Articles by: Alexandra GunnAlexandra 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. You can follow Alexandra on Twitter @OttawaStyle and @AlexandraGunn

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Enhanced BeautyBOUTIQUE is the Rideau Centre’s Latest Big Upgrade

January 4, 2016 12:02 pm
Shoppers Drug Mart’s Enhanced BeautyBOUTIQUE is the Rideau Centre’s Latest Big Upgrade

Beauty lovers arrived at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre for the grand opening of Shoppers Drug Mart’s latest Enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE on December 2. Beauty bloggers and experts were invited to explore the store’s luxurious new environment and its prestigious brand assortment, featuring Chanel, Dior and Paul & Joe. The upgrade comes as […]

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Holiday Glamour

December 21, 2015 1:09 pm
Holiday Glamour

Just in time for soirée season, fashion editor, Alexandra Gunn, shares her garment guide for Christmas cocktails, New Year’s Eve countdowns and everything in-between.   PHOTOGRAPHY Valerie Keeler, Valberg Imaging Inc. CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES PROVIDED BY The Hudson’s Bay CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Tinseltown Christmas Emporium FOLLOW ALEX ON TWITTER @AlexandraGunn

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With this Ring: The Heirloom Connection

November 27, 2015 10:02 am
With this Ring: The Heirloom Connection

All photos courtesy of Alexandra Gunn The holidays are the perfect time to pop the question. You’re surrounded by family and friends and there’s something in the air that just makes that special moment feel even more memorable. But, before you buy the ring, make sure you consider all of […]

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COMMON Ottawa: The New Luxury Street Style

November 26, 2015 1:50 pm
COMMON Ottawa: The New Luxury Street Style

All photos courtesy of Alexandra Gunn The fashion landscape in Ottawa is ever evolving with new boutiques opening their doors to the public with hopes that they can offer something different than what’s available at the new updated malls across the city. On Thursday, Ottawa’s media will be getting a […]

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Boobyball lands in Ottawa: Rethink Breast Cancer’s biggest fundraiser comes to Ottawa raising $58,000

November 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Boobyball lands in Ottawa: Rethink Breast Cancer’s biggest fundraiser comes to Ottawa raising $58,000

Images courtesy of Alexandra Gunn Boobyball invaded Ottawa for the first time to raise funds for breast cancer support and education with this year’s ‘Planet Booby’ theme. Party-goers were transported to an out-of-this-world experience at Lansdowne Park with extraterrestrial entertainers, futuristic food and awe-inspiring open bar. This year’s astronomical event […]

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It’s Time to Clear the Room

November 12, 2015 3:22 pm
It’s Time to Clear the Room

There are certain things that we just don’t discuss at cocktail parties. However, Rogers Daytime host Derick Fage is looking to change that on November 12th. As the spokesperson for the Canadian Continence Foundation, Derek is looking to raise awareness and funds for an organization that deals with this taboo […]

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Boobyball Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser

November 10, 2015 2:07 pm
Boobyball Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser

The final countdown is on for Ottawa’s first Boobyball fundraiser in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. This years event, Planet Booby, is one of the most coveted and high profile fundraising events and will take over Ottawa on Friday, November 13th beginning at 8PM. Fashion Editor, Alexandra Gunn has tickets […]

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Boobyball Comes to Ottawa

October 14, 2015 2:01 pm
Boobyball Comes to Ottawa

The 14th annual Boobyball, Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser, kicks off next month across four major cities to raise funds for breast cancer support and education. This year’s theme, Planet Booby, will take over Ottawa for the first time on November 13th, 2015 and will transport party-goers in to an otherworldly […]

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Fall for Fringe

September 29, 2015 1:58 pm
Fall for Fringe

Seen on virtually every runway this season, including the Burberry, Valentino, Pucci, Ralph Lauren, and Chloe runways, fringe is back and will continue to remain on trend well into 2016. Today’s fringe provides texture and interest to any outfit. This season it’s hanging off the hemlines of pencil skirts, showing up as an embellishment on sweaters and is creating […]

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Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

July 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

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 […]

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Burn Baby Burn at The Dailey Method

July 13, 2015 2:00 pm
Burn Baby Burn at The Dailey Method

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 […]

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Mellow Yellow

12:00 pm
Mellow Yellow

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 […]

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Ask Alex Summer Style

June 5, 2015 9:24 am
Ask Alex Summer Style

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 […]

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Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event: Spring/Summer 2015

May 8, 2015 10:04 am
Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event: Spring/Summer 2015

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 […]

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Ready, Set, Race!

May 4, 2015 2:05 pm
Ready, Set, Race!

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 […]

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In Full Bloom

March 31, 2015 2:29 pm
In Full Bloom

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 […]

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Celebrating Nordstrom: Ottawa’s Pre-Opening Gala

March 5, 2015 2:00 pm
Celebrating Nordstrom: Ottawa’s Pre-Opening Gala

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 […]

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