Festival Fashion Week! A Collaboration Between Style Domination and YOW City Style – Store Feature: Viens Avec Moi Boutique

Welcome to Festival Fashion Week!  With RBC Ottawa Bluesfest starting on July 8th, Katie of YOW City Style and I decided to collaborate and feature a handful of boutiques in Ottawa that will offer some of the best music festival fashion our city has to offer. Be sure to check out my blog over the next week to read about a featured store on a daily basis with its accompanying festival fashion looks.  Also, follow Katie’s YOW City Style project on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/yowcitystyle), Instagram (www.instagram.com/yowcitystyle) and Tumblr (http://www.yowcitystyle.ca/) to see the daily featured looks.  So, forget H&M and Forever 21 for a moment, and read on to get inspired!

To start off, Katie and I will be featuring Viens Avec Moi (VAM Boutique), probably one of my favourite stores of all time.  Set in a cute little house at 1338 Wellington Street West, owners Sophie Beaudoin and Renee Morra have managed to offer a selection of carefully curated pieces that are extremely covetable.

Thanks to these two ladies, Ottawa’s style afficianados have access to cool brands normally exclusive to the United States such as BB Dakota, Cynthia Vincent, Mother Denim, Maurie and Eve, Bella Dahl and Wildfox.  Also available are superstar Canadian brands such as Jenny Bird (this jewelry line is…whoa.  Amazing.)

Sophie and Renee opened their boutique in December 2011 as an extension of the Models International Management modelling agency owned by Sophie.  Renee herself assists with the modelling agency’s day to day operations as a booking agent, stylist and is responsible for international placements.

This boutique is gorgeous with its white, airy rooms, rustic feel with a cozy exposed brick fireplace in its front room, whimsical feminine chandeliers and vintage furniture placed throughout.  In addition to the beautiful fashions for women, VAM Boutique also offers gourmet maple syrup by St. Leon, beauty products for men by Baxter of California, and hosts pop-up shops for various other retailers such as Sparrow Floral Design.

Rebecca greeted Katie and I at the store the day of the photoshoot and I’m pretty sure that VAM’s staff is hired directly from the modelling agency!  Rebecca is tall, slender and looks like she could be found on the streets of New York, portfolio in hand, rushing to her next casting call.

Viens Avec Moi chose to feature the following items on Rebecca for our feature:

Rebecca VAM

Pic courtesy of Katie Hession, YOW City Style

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Jenny Bird Wolf Circus Flora Ceccarelli Lissa Bowie

Pic courtesy of Katie Hession, YOW City Style

On Rebecca:

We oohed and aahed over the store’s festival fashion picks, mainly as they were pretty much 100% what we would choose to wear on a daily basis. From the gorgeous delicate jewelry, to the awesome Cleobella bag perfect for a music festival, the store’s inventory is a treasure trove for those looking for cool, of-the-moment, instagram-worthy styles.

Be sure to check out the VAM Boutique blog at www.vamboutique.blogspot.ca, on instagram at www.instagram.com/VAMboutique, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vamboutique.

Btw, VAM Boutique is one of my favourite instagram accounts.  Very “stalk-worthy”.  Check out some of their instgram pics below!

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Jenny Bird Daniel Wellington Watches

I need everything in this pic.  Jenny Bird for days topped of with some Daniel Wellington Watch action. Pic courtesy of @vamboutique

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Jenny Bird Jewelry

Jenny Bird Chambered Orb Pendant

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Sparrow Floral Design

Sparrow Floral Design Pop-up Shop at VAM Boutique

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Jenny Bird Jewelry

Yeah…we like Jenny Bird around here. Pic courtesy of @vamboutique

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Rebels Refinery

Awesome lip balm for men by Rebels Refinery. Pic courtesy of @vamboutique

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style Torch Light Jewelry

Quartz rings by Torchlight Jewelry.  #need #want. Pic courtesy of @vamboutique

Viens Avec Moi Boutique Wellington West Ottawa Canada Rebecca Ball Model Festival Fashion YOW City Style St. Leon Maple Syrup Sirop d'erable

Delicious maple syrup by St. Leon. Pic courtesy of @vamboutique

What are your favourite pieces from this shoot? Let us know in the comments!

xo

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  1. July 7, 2015 / 10:49 am

    Such an awesome collaboration! The outfit on Rebecca is amazing. I love the Mother denim, camisole, and layering necklaces. She looks gorg!

    http://laceandpearlsblog.com

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:21 am

      Ok – let me tell you about Mother Denim. They have got to be the softest, most comfortable jeans I have ever tried on. LOVE! And the camisole was so pretty in person and photographed so well. Perfect backdrop for all of those great necklackes!!

      • July 9, 2015 / 11:59 pm

        I have always wanted to try a pair of Mother denim, maybe I’ll take the plunge.

  2. July 7, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    I love these fashion pics from some of my fave local boutiques. I’m dying over the quartz Torchlight Jewelry rings at VAM.

    • July 7, 2015 / 12:34 pm

      OMG – ME TOO. Every time I enter that store, I want to cash in my savings and go hog wild. LOL! Katrina – your blog is great! So happy I found it! Thanks for following on Instagram!

        • July 7, 2015 / 12:38 pm

          Yes – I was a bit confused. Checking out Pregnant in Paris now and swore that you had more recent posts. Ha! Thanks for the heads up! And thank you for your kind words! xo

  3. July 7, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    How exciting is this project/collaboration Dominique!!!
    The styling on Rebecca is perfection! It’s youthful; current; a bit boho and a bit rock & roll! I love it!
    As I have hat fetish, so my favourite item would be the hat!
    Well done you all.., can’t wait to see more collaboration like this!

    Vivienne X

    • July 7, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much!!! Your encouragement means a lot. You would absolutely love this store. Google Janessa Leoné to see the full line of hats – it’s my new fave brand! Lol! Rebecca picked out all of the clothing – she did such a great job! Thanks for reading!! xoxo

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you! We loved that top too! So cute! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. July 8, 2015 / 12:19 am

    I wish we had more boutique type shops in Las Vegas! If it isn’t on the strip it doesn’t do well so I miss being able to shop small or local!! This is awesome!

    • July 8, 2015 / 11:47 am

      Thank you so much! Your encouragement means a lot! Awww! I noticed that! That really is too bad. While Ottawa (where I live) isn’t the most stylish city (pretty conservative), the fashion is picking up and we have a ton of great little independent boutiques to choose from. I wish we could have profiled more stores! LOL! So hard to choose! xoxo

  5. July 8, 2015 / 8:44 am

    FABULOUS PHOTOS chica, this reminds me, i NEED to do a post of the last fashion week I attended. I am loving the stuff on your blog, the collaborations are amazing, wishing you more of those because we get to peak more into your life! I love it! I am eyeing that DW watch though, I want one of those in my life!
    wishing you an awesome week chica,
    xx

    • July 8, 2015 / 11:43 am

      Hey Dana! Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m just loving these collaborations. It makes me never want to shop at a mall store again. These boutiques offer clothing that is so cool and unique! As for the DW watch, check out the website! So many styles and they are all so well-priced! xoxox

  6. July 8, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Love the pieces shown! Will have to visit that store when I visit Ottawa

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