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‘THE PERFECT DRESS’ Casting call

The Perfect Dress is an exciting new bridal fashion reality TV series for Slice Network, that focuses on a ‘Pop-Up’ Bridal boutique and its professional team; an ensemble of colourful, committed people from the world of fashion.

CASTING: 5 FASHION and RETAIL professionals

The ensemble members MUST live within 90 minutes of Toronto.

The Bridal Fashion Intern – a confident and engaging fashion design student or aspiring bridal stylist with that ‘Queen West’ style; retail experience not required; interest in bridal fashion a must.

The Bridal Consultant – this male bridal consultant is outspoken and strong-willed. He makes women feel like superstars. Fashion stylist.

The Office Manager – Speaks his/her mind and and protects the business side of the business and is often found pulling in favors. Retail management preferred; interest in bridal is a must.

The Bridal Boutique Receptionist – This big personality is the front line ambassador. A Fashion graduate, fashion blogger or anyone with a passion for fashion… and bridal fashion.

The Fashion Retail Marketer – this larger than life dynamo is an experienced fashion retail marketer with knowledge/experience in Pop-Up retail. He/she can get businesses up and running.  No bridal experience necessary.


• Photo and Resume/BIO

• 2 minute ‘WALK AND TALK’ VIDEO – can be shot with a home camcorder. Please shoot a lively, outspoken ‘walk and talk’ video, chatting directly to camera, as you tour a bridal salon, boutique or stroll through the fashion district, giving us your 3 most important tips/advice for either:

a) Brides when they are buying their wedding dress.

b) Marketing and managing a new retail operation.

*VIDEOS to be submitted through 

Must be at least 40MB and in .mov format

Please email all submissions materials to the Casting Director, Sue Skinner:

Casting link…

Questions? Contact Marilyn Fabrizio at 416 242-3910 or

Deadline for Photo, Resume and Video Submissions: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST


Dalhousie North’s Holiday Shopping Nights – Dec 1-5

It’s that time of year again… Dalhousie North’s Holiday Shopping Nights!

Thursday, December 1st and Thursday, December 15th
6pm – 9pm

Milk will be offering 30% off ALL clothing all day long!

Other Participating Stores:

  • Victoire
  • Workshop
  • Wunderkammer
  • Young Janes
  • Gypsy & Co

Flaunt – Nov 18

Flaunt – Nov 18

Friday, November 18 at 7pm
Ottawa Convention Centre

27th Vintage Clothing sale

Lovers of everything vintage rejoice! The 27th edition of the Vintage Clothing Sale returns to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier on Sunday November 6th, 2011. For one day only, from 10 am to 5 pm, 45 exhibitors from across Canada will be selling their hand-picked selection of men’s and women’s clothing from the 1900s to the 1970s, accessories, antique jewellery, linens, lace and collectibles. Snap up amazing bargains!

  • Admission $8.00. Plenty of tickets available at the door.
  • Non-perishable food items accepted for the Food Bank.

Contact: Penelope Whitmore (613-730-8785)

Harvest Noir

Ottawa’s secret picnic feast and black tie dance party Harvest Noir is taking place on October 15 at 16h. Harvest Noir is an elegant “dress your best in black” picnic and dance party that will commemorate the autumn harvest in one of the region’s very finest venues (a secret to attendees until the last minute!).

Harvest Noir emphasizes locally-harvested seasonal fresh food at the table, and complements the dinner elegance with a fabulous DJ, live dance music, and surprises and circus performers sprinkled throughout the evening.

Following the trend from Paris, Lyon, Amsterdam, Munich, Zurich, Berlin, New York City and Montréal, now Ottawa will have its first chic picnic! Join us in inaugurating a new remarkable tradition that celebrates fine local food, the epicurean bounty of autumn harvest, participatory art, and the pleasure of dining and dancing with old friends and new friends.


Date: 4pm October 15
The Location: Undisclosed. For now.
The Fee: $37+tax
Register: Get on the list here
Info: | 613.371.0070
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Parking Lot Summer Vintage Sale – Aug 13

Hand Down Your Pants and Young Janes are collaborating for one day only from 10am-6pm on Saturday August 13 at Young Janes (203 Dalhousie) to throw a grand vintage clothing sale.

Ottawa School of Art Instructors’ Showcase – August 4-September 4, 2011




The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is proud to present its annual exhibition of works by the school’s professional instructors and artists. An annual showcase of some of the communities top artists come together in this energetic alliance that will dazzle the eye. The 2011 Instructors’ Showcase will feature paintings, sculptures, tapestries, photography, prints and more at the OSA Gallery at 35 George Street from August 4 to September 4, 2011.

Students and members of the community are encouraged to visit to get a first hand glimpse and a chance to mingle with the instructors.

The opening night vernissage & reception will take place at the OSA Main Gallery in the ByWard Market on Thursday August 4, 2011 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

This free exhibition runs from August 4 to September 4, 2011.

Established in 1879, the OSA is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region. The School fulfils its vision of making ‘Teaching art to everyone!’ a reality by providing accessibility to quality programming through its outreach; gallery; bursary and scholarship programs.

For more information, please contact:
Nina Camilleri, Marketing and Events Coordinator
613.241.7471 x 26