The Black Key’s new single, Lonely Boy. Featuring a dancing man. Enjoy!
First off, I apologize for not updating recently, but hopefully they will be on their way shortly.
Even though this is a fashion blog, I just wanted to take a moment discuss something close to my heart. There have been a string of tragic deaths in Ottawa recently, including cyclist Danielle Nacu and elevator mechanic Ross Angus, and my condolences go out to their family and friends during this difficult period of time. However, today I read about a truly disturbing death, of grade 10 A.Y Jackson student Jamie Hubley.
According to reports, Hubley was struggling with being bullied for his sexuality. His death comes just days after the highly publicized death of American teen Jamey Rodemeyer, who committed suicide for the same reason. While Rodemeyer’s death was covered on many news outlets and media sites due to his connections with Lady Gaga, and Lady Gaga herself speaking out about the event, Hubley’s death will most likely not be as publicized, which is why I’m taking a moment to discuss it.
I am absolutely heart broken and disgusted that teen bullying over sexuality has repeatedly lead to suicides, not just in North America but globally. This is a large issue which MUST be addressed and discussed in high schools. So please, if you are reading this, take a moment on whatever media outlet you have, and follow the It Gets Better moment by saying just that. Bullies exist; unfortunately they always will. But life gets better, there are always people who will always love you for who you are and who will support you through troubled times.
My condolences go out to Hubley’s family, and I hope Jamie has found some form of peace.
Update: Take a chance to check out David Robert’s (From Much Music’s 5 Gays 1 Girl) video for Jamie Hubley.
Also, media gossip Preze Hilton has written about Jamie’s death, read the article here.
Also there will be a bracelet campaign starting to raise awareness about Jamie Hubley. This Facebook group will have details as they emerge.
I’m finally launching today, after two months of thinking about starting this site, and then actually doing it. I want to thank Jaclyn Martino (featured below) again for helping me with the layout and making the beautiful header for the home page, Erika White for making our lovely logo, and all the people who have been so kind when I’ve randomly stopped them on the street to take their picture. So please, take a look around, leave comments, suggestions, whatever! Just stay classy. I am currently at my cottage for Thanksgiving weekend but when I return I plan on hitting the streets and getting more content.
Have a good Thanksgiving everyone! And remember:
“Fashion can be bought, style one must posses”
Jaclyn made the lovely header for the home page, so I thought I would thank her by featuring her here:
I love fall the brown boots and belt which due to different textures don’t come across as matchy-matchy, and paired with a bright pop of pink makes the whole outfit fun and flirty.
We may or may not have had a little fashion show, fashion show, fashion show at lunch while at work (don’t tell our boss), so here is another look of hers:
I love green pants, and I would get some if I actually did wear pants. Either way, another lovely outfit. If you want to check out some of Jaclyn’s other graphic design skills, check out her website here! Thanks Jaclyn!
So, I’ll be honest, this is a chance for some shameless self promotion. But I’ll get to that later.
A while ago I read that bold, brassy blondes, bright, strong reds, and deep browns where the hair colours for Fall 2011. Okay, except, isn’t that like, all of them?? Minus black…So I thought that was silly. But what trend is emerging thanks to a few celebrities, is the grunge inspired dip dye:
I am looking to work with an amateur photographer to increase the amount of photos we can get on this blog (I work during the week and have a social life and a boyfriend etc). If you are an amateur photographer, looking to work with me to take photos of street fashion for this blog, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Currently, there is no pay, but your work would be featured here and credit would be given.
Is there something you want to say about Ottawa Fashion, or about the neighbourhoods of Westboro, West Wellington or Hintonburg? If you have an article suggestion, I would be happy to feature it here. Same as the photography, there is no pay as I do not make money off of this. But your work would be featured and credit given. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org