It may feel as though summer is just starting to sink in here in Ottawa, but you shouldn’t be surprised that some of our favourite retailers are already gearing up for fall fashion. You won’t want to miss out. You can easily stay on trend with Nordstrom’s two week fall […]Read more ›
Articles by: Alexandra Gunn
Alexandra Gunn serves as the host of 'Hard News in 60' and 'Straight Talk in 60' for Sun News Network. With a passion for breaking news, Alexandra Gunn has interviewed the top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders and Canadian politicians. Alexandra's portfolio includes prominent roles in Sun News Network's provincial, national and international news coverage; from Ontario politics to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and their Canadian tour.
As the Fashion Editor at Ottawa Life Magazine, Alexandra covers Canadian fashion designers, local small businesses, and performance artists of all variety. Alexandra enjoys taking part is community events, judging fashion shows and announcing the latest designers and boutiques to open in the nations capital.
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Alexandra holds a truly national perspective and will showcase Life and Style questions that are relevant to citizens from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
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New to Ottawa this year, The Dailey Method is a full body workout that will work all of your major muscles (and all of the other muscles that you never knew existed) in less than sixty minutes. The two classes offered, Dailey Basics and Dailey Barre are designed to help […]Read more ›
Fun, fresh and often associated with the warmer months of the year, yellow is a worn-to-be-seen colour that will liven up your wardrobe this season. The sunny shade was seen on the Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Burberry Prorsum and Naeem Khan runways and the statement shade is also a sunshine basic at budget-friendly stores. Whether […]Read more ›
COOL KHAKI Khaki is back with a bang. Appearing in varying styles and from a number of fashion houses, sleek khaki-coloured dresses appeared on the Gucci and Donna Karan runways. Marc Jacobs offered military silhouettes and Ralph Lauren opted for safari-style glamour. The updated khaki trend works brilliantly as a […]Read more ›
Twice a year, Nordstrom rolls out the red carpet and hosts its seasonal Beauty Trend Event. For the first time, Ottawa’s first floor cosmetics department will be welcoming clients to spend some exciting one-on-one time with beauty experts and industry insiders for the latest spring beauty tips and tricks, along […]Read more ›
There’s no denying that the Rideau Canal is the prefect route for a spring run. Runners have already dusted off their shoes and have taken to the pathway to prepare for the upcoming races across Ottawa. This season, Sporting Life will be hosting their first 10k event in Ottawa on […]Read more ›
Above: Kate Spade / Michael Kors / Kate Spade / Michael Kors / Kate Spade Never Have Florals For Spring Felt Fresher From Kate Spade to Michael Kors, floral prints are all over the spring/summer runways. From graphic to abstract, the trend is easy to incorporate into your current wardrobe and […]Read more ›
Nordstrom certainly knows how to throw a party. Model mannequins, live entertainment and spring fashions had shoppers smiling from cheek to cheek as they walked through the front doors for the pre-opening gala celebration inside the store at the Rideau Centre. Food and drinks stations lined the two floor upscale […]Read more ›
Photo courtesy of The Rideau Centre This week, Nordstrom will be opening their doors to the public after months of renovations at the Rideau Centre. The long awaited opening follows extensive staff training and preparations for the Pre-Opening Gala Celebration. Ottawa isn’t the only lucky city, Nordstrom has already opened […]Read more ›
Whether you are a city slicker or an alpine enthusiast, the conditions are perfect for sporting the après-ski look. No longer reserved for high altitude, urbanites are encouraged to give their cold-weather wardrobes an Aspen-worthy makeover. However, if you’re headed to Camp Fortune, Mont Cascades, or planning a weekend getaway […]Read more ›
Featured Image: milaloulou.blogspot.ca We show you how to bundle up in style while braving the cold Ottawa climate. Ottawa weather can be tough on fashion, especially when a polar vortex makes you want to put on sweats to stay warm. In preparation for the cold weather, pair slush-ready boots with a […]Read more ›
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the most talked about runway shows on the style calendar and the 2014 production was full of sexy and sultry looks that will have you glued to your television when it airs December 9th. More than two years after the Olympic Games were held across the […]Read more ›
Photo courtesy of John Smith You could feel the excitement at the pre-gala party held at LAGO Bar for the soon-to-be-opened Nordstrom store at the Rideau Centre. It was a night of celebration and recognition of the two charities that will benefit from the gala scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th. […]Read more ›
Above: Melissa Lamb, Sarah Freemark, Alexandra Gunn and Carolynn Lacasse You’re likely to do a double take next time you’re in the Bayshore Shopping Centre and happen to walk past the newly opened Rockport store. The bright and airy layout mixed with trendy footwear is a step in the right […]Read more ›
Bright hues, chunky knits, sumptuous coats – fall 2014 is full of easy-to-wear pieces you’re going to love. When it comes to colour, fall fashion is all about breaking free from traditional autumnal hues in favour of more unexpected ones. Pantone Color Institute’s Leatrice Eiseman says that, “colour transcends time […]Read more ›
The countdown is on to wear your best dark frock for Harvest Noir and take part in the annual pop-up Ottawa event. Here is just a little video of what you can expect: Harvest Noir 2014: Make Magic I will be judging the fashion show and there will be lots […]Read more ›
It’s a wrap! Another season, another New York Fashion Week. Models, designers and fashion enthusiasts descended on New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to see the shows, meet-up with fashion friends and to take part in one of the world’s biggest fashion events. Everyone knows that if you want to […]Read more ›