Alexandra Gunn

Fashion Editor

As Fashion Editor and Columnist for Ottawa Life Magazine, Alex profiles local designers, businesses and the latest fashion trends. Her column, 'Ask Alex' is a trusted source of advice and insight for lifestyle readers across Eastern Ontario. Alexandra is a former television anchor and broadcaster who took on a range of files, from reporting the news and delivering the weather, to presenting long-form features and moderating hard-hitting debates. Alexandra regularly volunteers her time with charitable organizations in her community. You can follow her at @OttawaStyle and @AlexandraGunn.
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Fresh looks and cool new trends

Fresh looks and cool new trends

When a few designers show similar designs, patterns or colours on the spring/summer runways, those become the ‘trends’ and the new must-have looks. For fashion risk-takers, there’s plenty of new fodder that will brighten up your wardrobe and add a refreshing twist. Fast-fashion brands [...]

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Pattern Power

Pattern Power

Rad plaid and cool camouflage are the patterns for this season. Revitalized with a bold, bright, modern feel, these classic print trends hit the fall/winter runways and will be filtering into your favourite stores. Look to the street style scene for inspiration and consider mixing an unexpected pattern [...]

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In Search of Style: Fall back on feminine fushcia and primal patterns

In Search of Style: Fall back on feminine fushcia and primal patterns

The Colour of Fall 2018 With undertones of blue, fuchsia is a vivid reddish purple that straddles the line between purple and pink. The striking hue is a feminine, fashion-forward and it’s giving red a run for its money as the sexiest colour to wear. It’s standing out as the top colour of [...]

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Maternity Style Must-Haves

Maternity Style Must-Haves

Congrats, you’re pregnant! Your challenge for the next nine months is dressing a growing baby bump without sourcing an entirely new wardrobe. Seems simple, right? However, the day-to-day effort of pulling together items you already own while ensuring the outfit is comfortable can be a challenge. [...]

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Wine Track Mind

Wine Track Mind

Just in time for #PinotNoirDay, Brunette The Label has partnered with Meiomi Wines to bring wine lovers a wine that’s wearable. The limited-edition “Pinot Please” sweater fuses Meiomi’s style, grace and elegance from the glass into your closet. The collaboration builds on the [...]

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

With fresh tulips at the market and spring fashions marking a path toward warmer weather, I sort through my closet to hide away all of my winter staples and clear some space for new additions. I’ve always found that by assessing what I need (and want) for the coming season, that I’m able [...]

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#OttawaStyle

#OttawaStyle

Ottawa’s group of fashion bloggers and social media mavens has grown in the past year, with some notable departures as people move on — often to Toronto — but the overall fashion community remains a force to be reckoned with. We’re highlighting some mainstays who have graced these [...]

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Knitwear season is here! Ottawa’s frosty weather can chill you to the bone so invest wisely in this winter staple. This year, the humble cable knit is getting an upgrade with oversized silhouettes and dramatic detailing but before you refresh your collection, make sure any new sweater selection [...]

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Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Feature photo by White Lotus Photography I am instinctively drawn to metallic colours, and there’s no shortage of glimmer and glitz come the holidays. From 24-karat gold to rose-gold shades, it will add a glamorous edge to any look. Celebrity style stars have been seen wearing this top [...]

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Cottage Life

Cottage Life

Feature Photo by Ping Hu / Alex is wearing an off-the-should dress by Ralph Lauren $119 Nautical Stripe Joe Fresh $19 Teva Original Universal Sandals $99 at the Hudson's Bay From Gatineau to Muskoka, Ottawans are fleeing the city heat in search of the laid-back lake lifestyle. [...]

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