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06-03-2006
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i think the girls with more money just have better style, the rest just try to hard
yes, but no. I mean my family has more money than the average person, but i do not even come close to people with MONEY. Like, money to buy only designer bags. I dont have money to blow on a 1200 dollar bag. I mean i will blow a 100 dollars on a shirt CDN and not care... But, that is not the point. Like, another poster said their is ebay. Plus most of the brands i like arnt even offered here. So, ebay is the place to go.

You can have style and not have millions of dollars

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i think the girls with more money just have better style, the rest just try to hard

ohhh that s so not true. i know girls with tons of money yet no style. it s a known fact that money doesn t buy style so u re comment couldn t have been more wrong. it was never necessary to have money to have an interesting style, it s more about understanding fashion. usually money buys u brands and u can t do much with that other than to be a brand whore

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it is not only style, but also just montreal all alone that is annoy. Like, if you want to go to a nice trendy restaurant... all you get here is posers trying to look rich with below average food and service. It makes me sick to see every person around the room looking around to see if they are looking rich.

I just got back from nyc... and im not saying their isnt people like that there.But, atleast u can go to a nice trendy restaurant and have great food, atmosphere and people that are actually not trying so hard to be something they are not. Like, Nobu... trendy, but great food. Some posers, but not everyone
that is such bs.
i heard from many people that nobu in nyc is pretentious as hell.

im not sure what you're complaining about. montreal and nyc are the 2 north american cities iwth the most restaurants per capita. there are practically more restaurants than there are people here. there are trendy+good quality places like treehouse sushi place but i tend not to give a **** about trendiness. if the food is sweet so is the atmosphere it suits me.

good luck with your store. but agian, if you are going to be selling fendi, dont expect the masses to be flocking in. i KNOW about marc jacobs - and own a few things from the cheaper line, they sell it at holt - but prada, etc that is just way out of my league. and i HAVE money.

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that is such bs.
i heard from many people that nobu in nyc is pretentious as hell.

im not sure what you're complaining about. montreal and nyc are the 2 north american cities iwth the most restaurants per capita. there are practically more restaurants than there are people here. there are trendy+good quality places like treehouse sushi place but i tend not to give a **** about trendiness. if the food is sweet so is the atmosphere it suits me.

good luck with your store. but agian, if you are going to be selling fendi, dont expect the masses to be flocking in. i KNOW about marc jacobs - and own a few things from the cheaper line, they sell it at holt - but prada, etc that is just way out of my league. and i HAVE money.

Nobu ... well i was there two days ago and i really cannot believe anyone would say that. I dont know if the people have changed. Even my mom who thought it was going to be snobby etc. because it was nobu was suprised. The service was amazing. Every dish was explained by your waitress and if your waitress was not there a bus boy described everything down to the last detail.... and i can honestly say the food was the best I have ever tasted. The only way I think people could think that it was pretentious is if they have only ate at the belle province their whole life and no where else.

Im just saying, in montreal you cant get both - nice place and good food. Globe, med, buona notte etc. = garbage. People think moishe's is good in Montreal... I think it is the worst ... food is below average, no artistic look to the food, annoying people = overpriced.

Cavalli is good.

Oh and the money comment... I guess it depends on what you considering having money means. I consider it to mean - able to buy basically anything you want and not having to worry.


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in montreal you cant get both - nice place and good food
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globe, buona notte, etc are for wannabes and poseurs and nouveau riche. try toqué,milos, ferreira, chao praya and of course so many other places for people (read:STUDENTS!) on a budget that are good nonetheless.

by having money, i meant having 2 houses, traveling every summer on all 5 continents and generally leading a nice comfortable bourgeois life. YET im not logo/brand crazy and i hate pretentious "trendy" restaurants.

ah well. different strokes for different folks.


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Milos ... is good, but the average person is not going anywher near their. It does not read: student!


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What is all this talk about good style being directly proportional to how much cash you have to throw around? If I'm not wrong the only thing that money like that buys that lack of money doesn't, holding fashion consiousness constant, is high end stuff. While the quality of a high end item such as a Chanel and Balenciaga bag compared to say an Aldo bag doesn't need to be debated, the ownership of such a bag doesn't mean that that individual has a good style or any at all. Any idiot with money can open up a Star or Us magazine and see that the motorcycle bag has been a hot item, pick up a Vogue and be told that it will be a classic piece and so conclude that if the Olsens carry them they must be cool and so go out and buy one of them.
When I talked about people in Montreal lacking style and mentioned the girls with bomber jackets and mukulks that had nothing to do with money. These girls I'm talking about probably spend quite a bit on their clothes, it's just the fact that they all follow the same trends togther at the same time that pisses me off. It's their unoriginality that sucks. The irony is that you can walk down a street in Montreal (or anywhere) and see a girl with real quality stuff from head to toe. I mean the Fendi bag and the three hundred dollar jeans and the marc jacobs aviators and the irony is that they are just as big the fashion victims as the former.
Check out the Model Street Style Thread. It is so inspirational not because they all wear high end stuff, because they don't, but becuase they make a generic t-shirt and an H&M blazer with old jeans look so chic. Fashion, Real Fashion is democratic. You don't need to have lots of money to look great. You can buy a pair of skinny jeans from the levi store for 50 bucks and a t-shirt from the thrift shop for 5 and throw in some old flats and look awsome. I don't want to offend anyone but it's a sad day if you think you can't be fashionable if you can't shop at Ogilvy's.
Sorry about the long post but I get worked up when people make a large bank account and designer clothes cumpulsory for being stylish and looking good.

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meens: i totally agree with u

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Check out the Model Street Style Thread. It is so inspirational not because they all wear high end stuff, because they don't, but becuase they make a generic t-shirt and an H&M blazer with old jeans look so chic. Fashion, Real Fashion is democratic. You don't need to have lots of money to look great.
errr ya. throw an old pair of faded jeans and a plain t-shirt on a MODEL and she'll look fab. do the same on sally o'mally down the street and she'll look plain as jane. come on now

the rest i agree with.
every day i see westmount girls dressed in brands from head to toe yet they have NO STYLE AT ALL.

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I see your point in that many models have what is seen as an "ideal" shape for clothes and so jeans and a t-shirt would look good on them. At the same time some of them don't look good at all in their "street style" so it's not necessarily that they are beautiful and tall and thin. If you go to the thread however many people have noted how inspirational it is for the fantastic way they pull outfits together and their originality in pairing stuff you might not normally think of. That was my point in using them as an example. If you go to the "what are you wearing thread" though you can see what I meant among "normal people".

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Meens, great post..... Karma going your way....!

The main problem with Montreal Street Style is it is purely based on trends, copying trends, and not worrying about looking the same.... I haven't heard anyone in Montreal complaining about trends being shoveled around for too long and everyone looking the same. People do not seem to mind being comformists... And the so called originals create a clique of their own and therefore create their own trends and end up looking the same!

I want people that try to achieve their own looks. It's not just about rejecting trends. It's about finding your own creative, unique look. Something that screams ME. Not fashion victim.

I am sick and tired of fashion victims. You can't believe how much I cringe when I get off at the McGill station once in a while for some shopping with friends. What do I see around me ..... ? A sea of girls all looking the same. Perfectly manicured nails (a la Francaise), designer jeans by the tons (or anything supposed to look like they paid a lot), mukluks or any ugly fur boots, the slouchy hobo bag or the LV monogram bag or the Aldo version of the Balenciaga bag...... I seriously want to throw up.... Do they even realize how silly it is to look SO original....!? *irony*

Fashion brought to the masses is at its WORST..... And its not like they're trying to find their own path, they don't seem to mind looking the same....



And then again, style is not proportional to $$, it has nothing to do with it..... !!! The girl with her real Balenciaga bag is not any cooler than the girl with the Aldo version of the same bag.... Both are trend victims, unless one of them actually likes the bag for the design..... But please, we all know it's not true anymore by now.....

To be honest, I don't even think the models in the Models' Street Style thread have fantastic style.... It's just borderline decent, and they do actually all look the same.....

Maybe we have high standards or maybe people are just plain boring....

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For the mainstream Montreal crowd, style = $$$ labels, logos, It items.

Go figure!

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A fun list of the summit of stylish-ness according to the typical trend whore Montrealer (and because for the typical trend whore, the highest level of stylishness stops at Space F, from the most uncool to the coolest according to "her":

From UNCOOL
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Any small clothing store on St-Hubert street
Limite
Stiches, Ardene
Sirens
Urban Behavior, Old Navy
Garage
Le Chateau, Jacob Connexion
Gap
Jacob
Pink!
StyleXChange, Three Monkeys
Urban Outfitters
Bedo, Zara, Lacoste
Nevik, Club Monaco
Space FB

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To COOL

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does anyone here go to mcgill??
my brother goes there and i visited.. i might go there.. anyone??
I'm currently completing my PhD at McGill. It's an excellent school filled with people with great personal style.

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gahhh i hate mcgill "style".

Kimkhuu - come on!! you're being so harsh with st-hubert street. i've always wanted to go into one of the stores and steal a wedding dress.

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