Alexandra Gunn

Fashion Editor

As Fashion Editor and Columnist for Ottawa Life Magazine, Alex profiles local designers, businesses and the latest fashion trends. Her column, 'Ask Alex' is a trusted source of advice and insight for lifestyle readers across Eastern Ontario. Alexandra is a former television anchor and broadcaster who took on a range of files, from reporting the news and delivering the weather, to presenting long-form features and moderating hard-hitting debates. Alexandra regularly volunteers her time with charitable organizations in her community. You can follow her at @OttawaStyle and @AlexandraGunn.
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Hit the mark with the look that is spot on for spring

Hit the mark with the look that is spot on for spring

The spring/summer 2020 runways had a myriad of striking collections, with truly something for every taste. Ruffles, colourful leather ensembles and artisanal crochet were impactful trends, but the standouts were everyday classics: traditional colours, polka dot prints and bright hues were notable themes [...]

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

ABOVE: From the Runways: Dries Van Noten, Ports 1961, Valentino, Fendi and Versace Tropical prints and bright colour pairings took over the spring 2020 runway shows. From Marni’s optical blooms, Dolce & Gabbana’s striking palm leaf prints to Versace’s iconic jungle-print dress [...]

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The power of red

The power of red

Photo of Alex by Winter Lotus Photography One of the boldest and exciting colours to wear, red has unwavering popularity. For years, red has been a fashion-girl favourite and is a stylist staple for walking the red carpet. Being a primary colour, adding red to your overall look will naturally draw [...]

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Add some punch to your wardrobe this fall with checks

Add some punch to your wardrobe this fall with checks

Every season has its own look and fall 2019 is no exception. There are always a variety of trends that stick out, but not all of them have lasting power or transfer from the runway to everyday. The runway trends that reigned supreme this year were a reinvention of motifs, like tartan and animal prints, [...]

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In search of style: summer series

In search of style: summer series

Go ahead & jump! Jump into a fresh new style this summer with the stand-out look of a boiler suit or jumpsuit. Comfortable, minimal and suitable for almost any activity, this new look is infiltrating every summer wardrobe. The utilitarian design of a boiler suit was originally designed as a one-piece [...]

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Fresh looks and cool new trends

Fresh looks and cool new trends

When a few designers show similar designs, patterns or colours on the spring/summer runways, those become the ‘trends’ and the new must-have looks. For fashion risk-takers, there’s plenty of new fodder that will brighten up your wardrobe and add a refreshing twist. Fast-fashion brands [...]

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Pattern Power

Pattern Power

Rad plaid and cool camouflage are the patterns for this season. Revitalized with a bold, bright, modern feel, these classic print trends hit the fall/winter runways and will be filtering into your favourite stores. Look to the street style scene for inspiration and consider mixing an unexpected pattern [...]

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In Search of Style: Fall back on feminine fushcia and primal patterns

In Search of Style: Fall back on feminine fushcia and primal patterns

The Colour of Fall 2018 With undertones of blue, fuchsia is a vivid reddish purple that straddles the line between purple and pink. The striking hue is a feminine, fashion-forward and it’s giving red a run for its money as the sexiest colour to wear. It’s standing out as the top colour of [...]

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Maternity Style Must-Haves

Maternity Style Must-Haves

Congrats, you’re pregnant! Your challenge for the next nine months is dressing a growing baby bump without sourcing an entirely new wardrobe. Seems simple, right? However, the day-to-day effort of pulling together items you already own while ensuring the outfit is comfortable can be a challenge. [...]

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Wine Track Mind

Wine Track Mind

Just in time for #PinotNoirDay, Brunette The Label has partnered with Meiomi Wines to bring wine lovers a wine that’s wearable. The limited-edition “Pinot Please” sweater fuses Meiomi’s style, grace and elegance from the glass into your closet. The collaboration builds on the [...]

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