WHAT TO WATCH ON NETFLIX THIS OCTOBER

Now is the perfect time of year to consume all the movies and TV Netflix has to offer. Unfortunately, since Netflix has like a million titles all at once, it’s easy to get lost among the flops and razzie-award winning D-listers.

That's why we did a little homework from the couch, just for you.

Below are 5 Netflix gems to watch this October, guaranteed to entertain the whole squad.    

MASCOTS – NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
A bunch of mascots compete to win the title of World's Best Mascot. One word: lol.

THE GET DOWN
A drama about the rise of Hip Hop in the late 1970s. As expected, Baz Lhurmann and Grandmaster Flash slay the aesthetic and musical style.

TALLULAH
If you wanna get your drama fix, this movie is it. Actress Ellen Page may or may not steal a baby from a neglectful mom.

HATERS BACK OFF! – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This Netflix original series chronicles the life of a super untalented YouTube star with wayyy too much confidence.

MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE
An ex-con with lots of muscles fights to save his neighborhood. He can join our squad any time.

Also as a huge bonus, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is set to come out on November 25. Get ready by watching all 7 seasons of the original series on Netflix.  

So grab those snacks, cuddle with your nearest dog/friend/slippers, and prepare to binge watch like a boss... these are prime Netflix watching days we have ahead of us.

xo, Ardene


MUSIC MONDAY: GIRL CRUSH AURORA


Meet our latest girl crush, Norwegian singer songwriter, Aurora. We were first introduced to her music in 2015 when she released her album, Running With the Wolves. In 2016, she released a second album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend.

When we saw her next-level performance at Osheaga this year, we were hooked.

A photo posted by AURORA (@auroramusic) on

Aurora (who describes herself as a "creature from the Northern land" on Insta) is totally obsession worthy. Her style, her ethereal music, and her beautiful vibe are all perfect.

Check out Aurora here:


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xo, Ardene

HOST A FALL SÉANCE FOR GOOD VIBES


Yesterday was the first day of Fall, and it pretty much announced itself with a drop in temperature, some wind and some rain. We're not complaining though. It's the perfect weather to layer up in sweaters and hang with our people.

Instead of going the old Netflix and snacks route to celebrate the Fall Equinox, though, we decided to welcome the season by getting in touch with our witchy sides. Autumn energy can be a little spooky, but in a good way, you know?

So we held a séance to invoke good vibes and set positive intentions for the season to come. Think of it as yoga for your mystical self.


HERE’S HOW YOU CAN DO IT:

- Choose your circle (aka your girls). Somewhere between 4 and 12 people is perfect.
- Set the mood. Candles, glitter, crystals, low lighting.
- Start with some meditative breathing.
- Go around the circle and tell each other your positive intentions for the next few months.
- Seal the deal by eating snacks.

Ok, obviously, you don’t have to conduct a legit séance or even believe in spirits. But it's a fun way to step into the new season. Plus, candlelit pics are super 'grammable.

Witch, please. 

xo, Ardene

BEHIND THE SCENES: MEET THE A.C.W. BABES AT WORK

ICYMI, we have a brand new collection: A.C.W.

Around the office, our girls have been describing it as "fashion meets the real world in the most un-boring way ever". We've been so impressed that we decided to ask a few leading ladies how they feel about this brilliant new stuff. 

These inspiring office babes rep some of the epic talent we have here at headquarters. They’ve helped design, source, create, plan, style, photograph and ‘gram the A.C.W. collection all the way into our closets.

Find out from them what it really means to have #outfitgoals. 







A huge thanks to our hq gang for letting us snap their pics!

Follow @ardene on the 'gram for more fun stuff. 

xo, Ardene




DANS LES COULISSES : VOICI LA GANG DE A.C.W. AU TRAVAIL


PSST... on a une toute nouvelle collection : A.C.W.

Au bureau, nos filles ont décrit la collection comme étant "la chose la plus excitante depuis le cuir végan." On est tellement impressionné par la collection qu'on a demandé aux filles en tête des départements comment elles se sentaient.

Ces filles du bureau chef qui s'inspirent sans arrêt sont juste certaines parmi tant avec un talent inouï pour les tendances. Elles ont contribué au design, à sourcer, à créer, à planifier, à styler, à photographier et à Instagrammer la collection A.C.W. jusque dans nos garde-robes.

Découvre ce qu'elles veulent dire à propos des #outfitgoals.







Un gros merci à notre gang au bureau chef !

Suis @ardene sur Insta pour plein de trucs amusants.

xo, Ardène

MUSIC MONDAY: LISTEN WHILE YOU WORK

Music has this totally unique ability to affect our mental state. Lyrics can give us our life mottoes and a good beat can give us a motivational kick in the pants.

No wonder that when it's time to slay at work (and homework), the perfect playlist can help us filter out the noise and concentrate.

As a shout out to our newly launched A.C.W. Contemporary Wear collection, we've made you 3 playlists for all the times you need to settle down and focus.

Find your jam below.


ETHEREAL MELODIES
remove all your mental clutter


HIP HOP
block out all the n0!$&

  
CLASSIC ROCK
just escape to another era entirely.


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xo, Ardene




BEHIND THE SCENES: A.C.W.

We launch our newest collection, A.C.W. (Ardene Contemporary Wear) this coming Monday - and we're pumped.

A.C.W. is all about elevated basics and perfect fashion pieces that know how to throw down and party (but are sensible and stylish enough to not get you sent home on your first day of work). Sounds pretty legit to us. 

But before we officially introduce you (and all the essential outfits you can wear from day to night to day again), here's an exclusive behind the scenes look at our photoshoot. 
  


Keep an eye out for the A.C.W. collection online and hitting select stores soon.

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xo, Ardene





DANS LES COULISSES : LA COLLECTION A.C.W.

La date du lancement de notre toute nouvelle collection, A.C.W. (Ardène Collection Contemporaine) est finalement arrivée (et nous sommes super excités).

A.C.W., c'est des pièces essentielles et des morceaux parfaitement tendances. C'est aussi LA collection idéale pour faire la fête ou pour rencontrer tes nouveaux collègues. Ça, c'est ce qu'on appelle versatile.

Avant de vous introduire officiellement à la collection (et toutes les tenues à porter du matin au soir au matin), voici un coup d'oeil dans les coulisses du shoot.



Prépare-toi pour la collection A.C.W. qui fera ses débuts en ligne et dans certains magasins très bientôt.

Suis-nous sur Insta @ardene


xo, Ardène

DIY: "EEZY" DESTROYED SWEATER



Today we bring you the -- wait for it -- "eezyest" sweater DIY ever. The destroyed sweater, inspired by Kanye, is perfection for all you grunge lovin' sweater wearers out there. 


Press play, and we bet you'll be done by the time this oh-so appropriate song ends.

Grab a knit sweater or a sweatshirt. Ready, go. 

1. Cut the hems. 
(On the sleeves and at the bottom of the sweater)
2. Make some holes with scissors. Anywhere you want.
(psst: don't make your holes too big, because the sandpaper will make them even bigger after)

3.  Slice with a razor blade. Watch your fingers!
(stick a piece of cardboard on the inside of the sweater, so you don't go through the other side)
4. Distress with sandpaper.



5. Wear it.

Share your DIY with us on the 'gram @ardene using #ardenelove

xo, Ardene




DIY : CHANDAIL DÉCHIRÉ  « EEZY »



Voici le tout nouveau tout... euh, détruit ? chandail DIY « eezy ». Le chandail déchiré, inspiré par nul autre que Kanye lui-même, est parfait pour ceux qui aiment porter le style grunge à son maximum.


 Écoute la chanson et quand elle sera finie tu auras aussi fini avec ton DIY !

Prends-toi un chandail en tricot ou un chandail en molleton et coupe, coupe, coupe.

1. Coupe les rebords.
(sur les manches et l'ourlet au bas)
2. Fais des trous avec des ciseaux... un peu partout.
(psst : assure-toi de ne pas faire de trop grands trous parce que le papier sablé va les agrandir)


3.  Coupe avec une lame de rasoir. Fais bien attention à tes doigts !
(utilise un carton pour séparer le devant et le dos du chandail)
4. Rajoute de l'usure avec du papier sablé.

5. Porte-le.

Partage ton DIY avec nous sur Insta @ardene avec #ardenelove

xo, Ardène