In Full Bloom

March 31, 2015 2:29 pm
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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
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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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Nordstrom Opening: What You Need to Know

March 4, 2015 12:45 pm
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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 […]

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Chalet Chic: Aspen-Approved Attire

February 4, 2015 2:00 pm
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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 […]

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A Woman’s Wardrobe Says A Lot About Her Work Style

February 2, 2015 10:06 am
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I work with some of the brightest women in the world who spend countless hours on their education, networking endeavors, and seminars — anything to stay competitive and get ahead. Unfortunately, many of them overlook their own visual résumé as part of the package. I was most surprised recently when […]

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Capital Consignment: AMHstyle

January 5, 2015 4:00 pm
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Stepping into AMH Style is like stepping into the closet of your most fashionable friend. All the enviable, personality pieces she’s been sporting? She found them here. The women behind this cream of the crop consignment shop are sisters Alison and Joanna Hughes. Citing experience in the fashion industry as […]

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Baby it’s Cold Outside ❅ ❅

December 17, 2014 2:11 pm
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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 […]

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Victoria’s Secret Show 2014

December 3, 2014 1:51 pm
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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 […]

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Fall in Love with your Skin

November 25, 2014 3:20 pm
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Ready to fall in love with your skin? Discover the two newest products from Skinn Cosmetics! Skinn Cosmetics, founded by professional makeup artist Dimitri James, is a line of premium skincare and cosmetic products formulated using natural, concentrated ingredients. Skinn formulates and manufactures all of its own products, avoiding excess […]

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Support the Community and Score Some Steals at Salvation Army

November 17, 2014 3:04 pm
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Over 100 years ago, General William Booth recognized a dire need for affordable goods, particularly geared towards the disadvantaged and excluded groups in the community. As a response, he created the Household Salvage Brigade, a group responsible for the collection of used household and everyday items. Today, we see Booth’s […]

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Timeraiser: A Win-Win-Win Situation

November 7, 2014 10:55 am
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Going once, twice and sold, for volunteer work! Timeraiser is far from the standard silent auction: It matches people with volunteer organizations, finds non-profits eager help and supports visual artists. Coming to the Canadian Museum of History on November 8, attendees will pledge volunteer hours instead of money for artwork. “This […]

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Rockport Refined

October 31, 2014 12:22 pm
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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 […]

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Fall Favourites From Etsy

October 20, 2014 10:25 am
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With the memories of summer slowly fading away, now is a perfect time embrace the fall spirit before the snowflakes make their debut! Look no further than Etsy for all your fall essentials. Etsy, the vibrant online marketplace for handmade and vintage items, is the perfect digital destination for everything […]

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Ragtime Vintage Clothing: Vintage Couture Paradise and Halloween Haven

October 17, 2014 12:08 pm
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On Flora Street resides the bright, violet-painted Ragtime Vintage Clothing. The happy hue of the storefront is mere foreshadowing of the quirky, charming treasures to be found within. In operation for over thirty years, Ragtime summons the image of the quintessential vintage shop. Upon first arrival, you are bombarded with […]

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Ottawa’s Fabulous Vintage Clothing Scene

October 6, 2014 2:06 pm
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Flowers & Vintage is a lovely vintage boutique that doubles as a flower shop in the heart of Centretown. Idyllic and whimsical, it’s a place to go not only to shop but to be inspired. Housewife Vintage is responsible for the truly fabulous collection of vintage and second-hand clothing, shoes […]

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Fast-forward to Fall

October 1, 2014 2:05 pm
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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 […]

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Back to School in Style

September 25, 2014 2:03 pm
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Vintage Wings of Canada is a public charitable organization committed to inspiring young Canadians to become outstanding citizens and leaders in their communities. It operates year round from its newly completed state-of- the-art hangar and maintenance facility at the Ottawa/Gatineau Airport (CYND) just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Designed in […]

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