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SPAO open house, 5th anniversary celebration

Caught Andrew at the SPAO open house 5th anniversary celebration event on Friday. What I loved most about his outfit was that it was simple and well put together – Fred Perry shirt, WeSC jeans, no idea where the shoes are from but they are my favourite part of the outfit.


Style at Ottawa Fashion Week, II


Vintage polka dot blazer from Value Village matched with combat boots

Sisters Marcia and Gabbie – their sisterness was evident, I had to snap it. Oh and also because Marcia has a ridiculously cool Canon from the 1970s which belonged to her maman. Check out Marcia’s blog.

You can never go wrong with these classic dress shoes from Zara.

Style at Ottawa Fashion Week

I’ve been in town for a couple of weeks now and a friend had mentioned that, while I’m here, I should revive the blog in the meantime and look for dedicated contributors – despite the fact that since I’ve been away in Toronto, many more fashion and street style blogs from the city have spurred up on the internets. I’m confident Ottawa Street Style will find some good contributors – if you’re interested, make sure to send an email to ottawastreet [at] gmail [dot] com.

Fellow Torontonian/Ottawa native Andrew, who works for designer Carrie Hayes covering the event for Miss Sly another former Ottawa resident who moved to Montreal.

Spencer – what can I say…I love how he’s pulled off this entire outfit.

OSS featured on

The great people over at featured Street fashion blogs in Canada and Ottawa Street Style happened to be one of them! Check out the article here

Lessons learned (and notes-to-self) on this round of Ottawa Street Style encounters…

From contributor Payton Kennedy payton.kennedy[at]gmail[dot]com


You’re never too young to look cute while scootering.

Who? Tallulah
Occupation? Grade 5 Student
Style Icon? My sister Jane
Where’d you get that? My friend Jessica made my necklace, my sneakers are from Payless, and my hoody is a hand-me-down … from my sister Jane
Describe your style: A little punk … pants and skirts together … skinny jeans
What are you listening to these days? Avril Lavigne

There’s just something about colour …

Who? Jaclynn
Occupation? Assistant Manager, Le Chateau
Style Icon? Me!
3 Style Tips? Be comfortable, dress colourfully, wear clothes that fit
What are you listening to these days? Blind Melon


Who? Erum
Occupation? Hair stylist, York Street Spa
Where’d you get that? Dorothy at York Street does my hair, I got my boots at Rideau Centre, can’t remember the name of the store!
What are your style “commandments”? Great hair, lip gloss, boots!
What are you listening to these days? Indie rock, funk, house and sou


You’re never too old to old to “push it”.

Who? Pascal
Occupation: Government employee, student finishing up a degree in Mathematics
Where’d you get that? My biker jacket is from Ragtime Vintage; my shoes are Steve Madden from Winners
What do you love? Vintage clothing, snowboarding, playing soccer
Any style tips? For men’s clothing, fit is everything. And I try to push it, take some risks. When I hit my 30’s, I’ll probably be more conservative.
What are you listening to these days? French Hip Hop
What’s your favourite thing about Ottawa? The size of the city

Signs of Spring!

Spring is here! (Okay, kind of.) People are wearing less! (Or at the very least, leaving the black, knee-length, puffy parka at home.) This makes me hopeful, kind of like the season. Out and about on Saturday night, I ran into the ultra-cool Bob and Emily in the Market who were as lovely to talk to as they looked.  A little later in the evening, Michael pranced into the Mercury Lounge in an eye-catching orange plaid cape. He had lots of interesting things to share and well, who doesn’t want to talk to a guy in cape?


Who?  Bob and Emily
Occupation: B – Musician, Drummer.  E – Swimwear Salesperson.
Who’s your style icon? B – Sidney Poitier.  E – Victoria Beckham
Any style tips? B – Spend wisely, wear made-to-measure, be yourself. E – Go glam and glitter, tailoring is key.
What are you listening to these days? B – Soul, Motown.  E – The same and Kanye West … love the new album.
What’s your favourite thing about Ottawa? B – Emily (cue sighing females).  S – Small-town vibe in the city.


Who? Michael
Favourite thing to do? Create electronic music with my band “BoyScout Killers”.
Where’d you get that? I got my plaid cape at Value Village in Quebec, my v-neck t-shirt from a friend and my tattoos in China. (This interviewer can’t recall where the headless doll came from.)
Who’s your style icon? My friend Ralitsa Doncheva whose style I’ll describe as a “new-age grandma”.
What are you listening to these days? Nico Muhly, Gang Gang Dance, Paavoharju.

Payton Kennedy


Contributors, contributors, wherever you are

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