Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ottawa Fashion Week - Some of our Saturday highlights!

Ottawa Fashion Week is over for another season and myself and Ms. Kate checked out some shows.

What did we get from the Saturday show? A fabulous mix of sparkle, turban chic, faux fur, big hair, fitted dresses and feathered fun! And inhale... that's a lot in one night ey?

Faux funkiness!
ElizBourk rocked the runway with her collection showcasing some fabulous faux fur, just perfect for the Ottawa winter! This big hat is a great statement piece that we would love to add to our wardrobe during the snowy month.


We also picked up on some fabulous details like the leopard print wrap and the faux fox tail attached to the belt.


I'm a lady
The collection from Serendipity by Kelsey McIntyre was all about ladylike fabrics and cuts, and the big hair caught our eye! Girls put down the straighteners and add some curls. Also, check out the cute feathered earrings. Perfect for adding some details without being to much of a statement.

We loved this fabulous fitted black dress. The feathered shoulder detail is simply stunning. Definitely a new look to the LBD.

 It's turban time
Emily Woudenberg & Anastasiya Kuyevda went for fabulous turbans for their models and they looked fabulous. With loose plates and natural make-up, this added the perfect touch to the collection.
Sparkle and Shine
We loved Rachel Sin's collection! Her cuts were beautiful and so lady like. I loved the sparkle. It is great to see shine in a fall/winter collection. I feel in love with the gold blazer. Just perfect for that extra layer you need in the fall.

We had a fabulous time checking out designers. Hopefully you've picked up a few ideas for your wardrobe. I will be adding some funky details to update mine.

A little note: All photos in this blog were taken by Kate Headley (you know her a the fabulous Ms. Kate).

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Putting fashion aside...

We getting excited for Ottawa fashion week. The city is abuzz with fashion news, hot outfits and catwalk gossip.

However, with all this glamor surrounding us, I sat down to start writing this blog, the TV on in the background and I look up to see yet more devastating images from Japan. From this I decided to put the Ottawa Fashion Week news aside for the day (we will be back over the weekend) and remind you of the way's that you can donate.

Here's a few helpful links:

The Canadian Red Cross
You can go to a local Red Cross office or donate online - Click here

Bank Donations
Until April 15 the following banks will be accepting donations (information taken from the Canadian Red Cross). Cheques should be earmarked Japan Earthquake Asia Pacific 2011.
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • CIBC
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • Laurentian Bank of Canada
  • National Bank Financial Group
  • RBC
  • Scotiabank
  • TD Canada Trust
Staff will ask you if you would like to donate next time you go to buy a bottle of vino.

Look out for local events! There are more popping up everyday. Here's two that i've seen today:

April 28 - The Mamo and Kinki Resaurants Cultural Series will be donating all profits to the Red Cross Campaign.,

Camellia Teas of Ottawa is hosting a whole bunch of events. Check out their website here

Remember the old saying "every penny counts"? It really does. If you can donate a dollar just think how much that would be if everyone in Ottawa donated one dollar! 

Bye for now,