You may notice things are looking a little different lately. Our blog has also had a make over so you will now be able to get the latest updates here.

If you subscribe to our current blog you should still receive the updates. If there are any glitches, feel free to subscribe again on the new blog site (or email us for any help!) We hope you like our new {virtual} home!

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If you follow us on twitter or Facebook, or made it to our November event you probably are well aware of the level of excitement we have over our new beauty lines that we’ve introduced in the shop for the holidays! This time of year always seem to sneak up and then get very, very busy but in our humble opinion it’s also important to slow down a bit. Taking care of yourself  is a founding value of our new organic skin care line Belmondo so to say we feel like it’s a complete meeting of the minds would be an understatement. Every care is taken to create the nourishing products and attention to detail is unparalleled….glass bottles and organic cotton carrying cases truly make you feel like you are having a little experience every time you use your favourite product.

You can view our complete Belmondo selection online here, but Nicole has chosen a couple of her favourite picks that should fall into the “one for you, one for me” category of gifts this season!

After the Rain toner

This toner is something I wasn’t sure I would use, and now I can’t live without it! I have sensitive skin and the coolness and soft scent of this toner feels amazing. It is alcohol-free so there isn’t that awful tight face feeling after you use it. Another bonus? It actually can be used as a natural deodorant which means it will be easier to continue to eliminate other chemical-heavy products from my life. If you want to try just one product from the line, After the Rain would be my top pick!

but if you’d like to try another may I suggest…

The Cloud face cream

I. love. this.  I don’t know what’s up with Vancouver weather sometimes …apparently all it does is rain here (according to the rest of the country) and humidity should be through the roof but somehow my skin can still feel dry! I’ve been pretty generous slathering The Cloud on lately but a little bit goes a long way. I’ve been heaping it on as an excuse to use it as a hand cream during the night as well. Are you seeing the theme here of Belmondo products being multi-purpose?

Travel/Gift set – complete with organic cotton carrier bag

The five piece travel and gift set is probably one of the nicest gifts you could give to someone (or, let’s be honest, to yourself). It comes with five airplane-friendly sized products: The Rain Face Cleanser, After the Rain Face Toner,  The Cloud Face Cream, The Dunes Face Exfoliant, The Nectar Hand and Body Butter. This kit has been perfect on a couple of airplane trips (no problems with Security, thank you!) and a road trip. I am a last minute packer and being able to just toss this in my bag and rush out the door is exactly what makes my life easier. The glass containers are light and the organic carrying case keeps everything together. Once I’ve used up  a certain product (ahem, After the Rain perhaps) I’ve just purchased the full sized versions and refilled my travel sizes so that I’m always good to go!

Oh, and waking up to this message in the morning doesn’t hurt either…

I hope you fall in love with this line just like I have! The Christmas countdown is ticking, but we can all still take care.


Ta da!

Our new shop body politic site is now live.

We still have a few things to work out but we hope you like the new format.

Check it out

And if you’re the impatient sort ( you can see many of our new arrivals on our Facebook page!


Enjoy 20% OFF all regular price clothing and accessories ONLINE from Nov 25, 2011 – Nov 28, 2011

Our way of saying THANKS to all of our wonderful online and “out of town” customers.

Local shoppers: don’t forget the “in-store pick up” shipping option as well!

HAPPY SHOPPING and thanks!


We are all looking forward to seeing you tonight, 7-9PM!

Please remember to bring a donation for the Vancouver Food Bank 

Here’s to a fun evening…

Save the Date!

Join us on Thursday, November 24th

7:00-9:00 PM

208 E 12 Ave, Vancouver BC

We are very happy to be co-hosting our holiday season event with our new friends from Belmondo! To introduce this fabulous, local, organic skincare line we will be creating a relaxing evening of sparkling sips, treats from Kitchening with Carly, and complimentary hand massages. Who says the holiday kick-off needs to be stressful? Not us.

We will also be collecting donations for the Vancouver Food Bank. In-store specials will be announced during the evening as a big THANK YOU, so you will be able to treat yourself or maybe get a little something for someone special.


As the rain pours down in Vancouver today it’s no wonder this blog post is dedicated to one of our coziest pieces in the shop! We just received a new batch of contrast cowl neck hoodies. We have two colour options: black with moss green contrast or navy with taupe contrast (you know how we love our navy!). These colours were made especially for us which we think is pretty spiffy.

Shop our Contrast cowl hoodies in-store or online here!

The tunic length allows you to wear them with leggings or your Yoga jeans and you can adjust the exaggerated cowl neckline to wear it however you like. The seaming throughout brings it up a style notch and you might just find you want to wear it every day. We may be speaking from experience….

We will be open after the Remembrance Day ceremonies on Friday, November 11th, 2011 from

12:30 – 6:00 PM


image from here

Good things come to those who wait. We always sell out of our Fiji dresses so quickly so it’s always exciting to receive a new batch especially because they are always created from the most beautiful reclaimed fabrics in limited numbers. It’s perfect because this dress suits so many personalities and body types but everyone ends up with something unique. We also received a new style called The Parisian (sounds good already!) which will be perfect for the holidays. The shimmer in the fabric makes it an easy one to dress up with some festive jewels and baubles but it also pairs perfectly with your favourite, cozy, cardi and boots for a more casual approach.

This post is a bit of an attempt at creativity inspired by the blog, Miss Moss. She always does these wonderfully creative posts combining fashion and art so here is the body politic attempt! It was fun to do actually!

The Watercolour Fiji dress + Nymphéas by Claude Monet (image via here)

The Fiji in Old Rose + Aficcionado by Picasso (image via here)

The Parisian + The Floating Feather by Antonia Nell (image via here)

Be sure to stop by the shop or check out the online “new arrivals” section often as new goodies keep on arriving!

Let us know what you think of this post. We always want to keep it interesting for our lovely readers!

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