When I started my european journey last year I knew I had to put on pause one of my most cherished project, my e-shop, Shop The 26th Look. Since all activities were based in North America (buying, shipping etc.) it was pretty much mission impossible. I had so many people asking me about the future of the store and I couldn’t give them an exact answer…until I had a talk with my girls at Le Manoir.
If you live in Montreal you probably know that Le Manoir is THE place to go for anything beauty related (specially their killer manis!). While I was in Europe, the salon had an entire revamp and the interior now looks straight out of Pinterest. With their new launch, Le Manoir wanted to expend their fashion store (Shop Manoir) and the idea of a collaboration between both of our brands came naturally. I was SO excited for this new chapter for my store and a few weeks later I was in L.A. working on this special collab.
I wanted to take the week-end off in Los Angeles before a crazy week of work and decided to head over to one of my favorite areas in the city, Manhattan Beach. My boyfriend and I stayed at the Shade Hotel and we had such a great experience! I absolutely loved the spacious room with the gigantic jacuzzi bath – just what I needed to relax while watching Netflix. Another great feature of the hotel was the bike rentals. While I came to L.A. dozen of times, I never had the chance to bike by the beach (I know, such a classic cali activity haha) and now that the Shade Hotel had rentals for guests I didn’t hesitate – it was so much fun!!! Last but not least, the rooftop pool! I thought the ocean was a little bit chilly to go for a dip but the rooftop jacuzzi was right up my alley ;).
After some relaxing time in Manhattan Beach it was time to get back to work and our first collection in collaboration with Shop Manoir is all about cool basics with a twist and some Fall favorites. Our lookbook idea was old Hollywood and we had a great time shooting in different parts of Los Angeles. The Fall 17′ collection is now available online via Shop Manoir or in stores at Le Manoir. Limited quantities guys so hurry up before everything sells out :P. Happy shopping xox