Archive for November, 2010

Brill Holiday List | Lisa

We decked the halls of  the Brill Brill early with our holiday preview in August; now that it’s actually time to start celebrating we’re making our lists and checking them twice. Each week we’ll share what we’re coveting and what we’re gifting. First up: Lisa.

What I’m gifting: Links of London has these gorgeous friendship bracelets that I know my sister/BFF will love. These hand woven, sterling silver bracelets are both sophisticated and sentimental and will suit her haute hippie vibe perfectly.

What I’m coveting: Hands down the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag is dominating my fashion daydreams – oh the possibilities! I love the structured appeal that is perfect for all my work essentials mixed with the whimsical colour palette. If Santa spoils me I would choose the teal, no the purple, no the tangerine…

What’s on your list? Tweet us.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Brill Holiday List | Lisa

We decked the halls of  the Brill Brill early with our holiday preview in August; now that it’s actually time to start celebrating we’re making our lists and checking them twice. Each week we’ll share what we’re coveting and what we’re gifting. First up: Lisa.

What I’m gifting: Links of London has these gorgeous friendship bracelets that I know my sister/BFF will love. These hand woven, sterling silver bracelets are both sophisticated and sentimental and will suit her haute hippie vibe perfectly.

What I’m coveting: Hands down the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag is dominating my fashion daydreams – oh the possibilities! I love the structured appeal that is perfect for all my work essentials mixed with the whimsical colour palette. If Santa spoils me I would choose the teal, no the purple, no the tangerine…

What’s on your list? Tweet us.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Fashion Bulletin: ECCO SS2011

Clouds. Sea. Sun. Everyday paradise. Get inspired with these videos from ECCO Shoes, shot on location in Denmark:

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Click here to view the SS2011 collections in our Flickr gallery.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Fashion Bulletin: In My Bag | Jura

Meet Jura Landry, our “Québécoise expatriée” (whom we affectionately refer to as the token Frenchie). From Montreal to Toronto, Jura has been with Brill for three years and always adds a certain je-ne-sais-quoi. Her design background brings an inspired voice to the team. Take a peek inside her bag:

  • Sketchbook
  • iPhone
  • Lancome Juicy Tube lip gloss
  • Marni sunglasses
  • Moleskine diary
  • Bubblegum by Lolita Pille
  • Keys
  • Staedtler pigment liner pens

What are your must-haves? Tweet us.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Fashion Bulletin: In My Bag | Jura

Meet Jura Landry, our “Québécoise expatriée” (whom we affectionately refer to as the token Frenchie). From Montreal to Toronto, Jura has been with Brill for three years and always adds a certain je-ne-sais-quoi. Her design background brings an inspired voice to the team. Take a peek inside her bag:

  • Sketchbook
  • iPhone
  • Lancome Juicy Tube lip gloss
  • Marni sunglasses
  • Moleskine diary
  • Bubblegum by Lolita Pille
  • Keys
  • Staedtler pigment liner pens

What are your must-haves? Tweet us.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Holiday Sales Round-up

Cross everyone off your holiday shopping list in one fell swoop with our guide to seriously super sales happening this week. Shopping for yourself? We won’t tell.

(Click the links below for flyer with hours, location, and full details)

Josephson Opticians Annual Sale

On now until Sunday, November 28, 2010

Save up to 70% off eyewear.

Esprit Warehouse Sale

Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday November 28, 2010

Up to 80% off men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.

ECCO Shoes Holiday Warehouse Sale

Thursday, November 26 – Monday, November 29, 2010 and Friday, December 3 – Monday, December 6, 2010

10 Whitehall Rd. (off Rodick), Markham, ON

Weekdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. + Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Up to 70% off

Lundstrom Warehouse Sale (all sizes)

Saturday November 27 - Sunday November 28, 2010

Coats from $55.00
Dresses from $25.00
Tops from $9.99
Pants & Skirts from $20.00
Blankets from $15.00

Happy shopping!

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Bruce Willis in DANIER

Check out Bruce Willis in the official poster for his latest film, RED. From IMDB:

When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.

In theatres now, the action/suspense flick also stars Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich.

Bruce Willis in DANIER

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Esprit Reaches 3 Million 'Bangs'

To celebrate the opening of the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug, India, a village completely financed by Esprit, the BIG BANG initiative was launched on October 26, 2010. A global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the charity project.

Alibaug, India

THE GOAL

To reach 3 million ‘bangs’ globally (online virtual drum via esprit.com/bigbang and in-store super drums at select Esprit stores across the world).

THE RESULT

With still two days to go, Esprit has exceeded its goal by over 1 million ‘bangs’ and will donate 500,000 Euros to the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug, India.

SOS Children’s Villages also supports vulnerable children and their families through family strengthening programs, which aim at ensuring access to essential services and provide health, educational, and psychosocial support.

Paris actress Aissa Maisa


BIG BANG Day in Paris

Kuala Lumpur actress Belinda Chee

BIG BANG Day in Kuala Lumpur

BIG BANG Day NYC | Whitney Port

Thanks to everyone who supported this cause in-store and online! Click here to visit our Flickr for more BIG BANG Day images.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Esprit Reaches 3 Million ‘Bangs’

To celebrate the opening of the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug, India, a village completely financed by Esprit, the BIG BANG initiative was launched on October 26, 2010. A global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the charity project.

Alibaug, India

THE GOAL

To reach 3 million ‘bangs’ globally (online virtual drum via esprit.com/bigbang and in-store super drums at select Esprit stores across the world).

THE RESULT

With still two days to go, Esprit has exceeded its goal by over 1 million ‘bangs’ and will donate 500,000 Euros to the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug, India.

SOS Children’s Villages also supports vulnerable children and their families through family strengthening programs, which aim at ensuring access to essential services and provide health, educational, and psychosocial support.

Paris actress Aissa Maisa


BIG BANG Day in Paris

Kuala Lumpur actress Belinda Chee

BIG BANG Day in Kuala Lumpur

BIG BANG Day NYC | Whitney Port

Thanks to everyone who supported this cause in-store and online! Click here to visit our Flickr for more BIG BANG Day images.

Cheers,

The Brill Team


Brill About Town | Montreal | Denis Gagnon, un couturier au Musee!

Quand je suis de passage à Montréal, ce qui est arrivé très souvent dernièrement, je suis toujours curieuse de voir quelle exposition me réserve le Musée des Beaux-Arts. J’ai adoré Le Verre Selon Tiffany (au printemps 2010), j’ai manqué We Want Miles (cet été), et je viens de voir Denis Gagnon, un couturier au Musée.

Ayant moi-même une formation en design de mode, une telle exposition me fait grand plaisir puisqu’elle reconnaît le design de mode en tant que forme d’art. Bien sûr, cette expo n’est pas la première en son genre (Yves Saint-Laurent, présentée en 2008, présentait les styles du créateur légendaire), mais cette fois-ci, le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal célèbre un des siens. Denis Gagnon est le premier designer québécois à exposer ses créations au Musée, plus précisément dans le Carré d’Art Contemporain du MBAM.

Dans l’installation conçue par l’architecte Gilles Saucier sont suspendus une vingtaine de mannequins blancs, portant chacun une création Denis Gagnon. On peut donc admirer de près les pièces du créateur, qui sait travailler la matière comme nul autre. Les robes à franges de sa dernière collection n’en sont qu’un exemple! Sans parler du cuir qu’il manipule de façon unique, des nouades et des fermetures éclair torsadées qui ont fait sensation en 2010.

L’exposition est une occasion unique pour tout le monde de découvrir et d’apprécier le travail de Denis Gagnon. On peut s’attarder plus longtemps devant les pièces que l’on ne verrait que quelques secondes lors d’un défilé de mode, et tout le monde y a accès, contrairement aux défilés réservés journalistes et aux initiés de la mode.

Denis Gagnon, un couturier au Musée est présentée au Carré d’Art Contemporain du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal jusqu’au 13 février 2011. L’entrée est gratuite – allez-y!

À la prochaine!

Jura, de l’équipe Brill