Éléonore is wearing ta super cute polka dot dress with a peter pan collar and a color block clutch that I absolutely adore! Both available at all 3 stores!
Éléonore embodies Chanel in this black and white dress, also available in mustard! Love it!
Today meet Éléonore our awesome manager on St-Catherine’s Street!
What is your go to summer uniform?
A light summer dress, a romper or a pair of jeans shorts with a loose tank top!
What is the best style advice someone ever gave you?
Wear things that you love, regardless of trends!
What are your favourite Boutique Onze Items in store right now?
I love the Gin & Rosewater Perfume from Tokyo Milk, and a new QSW silk dress with a horse pattern we just got in
(Dress she is wearing in the photo above)
What do you love most about working at Onze?
Meeting (and styling!!) new people, and the fun times with my wonderful coworkers!
When you’re not working at Boutique Onze you’re…
Going to the movies, hanging out with friends and eating ice cream
Hi everyone! My name is Joëlle and I’ve been working at Onze on St-Laurent since the beginning of summer! After working and getting to know my awesome co-workers, I found out that we all share a love for nail art and nail trends! I thought I would share some of our favorite manicures on our wonderful store blog!
This week, Matilde and I were obsessed with pastels colors! Matilde was wearing the “it” color of the season, mint! In this photo, she is holding one of Dot & Lil vintage-style tea cups — which comes with her hand made soap — available at all Boutique Onze stores! Cute!!
I was wearing a peach color nail polish that went really well with my gold and pearl accessories! I’m holding another Dot & Lil product, this wonderful rose bath milk!
What are you favorite pastel nail polishes at the moment?
Today meet Joëlle, one of the wonderful ladies who work at Onze on St-Laurent!
What is your go-to summer uniform?
Tank top or loose t-shirt + short shorts + sandals + big earrings
What is the best style advice anyone ever gave you?
Dress according to your body type: Better to wear something that fits your body well than something that makes you look and feel uncomfortable!
What are your favourite Boutique Onze items in-store right now?
I love all the Yumi Dresses and the loose tops by Silvian Heach.
When you’re not working at Onze you’re…?
I’m studying Literature at UQAM!
What inspires you the most about summer?
Last week, I met up with the lovely Anne Dardick, the founder of Do t& Lil, a Montreal based company that sells handmade beauty products, to talk about her growing business, beauty and style!
How would you describe Dot & Lil?
Dot & Lil makes bath & body and skincare products that combine vintage and modern design. Our products are entirely made in our Montreal facility. We make a young, fresh, high quality Canadian-made product with great design. Simple, classic, addictive scents and always a special attention to packaging!
How did Dot & Lil get started?
A few years ago, my sister and I started Dot & Lil as a small winter project to help raise money for my sister’s grad school tuition. We started off with just lip balms but quickly expanded to soaps and perfumes! My sister left the company shortly after, to go to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She now lives in California where she now works as a fiber artist! My sister saw Dot & Lil as a fun project to make some extra money, but I really loved it and new I wanted to make it into a full time career! I’v always been obsessed with fragrances and I also loved making things, I grew up in a family that were very into crafting, so Dot &Lil was the natural choice for me!
What is your favorite fragrance?
Right now my favorite scent is Rose, because it has a simple and classic scent, with a slight vintage feel!
What is your most popular product?
Satsuma (Japanese tangerine) body butter and soap! I think the scent is popular because it’s harder to find here, making it a little more exotic and different!
How did you choose your name Dot & Lil?
It’s funny everyone always asks me that! Well when my sister and I first started this brand, we knew from the start that we wanted an ampersand in our name, and we wanted two people’s names. Part of the vintage feels we wanted for the brand made us focus on old film stars. After searching and searching for that perfect duo, we hit on Dorothy & Lillian Gish, who not only were movie stars….they were sisters! And so we, sisters, named our fledgling business after two sisters from long ago!
What do you love most about your job?
The creative aspect for sure! I love designing the packaging and the overall product concept development part of the job!
Describe your personal style in three words!
Classic, simple and vintage inspired, which are three words that also describe the aesthetic and feel of Dot&Lil!
Finally, what do you love most about Montreal?
It such a happy city! I love that there is a vibrant handmade community that is really supportive!
Dot & Lil products are available at all Boutique Onze stores!
Feel like making your own beauty products check out Anne’s DIY Face Masks!