men’s style and apparel inspires my own style a lot and I know a number of girls who love the comfort that is often found in men’s tops. The variety of Hybrid Clothing may not be on par with some shops, but this Winnipeg Canadian line has a number of great items for a guy’s wardrobe (or a girl that likes wearing guy’s tops). They offer t-shirts, jackets, tanks, vests, hoodies as well as accessories and button down shirts. I love the denim button down. This is a classic piece for any wardrobe and a must have for mine.


In addition to classic pieces such as the denim shirt, there are also unique items like the meow meow meow t-shirt, which would be a fun top to accessorize. It’s quite the conversation piece.

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Hybrid Clothing’s tops and accessories are really affordable. That was one of the first things that caught my attention. As a student, it’s important that webshops offer apparel that fits into my budget. I’m happy to say, I won’t be breaking the bank by shopping at hybridclothing.net.

Another thing I really like is that it is Canadian. The Canadian fashion world is often dominated by women’s apparel, so it was nice to come across a line that focuses on one of a kind urban men’s wear. They do ship internationally though with a flat rate shipping, so anyone in the world can get their hands on the line.

Whether you’re a guy looking for affordable unique men’s wear or a girl that likes the comfort of men’s tops, I recommend visiting hybridclothing.net.

You can also learn more about the line, and what they have planned in upcoming releases, at the following pages:



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Attitude Inc: Affordable Street Wear and Accessories


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Attitude Inc is a trendy urban streetwear site that I was introduced to recently. The site offers both men’s and women’s streetwear apparel, as well as unisex gadgets and accessories. If you live in or around the areas of Essex and Suffolk then you may have seen this independent retail shop. But for those of us on the otherside of the pond, we can rely on the wonders of online shopping to get our hands on the high quality and unique items found in the store.

Attitude Inc is on my list of places to shop because of it’s varity. For an independent shop, I am pleasantly surprised as to how much the site has to offer. The list of brands can be seemily overwelming, but the site is extremely easy to navigate and well organized. It didn’t take me long to start filling up my cart. From skater apparel to urban chic knits, Attitude Inc has a number of items that work into a guy’s or girl’s wardrobe.

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If you already opt for an urban look (or know someone that does) then I highly recommend visiting the site. But even if you’re someone like me who usually goes for a more vintage or classic look, there are a number of items in the home and gifts section that are simply awesome. The prices, to me, are affordable and you can find popular streetwear brands, such as Converse, Obey, and ICECREAM that are reasonably priced.

Another thing I really like about Attitude Inc is that carries more than just clothes. I mentioned above, they have houseware and gadgets, but you can also purchase skateboards and skate gear, snowboarding gear, and bike gear. This makes the shopping process a lot faster since I don’t have to visit other sites. I can buy my skate shoes and bearings all from the same site.Lomography-Diana-F-&-Flash-Camera-Metropolis_2Lomography Diana F + & Flash Camara Metropolis

If you’re looking for unique streetwear for an affordable price, checkout Attitude Inc.

Learn more about Attitude Inc at the following pages:





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Interview With Handbag Designer Valhallabrooklyn

I’ve never been a handbag person. There are very few designers that tempt me to purchase, and even fewer that I think are worth raving about. However, browsing through etsy one day I stumbled upon a shop that made me swoon: Valhallabrooklyn. For the first time I got excited about bags! Something about the designs connected with me. Perhaps it was the unique urban chic features, such as the roomy front pockets. Or maybe it was how easy they would work into a number of different looks. It’s as if someone finally understood what I desire in a bag and created an entire collection to suit my needs and treat my eyes.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Karin, creator of Valhallabrooklyn to learn more about the woman who turned me into a bag enthusiast.

Tell me a little about yourself: Name, location, affiliations

My name is Karin javidi, I work from my home in Greenport, Long Island NY.
I’m a one-woman business, I don’t have any employees and I am in charge of everything from purchasing materials, designing, manufacturing, shipping etc.

When did you begin designing handbags?

I started designing and making handbags in 2005 after 7 years of making dresses for a company in NYC

What inspires your designs?

I get inspiration from magazines, the internet, walking the streets of NYC etc. I also try to figure out the most practical yet stylish shape and pocket outlay for the handbags which sometimes can be a little challenging. When I had my 2nd baby I made myself a large diaper bag with lots of compartments and pockets and I found myself constantly looking for stuff since I couldn’t remember which of the 17 pockets I had left my car keys in.

Do you have a favorite among your collection? If so why?

I love the Okinawa bag made from “bubbled” lamb the hide has gone through a washing/shrinking process that not only makes in much thicker and sturdier than usual, but it has this great texture to it that I love. I use smoother cow hide for all the trimmings, side panels, handles etc. It’s one of my most popular bags for sure.

What can you be found doing on a typical Saturday afternoon?

Usually we spend the weekends finding yard sales,-there are so many great ones out here on the North Fork of Long Island all summer long, I also do a lot of landscaping and yard work, – if the bag business ever fails, landscaping is my plan B hah!

 How did you hear about etsy.com and what made you decide to sell there?

My mother in law showed me an add in a crafting magazine in 2007
I was really sceptic though – I had never heard of etsy before, but I though what the heck, I’ll give it a shot and It pretty much turned out to be a viable way of income right from the start.

Besides designing handbags what else do you do?

Had you asked me this 6 years ago I would have said traveling, camping,  baking, reading lots of books but I have a 3 year old son and a 5 month old baby, so at this point I squeeze in sewing when he’s sleeping. When the kids are older I hope to have more time for other crafts (knitting, stained glass, etc.)

What are your future plans for valhallabrooklyn?

I’m currently in the process of outsourcing production, I have a lot of stores and boutiques that have asked about wholesale and I just cannot keep up with orders and financially it does not make sense to me to sell the bags for half/wholesale price.
so eventually once this is up and running I’ll stop selling on Etsy all together and just do wholesale, it will be the end of hand made bags from Valhallabrooklyn but it’s the right thing to do for me at this point.

What’s in your handbag?

Make up, a diaper, toys, lego, keys, a couple of old receipts with a hunk of gum stuck to it, my wallet and a few other chotskies.

Where can readers go to find more about you and your work?

I have a webpage: valhallabrooklyn.com
-but I’m not the best at updating it, I know how to sew but I’m not to savvy when it comes to promoting myself, it’s in the works though,- it is!  But a couple of kids got in the mix and I had to push all this business stuff back a little bit.

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