Fashion

Personal Vision and TWIGGY VIBES

Photos by Elen Marti In today’s selfie culture—filtered, retouched and edited to unrealistic perfection, there’s power in celebrating individuality. Former model Elen Marti knows all about it. That’s why, as a...

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Taking a SHINE to the Château Laurier

Photography: Kathi Robertson & Michael Lucy It’s party season. Get yourself some glad rags that shimmer, shine and make you feel marvellous. In the following pages, the stars have aligned for inspiration: Supermodels Herieth Paul and Lilly Nguyen dazzle in luxe finery. Fashion pros Leslie-Anne...

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Cruising to the Fashion Spotlight

It’s easy to imagine Andrea Bahnam on a yacht at Cannes. Svelte and poised in a chic bikini, she dives effortlessly into the shimmering sea. Of course Andrea has designed that bikini, and all the other must-haves for a lounging on a superyacht on the Côte d’Azur. This celebrated young fashion...

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In Season

Put a little spice and sophistication back into your wardrobe. Au courant colour, texture and a whole lot of swagger will add oomph to your outfits for each day.
Curated by Jennifer Geleta

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Shades of Grace

Imagine a perfect day. A glamorous mansion. A beautiful couple who are effortlessly elegant in head-to-toe hues. This colour story, in shades of blue, mauve, teal, onyx and red, showcases the possibilities of monochrome dressing. Impossibly soigné and flattering to boot, the look projects...

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Downtown Fashion Scene Heats up

Head to the ByWard Market and Sussex Drive for chic, on-trend finds By Hattie Klotz There are good things happening in the ByWard Market. Long due for a renewal, the area is shortly going to benefit from over $1.5-million in government funding to give it a facelift. And while infrastructure...

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IN SEASON

Tired of those same old outfits? Bust out of your comfort-wear cocoon and embrace some colourful, statement-making looks that spark joy. Skittles Scarf Designer Anu Raina is causing a stir in art and fashion circles. This square silk satin scarf is one of her original prints, designed and...

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All DOLLED UP AT THE OTTAWA ART GALLERY

Lewking good in the Firestone Gallery: Mike O is wearing a shirt and pants from E.R. Fisher. His belt and shoes are from Nordstrom. Reid’s Alice and Olivia blouse and pants are from Nordstrom. Her boots are by Maison Bedard, and her earrings, by Dconstruct, are available at the OAG gift shop. ...

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Stitches in time

Renée Barbara Berezowski is designing a new legacy after taking over the Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy. By Janet Wilson Photographs by Finnigan Lin finnsquare.com For 51 years, celebrated fashion designer Richard Robinson’s name has appeared on a storefront in the ByWard Market—weathering...

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RETRO VIBE

From vintage fashions to yesteryear diversions, nostalgia is on trend. By Julie Beun | Photos by Angela Holmyard The vintage baby pink, square-toed patent leather Louis Vuitton ankle boots winked at me from inside their glass display case at Ragtime Vintage Clothing. I adjusted my facemask and...

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New Spin on Workday Dressing

Now that WFH (work-from-home) outfits are a fashion movement, there’s more freedom than ever to determine your own dress code. It’s time to move the pencil skirts and obligatory blouses to the back of the closet and embrace a little more comfort and personal flair. Whether you’re dropping the kids...

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Fashion Insider: Fashion: A MARKET CORRECTION

Despite recent trends that have been anything but fashion-forward, new opportunities and styles will arise for a new time. By Mitchell Kellar So far, 2020 has seen a drastic upset in consumer spending, with the fashion industry one of the hardest hit sectors. While there are a number of factors to...

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