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Hello my BonLook Beauties, 
 
Today’s blog post is another edition of our “Get That Look” feature. This time, I will be showing you how to get that oh-so-academic geek chic look. Before we get to the look I threw together, I’d like to share my thoughts on something a little left of the topic at hand. If you’re not interested, feel free to scroll now. Stop when you hit pretty pictures and you’ll have successfully avoided my rant. 
 
I think, largely, the whole “glasses=geeky and/or intelligent” myth has been dispelled. I think it is now widely acknowledged that there is no causal or even correlative relationship between glasses wearing and IQ (admittedly that there was a pretty geeky sentence…but let’s move past this, shall we?). 
 
I want to be so bold as to argue that no single pair of glasses embodies one look to the exclusion of others. A bit esoteric for a “Get That Look” blog post, but I think, as a Stylist, an important point nonetheless. This isn’t to say that certain frames are not evocative of or inspired by a certain style. Of course they are. Also, the inspiration behind many of our frames does guide one toward great ideas about how to style them.  Glasses, however, are an accessory—and YOU are the accessorizer (yes, I may have just coined that word). YOU decide whether frames are geek chic or office chic by rocking them according to your own vision. 
 
Okay, rant over. Onto the look!

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Mel & Sophie’s Favourite Things: April Edition

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Good day my BonLook Beauties!

 
So April has come and gone, and here in Montreal we have experienced everything from snow to intense heat. It seems, however, that warm weather is now here to stay. It really seems like the city transforms as the weather does; Montreal blooms in the sunshine! Although we’re not quite in the summer zone yet, the scent of what’s soon to come is now definitively in the air. In the summertime, Montreal is rife with wonderful outdoor shows, festivals, delicious foods, parades and happy, easygoing people. Here at BonLook, the Stylists and I are all so happy about the current weatherly state of affairs that we constructed a mini “office” outside by the canal so that we could spend a while working in the sunshine! 
 
Today I am bringing to you a little foray into the lives of Sophie and Mel—BonLook’s gorgeous co-founders (and the backbone of our beloved company). This post marks the advent of one of the monthly features I promised would be coming: Mel & Sophie’s Favourite Things. At the beginning of each month, these lovely ladies are going to share a few of their most-loved things from the previous month. I caught up with them the other day, and here’s what they had to say about their favourite things from April: 

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Get That Look for Less: Alexa Chung Edition

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Happy Friday BonLook Beauties!

I have a Get That Look for Less for you today featuring our fashion crush of the month Alexa Chung. I decided to put together an easygoing festival-chic style because today is the first really warm day and I am feeling inspired by anything that says ‘summertime’ to me! Hope you like!

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Fashion Crush of the Month: April

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Good morning my BonLook Beauties!

If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you probably already know that our Fashion Crush for the month of April is none other than Alexa Chung. If you’re not—what are you waiting for?! Open up a new tab, click here and sign up! We don’t bombard your inbox with frequent, boring emails. We keep our emails approximately weekly and succinct. Not only do you get to keep up with our latest styles, but you get a $10 coupon that you can use right away as soon as you sign up! 

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Get That Look: Mad Men Edition

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Hello BonLook Beauties!

We couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming season of Mad Men (we might be counting down the days), and what better way to fuel our anticipating than by creating some ultra-affordable retro looks inspired by some of the shows stylish leading ladies?

I put together two different looks based on the style of two of the most iconic female characters in the show: Betty and Joan. These two women are very different—both in terms of personality and fashion—but both incredibly beautiful! In keeping with BonLook’s drive for affordable fashion, each item in these two looks cost $100 or less! That way, you can incorporate a few of these retro-inspired gems into your wardrobe without breaking the bank and unleash your inner Joan or Betty (or perhaps even both, if the mood strikes—at this price you can allow your day-to-day prerogative dictate your retro digs)!

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Spring 2013: ‘Tis the season to make a statement!

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Hey BonLook Beauties!

Here in Montreal, the rumour of spring that had been going around for the past couple weeks has finally become something a little bit more tangible and here at BonLook we couldn’t be more excited about one of Spring 2013’s biggest trends: statement sunglasses! Let’s be honest—we’ll  use pretty much any excuse to grab a new pair of bold shades and rock them like it’s nobody’s business! From Diane von Furstenberg to Anna Sui, statement sunglasses have been popping up all over the runway; we have rounded up a few of our top picks so that you can get this ultra-wearable trend this spring. What’s better is these luscious picks are ALL under $100.

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