Psycho Madame I Am

Animal Instinct
As the title of this blog suggests, I live in lovely Westmount. Often this section of Montreal is characterized by its gorgeous homes, boutique shops, charming local restaurants…and its Psycho Madames. What is a Psycho Madame you might ask darlings? Well according to Darling Fiance (who came up with this charming term, or was it some relative of his? Oh well…) she is an animal print clad, be-jewelled, high heel clacking, glossy haired woman often found double parking her G Wagon in front of Holts. Her off-duty uniform runs towards Lululemon leggings and cashmere hoodies with a generous side of, you guessed it…leopard print. Well rejoice my fellow Psycho Madames and Mademoiselles, this is your season. Designers are showing countless animal prints, from leopard and feathers to snakeskin and zebra print, the shops are a veritable menagerie of options for your pattern mixing pleasure. That’s right darling, go ahead and embrace you inner Psycho Madame and have fun mixing prints with leathers and everything in between. I have to say, I’m proud to be a Psycho Madame. I’ve yet to meet a leopard print that I haven’t enjoyed wearing and I’m loving all of the great prints and embellishments that are popping up all over the place. And as for double parking in front of Holts, well I haven’t…yet. Darling Fiance won’t let me drive his shiny, fancy-pants car.


  1. lissy

    October 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I’ve always been an animal print lover! Perhaps I too am a psycho madam (though you’ll catch me nowhere in lulu lemon…gym clothes only at the gym for me).

    1. jessica

      October 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      I can’t picture you in anything less then fabulous Lissy, animal print or not. Your use of color is always so gorgeous!

  2. tricia

    October 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I used to work on Greene Avenue (along with Xina), and let me just say- you nailed that Psycho Madame description! LOL

    1. jessica

      October 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      hahah I love it! I knew my Montreal girls would totally get it!

  3. Neris

    October 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

    amazing picks! love all the shoes 🙂

    Happy Friday!


    Fashion Fractions

    1. jessica

      October 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much Neris! xx

  4. StyleOnTheCouch

    October 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    That’s a great name lol. I’m scared of these prints, I might buy a clutch but that’s as animaltastic as you’re going to get from me. Remind me when black and white is “in” again please 🙂

    1. jessica

      October 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      You can never go wrong with black and white…a good healthy chunk of my closet is black and white pieces. Thank being said, I def. have a good healthy does of psycho madame in there as well.

  5. Fash Flood

    October 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

    You’re hilarious -psycho madams!
    Love the lining on the boots to the far left. How clever is that?

    xo, Fash Flood

    1. jessica

      October 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks darling! Those boots are pretty killer aren’t they??

  6. ETTE

    October 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    The outfit second from the right is dreamy.
    Jess, Email me – can I take your image and repost it on my blog with a link back?
    love love love

    ♥, Ette

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