Hope

I clearly remember the first time I heard about Terry Fox.

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I was 6 years old and my brother left his English book on his bed (since we were going to a francophone system school). Since I love reading and looking into a book but I couldn’t read English then, I stopped at a page where a picture of Terry Fox running.

I was worried and asked my brother why one of his leg seem to be missing and replaced with something that I couldn’t understand.

As a big patient brother, he calmly explain to his worried little sister that Terry is running for finding a cure to a cruel disease. I asked him what kind of disease and it was the first time I heard the word Cancer. I was so sad that he was sick but my brother told me :

Look, he is smiling in the picture and he didn’t give up. He is a hero little sister.

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I asked if he is okay and my brother told me that he didn’t but his legacy will be forever engraved and in everyone of us, we will carry Terry’s spirit. I don’t know if he remembered that discussion but I sure did.

From this moment, especially when I face small or big challenges, the first person that came in my mind is Terry Fox.

Cancer, this awful and cruel disease still hunt us ” and I’m being very polite”.  There is no ones that cannot say that this disease didn’t knock on their doors one way or the other.

He did knock on mine a few times.

But on September 17th 2017, we will walk, dance, run or doing all of the above with pride, joy, maybe a few tears of joy for the ones that did, are and will fight one of the biggest fight of their life..

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I will walk (hmm I’m not a good runner like I run like Phoebe on Friends … It’s not pretty at all) on September 17th and I will think do it for my father, father-in-law, hubby and friends that did encounter this awful disease.

And I will talk on The Chronicle about inspiring people that will participate in this race around Canada.

This is a beautiful quote from Terry:

”Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me

Terry

We sure will Terry.

http://www.terryfox.org

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Erdem pour la vie

Quand je pense à Erdem, je pense à la classe, la romance, la délicatesse et la beauté.

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Ce designer qui a conquis le coeur de Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Meghan Markle, Alicia Viander, Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore (que j’adore), la Duchesse de Cambridge et  la première dame du Canada Sophie G. Trudeau.

Ce montréalais qui a grandit à Montréal et à Birmingham en Angleterre détient un baccalauréat en arts en Mode de l’Université Ryerson de Toronto et une maîtrise du Royal College of Art. Je respecte énormément qu’il ait fait des études universitaires pour perfectionner son art.

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Il a appris des grands de ce monde tel que Vivienne Westwood et de Diane Von Furstenberg. Deux grandes femmes de la mode avec deux styles très différents mais que les deux ont la même adrénaline qui coule dans leurs veines pour la réussite.

J’aime les motifs qui n’a pas peur d’utiliser sur ses créations. Autant que c’est classique, il y a une bonne touche d’audacité avec la dose exacte pour captiver notre attention.

Je n’écris pas cette chronique comme une expert en mode mais plutôt comme une admiratrice.

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On peut sentir dans les créations de Erdem est la personnalité paradoxale de Montréal. Je m’explique. Montréal est le meilleur de deux mondes. Il a un côté très européen et un côté très cosmopolite. À mes yeux à moi, Erdem Moralioglu représente la même chose et plus encore.

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Fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu poses with his trophy after winning the Red Carpet award at the British Fashion Awards in London December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Continuons à encourager nos designers de chez-nous. Même si ils sont super connus et en demande, je crois qu’il n’y a rien mieux quand des admirateurs de leur ville et de leur pays les encouragent soit en achetant si ils peuvent leurs vêtements ou bien d’en parler entre nous et de les encourager en utilisant les médias sociaux.

Erdem, tu continueras à me faire rêver.

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Excellence of Execution. Period!

For me, he is clearly the Excellence of Execution.

This Canadian have face so many opponents and he has won so many belts but one of his biggest fight was his fight against prostate cancer. The same cancer that my dad had. And so far, so good for Bret. But my Chronicle on this very early Monday morning is to let me present to you this inspiring gentleman.

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I present you mister Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

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Actually, as you may know by now, my family and myself are big wrestling fans “even my sweet classy mom”. Back in the days (the eighties and the nineties), my father brought us to see wrestling show “especially my brother Donnie” at the Paul Sauvé center and the famous Forum. In the mid 80’s, I was still to young to follow them in 86 but my brother make sure to explain to me what he did witness with passion and joy in his eyes.

It was a tradition to watch wrestling all together saturday night on tv or we were renting the video cassette at our local video store. Actually, wrestling brought our family closer for this small moment. I quickly was mesmerized by two men that wore pink tight pants. By the way, blue is my favorite color.

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They seem very confident and a little cocky but not in a obnoxious way. I watched my big brother jumping and being happy to see them. I was the ultimate little sister that wanted to love and mimic everything her big brother do.

The Hart Foundation were fighting Demolition Man and it was a two vs three tag team match. For me, I was wondering how the HF will beat those monsters. I was wishing in my little heart please god may they beat those big really red tongue guys. And my wish came true.

After, Bret went solo. I enjoyed his matches and his promo even if he didn’t consider himself the best on the mic. I always like his sincerity and authenticity. For me his matches were like watching a nice ballet. Especially when he was wrestling Curt Henning aka Mr. Perfect.

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The drama, the move and the chemistry was there. His matches with Piper, Bulldog, Austin and of course Shawn Michaels were all magical and spectacular.

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Bret made his matches a true cinematographic piece of art. He is the Picasso of wrestling. I will call him The Artist.Sorry Jean Dujardin.

He was the one of the guy champion in the locker room. A true leader. Not like some blond, steroid, pray and eat your crappy vitamins SOB. I can be pretty harsh in my words. Back to Bret.

Later on, Bret went solo and as I grew older, I admire more and more this man. Outside of wrestling, he was truly a very nice guy that is still always thankful for his fans and the nice career he got. And he is the ultimate badass.

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A guy that stand up for himself and for his friends, his family legacy and for the underdogs is a total badass in my eyes.

He didn’t have it easy inside the wrestling and outside of it. But he always manage to get up and keep fighting.

He is not perfect and as everybody did some mistakes but if you have the chance to read his autobiography “even a non wrestling fan will fall in love with his writing style and pure honesty”, you will discover a beautiful human being that love and clearly understand wrestling, life, love, adore his children, admire his father and like every son, he wanted to please his father.

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Stu Hart is a legend in Canada and I’m pretty sure his father was really proud of his son. So do I and a million of fans all around the world.

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Still in his book, you will witness he’s have some complicated relationships with a few members of his family.

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And you will read about some beautiful relationship he got with a few of his siblings and his brothers in the wrestling world. He was a true big brother. Always there to protect and defend his family by blood or by wrestling blood.

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Life on the road wasn’t easy at all and Bret did talk about it in a pretty damn honest way.

Une petite paranthèse, while reading his book, you have the feeling you are having a beer with him while he is telling to one of the kind stories. Correction , I felt like I was drinking a nice glass a white wine and him a nice Kilkenny beer for him.

Again and again, I can talk or write for hours about Bret. I will leave it for other posts. But here a nice video about Bret. Watching it, I still get some goosebumps.

Bret Hart Tribute video

Here the link to the Prostate Cancer Canada. Please guys, go check yourself!

Prostate Cancer Canada Website

To Bret, keep fighting and you are truly The Best there is, The Best there was and The Best there ever will be.

Bret Hart official Website

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Cheers!

 

Canadian love

En cette journée de déclaration d’amour à l’être aimé, j’ai décidé de mettre le focus sur mon amour pour nos designers de mode canadiens. Oh yeah made in Canada baby!

Je trouve que dans le passé, on était déjà préprogrammé à admirer la mode européenne et américaine. Comment pourrais-je oublier les t-shirts Calvin Klein que nous avons tous porter durant le début des années 90. Mais entre-temps avec le fil du temps, plusieurs designers canadiens se sont tirés une place dans ce monde féroce.

Pensons à Marie St-Pierre, Erdem, Mackage, Rudsak, Jason Wu, Sentaler et plusieurs autres designers qui font des pièces magnifiques à porter. La classe europeenne et l’avant-gardiste américaine sont souvent au rendez-vous.

Grâce à l’équipe du tonnerre de Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau et de Jessica Mulroney qui ont pour mission de faire découvrir nos richesses canadiennes (pour moi, ce sont de vrais joyaux) au monde entier, je me dis très partante de les accompagner à ma manière. Et je crois que nous devons tous y participer en les encourageant!

Je vous mets un lien génial d’un site web qui vous permettra de faire quelques découvertes et en même temps, quelques emplettes.

Made in land website

I love you mon Canada.

Peace