Fashion

Unmasking Your Style

Masks are the new normal, and the latest way to express your sense of style. By Julie Beun The friendly but firm soundbites from Canada’s chief medical officers started early in the pandemic—a good thing—but which masks? Which style? And where can we get them? Four days into Ottawa’s lockdown in...

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Pleasure in a Box

Now that we’re spending less time “out there,” it’s an extra thrill to open a box full of goodies that arrives at the front door. Especially when it’s from FabFitFun. A popular seasonal subscription box, FabFitFun delivers the latest and greatest offerings in beauty, fashion, fitness and wellness...

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IN SEASON

by Jennifer Geleta This fall, your outfits of the day #ootd are apt to be more spontaneous and intuitive than the typical nine-to-five garb of previous years. Enjoy the freedom to get comfy or glammed up to suit your mood and schedule. This is the ultra-cozy Pokoloko Long Jacquard Alpaca Sweater...

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Fresh Inspo

Blue Crush Eye shadows: Sappho New Paradigm in Tanya, Pacifica Blue Liner: Glossier Color Slide in Adult Swim In the Pink Liner: Ilia in Knockout Lips: Fitglow Lip Serum in Go Maroon Magic Rituel de Fille Eye Soot in Viscera Aether Beauty Crystal Gemstone in Reawakening Liner: Glossier Color Slide...

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LESS is MORE

By Mitchell Kellar The Luxury of Sustainability As we enter a new decade, fashion sits near the top of a pile of the most wasteful, polluting industries in the world. Since the start of mass production, the fashion business has been tied to a number of ugly socio-economic problems such as...

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Museum Chic

Miguel’s overcoat, sweater and jeans are from H&M and his shoes are from ALDO. You’ll find Brianna’s utility trend jumpsuit at H&M and her pumps at ALDO. Megan’s snakeskin jumpsuit is from Banana Republic, her hair clips are from White House Black Market and her earrings are from ALDO...

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In Season

By Jennifer Geleta Embrace all the hot possibilities for cold-weather dressing. Natty accessories, elegant cover-ups, distinctive day and evening wear, and kicky animal prints will add some spice to the months ahead. ANIMAL INSTINCTS Strut your stuff with exotic style in these ultra versatile...

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The New Age of Luxury Timepieces

Fashion InsiderBy Mitchell Kellar Acquiring a watch is not simply about telling the time. It’s about the story, the craftsmanship, and the cachet of having a work of art wrapped around your wrist. Collecting timepieces is a fine art in itself, and now with a boom in demand for certain luxury models...

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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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