MEET OUR FESTIVAL SQUAD


The weekend is almost here, and for every Montrealer who knows anything about music...that means one thing. The. Hottest. Music. Festival. Of. The. Summer.

Our outfits are ready, our schedule is jam packed and our sqaud is lit. (We'll be hitting up Parc Jean Drapeau with 3 of our fave #ardenebabes + the Folio Model Search contest winner!)

 Below is a lil Q&A we did with the girls so you can get to know them all a little better 1st. After all, they're gonna be taking over our Snapchat (which you're gonna wanna follow.)


Ardene Babe #1: 
MARILOU

What is your festival style?
Booties, high-waisted shorts, crop top… and tons of accessories.

 Which band/artist are you most excited to see this weekend?
I’m a music lover, so it’s really hard to choose. So many of my faves will be there, so I’ll say Post Malone, Mac Miller, and Tory Lanez!

What will you not leave the house without this weekend?
I won’t leave the house unless my phone is 100% charged!

Snapchat: Mariloub12


Ardene Babe #2:
ARI

What is your festival style?
I love the Boho Chic mood at events like this. I like to accessorize, and my must-have is a choker or a little foulard.

Which Snapchat filter will you likely abuse at the festival?
Probably the flower crown!

Your favorite festival accessory?
A fun colorful bag to carry my phone, lipstick, and of course - sunscreen.

Snapchat: ariane_98


Ardene Babe #3:
COCO
A photo posted by COCO (@kristinacocoli) on
Your festival style?
Anywhere from cool rock to full blown colors and fringes.

Tell us your all time favorite song lyric.
"Some boys take a beautiful girl, and hide her away from the rest of the world. I want to be the one to walk in the sun." – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper

Cutoff denim or denim jacket?
Oh, tough one… I'm gonna have to say cutoff denim.

Snapchat: kristina.cocoli


And introducing the Folio Model Search contest winner...

Ardene Babe #4:
JOLYANNE


Follow us on Insta and Snapchat all weekend long!

xo, Ardene

5 SIGNS ATHLEISURE SHOULD BE YOUR NEW UNIFORM

ICYMI, athleisure is the perfect combination of activewear and street style. It’s been gaining popularity lately and you’ll never hear us complaining.

If any of the following points apply to you, then you know it’s time to adopt the athleisure trend into your life ASAP:

1. You roll out of bed at 11:55am to meet your squad for brunch at noon.
2. Your idea of dressing up is throwing on a hoodie.
3. Your favorite celebrity inspo comes from Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
4. Your sneakers are your best friends. Heels, who?
 5. You’ve been dreaming of the day you could wear leggings out in public.

Ok, now for a little inspiration.

Click the images below to shop the looks. 

Remember when it wasn’t socially acceptable to wear yoga pants all day? Oh how times have changed.

xo,
Ardene 



5 SIGNES QUE L'ATHLOISIR DEVRAIT ÊTRE TA NOUVELLE MODE

Si tu vis dans le milieu de nulle part, tu n'es peut-être pas au courant de l'athloisir. L'athloisir (l'athlétisme et le loisir) est la combinaison parfaite entre le style urbain et le vêtement sport. Sa popularité ne cesse d'augmenter et honnêtement... on ne se plaint pas !

Si les points suivants viennent te chercher, c'est l'heure d'adopter le style athloisir tout de suite:

1. Tu sors du lit à 11 H 55 et rencontre ta gang pour bruncher à midi.
2. L'idée de "s'habiller propre" c'est plus comme mettre un coton ouaté qu'autre chose.
3. Ton inspiration vedette vient de Bella Hadid et Kendall Jenner.
4. Tes espads sont tes meilleures amies. C'est quoi des talons ?
 5. Tu rêves depuis toujours de porter des leggings en public.

Ok, maintenant pour un peu d'inspiration.

Appuie sur les images ci-dessous pour magasiner les tenues.

Souviens-toi du jour où ce n'était pas acceptable de porter des pantalons de yoga toute la journée. Que les temps ont changé !

xo,

 Ardène


MUSIC MONDAY: OSHEAGA PLAYLIST


Montreal’s hottest summer music festival is almost here to grace us with three incredible days of unbelievably good music.

Some of the industry’s top talent will be performing this year, including artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Ray, Radiohead, and Death Cab for Cutie. Plus, lots of indie artists will be repped, like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, The Wombats, Caveboy, and Israel Nash. If we named them all we would run out of space.

Needless to say, we’re completely pumped.

Here’s a playlist to get you ready!



Pssst! We’ll be attending all weekend long with our festival squad… Follow along on Insta & Snapchat so you don't miss a single moment! 

xo, Ardene

HOW TO: WEAR THE BOMBER JACKET TREND

From pastel tones to the awesome embroidered kind, bomber jackets have been part of every celeb's street style lately. And we mean this in the best way ever. 

Bombers light up any outfit, and, paired with the perfect white sneakers, can take your denim+tee combo from basic to bomb(er). 

This is our fresh take on how to get the ultimate bomber look.


We want to see your bomber style! Share with us on Insta @Ardene | #ardenelove

xo, Ardene

MUSIC MONDAY: THE FRISKY KIDS


There’s nothing like a little homegrown indie rock to make us feel like fall is around the corner.

Here’s a look at one of our favorite bands RN, the Frisky Kids. The Montreal-based indie group has a really cool retro vibe, and a unique sound that’s part White Stripes, part Bowie, and a little bit of the Beatles.

We think they’re rad. So much that we featured them in our up-and-coming fall video… so, stay tuned for that!

Check out these two songs off their self-titled album, Frisky Kids.

I'll Be Loving You

All the Girls

Turn it up! 

xo, Ardene

BEHIND THE SCENES IN L.A.: FALL LAUNCH 2016

We had a hella good time in L.A. shooting for fall. So many memories and seriously lit styles. 

Because we can't contain our excitement, we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at all the goodness to come.

Enjoy. 👇


Follow us on Insta @Ardene | #ardenelove

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xo, Ardene



DANS LES COULISSES À L.A. : LANCEMENT AUTOMNE 2016

On s'est trop amusé à L.A. pour le shoot d'automne. Tant de souvenirs et des styles à faire craquer.

Parce qu'on ne peut plus se retenir, on voulait partager nos photos dans les coulisses pour donner une idée de ce qui est à venir.

Amuse-toi. 👇


Suis-nous sur Insta @ardene #ardenelove 

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xo, Ardène

MODEL SEARCH: F O L I O x A R D E N E



Wanna be the next new face at one of Canada's top modeling agencies? We've teamed up with FOLIO  to help you make that happen.

They’re running a contest RN on their Insta where the grand prize winner will be signed by FOLIO with 2-year renewable contract. Oh, and the winner also gets to hang with us and our festival squad  at Montreal’s hottest summer music festival on Saturday, July 30! 

A photo posted by FOLIO (@foliomontreal) on

Here’s How to Enter:
Post a headshot of yourself on Instagram.
Tag @FOLIOmontreal@ardene and use #folioxardene
(Make sure your account is not private.)

Contest Dates:
Enter between July 12th 2016 at 5:00pm EST and July 24th 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
The winner will be announced on July 28 on the FOLIO Website, Blog, and Instagram.


Click here for even more info. 


Good luck! ♥️

xo, Ardene



*This Contest is sponsored by FOLIO Montreal.  Arden Holdings Inc. is not a sponsor of the Contest and is not responsible for the administration of the Contest or  the collection of entries.  Arden Holdings Inc. is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed solely to FOLIO Montreal.

MUSIC MONDAY: FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS, "FRIENDS"


Indie pop band, Francis and the Lights, just released a new single called “Friends,” along with a new music video, and we’re obsessed.

"Friends" is a dream-team collaboration between Francis and the Lights and none other than Kanye West and Bon Iver. Plus, the songwriting offers credits to a former member of Vampire Weekend, among others.

The song and the choreography are perfect. So is Kanye's bomber jacket. And we’re even more impressed that the music video was shot in one take.

We couldn’t ask for more. 



xo, Ardene

MORNING VS. NIGHT PEOPLE – WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Some people say it’s in your genes, others say it’s about what you prefer. We think it’s all about your style.

We were curious, so we asked a few people around here about what it’s like to be an Early Bird vs. a Night Owl.

This is what we came up with.

5 THINGS ONLY EARLY BIRDS WILL UNDERSTAND

That feeling you get when you wake up at sunrise, ready to face the day.

Eating two breakfasts – one when you get up, and another when your friends call you for brunch at 2:00pm on a Saturday.

Taking time to plan your whole day. And then re-planning it all over again just because you feel like it.

The perfect peace and quiet before anyone else wakes up around the house.

Lounging around in pjs all morning, reading a book or binge-watching your favorite Netflix original - all before 9am.


5 THINGS ONLY NIGHT OWLS WILL UNDERSTAND

The energy that you get as soon as the sun goes down. It’s more than a second wind; it’s when you come alive.

Hitting snooze multiple times in the morning & the joy that comes with each extra little sleep.

Watching the beauty of the sunrise… and then freaking out because you have to be up in 3 hours.

Drinking coffee all day. Even at 9:00pm.

Dancing all night with your squad and then coming home and making the most elaborate midnight snack ever.

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No matter what time of day you crawl out of (or into) bed, make sure you’re in an outfit that reps who you really are.

Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl?

Share your best Early Bird and Night Owl looks with us on Insta! @Ardene  |  #ardenelove

xo, Ardene


HOW TO: STYLE A GRAPHIC TEE 3 WAYS

Graphic tees are everything and we say, you can never have too many.
As long as you know how to style them.

Here are 3 outfit ideas so you never get stuck in a style rut again.

BASIC BUT NOT
           

 Wearing the right basics together will give you the perfect city ootd that's everything but basic.
Try classic our denim shorties, white sandals, and a graphic tee that tells it like it is. 


BOHEMIAN ROCKERS PARADISE
            


We love the idea of styling an edgy statement tee with a pair of printed boho shorts. Throw on a pair of closed-toe shoes for a totally festival approved look.


MID-WESTERN BLUES
            

This summer, we propose rocking your graphic tee with a pair of denim shortalls & sunnies. Undo one of the straps for the ultimate midwestern twist. 


What's your graphic tee style? Show us on Instagram @Ardene | #ardenelove

xo, Ardene