Alexandra Hunt

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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Spring fashion: the updated blazer

Spring fashion: the updated blazer

ABOVE: @ottawastyle’s Alexandra Hunt says that blazers are the fashion chameleon of any woman’s wardrobe. (PHOTO: Winter Lotus Photography) Traditional workwear has been turned on its head as many of us continue to make the best of the work-from-home life. By now, you will have mastered [...]

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Spring fashion must-haves from Ottawa influencers

Spring fashion must-haves from Ottawa influencers

Symone Evans @itssymonep INSET PHOTO: Vivi Gold Ring $30 and Rika Gold Multi Link Ring $30 from Kokemoi.com (PHOTO: HANS ST-PREUX) MUST-HAVE: My jewellery must-haves this spring are from my collection of fun jewellery pieces from my boutique, Kokemoi. We love classy and straightforward jewellery [...]

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Spring fashion: colour me happy

Spring fashion: colour me happy

After living through a difficult year, which included a global pandemic, social upheaval and economic distress, embrace the simple things that help you feel encouraged and uplifted. The easiest way to do this is by adding colour to your day-to-day fashion. For many designers, the inspiration for their [...]

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Fall fashion for our socially distanced lives

Fall fashion for our socially distanced lives

As we continue to grapple with the current pandemic, many of us will find it difficult to imagine how the latest fashion trends might fit into our socially distanced lives. The fall 2020 runway shows happened before our world was turned upside down but many of the looks have relevance and will help to [...]

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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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