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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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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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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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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Fast-forward to Fall

October 1, 2014 2:05 pm

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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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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Pastel Perfection

May 2, 2014 2:30 pm
Burberry Runway

This spring look forward to peeling off your winter layers and slipping into macaroon pastel shades and lace pairings. Designers went for a modern twist on the traditional pastel palette by extending it to lace, prints and swaths of organza. Burberry was right on the mark with its runway collection, […]

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Ask Alex: Call of the Wild

February 28, 2014 10:08 am
animal print

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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In search of Style

January 29, 2014 2:36 pm

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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Year in Review with Lisa Tant

December 18, 2013 3:00 pm

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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Mad for Mod

August 20, 2013 9:16 am
Photography by: The Fashion Group International

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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Q and Alex

June 4, 2013 11:32 am
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Q: I’m a woman in my fifties and I’m trying to navigate the new styles. I’m hearing that white & black is going to be popular and that it’s appropriate for all ages. Is this true? A: You can rarely go wrong when opposites attract. The black and white trend […]

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Ask Alex: Break from Black

January 23, 2013 11:55 am
Black Featured

Q: My closet has morphed into 50 shades of grey, but I’m reluctant to take part in the bright colour trend.  I usually wear all black but I’d like to purchase one statement piece in the New Year. Can you suggest something that will update my all-black wardrobe? A: Black […]

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ASK ALEX: Trend Report

November 28, 2012 1:00 pm
STUDDED LEATHER GLOVES As seen on the Burberry runway, studded leather gloves provide subtle style substance to any ensemble. Available at Holt Renfrew

Q: What three items should I add to my wardrobe this season? A: Be bright, be bold and stand out in the cold! Invest in some quality winter accessories that will make a fashion statement and function to keep you cozy. Modern updates can make over an entire look and accessories are a […]

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Ask Alex: What’s Hot for the New Year

January 6, 2011 4:46 am

What’s hot for the New Year? Alex shares her expert style advice and tips on how to create a new and improved you for 2011. Q. Alex, I’m looking for a spa that I can take my husband to that offers male-specific services. Are there any spas in Ottawa that […]

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