Wet Weather Gets a Fashionable Kick with Santana Boots

September 18, 2014 9:58 am
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The modern woman’s dilemma—in Canada and other regions exposed to insufferable weather—is staying warm and dry without sacrificing fashion (and safely trekking outdoors without breaking a leg or ankle). During the fall season’s torrential rain and cold winds, a functional rain boot that doesn’t make one look juvenile or appear […]

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Goodwill Hunting

September 16, 2014 3:00 pm
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Walking through Goodwill is much like perusing a well-organized local garage sale or flea market. With a keen eye, a great find could quite possibly be on your radar. However, it’s just as likely that you’ll depart empty-handed. That being said, Goodwill is still a spot to add to your […]

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New York Fashion Week: Street Style

September 11, 2014 2:55 pm

It’s a wrap! Another season, another New York Fashion Week. Models, designers and fashion enthusiasts descended on New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to see the shows, meet-up with fashion friends and to take part in one of the world’s biggest fashion events. Everyone knows that if you want to […]

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Ottawa’s Best Kept Fashion Secret

September 8, 2014 9:27 am
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Consignment stores, or C-shops, are experiencing a heyday lately. While technically second-hand clothing stores, their merchandise is very gently worn and sometimes not worn at all and still boasting original price tags. The fashions at C-shops are more current and high-quality, and you’re more likely to happen upon a brand […]

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In Search of Style: Wanderlust

September 5, 2014 1:31 pm

There’s something adventurous about making plans to travel abroad. Whether you’re about to hop on the next plane overseas or even if you’re staying put in Ottawa, try out these globe-trotting styles seen on the Spring/ Summer runways. It’s easy to get on trend and stay cool as the humidity […]

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Mercedes-Benz Start Up

August 22, 2014 9:45 am

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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Value Village: Second-Hand Secret Weapon

August 21, 2014 2:30 pm
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Value Village, first introduced to Canada in 1980, is a second-hand clothing paradise. No, it may not look like it at first glance. But after uncovering a few diamonds in the rough, one quickly recognizes the style potential amidst the rows and rows of clothing racks. Often mistaken as a […]

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Lazypants: What’s Your After?

August 19, 2014 3:34 pm
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Whether it is when you first roll out of bed in the morning or when you get home from a long day at work, nothing sounds better than throwing on a comfy pair of sweatpants. Right? I’ll admit it. I consider myself a somewhat-fashionista by day and a sweatpants addict […]

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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 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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Nordstrom Rideau Job Opportunities

July 21, 2014 1:30 pm

This Thursday, July 24, Nordstrom, Inc. will post 30 management positions for its upcoming new store at the Rideau Centre. The store is scheduled to open March 6, 2015 and management hiring will begin in late August. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for jobs at careers.nordstrom.com. Hiring for sales […]

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Wardrobe Woes: What Will I Wear Today?

July 7, 2014 11:29 am
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It happens to me almost every day–whether I have to be out the door in five or 50 minutes. You can find me in front of my closet, starring at the assortment of skirts, shirts, tees and jeans that only seem to be starring right back. Nothing jumps out, nothing […]

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The Perfect Pant: Aella

June 24, 2014 12:57 pm

The perfect pair of pants is waiting for you. Yes, I said it–the perfect pair of pants. Dreams really do come true! We all know the horrible feeling of going into a dressing room with a stack of pants, crossing our fingers one pair, just one, will fit and look […]

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New Anti-Aging Product a Lifeline for Skin

June 19, 2014 12:31 pm

Today there are endless outlets telling us how to take care of our skin–from moisturizer to sunscreen, it seems we can never do enough! But what about the damage our skin has already suffered when we forgot to slather on the SPF? The answer lies within doors of Holtz Spa […]

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Sole-Searching in John Fluevog Shoes

June 18, 2014 11:04 am

Written by: Lainie Towell The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo once said: “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Surely Frida never had her heels wrapped in John’s brilliance and style. Yes, it is true. It is hard to imagine my life before John. Because […]

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

June 4, 2014 1:00 pm
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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
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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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Classic Rocks

May 22, 2014 2:05 pm

EXTRAVAGANT JEWELRY DESIGNER ANDREA KOLPASKA BRINGS NATURE’S BEAUTY TO OTTAWA Raw gemstones and extravagant yet delicate designs is the down-to-earth opulence that you’ll find in her creations. The designs are made with the finest quality materials to create her diverse collection of brooches, pendants, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Each Originals […]

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