Did Bring It On teach you everything you had to know about life? Were your parties fuelled with Smirnoff Ice? Well get ready to be hit with a wave of nostalgia: De L’Île’s most recent collection and campaign – partially (and exclusively) released on Very Joëlle today and officially launching tomorrow – pay tribute to those unforgettable years.
Judith Lemay-Bonin and Marilyne Gauthier-Leduc, the two incredibly funny ladies behind the label, decided to do an hommage to the 2000s by having a couple of our fondest memories rise from their ashes. Poppers, lower back butterfly tattoos and roaring race cars, their embroideries bring us right back to the Milky pen and way-too-low-rise jean era.
What better way to celebrate their brand new pieces, not with a bag of uncooked ramen and What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera, but with a special 2000s-themed Q&A. Judith and Marilyne, help us remember those fabulous years.
How old were you in 2000?
We were 10 when the Millennium bug happened.
Which movie did you watch a thousand times?
Peter Pan, for his pretty eyes, not his acting skills.
What was playing on your Walkman?
Judith: AQUA. Surprisingly enough, it’s the Easter Rabbit who offered me Aquarium as an Easter gift. So generous, right?
Which actor were you dreaming of slow dancing with?
Marilyne: Casper, when he turns into a young boy. I was kind of jealous of Kathleen.
Judith: The little boy who played Peter Pan. Love between us seemed possible because we were the same age, I think…
What poster was hanging right above your bed?
Our walls were plastered with Backstreet Boys posters.
Your fave drink for basement parties?
A forty of Vodkice – full-on drunk.
Your cigarillos flavor?
Vanilla, it’s classier. It was grape in reality. Shhhh.
What garment made you feel super hot?
Flared velvet pants, low-rise, laced.
Which side were you on: butterfly clips or sequined hair gel?
Sequined hair gel. #swellandrebel
The TV show you’d watch after school?
Judith: Radio Enfer
Marilyne: Ramdam, even if I was clearly too old; I would even watch Macaroni tout garni, but hey, only because it played before Ramdam.
Complete the sentence. In 2000, I dreamed of…
Judith: Performing a choreography I had invented in front of the whole school, with a chair as my main prop.
Marilyne: Getting back with Francis Martineau :(
How amazing are they? Yes, I’m talking both about the garments AND the girls. They’re hosting a pop-up shop on June 16 at the Ping Pong Club. Should be pretty phat.