On Wednesday, November 20th Nordstrom hosted a pre-gala cocktail party to celebrate tickets to the official gala being released. The event was hosted at the beautiful Lago Bar & Grill and featured a variety of guests including bloggers, magazine editors, television anchors, philanthropists, executives from Seattle and the official gala committee. Nordstrom will...

TOMS for Target will officially be available in stores across Canada from Sunday, November 16th. Since major designer collaborations usually skip Ottawa, it’s especially important that I note that this collection will be available in Ottawa! In the spirit of TOMS’ One for One® giving model, every purchase from the collection will result in a donation supporting...

This month is dedicated to getting to the bottom of Ottawa’s fashion problem. If we ever expect to be seen as more than the crusty stepsister of Montreal and Toronto, we need to open the floor to dialogue about why we just can’t seen to get it right in the world of luxury fashion. Sometimes people are quick to claim that the main reason Ottawa’s...

The Canadian music scene is truly something, y’all. I just find it so fascinating how certain artists have been around for years (decades, even) making music on a full-time basis yet remain largely irrelevant outside of Canada (shoot, even inside Canada) when rookies like Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne & Drake literally just blow up with one hit song and become...

H&M is opening its third Ottawa-Gatineau region location in Place D’Orleans mall on Thursday, November 13th at 11 AM.  It will be occupying the spaces once held by Bluenotes and Dollarama on the first floor, directly across from Tommy Hilfiger. Like standard H&M stores, the 20,000 square foot Place D’Orleans location will carry  men, women, and...

Glossybox, the monthly prestige beauty box service, which has been glossying up the US since 2012, will begin shipping to all territories in Canada this week. “Because we are a global company it was a natural next step to expand our operations into Canada,” said Charles von Abercron, CEO and Founder of GLOSSYBOX. “Our team in North America is top notch, as evidenced...

Another one bites the dust in Ottawa fashion. As previously reported, A-List fashion designer Alexander Wang announced plans to collaborate with H&M for an exclusive apparel and accessories collection for women and men. “Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today. He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy...

Good things happen when you shop local, y’all…I’m serious! The other day I followed Press the Fashion Magazine‘s head honcho Christopher Massardo into a gorgeous new boutique as part of a collaboration we’re working on. The boutique’s well-manicured owner gave us a grand tour of her newly renovated space as her petite wiener dog...

photography by john smith Ottawa’s fashion industry has been on a slow but steady increase over the past 5 years or so. We’ve seen billions of dollars enter our retail sector to refurbish St. Laurent, Rideau, and Bayshore malls and to create our newest one, Tanger Outlets. Despite the budget increase for infrastructure and development, we still just can’t...

Last week I was browsing my usual guilty pleasure blogs when I read a story that was absolutely shocking! It was about singer/songwriter turned reality TV star Tameka “Tiny” Harris, better known as rapper T.I.’s wife. According to the article, which Tiny recently confirmed as true, she flew to an undisclosed country in Africa to undergo surgery...