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
Nordstrom 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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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
OLM #3- Pedi

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
Cool Khaki 2

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
1- Women at Stilettos and martinis

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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In Full Bloom

March 31, 2015 2:29 pm

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
Lovely Shoes

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
Rideau Mackenzie King Bridge_March 2014

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
ski chic

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

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

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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