Grande Premiere 2014

April 22, 2014 4:43 pm
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Who will be Ottawa’s Fashion Designer and Couturier of the Year? OLM’s Fashion Editor, Alexandra Gunn will be on the celebrity judges’ panel to help determine the emerging designer of 2014. The fashion show will feature Richard Robinson’s latest collection and the collections of the new emerging fashion designers and couturiers, […]

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There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Leather for Montreal’s LaMarque

April 8, 2014 12:36 pm
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There’s no question that leather is a closet staple and in the past few years, it’s been featured on every runway for every season — even summer! Hailing from Montreal, LaMarque is a modern brand that specializes in stylish leather essentials for both men and women, whether you want to incorporate […]

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Ask Alex: Call of the Wild

February 28, 2014 10:08 am
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Q: Alex, I’ve been seeing animal prints everywhere lately. Is it too late buy into this look? A: Animal print is not going anywhere any time soon. It’s just one of those trends that won’t go out of style. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already been […]

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Standard Apparel Launches Eco-friendly Nau Line

February 26, 2014 3:04 pm
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 This month will be an exciting one for you Ottawa eco-friendly fashionistas! Standard Apparel is distributing their Nau line: Portland-based apparel and accessories, in Ottawa. Nau creates modern and fashionable urban and outdoor apparel and accessories for both men and women. They have committed to reducing their carbon footprint by […]

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For the Alternative Bride: Ottawa’s First Love, Handmade Show

February 7, 2014 3:37 pm
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If a Pinterest dream wedding board could come to life, complete with vintage accents, burlap decorations and personal DIY touches, then it would exist as Ottawa’s indie bridal shop The Handmade Bride. Delicate paper bunting strewn across its white-washed walls, paper flower bouquets revealing antique brooches and even an 19th […]

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In search of Style

January 29, 2014 2:36 pm
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New Year, Fresh Skirt If there’s one key piece of clothing to update in your 2014 wardrobe, it’s the skirt. From A-line and pencil to trumpet and fit and flare, there’s a skirt silhouette to flatter every figure. Take your pick and pair it with a sweater or cardigan for […]

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Scottish Designer Alice Palmer Debuts Intergalactic Collection

January 20, 2014 1:58 pm
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Inspired by the extravagant costumes of comic book superheroes and villains, Scottish knit-wear designer Alice Palmer’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection is all about bold expressions of colour and marbled patterns. Reminiscent of thermal body scans that outline the contours of the body with bright colours, the collection uses knitted jacquard techniques […]

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Digging for Treasure: The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show Arrives in Spring

January 10, 2014 9:51 am
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It’s never too early to begin strategizing and preparing for the best deals in town. Vintage shoppers, treasure hunters and pickers will soon get their fill of costume jewelry, Chanel suits and Hermes scarves at the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show happening in April. For almost 30 years the event has […]

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Tie Cleaning Tips for Holiday Stains

December 20, 2013 12:29 pm
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Is that eggnog on your tie? Or some other festive beverage you’re wearing? As we head into the holiday season with office Christmas parties abound, don’t forget to care for that staple part of your uniform—and style—that’s around your neck. Ties have become fashion symbols for both men and women, […]

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Year in Review with Lisa Tant

December 18, 2013 3:00 pm
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It’s without question that Lisa Tant is a fashion insider. With over 16 years of publishing experience at Rogers working as the Editor-in-Chief at Flare and Chatelaine and as the Publisher at Hello!, Tant has become a recognizable name and one to follow. Tant has made the leap from magazines […]

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What would you wear on a night out to a casino?

October 3, 2013 12:32 pm
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Women always want to look their best when going out in public. While spending the evening out on the town, women strive to select an outfit that makes them look their best and also fits the expected manner of dress for the occasion. An evening out at the casino can […]

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Too cool for school

September 10, 2013 2:05 pm
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Campus or classroom, hit the halls in style. Offering over 60 brand names, NRML Femme on Rideau Street in the ByWard Market is the place to go for hip clothes, shoes, even backpacks and headphones! PHOTOGRAPHER: Paul Couvrette, Couvrette Studio www.couvrette-photography.on.ca ASSISTED BY: Christina MacPherson STYLIST: Alessandra Gerebizza ASSISTED BY: […]

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Mad for Mod

August 20, 2013 9:16 am
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Want an edgier look? Stylize your final weeks of summer with a nod to the mod squad. This trend originated in London, England, peaking in the early to mid-1960s, with multiple resurgences since. There’s no denying why this trend continues to pop up on runways and this season, there’s no […]

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A Love for Louboutin

July 26, 2013 12:43 pm
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Christian Louboutin’s shoes have adorned the feet of the world’s most famous and glamorous women. His signature glossy, red soles mark a blend of craftsmanship and distinct elegance that has helped build one of the most successful shoe brands in the world. Since launching his business over 20 years ago […]

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Easy on the Eyes: Ray-Ban Ice Pop Sunglasses Are Ideal for Summer

July 23, 2013 1:09 pm
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For Summer 2013, Ray-Ban has released the Ice Pop Collection, featuring the original 2140 Wayfarer style in six cool new colors with translucent frames and matching colored lenses: mint, grape, blueberry, citrus, strawberry and watermelon. Sounds tasty! The awesome transparent Ray-Ban Wayfarer Ice Pop collection will be a huge hit this summer. The iconic Wayfarer designs have […]

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From Russia (and South Korea) with Love: Be uniQ Fashions Come to Ottawa

June 27, 2013 12:53 pm
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It started with a mutual passion and a desire to make a dream come true. Only four years later, this desire culminated in the opening of Be uniQ, a boutique store in the ByWard Market specializing in one-of-a-kind fashions from South Korea. Yesterday, the young owners of the boutique, Karen […]

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Magdalena Tello: Ethnic Jewelry to Watch for This Summer

June 10, 2013 10:27 am
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Inspired by ancient treasures and the simplicity of modern architecture, the jewelry designs of Magdalena Tello are organized into six collections and feature quality materials from the world over.  Born in Spain, Tello’s love of traveling, fashion and crafts influenced her to study design and gemology in London and Jaipur, […]

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