Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ethnic at market; sorbet at shop

In a sea of jeans, these women stood out in their African and Indian prints at Atwater Market.  I can't resist them either, but well-made examples are hard to find.

A colourful skirt with a peach tee, so pretty against her dark skin:



Deliberating seedlings in a beautiful turquoise, pink and black shawl:


A pensive young woman in an Indian wrap skirt:



Across town, a trio of fizzy sorbet-hued dresses in the window of the marvelous new dress shop Éditions de Robes reminded me of the Supremes:



Montréal in summer: endlessly fascinating people-watching.

13 comments:

déjà pseu said...

The Supremes, ha! The ethnic prints are lovely.

materfamilias said...

We're still in greys on the Coast, waiting for the sunshine to bring the colours out, so thank you for this welcome splash!

Kristien62 said...

If I could find an ethnic skirt like the young woman's, I would consider it for summer. I haven't been to Montreal in about 3 years. It is a city that I have always loved and returned to. My husband and I honeymooned there 41 years ago. I think it is time to return.

Duchesse said...

pseu: I love them; bought an Indian print skirt for spring. A dress might be too much (on me) but a skirt is fun.

materfamilias: 12C yesterday, but warming up every day now! (And warmer when those photos were taken.

Kristien62: Check out this one, among others at East:
http://www.east.co.uk/store/Anokhi+Suki+Rose+Skirt/WHI-IVORYX/White/

Second honeymoon here, great idea!

frugalscholar said...

One of my favorite cities

Anonymous said...

The Supremes--exactly!

Your marketplace ladies look great-- love those ethnic print cottons in warm weather. The other day I took my teen daughter shopping at Old Navy to find some easy clothes for her summer trip to Spain. I was surprised how good some of their things were. We found adorable short cotton gauze skirts with embroidered hems, loose gauze shirts, pretty sundresses--all interesting colors, and all cotton, even the linings. I bought myself an indigo and white block-print tiered cotton skirt, long and comfortable, inexpensive, and perfect for summer, when tailoring details matter less than the feel and movement of lightweight clothes.

C.

Sue/the view from great island said...

I can just picture those sherbert colored dresses breaking out into a chorus of 'Where Did Our Love Go?' I love ethnic prints, I grew up on them in the 70s!

Duchesse said...

Sue/the view: I grew up on them too, and never left them :) Terrific blog, Sue- your food photos are divine.

Duchesse said...

C.: Old Navy can yield some gems! Though I will splash out for a wedding outfit, never want to spend a lot on summer leisure wear.

Tabitha said...

Montreal is an incredible city, win I lived in Maine, I had to go up there to feel European again.

Duchesse said...

Tabitha: And I go to Maine (or New Hampshire) to feel American again!

Kristien62 said...

Thank you, Duchesse, for the information on East. In addition to the ethnic skirts, I found a hemp tote at a very reasonable price.

Duchesse said...

Kritien62: Thanks; I just bought two summer skirt from East and like them very much.