Photo: Matt Ayotte| Stylist: Marie-Claude Boisvert | Location: Montreal | Coat : Mackage, Shoes: Vince, Purse: Michael Kors | Hair-Scarf : NordStrom

By Marie-Claude Boisvert, Chief Editor | November 9, 2017

November is here, for a Canadian like me, it means being between two seasons. Is it time to put on my big coat, my earmuffs and to cover myself in a wide scarf up to the eyes or can I still feel the soft breeze on my face? For the moment, autumn is still very present and I am delighted.

Despite the cold Canadian winter, working in a professional environment means I want a chic coat that is warm one too (despite my Quebec origin, I’m always the first to cover myself up in a thousand blankets at home).


The option of the day is a Mackage coat, a local company (Montreal). This company created by Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan in 1999 in Montreal can now be found everywhere in North America and some other countries.

Mackage was created around the belief that outerwear is an integral element of fashion. When the weather calls for layering, a coat isn’t just a part of an outfit — it becomes the outfit itself. – Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan

Their philosophy connects with many women and men (Mackage has a menswear collection since 2008) of Nordic countries fashion lovers. Since winter is an integral part of our lives, there is no choice but to assume it fully.

Did you know that the northern hemisphere of the earth is closer to the sun during the winter? Surprising! Indeed, if we compare the distance between the earth and the sun on January 3 vs July 5, the earth is closer in January. The alternation of the seasons is rather created by the inclination of the poles axis and the revolution of the Earth around the Sun. However, the distance between the earth and the sun still affects the length of the seasons

Here are some winter booties and some handbags from smallest to big!