Fashion

Forward Thinking

Styled by Blackbook Lifestyle, photos by Ashley Fraser Fall’s separates celebrate personal taste over a single must-have piece. Trend up for crisp, cool temperatures with some of the most gorgeous textures and styles for the fall 2019 season. Looking like a million dollars was never easier with...

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Stepping Into Her Shoes

Since the pitcher hung up his cleats, his wife is batting 1,000 as a luxury shoe designer. For Erik and Jessica Bedard, the shoe fits beautifully on the other foot. By Pam Dillon, Photos by Miv Fournier Jessica Bedard first fell in love with a pair of shoes when she was five. “They were yellow...

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All Hail King Richard

50-year reign for Ottawa’s most notable fashion designer By Pam Dillon When Richard Robinson was a boy, he’d return home from school and be transformed. As he donned his royal robe, a bedspread, and paused to descend the staircase, gone was the working-class Gatineau kid. “I was king,” he says...

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Spring Fling

What does it mean to be bold? Daring silhouettes, bright colours, opulent styles and lush fabrics, for starters. To be bold is to let your individuality shine—with confidence and passion—through your personal style.  Those who dare turn heads are fashion storytellers, dreamers, risk-takers...

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IN SEASON

The forecast calls for updating your wardrobe with fresh new looks in flattering shapes, eye-catching shades and touchable fabrics. Here are some up-to-the-minute options for dressing your best. Pretty Chic Celebrate the sunny weather with gorgeous style in this chartreuse georgette top and...

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Integral Style

ECO FASHION REBOOT At the beautiful and lush Aquatopia Conservatory, we showcase eco-conscious brands that share a vision for a sustainable future. Luxurious, high performance eco- and cruelty-conscious cosmetics are also featured, in keeping with the theme of sustainability. Those beauty brands...

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Fetching Looks

They Go Everywhere With Us Photography by Brittany Gawley, Throne Photography Styling by Laura Nolan, Models International Management Batting their real, unadorned eyelashes and sporting their glorious, genuine fur coats, our canine companions are effortlessly fashion-forward. While dog couture and...

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Glitter, Spice & Everything Nice

It’s cold outside, but inside? It’s sizzling. The stunning colours and textures of this season’s party-ready fashions will inspire you to make reservations … or host a soiree of your own.

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Unbridled Style

Story and styling by Blackbook Lifestyle Photos by Ashley Fraser Autumn is fashion’s favourite season. A juxtaposition of contrasting shades, organic textures and opulent styles. As the cooler air breezes in, layers envelop us just as bright leaves blanket the quintessential autumn scene. We’re...

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In Season

There are all kinds of on-trend ways to make a fashion statement this fall. Chic outerwear, plaid, animal prints, haute western looks, grommets, boots, statement footwear, artsy options, prints, layers – you name it, you can embrace it in a way that flatters and fits your lifestyle.

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Out With the Old

Earlier this year, the Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design awarded the distinction of Designer of the Year to Joseph Puzon. LUXE was part of the judging panel this spring. In this excerpt, Puzon explains the meaning behind his designs and what gives him inspiration to achieve the best.

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Fashion game changers

Let the games begin by bringing your fashion A-game to the table this spring By Janet Wilson Photography by Ashley Fraser Styling by James Jefferson Shot on location at Casino du Lac-Leamy Hilton Stand out in high-rollin’ style and sparkle this season in sequined gowns, cheerful pastels and...

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