Capital Catwalk Showcases Best of Local Fashion Designers

February 3, 2016 11:19 am

All photos by Mireille Sylvester,   Ottawa’s fashion community dressed to the nines to raise money for cancer on January 30. The University of Ottawa branch of HerCampus, an online magazine for university students, hosted its 4th annual Capital Catwalk in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The glitzy […]

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How I Got My Name Back

January 5, 2016 10:55 am

By Justina McCaffrey. For me, fashion is a journey that defies the constraints of the runways around the world. It’s an industry to which I have given myself for over twenty years. However, my journey as a designer and entrepreneur has not always been easy, and like fashion, I too defied constraints to find my way to where I […]

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

January 4, 2016 12:02 pm

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

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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Three Fabulous Thrift Stores to Get You through the Holidays

December 17, 2015 2:00 pm
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Wearing mom’s old jeans from the eighties may not be a fashion faux pas anymore. The masses are flooding vintage and consignment stores, on the hunt for new, one of a kind finds with one of a kind prices. Despite the appeal of finding a diamond in the rough though, thrifting can […]

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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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