Fashion

Power Dressing

  Creative Direction: Blackbook Lifestyle Photography: Ashley Fraser Stylist: Melissa Guenette for Bayshore Shopping Centre Makeup: Amy Gatschene Hair: Krista Price Clothing and accessories: Bayshore Shopping Centre Location: Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites and Cooper’s Gastropub As the...

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It’s a Wrap

By Beka Shane Denter and Photos by finnsquare.com Designer Krista Norris focuses on two timeless fashion pieces, the Maverick Shawl and the Wingtip Scarf. Ottawa-based designer Krista Norris started sewing when she was just five years old. “My Oma was a seamstress at Eaton’s in Oshawa, Ontario. I...

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A Fashion Original

By Beka Shane Denter Photos by Richard Tardiff It’s all about the clothes for designer Frank Sukhoo.  Frank Sukhoo is one of Ottawa’s best-kept secrets. His discreet showroom is located on the corner of Dalhousie and Cathcart, just a few blocks from the Byward Market, and stepping into Sukhoo...

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Making Spirits Bright

WHO SAYS WINTER HAS TO BE DULL AND DREARY? GO FORTH AND BE BOLD. Photography + Creative Direction: Brittany Gawley Makeup: Lyz Plant Hair: Lori Dyck, Showpony Hair Models: Kelsey B and Sydney of Models International Management Kelsey is wearing an I Love Mr. Mittens hand-knitted 100 per cent...

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Uptown Style Downtown

Dress up and head downtown for a capital time. Whether you’re attending a chic celebration at a restaurant or lounge, a performance at the National Arts Centre or an opening at the National Gallery of Canada, arrive in style. Creative Direction and Photography: Brittany Gawley Stylist: Sophie Jolin...

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In Season

Animal prints are spot on. Patterns are showing up on everything from bags to footwear, and iconic ‘60s looks are on-trend for the tail end of 2019. Embrace the fashion possibilities and enjoy strutting in style this fall. Sophisticated Knitwear Who said comfort and sophistication have to be...

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Fall in Love With These Beauty Finds

By Melody Iafelice Vooqo – Anti Aging Skin Routine A deluxe, conscious beauty skincare system made right here in Ottawa, that uses natural and organic ingredients only, to work with your skin’s natural processes for long-term care. When skin has had too much exposure to dust, pollution and...

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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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