L*Space Swimwear has landed at VAM!

Viens Avec Moi is excited to announce the arrival of L*Space  by Monica Wise. Pieces from their Haute Tropics collection have just hit the floor and we couldn’t be more obsessed.

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Their perfect blend of rich colours, playful prints, and chic cuts will have you dreaming of warm coastlines and sunny skies.

L*Space (a brand ethically made in the USA) is inspired by their four L’s: live, laugh, lounge, love. And they encourage their customers to find their “L” in their own lives.

The L*Space girls is one who leads a chic, yet unfussy coastal-cool lifestyle, so we know it’ll perfect for all of our VAM girls.

A leader in the swimwear world, L*Space has been featured in Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour magazines (to name a few), and has been spotted on celebs like Rihanna and Cameron Diaz.

When you try one of their pieces on, you’ll instantly fall in love with the fit and the quality, so stop by the shop and pick one up while they’re fresh – you know they won’t last long!

 

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VIENS CHEZ MOI: Anne-Marie

For this edition of #vienschezmoi we are so excited to be featuring our beautiful, inspiring friend Anne-Marie, who we highlighted throughout the month of February. Anne-Marie underwent a heart transplant over a year ago and celebrated her one year anniversary with her new heart back in September❤️ . Check out our other blog posts for what Anne-Marie has been up to this past year and you will understand why this friend makes our hearts sing!!! 🎤 ✨ enjoy 👇
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Name: Anne-Marie Koeslag
Occupation: I’m a teacher
Favourite place in your home: My favourite place is our brown couch in the living room.
Why: It is to life what the time-out tree is to a serious game of tag. When we’ve had a long day, we meet up on the brown couch, forget everything, and nap. Our naps are best on a Winter day, when the sun is out and its warmth takes over the living room. Long live the brown couch 😉
Your favourite possession: My favourite possession is anything that brings me music, like Sirius in the car or the speaker in my shower.
Why: Music is everything. It calms me, it energizes me, it’s where I spend my daydreams and it’s where I reflect on life. Car or shower concerts are the best therapy in the world 🎶🎤
Your favourite VAM purchase: That’s a tough one. My Cleobella weekender bag, Krista Norris rebel wingtip scarf…I’m also REALLY excited to wear my new little Félicité butterfly top when it’s warm out!
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One Year with a New Heart

February is a time for love, and here at viens avec moi, it is a time that is very close to our hearts.

Last year we started a tradition of sharing the love during Heart Month for our dear friend Anne-Marie and her charity of choice – The University of Ottawa Heart Institute .

Thank you to each and every one of you who came out to our shopping event, Shop with Your Heart a few weeks ago. It was a huge success and your support and Paper Heart purchases throughout the month of February will make a difference in the lives of those whose hearts need a little TLC.

We wanted to share with you Anne-Marie’s progress since receiving a heart transplant in October 2014.

Mon dieu, has she been busy! In between checkups, blood work and heart biopsies at the Heart Institute, Anne-Marie is learning to live with a heart that is as full of life as she is!

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Anne-Marie in Toronto volunteering for the Canadian Transplant Games

That means completing cardiac rehabilitation and putting her new heart to work with walking, exercise and dancing, of course. 😉

She is currently completing a professional development course to prep for her return to teaching next school year. In addition, Anne-Marie has been giving back by volunteering at the Canadian Transplant Games in Toronto, as well as with the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance and coordinating the annual auction for Ottawa Therapy Dogs.

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Walking in a fashion show at the book launch for Unconform

Anne-Marie has also contributed her story to Kathie Donovan’s book, Unconform, about living a courageous life.

Anne-Marie continues to inspire us all.  This amazing woman proves to us just how life changing the work being done at the Heart Institute is.

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Listen to your Mother

Have you heard ? We are stocked with some sweet styles of Mother Denim.
Why are we so happy, you ask? For those of you who have yet to try on these ultra stretchy, ultra chic jeans, you may want to run (not walk, run) to the shop immediately as they never fail to sell out quickly!

This brand can be recognized for it’s ultra-soft feel and perfect fit. Made using fine-quality stretchy denim and cutting-edge fabric finishes, Mother Denim offers a wide range of styles and fits. Believe us when we say this is a brand you will love and live in.
Listen to your Mother 😉

Welcome, Fall

It’s official, the first day of Autumn has come and gone and the cooler weather has started to hit. So we’ve gone ahead and prepared and pulled a few looks and must have items to help you transition into our favourite fashion season, Fall. 


This light, oatmeal coloured Fillipa K wrap is the perfect transition piece! Light enough to wear now, warm enough to wear until the snow starts to fall. We’ve paired this jacket with a beautiful new two-tone Krista Norris Co. scarf – because just like you, we love supporting local! 

Are you a Filippa K lover? Scroll down to see what other new goods we have in store!


But remember, a Fall look is never complete without jewelry! Here is just a sample of our new (Canadian made) Wolf Circus jewelry now in store!


Looking for even more Fall fashion inspiration? Visit us in store and talk to a shop gal (we love giving fashion advice!) or follow us on Instagram @vamboutique for daily photo updates of beauty Fall looks and new arrivals!