Articles by: Alexandra GunnAlexandra Gunn
Alexandra Gunn serves as the Lifestyle expert for Sun News Network (SNN), reporting on Entertainment and Style issues across Canada. She also covers these issue as the Fashion Editor at Ottawa Life Magazine where she covers Canadian fashion designers, local small businesses, and performance artists of all variety. 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. Alexandra also currently serves as the weekend weather anchor across national weekend programming. “Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast can count on me for straight answers to their daily life and style questions. Whether you are interested in fashion, performance arts, celebrity news or film you will get the inside scoop straight from the source. I look forward to sharing with you, some of the great success stories in Canadian fashion, film and art.”

Mercedes-Benz Start Up

August 22, 2014 9:45 am
Mercedes-Benz Start Up

This week, designers took to the runway in Gatineau, Quebec for their chance at competing at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. One lucky designer walked away with the green light from the judges to continue in the competition to present their collection on the main stage during Canada’s biggest […]

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Win two tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Start Up

August 13, 2014 10:02 am
Win two tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Start Up

Win two tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Start Up event in Gatineau!! Comment under this article or one of our Facebook or Twitter posts and you will be entered into a draw to win a set of tickets! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 18th. If you’re a fashion lover you […]

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C’est Fou: Ottawa’s downtown Blow Dry Bar

June 4, 2014 1:00 pm
C’est Fou: Ottawa’s downtown Blow Dry Bar

With a surge in blow dry bars appearing in Ottawa, bad-hair days just might be a thing of the past. The pop up of these new shops are courting women who want polished locks in a flash and as with most businesses, some salons are better than others. If you’re […]

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Cream of the Crop Top

May 27, 2014 1:15 pm
Cream of the Crop Top

You can’t go into your favorite store without noticing a large selection of shirts seem to have… shrunk.  Along with the sleek styles that emerge from the runway, each season brings some challenging shapes and styles as well. This season, the ‘it’ trend has been revived from the ‘90s and […]

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Ottawa’s Couturier of the Year

May 12, 2014 9:15 am
Ottawa’s Couturier of the Year

Nine contestants were in the running for the top spot as they showed their collections at the Grande Premiere fashion show held by Richard Robinson at the Hilton Lac Leamy. The judge’s panel consisted of Ottawa’s top fashion influencers:  Katherine Ellis from FAJO Magazine, Angie from Angies Models and Talent, […]

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Pastel Perfection

May 2, 2014 2:30 pm
Pastel Perfection

This spring look forward to peeling off your winter layers and slipping into macaroon pastel shades and lace pairings. Designers went for a modern twist on the traditional pastel palette by extending it to lace, prints and swaths of organza. Burberry was right on the mark with its runway collection, […]

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Spring Behavior

May 1, 2014 2:04 pm
Spring Behavior

As the weather turns warmer, the OLM team shares their secrets on seasonal must-haves, beauty essentials, and vacation locales.   

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Grande Premiere 2014

April 22, 2014 4:43 pm
Grande Premiere 2014

Who will be Ottawa’s Fashion Designer and Couturier of the Year? OLM’s Fashion Editor, Alexandra Gunn will be on the celebrity judges’ panel to help determine the emerging designer of 2014. The fashion show will feature Richard Robinson’s latest collection and the collections of the new emerging fashion designers and couturiers, […]

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Gossip Girl: Lainey Gossip Teaches Celebrity Studies in Ottawa

April 8, 2014 2:29 pm
Gossip Girl: Lainey Gossip Teaches Celebrity Studies in Ottawa

Is there such thing as Celebrity Studies? Celebrity reporter for CTV’s eTalk and co-host of the talk show The Social, Elaine Lui offered a convincing lecture at an intimate event in Ottawa bringing together media, bloggers and entertainment aficionados. Better known as Lainey Gossip, she certainly thinks the culture of […]

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WIN Two Tickets to ‘Celebrity Studies with Lainey Gossip’

April 1, 2014 1:37 pm
WIN Two Tickets to ‘Celebrity Studies with Lainey Gossip’

You think you know the latest celebrity gossip? Co-Host of The Social, Lainey Gossip is coming to Ottawa for an event you won’t want to miss. On Monday, April 7th the gossip maven will school you and your best plus-one on celebrity culture. Lainey will also be sharing an inside […]

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Oprah Chai to Come to Ottawa

March 24, 2014 2:43 pm
Oprah Chai to Come to Ottawa

First there was Oprah, the show. Then, O, the network. Now, Starbucks is taking the Oprah brand to a whole new level with — Oprah, the tea. Starbucks announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Oprah Winfrey to co-create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea, which will launch in stores across Canada and the […]

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Ask Alex: Call of the Wild

February 28, 2014 10:08 am
Ask Alex: Call of the Wild

Q: Alex, I’ve been seeing animal prints everywhere lately. Is it too late buy into this look? A: Animal print is not going anywhere any time soon. It’s just one of those trends that won’t go out of style. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already been […]

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In search of Style

January 29, 2014 2:36 pm
In search of Style

New Year, Fresh Skirt If there’s one key piece of clothing to update in your 2014 wardrobe, it’s the skirt. From A-line and pencil to trumpet and fit and flare, there’s a skirt silhouette to flatter every figure. Take your pick and pair it with a sweater or cardigan for […]

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Year in Review with Lisa Tant

December 18, 2013 3:00 pm
Year in Review with Lisa Tant

It’s without question that Lisa Tant is a fashion insider. With over 16 years of publishing experience at Rogers working as the Editor-in-Chief at Flare and Chatelaine and as the Publisher at Hello!, Tant has become a recognizable name and one to follow. Tant has made the leap from magazines […]

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Mad for Mod

August 20, 2013 9:16 am
Photography by: The Fashion Group International

Want an edgier look? Stylize your final weeks of summer with a nod to the mod squad. This trend originated in London, England, peaking in the early to mid-1960s, with multiple resurgences since. There’s no denying why this trend continues to pop up on runways and this season, there’s no […]

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A Love for Louboutin

July 26, 2013 12:43 pm
A Love for Louboutin

Christian Louboutin’s shoes have adorned the feet of the world’s most famous and glamorous women. His signature glossy, red soles mark a blend of craftsmanship and distinct elegance that has helped build one of the most successful shoe brands in the world. Since launching his business over 20 years ago […]

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Royal Baby Expected to Arrive by the End of the Week

July 17, 2013 10:30 am
Royal Baby Expected to Arrive by the End of the Week

The world is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal baby. The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed that the royal baby is expected to arrive by the end of the week. Camilla made the remark during a visit to a local children’s hospital and said that […]

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