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b•l•a•c•k & w•h•i•t•e

Beautiful black. Snowy white. These elemental shades elevate our outlook. Let’s celebrate their splendour and combine them with reverence.

The Sierra dress by Duffield Design is made from sumptuous bamboo cotton fleece. Duffield offers flattering styles for all body types using soft, comfy eco fabrics. You can book a private session at the studio boutique in Dunrobin.
duffielddesign.ca; 613 832-2512

Glam up your look with a mask and handmade semi-precious or 22k gold-plated mask chain. Local social enterprises Aboutface Masks and Thank You India offer this limited edition mask-and-chain collection. A portion of chain sales goes to the Ottawa Food Bank. Five styles.
$50-$85 per set.
www.thankyouindia.com;
www.aboutface-masks.com

Canada Goose is launching its most sustainable parka to date on January 7. The Standard Expedition Parka boasts recycled fabrics, limited chemical use and responsibly sourced raw materials. It’s available for men and women and some versions have hoods trimmed in reclaimed fur. canadagoose.com

Norma Kamali’s overlapping sequin, long-sleeve, turtleneck swing dress is fun and fashionable. manhattanwest.ca

The plush fabric of Heartloom’s Rosa jacket adds subtle elegance to any look. manhattanwest.ca

Soi and Kyo’s lambskin nappa mittens zip open at the top, while the faux-fur lining keeps your hands warm. nordstrom.ca

Got your LINC yet? This new, made-in-Ottawa gadget is a contact-free everyday tool that can open doors, press buttons, carry items and interact with touch screens. Creator Troy Crosby, an expert machinist, is also an Algonquin College professor. lincedc.com

This elegant woven jacket by Frank Lyman is as versatile as it is comfortable. It will dress up your winter outfits of the day, whether you head out or work from home.
franklyman.com

The Thom Browne name tag canvas top-handle tote can hold all your daily essentials. nordstrom.ca

A distinctive heel, square toe and white leather upper make this ankle boot by designer Yuul Yie a standout. thebay.com

Available in a variety of sizes and colours, the Byron tile collection includes an abundance of quarry materials for sumptuous style. eurotilestone.com

Claim the best seat in the house in a Timeout armchair. Since there’s a choice of over 500 fabrics, sheepskins and leathers, along with various types of wood and legs, you really can make it your own. daladecor.com

This sleek Parisian desk features five drawers, round quilted gold knobs and gold cabriole legs. cadieuxinteriors.ca

Jonathan Adler’s Dora Maar pedestal porcelain bowl is an all-around eye-catcher. It was inspired by the French artist who was the muse of Pablo Picasso. thebay.com

The chic Origami pendant by Matteo Lighting has brushed gold accents and a white canopy.  astrodesigncentre.com