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Every year, readers of Cult MTL vote for their favourite people, places, arts, shops, services, bars and restaurants. Among all this, there’s a category for Best Fashion Designer and we’re glad to announce we made it to the top 10. Thank you for your votes, it really means a lot to us!

Click here to discover the readers’ picks for this year’s Best of Montreal.

Anabelle Nicoud from La Presse + has visited our workshop to interview designer Marie-Eve Emond. She portrays Betina Lou as a one-of-a-kind brand that has distinguished itself over the years by offering timeless, sixties inspired, yet modern pieces.

Anabelle Nicoud, La Presse +
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Elle Québec was promoting slow wear in its January issue. The famous magazine quoted Betina Lou’s designer, Marie-Eve Emond. Since her designs are timeless and made to last, she explained that she could wear different pieces from various collections by mixing and matching them.

Laure Juilliard & Martina Djogo, Elle Québec

Marie-Eve Emond has been interviewed by Patricia Gajo in Fashion Magazine’s latest issue : “celebrating a five-year milestone, the designer talks about her foray into outerwear“. Through this article, she explains why she wanted to introduce a brand new line of coats and accessories.

Patricia Gajo, Fashion Magazine

The editors of Coup de Pouce magazine love Betina Lou’s feminine look, which seems to ‘summon the sun’s warming rays.’ The Frida blouse with the Nina skirt is perfect for a day at the park or dinner with the girls.


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“Inspired by the insouciant styles of his beautiful heroines, including his then-wife Anna Karina and a boyish Jean Seberg in Breathless, we shop the best of the Nouvelle Vague”. Flare Magazine pays tribute to Godard by presenting inspirational garments, including our Adele dress from our next Spring-Summer collection.

Truc Nguyen, Flare

“The secret is in the skirt” according to Clin d’oeil magazine. Our Paula pencil skirt is a must-have this season!

Clin d’oeil

Elle Canada speaks with Marie-Eve Emond and 6 other indie fashion designers working in Canada.

Elle Canada
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Designer Marie-Eve Emond is interviewed in Baron Magazine‘s “Histoires du Bureau” article. Featured are her routine, her desk and her organizational skills!

Baron Magazine
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“Depuis 2009, ses collections sont une ode à l’élégance, au souci du détail, à la qualité et aux coupes ajustées,” says Laure Juilliard of StyleList Québec.
Her article presents the new collection and looks at the designer’s creative process, while providing an overview of the fashion industry in Quebec.

Laure Juilliard, StyleList Québec
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“I just love the subtle mix of tartan and deep dark shades in classic silhouettes and luxurious fabrics like silk, boiled wool, and viyella cotton in this timeless collection”, about the Fall-Winter 2013-14 Collection.

Erin Perez Hagstrom, Calivintage
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The designer Marie-Ève Émond explains how ethics is important in Betina Lou’s collection in this interview with La Presse +.

La Presse +
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The Spring-Summer 2013 Collection in Cliché Magazine.

Cliché

Sacha Jackson of Worn Fashion Journal stopped by the workshop to discuss with the designer, her career and Montreal.

Worn
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Clin d‘Oeil posted some pictures from our Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show, which will give you an idea of what’s coming in stores.

Clin d’oeil
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«oh internet, how i love you for constantly introducing me to new designers! my most recent discovery came in the form of the betina lou fall 2012 collection […]the result is a very wearable collection with classic pieces that mix and match perfectly. and the easy styling is so spot on for this season with that little brown beret and that casually tied neck scarf. the online shop hasn’t launched just yet, but you’d better bet that i’ll be first in line once it does!»

Erin Perez Hagstrom, Calivintage
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« Cet automne, on retrouve l’effervescence des années 60 en s’inspirant du look garçonne et chic de Twiggy, emblème de cette période », au sujet de notre jupe Colette. Notre polo Adrienne fait partie des « essentiels et des secrets pour un look réussi ».

Mélodie Wronski, Clin d’œil

« La designer Marie-Eve Emond nous propose des jolies robes de style écolière (dont deux avec un col claudine, succès garanti), des petites vestes pratiques et mignonnes, des jupes faciles à agencer et des chandails courts en tricot de laine mérinos italienne qui sont tout simplement parfaits pour l’automne ».

Julia Vallelunga, À la mode Montréal
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« La ligne de la designer québécoise Marie-Ève Émond reste fidèle à sa philosophie: du prêt-à-porter ultra féminin et intemporel qui s’inspire des époques passées. Vivement la nostalgie! »

Sarah Blanchette, Nightlife
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“I like how simple the garments are–they are just straight up classic, well-made, tailored and wearable ready-to-wear pieces.”

Jen McCabe,

36 Hours in Montreal: The New York Times suggestions include some of our favorite places: “contemporary art at the Belgo Building, vintage shopping at Citizen Vintage and Style Labo, sake at Big in Japan Bar, persian brunch at Byblos, live-music at Sala Rossa… and ‘the cutesy fashions of Betina Lou’ at Three Monkeys!”

Seth Sherwood, The New York Times
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Sarah, who writes the blog Une Parisienne s’émerveille stopped by the workshop to chat about inspirations, creativity, Montreal and vanilla ice cream.

Une Parisienne s’émerveille
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Our Heidi skirt is the “perfect match” with a striped top—a popular look this summer.

Fashion Magazine

The editor in chief of Elle Québec listed our Iris blouse among this spring’s 10 must-haves!

Elle Québec
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Clin d’œil magazine recommends our high-waisted skirts and summer stripes for petite, Audrey-Hepburn-style figures.

Clin d’œil

An interview with Marie-Eve Emond in the article “La relève : les nouvelles designers québécoises .”

Clin d’œil

“One’s to watch: We’re charmed by Betina Lou’s ‘60s-style craftsmanship”.

Fashion Magazine
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Our Jeanne wool dress in the October issue of Loulou Magazine: “Convent dresses with contrasting collars were all the rage on the fall runways”.

Loulou Magazine

« La mode de Marie-Eve Emond rappelle le style respectable des symboles du cinéma français des années 1960, comme Catherine Deneuve dans Belle de jour… »

Elle Québec

“Montreal-based designer Marie-Eve Emond of the label Betina Lou creates feminine and preppy styles that you could purchase today and still keep front row centre in your closet years from now. Along with the longevity of the brand’s pieces, another reason why we love Betina Lou is that all design and production for the line is done in Canada.”

Becky Spices, Plaid Magazine

Betina Lou on the cover of Métro newspaper and an interview in their Fashion and Design section: « Des vêtements qu’on dirait venus d’une autre époque, avec leurs teintes neutres, leurs coupes conservatrices – des valeurs sûres! – et leurs détails pratiques toutefois bien ancrés dans la réalité du XXIème siècle. »

Jessica Dostie, Journal Métro

“ Le charme discret de l’égérie. Betina Lou connaît la chanson pour faire tourner les têtes, sans décolleté, ni chichi”.

Sarah Lévesque, Nightlife

« Silhouettes ingénues chez Betina Lou »

La Presse section Affaires Style

“Betina Lou is a rather young brand of only two years and offers ready-to-wear pieces which emphasize classic femininity. The Canadian brand originated from Quebec, and has limited pieces in Hong Kong’s one and only Kapok store in Wan Chai.”

Amanda Lee, Fashionography
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“We were charmed by the girlish designs of Montreal’s Betina Lou.”

Dane Tredway, Flare
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“ Aujourd’hui j’ai découvert la marque Betina Lou et je suis conquise ! Je me reconnais vraiment dans ces vêtements : une touche de nostalgie enfantine mêlée à des robes aux belles coupes. Les années 60 semblent aussi avoir inspiré la créatrice… Tout ce que j’aime ! ”

Mademoiselle Quincampoix