If you are looking for some lifestyle guidance and new objects to amplify your life this holiday season, look no further. Joëlle Paquette, editor of the inspiring fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog Very Joëlle shared a few of her favorite pieces and vendors that will be showing at this weekend's Puces POP fair. Take it from one of the best!
Who are your top 3 vendors that will be present at the fair this weekend and why?
Noémiah. I think that she is one of the most talented creators in Quebec! There is a sensitivity and a force that coexist in her clothes. The styles are often loose, but always cut so that the women who wear them feel incredibly feminine. I also appreciate the fact that she collaborates with various artisans to complete her product offering, whether it's with Paule T.B., who designs her prints, Veinage for bags or Heirloom Hats for hats.
Dionoski. Because their cushions and embroidered canvas are extremely explicit and make me laugh (and maybe blush a little)! Their illustrations are beautifully made in palettes of super harmonious colors, but show men and women giving themselves pleasure... I love the contrast! I dream of getting one of their creations and seeing the reactions they will arouse the next time I have friends over for dinner... or family!
Evy Jo & Co. I LOVE this brand of organic bodycare! The designer has a ton of ingredient-based products that are out of the ordinary. Her masks are fabulous (matcha and volcanic ash) and I like the idea that we have to add water to the mixture on our own before using them. We take part in our beauty ritual and I find it fun! Evelyne Leblanc, the creator, has also given a revamping to the labels of her products in the last year - it makes us want to leave them everywhere around the house.
What do you look for in a holiday market?
My first criteria when I go to a Christmas market is the number of sellers and my interest towards those who will be present! I do not know if this is my professional distortion (I am a fashion journalist and I write a lot about local fashion), but knowing that I will be able to chat with the person who created the products I am about to buy me touches and energizes me enormously! Especially during Christmas time, it's so cool to buy a gift for someone and to be able to tell them the whole story of work and love behind it. Small personal piece of info: I lose a little patience in crowds that are too dense (yes, I am the one who breathes loudly behind people who advance at 2km/h), so in the case of Puces POP, I make sure to go to the opening on Friday or early morning.
Which items from the fair are on your holiday wishlist?
Noémiah's whole booth? Just (half) joking. For real though: anything from the three creators I named above, or PONY prints to decorate my new apartment, the bronze quartz ring from LLY Atelier that I've been eyeing for literally three years and syrups from DJINN because they would be delicious with the gin I have at home.