Not Ottawa related, but Fashion related. This fashion film parody for Vena Cava is truly amazing, not to mention it stars the great Lizzy Caplan. Enjoy:
One of things I was most excited about seeing at Ottawa Fashion Week on Friday was what people were wearing off the runway. I was delighted to meet so many nice people, many of whom were also Fashion bloggers to please take the time to check out their sites!
Sabrina Kwan, Sincerely Sabrina, and Laura.
Megan and Crista, who were working the event.
Erika and Lina and a photographer for an Ottawa based fashion blog (I forgot your name and site, sorry!)
My friends Erika and Lina excited about the show.
Yours truly rocking Winners (gotta love Winners).
How my feet felt by the end of the night (I don’t do heels well).
Once again, a great experience. I was sad I was only able to attend one night, and look forward to the next one in Fall 2012. It was so nice meeting so many great and new people, and being exposed to truly Canadian and local fashion. Now, off to find that stripped dress…
Take care darlings.
I had the pleasure of spending the last few days in Toronto visiting friends. While there I got the chance to stroll around the always cool Kensington Market which is filled with amazing vintage stores, such as Bungalow! We also headed down Queen Street West and checked out Fashion Crimes, an amazing boudoir of sequins, feathers, leather, tool, sparkles, and general gorgeousness. So enjoy the pictures, and get a napkin because some of these pieces are drool worthy!
I love all that Toronto has to offer but my heart will always be in Ottawa!
Counting down the seconds to a new year…
I freaking love sequins.
And so does Ainsley, in this lovely vintage sequin cardigan (gifted). Sequins are always a winter classic, we wear them to holiday parties and for fun nights out.
I love the colours in this garment; the darker hues of purple, teal, green and blue take away from the insanity of the sequins and make it an easy piece to integrate into many different kinds of outfits; party wear of course, but paired with more muted whites, creams, blacks and denim it can work for daytime as well. I’m going to steal it in her sleep.
(Photo taken in Hintonburg)
Hope you all had a wonderful amazing evening.
I sure did.
I’ve noticed that the androgynous look from the mid to late 90’s/early 2000’s is hitting the runways and streets again in a more grungy, less clean-cut version. This trend is being excelled right now in part to the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s novel “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“, and as I’m sure all you fashion loving people out there already know, H&M is even doing a whole line of clothing based off of the main character:
I personally am really excited to see how this line does at H&M. Especially since H&M is an extremely accessible retailer and the runway trends they translate into their affordable collections become seen all over the streets of many major cities, including Ottawa. If this line does well, expect to see this trend continue.
I feel like the new, 2011 (soon to be 2012) vision of Androgyny has extended itself from the original in a few ways, and I think that is simply because men’s fashion has changed as well since the 90’s. Androgyny to me now means, adoring soft dresses and tops with hard details such zippers, studs or leather, lace up combat boots or motor boots with hard metal details, disheveled leather jackets and hair, and of course, tight, worn out pants.
Zara, V-Back Dress
Urban Outfitters, Sparkle and Fade Circle Stud Blouse
Aldo, Statler Boot
Banana Republic, Leather Bomber Jacket
So, buy yourself some combat boots, and watch this music video for “Androgyny” by the classic 90’s band Garbage. I love all the outfits worn by Shirley Manson throughout the video, and the whole thing makes me want to do a line of coke in the bathroom and kiss a bunch of people:
And in case I don’t post before 2012, have yourselves a badass New Years, don’t do break any hearts and don’t break anything expensive.