With this Ring: The Heirloom Connection

November 27, 2015 10:02 am

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

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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The Wonderful Works of Andrea Warren

November 13, 2015 1:54 pm
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All photos courtesy of Andrea Warren Some artists create their work for fame and fortune, but some, like Ottawa-based visual artist Andrea Warren, create art for much more significant reasons. Warren’s art is unusual and enchanting. In some pieces, Warren combines multiple acrylic colours together to create an almost stained […]

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Five of the Most Innovative Engagement Shoot Ideas

November 11, 2015 12:07 pm

Getting engaged is a very important step in a couple’s relationship. Usually, the engagement period gives a couple time to plan their future together, iron out any major disagreements and discuss dreams and hopes. It offers them a chance to get to know one another even more and marks an […]

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Art in Fashion 613 Shines Bright

October 16, 2015 9:55 am

Photo courtesy of Art in Fashion 613 Art in Fashion 613 is bringing something new to the capital. Taking place on Saturday October 17 at Library and Archives Canada, the event is an inspired fashion and night market created by Kym Brown, the designer and owner behind Bombshell Revival Designs. Brown is an […]

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Justina McCaffrey Joins the Ottawa Life Magazine Team as a Fashion Columnist

October 10, 2015 12:09 pm

Internationally renowned high fashion designer, speaker and writer, Justina McCaffrey, has joined the Ottawa Life Magazine team and will be sharing her expert advice on all things related to fashion and style with OLM readers over the next year. “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to be […]

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Fall for Fringe

September 29, 2015 1:58 pm

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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Wesley Clover Parks

September 15, 2015 2:19 pm

For thousands of years, horses have made our lives easier.But in the past hundred years they’ve gone from being utilitarian to something more akin to friends. Their deep eyes seem to resonate an incredible emotional intelligence and calmness. Even after spending only a few minutes with a horse, it’s easy […]

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Beauty Roundup: Summer Camping

August 10, 2015 2:00 pm

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Ricketts It’s mid-summer and camping season is in full swing. Finally, you get to enjoy some reception-free downtime with the family and reconnect with nature. You don’t want to forget a thing, so you take out your packing list from last year (wow, I am so […]

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Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

July 24, 2015 1:30 pm
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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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Mellow Yellow

July 13, 2015 12:00 pm

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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RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Celebrates Festival Fashion in New Campaign

June 24, 2015 2:32 pm

Photo credit: Alexander Vlad/Captivate Creative Music festivals are all about music…and fashion! Both on the stage and on the street, artists and audience members are embracing festival fashion, from Coachella to Osheaga and now RBC Ottawa Bluesfest! For the first time, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is launching the I Love #RBCBluesfestFashion […]

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Try Orange Grove’s 14-Day Skin Care Challenge

June 17, 2015 2:24 pm

Are you in need of a spa day but don’t have time to make the trip? Orange Grove is bringing the spa to you with two weeks of easy tips and tricks! You’ll learn about everything from beauty to building flexibility with this online event. Starting on June 22, Orange […]

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Up the Ante of your Summer Pedi

June 10, 2015 3:06 pm
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What happens when two successful Ottawa business women collaborate on a new product development journey? The answer will ‘leaf you bubbling’ for more! More pedicures that is. Natalie Esau, owner of The Upkeep Shoppe (TUS) on Preston Street, has recently paired up with Rebecca Pereira, mastermind behind Ottawa’s famous Purple Urchin. […]

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Ask Alex Summer Style

June 5, 2015 9:24 am
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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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Ottawa Socialites Gather Over Shoes, Fashion and Business

May 26, 2015 12:04 pm
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Stilettos and Martinis, a social club for women who love shoes, martinis and networking, hosted its second event in the Nordstrom shoe department on Thursday, May 21. The series of Stilettos and Martinis events are organized by Bri Anderson-Jackson, photographer and owner of Voulez-Vous Boudoir Photography. Nordstrom’s Lorella Ciccone (personal stylist […]

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Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event: Spring/Summer 2015

May 8, 2015 10:04 am

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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