The Editorial Spread
Falling into a routine of using the same old retailers and brands that you’re used to can become mundane. Of course, you’re always going to have your faves.
Using our artistic drive, we’ve created an editorial piece collaborating with some of our city’s hidden gems.
So you can step out of those comfort zones (or perhaps not so comforting) and get the latest in what’s trending.
-Shaken, Not Stirred.
This month’s collab was inspired by Bond… James Bond! For over five decades, audiences have thrilled to the exploits of Bond, Agent 007 as a fan fave secret service agent. Created by Ian Fleming in the 1950s. Whether you prefer Sean Connery, or Daniel Craig, one thing is for certain; there is something each version brings to the table. His wit, poise, and that perfect tuxedo.
Here’s our version…
Our Bond influenced shoot was inspired after meeting with Matt Adams, GM of Audi Barrie. When we approached him to join us for this month’s collab he had the perfect car in mind- a 2018 Audi R8 Spyder. Audi Barrie is a company full of passion that is often involved in events for incredible causes in and around our community. Not only does Matt participate in many of these events himself, he agreed to model for us and become our Bond for the day.
What’s Bond without his signature tuxedo? Undoubtedly our next stop was to locate the perfect tuxedo. The Clothing Guy not only offers stylish high-end men’s clothing for both suits and everyday wear, he also has a tuxedo rental service through Collins Clothiers. With a perfect fit and their excellent hemming service, our Bond look was coming together.
No matter which Bond you prefer, there’s always a leading lady. It only made sense to add a ravishing look for our Bond girl. Our go-to is always Loved Again Bridal Boutique. While they mainly provide bridal gowns, they have a wide variety of evening gowns. Whether you need a bridesmaid look, or something a little more risqué, there is always something to be discovered. We found the perfect Bond girl dress to complete our look.
So far so good, but not yet “to die for,” and we needed something more to complete the look, and who other than The Vintage Throne Barber Lounge would we turn to? While they only provide high-end barber lounge services for men (a perfect choice for our Bond,) stylist and owner Daniel Di Tommaso has a very impressive and extensive career in high-end hair styling; so naturally we were ecstatic that he agreed to styling both our Bond and Bond girl. With a classic style men’s cut, beard, neck tidy for Matt, and a vintage inspired pin up for Morgan, our look was nearly complete. We truly got to fully experience the difference between style and trendsetting at their gorgeous new location on Big Bay Point Rd, right here in the heart of Barrie’s South end.
The finishing touches were in the details. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers provided us with an OMEGA PLANET OCEAN CHRONOGRAPH 45.5MM watch. The first significant redesign of the Seamaster line since the immensely popular “James Bond” series debuted in 1993. It was the perfect touch to finish off the look. For our Bond girl, we received two vintage estate pieces; a 1960’S MARVEL DIAMOND COCKTAIL WATCH, and a 1920’S ART DECO PLATINUM BROOCH turned necklace. We matched the vintage pieces to vintage inspired diamond earrings to finalize the whole look.
Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has been serving the Barrie and surrounding area for over three generations and counting. They take great pride in providing their customers with a premium customer service experience. They have Barrie’s finest selection of watches, diamond and gemstone settings, including jewellery in platinum, white, and yellow gold. In addition they provide custom jewellery designs, and an impressive estate jewellery collection. And with that, our Bond inspired look was accomplished. “I must be dreaming!”
Uncovering these local gems we discovered, by following our own shop local slogan, that this city has a small town feel with big city style… see you for the next one.
Written & Photographed By: Veronika Kovecses