Only my friend, Jenn (Editor of Diary of a Social Gal) could get me to say YES to a project of such epic proportions while I was still nursing a broken leg. Not only did she convince and trust me to dust off my professional photographer’s hat, but she also encouraged me to step both behind and in front of the lens for this assignment. Her idea? To gather some of Montreal’s most fashionable and influential women and their furry companions to celebrate and honour their impeccable style and their pets’ steadfastness throughout the events (or, more accurately, the lack thereof) of the past two and a half years. And in true Jennifer Campbell fabulous over-the-top-ness, she secured the most glam venue, florist, fashions, hair and makeup stylists as well as plenty of champagne and sweet treats. The result is an ultra-glam Vogue-like four-page spread in the 10th edition of Jenn’s glossy print magazine which just launched last week. Read on for all the details…
The party was held at Maison Principale, a grand and elegant event space in a former church. Some of you may remember it as the former home to Montreal’s prestigious auction house, Iegor. We started the day in Le Mignon, the adjoining presbytery, where Charlotte Marie Flannery and her team of hair and makeup stylists (Dawn Briand, Cristina Insalaco, Taylr Kenny and Janet Persaud) gave us the glam treatment.
Here are some of Montreal’s top SOCIAL GALS (who happen to also be real-life PALS) who we featured in Jenn’s 10th anniversary edition of her Diary of a Social Gal magazine which launched last week…
TIFFANY & WALUIGI
Tiffany is a romantic aesthete with a vintage Parisian vibe and cat mom to Waluigi, her fluffy Scottish Fold, named after a mischievous gaming character. Tiffany is wearing a GANNI dress from Holt Renfrew Ogilvy and CHANEL shoes.
JESSICA & ZEUS
Feminine fashionista, Jessica (Westmount Fashionista) is known for her love of bows and passion for tiaras. Her teacup-sized Yorkipoo ZEUS is the perfect fit for her Hermès Kelly bag. Jess is wearing a Sabina Musayev dress from Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, a CHANEL tiara (her own) and Schutz shoes.
KAROLINA & RIO
Content creator, Karolina is often seen camera in hand as she’s also a photographer for multiple fashion, beauty & lifestyle brands. She may be petite, but she’s just as feisty as Rio, her Frenchie. Karolina is wearing a Valentino dress from Holt Renfrew Ogilvy and FENDI shoes (her own).
CLAUDE-ALICIA & EVE
Fierce fashion blogger, Claude-Alicia is also a new Mom with a soft spot for all things Disney and her chihuahua Eve. Claude-Alicia is wearing Giambattista Valli for H&M and GUCCI shoes (her own). Eve is wearing a striped tutu dress from Chien Mondain.
CHRISTINE ELIZABETH & HARLOW
Christine is an information broker for private investigators, fashion & lifestyle writer and lover of all animals, but especially her standard poodle Harlow. Christine is wearing Alexander McQueen from Holt Renfrew and Manolo Blahnik heels (her own).
ASHLEY & QUEEN ELIZABETH
As Public Relations royalty, (Ashley’s the founder of Rose PR), it’s no surprise she named her pandemic pup: “Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth The Corgi” -Ashley is wearing a jacket by AKRIS from Holt Renfrew Ogilvy and Saint Laurent heels (her own).
SUZANNE & MOLLY
Suzanne is: a staunch sustainable fashion supporter, A Brilliant Night for the Neuro charity co-founder, Mom of two amazing kids and dog-mom to Molly. Molly is wearing a gown from Chien Mondain and Suzanne is wearing Alexander Wang from Holt Renfrew.
JENNIFER & PRESLEY
The OG Social Gal, Jenn runs purely on adrenaline and high heels and I don’t know how she pulls it off! Perhaps perfect pooch Presley is her secret weapon. Jenn is wearing an Alexander McQueen blazer from Holt Renfrew Ogilvy, Ferragamo shades and Presley is sporting a bow tie from Chien Mondain.
CARRIE & DAPPER
I could not have gotten through the pandemic, or the recovery from breaking my leg recently without Dapper! From Jenn’s magazine: Elegant lifestyle expert who lives in a miniature carriage-house castle with her equally miniature schnauzer, Dapper. I’m wearing a GIVENCHY gown that Jennifer hand-picked for me at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy and Dapper is simply dashing (yes, I’m gushing) in his beige turtleneck and pink bow tie, both from Chien Mondain (gifted).
POSH PET PARTY PICS
Many thanks to the following: @maison.principale, @alainsimonfleurs, @holtrenfrewogilvy, @moetchandon, @charlottemarie.beauty, @yespleasemtl, @chienmondain, @mondou_calin, @billieboneco, @kambasita, @muriellezagurywise and especially, @diaryofasocialgal for entrusting me with this photo feature in your 10th anniversary edition!
For a print copy, contact Jenn at: firstname.lastname@example.org or pick one up at Tabagie Westmount Square at 1, Westmount Square.