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A new Ottawa based Eco magazine is throwing a party
Ef Magazine Launch Party
Friday, January 14, 2011
8 – 10 p.m.
Flock Boutique
1275 Wellington Street West
Tickets in advance – $8.00, $10.00 at the door
Email to reserve tickets
Raffle prizes to be won, yummy eats and sweet wine to be enjoyed by all


black friday and saturday and sunday at MILK

Friday: 11am to 8pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Milk Shop – 234 Dalhousie Street

GuerillaLIVE XMas Edition

One World Film Festival, Nov 5-7, 2010

World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM) invites you to Ottawa’s 21st Annual “One World Film Festival”
Thought-Provoking Documentaries on Global Issues
November 5-7, 2010
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street

Visit their website for schedule and details

Ottawa Art Expo

Catch the last day of the Ottawa Art Expo tomorrow from 10AM-5PM at the St. Elias Centre.



MEDIA LAUNCH – Fashion Cures à la mode


Hold on Ottawa…a great big fashion event is coming to the city in November!

Check for details, you won’t want to miss this!


PHASE 4 FILMS will be releasing VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR in Ottawa at the Bytowne Theatre on August 28.

Shown around the world to wide acclaim, VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature film that has captured the
hearts and imaginations of audiences. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring unprecedented access to the high temples of Haute Couture. The legendary Valentino is the star of the film, along with his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR follows them for the final two years of their careers, and shows the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world’s most glamorous and competitive game. The struggle of art against commerce is at the center of the film. In the end, however, the story proves to be not one about money or expensive clothes, but about love.VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature-length film on the legendary designer Valentino Garavani in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy’s richest and most famous men. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino‚Äôs celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life and work, and also explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. But at the heart of the film is the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.


Flaunt Ottawa

Download the PDF here

Living with Architecture – Paul Sharp Vernissage May 22

Paul Sharp -New Paintings Living with Architecture

May 22-28

Vernisage May 22

La Petite Mort Gallery (306 Cumberland Street)

Living with Architecture:

These paintings deal with architecture, and how we live with it. In my younger days I wanted to become an architect, it seemed like such a powerful profession. When I found out that math and logic would be such an integral component in an architect’s career I dropped the idea and started to use it as an inspiration in my painting. Our world is what we have made it over the years, but we take our surroundings for granted. We don’t often think about the work that when into making the world we see. In these paintings I am attempting to show how invisible the work of the world has become by making the buildings almost transparent and raw. The characters in my paintings go about ignoring the past that is built up around them. They play, shop, fight work and walk amongst history without paying it a second thought. People are living, they are doing things, and the viewer is invited to watch them live. Those who ignore their place in history are, after all, destined to live. For those of you who are not in Ottawa, I will put up all the paintings after the show starts here:

Ottawa School of Art, Upcoming Events

The Analogous Collective launches their book to raise funds for the Ottawa School of Art darkroom. Their interactive installation of photographs is also exhibiting in the Lee Matasi Gallery. Show runs from December 17 to January 6 Free admission – everyone welcome!

Location: Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Byward Market, Ottawa, ON.

Jean Jewer & Val Roos join forces in an exhibition of paintings entitled ‘2 Forces’. Vernissage: January 8th, 2009 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Show runs from January 8 to February 15 Free admission – everyone welcome!

Location: Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Byward Market, Ottawa, ON.

David Kearn’s ‘Inspired by Life – Possible Paths’ exhibition of paintings opens at the Ottawa School of Art’s off-site exhibition space, the Minto Suite Hotel. Show runs from January 14 to March 2, 2009 Free admission – everyone welcome!

Location: Minto Suite Hotel, 187 Lyon St. North, Ottawa, ON.

Trustfund 3rd annual Holiday Party

Hello Trustfunders,

Here is a ray of sunshine against the dense foggy mess that is your personal schedule during these holiday times of the year: The Trustfund Holiday Party is on Thursday, December 4th from 5 to 9pm. We will be serving you delicious drinks (with or without hooch, naturally), delightful holiday snacks (including homemade snickerdoodles), and of course loading you up with amazing gifts. What gifts you might ask? Well we’ll tell you. Trustfund’s Gift Giving Ladder:

With your purchase of $100 or more you will get two $25 gift certificates ($50 value) that you can use in the new year.
With your purchase of $300 or more you will get the gift certificates plus a unisex Velvet cashmere-blended scarf ($145 value) and a Splendid Tote ($15 value)
With your purchase of $400 or more you will get the gift certs, the scarf, and the tote plus either a Nudie Jeans Raw Denim Ipod Holder ($45 value) or a M0851 clutch ($85 value)
With your purchase of $500 or more you will get the gift certs, the scarf, the tote, and the Ipod holder or clutch, plus a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses ($115 value)

Please note that this incredible promotion can only occur with the following stipulations: (1) Methods of payment to be eligible for the promotion are cash, debit, credit card, and gift certificate only. Promo coupons and credit notes may be used at the holiday party but their value does not apply towards the Trustfund gift giving ladder. (2) Purchases that qualify you for the Trustfund gift giving ladder can only be exchanged and are not returnable for a credit note. Thank you for understanding.

Often Imitated – Never Duplicated: Ladyfest Ottawa’s “Not Your Grandma’s Craft Sale” is back!

Ladyfest Ottawa presents a holiday craft sale like no other! Featuring the hip, original work of 60 artists and crafters!

Not Your Grandma’s Holiday Craft Sale takes place Saturday December 6th, 10am to 5pm at Jack Purcell Community Center, 320 Elgin St (at Lewis)

Are you looking to avoid the mall and instead find hip and unique gifts? Not Your Grandma’s Craft Sale is an edgy, DIY twist on the traditional craft bazaar. From “cute but evil” accessories, handcrafted jewellery, silk-screened hoodies and underwear, to funky baby diapers, airbrushed shoes, comics and chocolate truffles, this craft sale is the source for one-of-a-kind gifts! Our sale features a majority of local crafters from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, with additional crafters hailing from Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, Peterborough, Perth and Golden Lake.

In recognition of December 6th as a national day of remembrance and action to end violence against women; a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lyallen Hayes Memorial Fund, a local charity that supports women whose lives have been affected by violence.

Vendors at this year’s Holiday sale are:

Annie Clifford Abi lyon wicke Alice Jarry Auntie Loo Bicicletta Broundoor CatchFrames Claire Cantello Colleen Lindsay Colin White Damned Dollies Dirt Hag Dream, Love, Grow Ecoequitable Emily Chen Epidemic Clothing Excedera St. Louis & Becca Wallace Fabricawakuwaku Grace Sheppard & Jennifer Stone Isobel Walker Janine E. Smith General Store Juliane Rioland Julie Webb Photography and Design Kristyn Woodfine LIV & LUCY Designs Laura Dilley Mains de Mariposa Maryanna Hardy Meredith Powell Michele Appleby Michelle Potter Mimi Traillette MizDRagonfly Morgana Leblanc The Murray Street Beading Co-Op My Girl Thursday The Parnell Fine Arts Collective Patricia Jodoin Paul Sharp Pink Wagon Designs Purple Urchin Revive Roadkill Lilybug Loot by Stina B. Sarah Hallman Sara Poissant Second Skin Solange Guaida Spins & Needles Supayana SweetGrognass Tali Cahill & Carolina Borquez Tracy Lam Wine on Sundays Worn Fashion Journal

For more information, please visit To contact Ladyfest Ottawa, please email


So once again the Trendiest Boutiques are getting together to offer 1 night of Fab Discounts, Treats, Drinks and Music on Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Dalhousie North.

Bring your Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Moms, Dads and even your Doggies to get some great deals before the Holiday Season.

This year we are collecting New & Slightly Used books.

Tell all your friends and send this Invite to everyone you know.

Young Janes


So November looks like it’s going to be fashion madness in Ottawa because there’s not one, but two fashion weeks happening. Luckily they are on separate weeks, so every fashion week has a chance to be attended by the people of this town.

I no longer live in Ottawa, but if I did come down I would go check both of them out. So if anyone is taking pictures and blogging, send some stuff to ottawastreetstyle and I’ll post it under your name.

Now I CAN crack some jokes and post something like “OFW vs. CFW – cage match” because it seems like there is some sort of jeremiad against any form of fashion in Ottawa, but I WON’T.

With that being said, people of Ottawa, I post events so you can go check them out, so here are some upcoming events.

OTTAWA FASHION WEEK – Spring/Summer 2009 collections

Thursday, November 13 – Saturday, November 15

National Arts Centre – 53 Elgin St.

Showroom+Runway Schedule and Designers can be viewed at:

Tickets can be purchased at: or by phone at: 613.262.5994

CAPITAL FASHION WEEK – Spring/Summer 2009 collections

Friday, November 21 – Saturday, November 22

Government Conference Center – 2 Rideau St. (Colonel By Entrance)

A portion of the proceeds of this showcase will be given to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Tickets available online at:

Schedule and designers available at


Now in its 24th year, this annual grab bag of all things vintage has over 45 exhibitors who will show off antique clothing, linens, accessories, and jewellery from the 1890s to the 1970s.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Sunday, November 9th from 10am to 5pm at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street

Entry: $7


OTTAWA — World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM) is pleased to announce the line up for the 19th annual One World Film Festival. This year’s festival will feature films from far away places while also reviewing issues that affect Canadians. The One World Film Festival will be delivered over four evenings and one afternoon from October 29 to November 1, 2008. Each night of the festival will offer participants a chance to explore and review issues faced by the global community both at home and abroad.

Festival highlights include the Ottawa premiere of the highly acclaimed film Under Rich Earth, which will open the festival on October 29th at 6:00pm at the Library and Archives Canada. Screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Under Rich Earth presents a startling exposé of a Canadian company, Ascendant Copper, and their suspect dealings in Ecuador. Filmmaker Malcolm Rogge will be on hand at the screening to speak about his film and his experience making it.

Journalist Kevin Frazier will also be present at the festival to speak about his participation in the controversial Finnish film, Shadow of the Holy Book. Presented in participation with the Embassy of Finland, the film exposes the immorality of international companies doing business with the dictatorship of Turkmenistan. What is revealed is a horrific tale of human rights atrocities that are all committed in the name of corporate profit and greed. A reception hosted by the Embassy of Finland will follow the film screening on Saturday November 1st from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Finally, one of the real jewels of this year’s festival includes the presentation of Dilip Mehta’s wonderfully crafted documentary The Forgotten Woman. Inspired while working as a photographer on Deepa Mehta’s Oscar nominated film Water, The Forgotten Woman reveals a desperate portrait of over 40 million widows living in India today. This film will close the festival and will screen on Saturday November 1st at 8:30pm at the Library and Archives Canada.

This year’s One World Film Festival will be held at the Library and Archives Canada at 395 Wellington St. and will run from October 29th to November 1st, 2008.

For more information about WIAM and the One World Film Festival, please contact Jolynn Sommervill or Sonya Poweska at 613-238-4659, or visit our website at

Jolynn Sommervill, Director, World Inter-Action Mondiale 613-238-4659

Sonya Poweska Associate Programmer and Coordinator World Inter-Action Mondiale 613-238-4659


A friend of mine was talking to me a few months back about a new gallery she wants to open up on Dalhousie called Canteen, and she’s done it so here’s your chance to check it out. I am really excited for this, not only because we need to revive the city but also because the art is affordable!

Come One Come All To The Littlest Art Show That’s Anything But Small!

Canteen is proud to present The Little Big Show, a one-night group showcase benefiting the arts program of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 7:00pm – 11:30pm Canteen 238 Dalhousie

Works generously donated by a wishlist of local and international artists will be on hand and up for grabs!

Items for sale will be as diverse as the artists themselves, ranging from limited edition prints, to original sketches, to mixed media panels.

Benefiting Organization: The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. The Club reaches out to 5,000 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programing.

Featured artists include:

Amy Alice Thompson Andrew McKay Andrew Neyer APAK Betsy Walton Bonnie Durham Brandi Strickland Bruno Souliere Camilla D’Errico Christopher Bettig Christopher Bonnette Clare Cupcake David O’Connor Denise Ann Simon Deth P. Sun Diane Barcelowsky Ella Collier Erik Otto Evah Fan Fernanda Cohen Francis Vallejo Fred Free Gretchen Wagoner Guen Douglas Hannah Stouffer Hayden Menzies Herman Lee James Blagden James Gulliver Hancock Jan Avendano Jennilee Murray Jesse Olanday Jesse Reno Jimmy Gobeil Jo Dery Jonathan Lam Julia Sonmi Heglund Julianna Swaney Justin Richel Kelly Packer Kevin Christy Liam Oscar Thurston Lindsay Campbell Lis Timpone Lisa Marie Godfrey Lisa Solomon Liza Corbett Lizz Hickey Marysol Foucault Michael Deforge Nick Deakin Nik Dudukovic Oliver Hibert Pamela Henderson Patrick Gildersleeves Pierre Richardson Rachel Hauer Rachel Salomon Ray Sohn Rob Mars Santos Shelton Sarajo Frieden Shannon Rankin Shawn Eisenach Stefan Grambart Steven Weissman Theodor Pelmus Yarek Waszul + more!!

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Saturday September 27th, Toronto’s electro monsters, Golden Girls, TMDP, 84.85, and DJ Barletta will take over the nation’s capital in the Basement of the Clocktower Brew Pub (575 Bank Street).

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Ladyfest Ottawa 2008 – by women, for everyone

OTTAWA, ON – September 10, 2008 – Ladyfest Ottawa 2008 is gearing up for a smokin’ hot festival. Running the weekend of September 19th -21st , this year’s musical line-up features a number of high-profile performers from Canada and the U.S, including Brooklyn’s Northern State, Montreal’s Rae Spoon and Vancouver’s E.S.L.

Our workshops are just as varied and spectacular as the music and include skill-sharing on printmaking, do-it-yourself sex toys, breakdancing and food preservation. These women-led workshops will be an opportunity for a number of the talented and knowledgeable women in our community to step forward and share what they know.

Now becoming a proud Ladyfest tradition, we will also be presenting our Rock Camp for Girls again this year. We’re happy to announce that this workshop has expanded from one day to two, giving girls 13-17 the opportunity to rock out together all weekend on drums, guitar and bass under the mentorship of local women musicians.

For a full schedule, please visit

To receive a press-kit, or to get in touch with this year’s performers, workshop facilitators, organizers or participants please contact us at:

Ladyfest Ottawa Supporting women in music, art and film since 2001. (613)788-3218


Pack up the cottage and get ready to open the chalet because we are having our fall party!!! : A Giant Homecoming Party welcoming the new season of cooler weather complete with champagne bevies and crinkle-cut french fries. Whether you are back to school this fall, starting a new career, or just getting back from your summer vacay come help us welcome sweaters and layers time with a great deal: 15% of the total value of your purchases will be given back to you in the form of a gift certificate that you may use on any of your future purchases. Sort of like splurge to earn, and at an amazing time because it is a new season full of wants and must haves here at Trustfund.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 from 6-9pm come and join your fellow Trustfunders for eats, drinks, and great autumn clothing.


Find Fabulous Fashion at The Capital Clothing Show – Saturday September 20 & Sunday September 21, 2008

Ottawa, Ontario – September 4, 2008 – Ottawa’s much anticipated clothing show rolls into town on September 20th and 21st. The Capital Clothing Show at Carleton University’s Fieldhouse (Bronson Ave. at Sunnyside Ave.) is where fashion lovers can discover a great selection of seldom seen “fashion finds”. Exhibitors from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal will display a wonderfully diverse inventory that will delight the ranks of Ottawa’s fashion conscious fashionistas. The show opens Saturday, September 20th and runs through Sunday, September 21st (Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm). Free admission and parking.

Call (613) 521-9880 for more information or visit

“We wanted to focus on one-of-a-kind style”, states Capital Clothing Show organizer Catherine Knoll. “Our goal was to find independent fashion that has mainstream sizzle without being the mass market commodity that is found in malls”. Show shoppers can expect to find a cross section of fashion ranging from emerging designers such as Ottawa’s Stacey Bafi-Yeboa’s Kania Couture to Toronto’s ultra hip Plastic Wrap. Of special interest is the Ottawa premiere of Mola Vida, a company that imports brilliantly coloured footwear from Colombia. Also of note is red hot (and green friendly) designer Isabella Campbell’s Read My Hips line of accessories that feature “dumpster destined” components.

“I believe the inclusion of independent fashion, accessories, jewellery and vintage clothing will translate to a broad based appeal that spans a wide demographic” says the show manager. In fact, the show’s appeal should be greatly enhanced with free admission and parking. Knoll says, “In order to attract solid crowds for our first show, we wanted to make this a cost free, fun filled event!”

In addition to many others, the inaugural edition of The Capital Clothing Show will also feature: • Michelle Johnson’s Fairies Pyjamas that sells fair trade clothing made in the mountains of Nepal. • The over-the-top glitz of fifties fashion from Dollabella. • Exquisite crafted jewellery of freshwater pearls from Ottawa’s lyrical. • A line of regular and plus sized fashion from Montreal designer Pierre Poisson. • A display of red carpet fashion from the line of designer Marina Zakaeva.

The Capital Clothing Show September 20 & 21, 2008 The Fieldhouse, Carleton University Bronson Ave. & Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa

For further information please contact: Catherine Knoll; 613-521-9880; or visit

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Friday, September 12 7pm until late Enriched Bread Artists Studios (951 Gladstone west of Preston)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2008 Contact: Darren Rogers, The Habit  (613) 866-7412


(OTTAWA) – Award-winning pop-soul band The Habit will host an ET (Extended Tease) Concert at Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa on Friday, August 1.  The concert will celebrate the release of three new songs posted today on The Habit’s website,   These early studio cuts are a free preview of material for a new album to be released later in 2008.

The new songs were recorded live-off-the-floor, and include two originals and a cover of Please Don’t Stop the Music (which is a web-only release and will not be on the new album).

The ET follows the 2007 release of The Habit’s full-length debut, The Sacred and The Profane, which has been riding high on the Canadian campus radio charts from Kamloops to Saskatoon and Antigonish.  The new songs showcase the band’s three singers, who take turns singing lead and otherwise harmonize.  The material also highlights the fact that The Habit’s violinist and saxophonist are – for the first time – living in the same city, and writing their parts together.  The new songs alternate seamlessly between swelling string sections and sputtering funk horns.

Tara Holloway will open the show at Zaphods on August 1.  The Habit will host a Toronto ET Release at the Savannah Room on August 9.

For more information: Darren Rogers  (613) 866-7412/

For music:

Advance tickets for August 1 show $8 at

WORLDLY OBSESSION: A Benefit Fashion Show for the Victims of Cyclone Nargis

A fashion show to raise funds for the victims of cyclone Nargis that hit Burma May 2, 2008. Featuring clothes made by student designers, as well as Top of the World.

When: Saturday, July 26 Time: 7:30PM – 10:30PM Where: All Saints United Church on Wellington Street Tickets: $5 for students and seniors, $7 for adults.

All funds from the fashion show, bake sale and silent auction will go to The Humanitarian Coalition. Facebook event


Here’s something else you can do on Canada Day if you don’t have any plans!

So we’re teaming up to celebrate the nation’s birthday and Norml’s last Canada Day on William Street.

WHERE: William St. block – right in front of Norml Clothing

WHEN: 5:30-9(ish) pm.


Live music – presented by StraightGoods

DJ DRASTIK (3 time Canadian DMC Champion – Stylusts Crew) + guests

Live art – presented by Fall Down Clothing

Artists TBA

BBQ – presented by Norml fam

It’ll be cheapy-cheapy. Street meat, served by pretty girls.

Bboy/dance showcases & battles (6pm)

Top breakers from the show on Parliament Hill (that ends @ 5pm) will be making their way down. Exact crew names TBA


Presented by Teastore neighbours – Cold (freshly brewed, shiiiiit) iced teas, lemonades, non-spiked H2O.



The Swimwear featured at Ottawa Fashion Week is having a launch party at Milk shop One of Us was created by Roxanne Matte and Veronique Boileau in 2007. This team of moxie designers is best known for being confident, emulous and atypical. They design with passion and the urge to make their clients feel edgy and feminine. They live by the rule “regret nothing”.

On Friday, June 20th, Milk will play host to this summer’s hottest fashion party! And by hot we mean HAWT!

We’ll have models showing off the latest One Of Us styles throughout the night. Plus, the designers will display their recent photo shoot campaign.

Beats to be provided by Chris Rockwell (Fridays/Saturdays: Cornerstone). Check his profile page or his blog for mixes and info.

WHAT: One Of Us Swimwear Launch at Milk Shop WHEN: Friday, June 20 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm WHERE: Milk Shop – 234 Dalhousie, Ottawa, ON CONTACT: 613.789.6455/

Facebook event page


One of the greatest designers of our time, who passed away last week, is being honoured in an exhibit.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is showcasing a retrospective of Saint Laurent’s 40 year career and anyone venturing to the museum will get to see his creations first-hand.

The exhibit runs from now until September 28 when it will move to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

The exhibit features over 148 garments and accessories drawn from Saint Laurent’s own runway collection.

Museum website

Exposition website

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion 1380 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec Canada H3G 2T9

Phone: 514-285-2000 1-800-899-MUSE


Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10:00am to Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 5:00pm Milk 234 Dalhousie Street Phone: 613.789.6455 Web:

This Saturday and Sunday Only! All Spring / Summer merchandise will be 30% off.


2 Angle
BB Dakota
Blend She
Brown Sound
Dance Party Massacre
Go Ape Shirts
Lady Dutch
Loop NYC
Nick and Mo
Station 8
Sugar & Rox
Triple Bogey
Vero Moda
Yumi London

Springtime Shoe Dreams

La Chatte Bottée Stop by Victoire with their immense collection of one-of-a-kind vintageboots and shoes for a shopping party like no other! Looking for a new pair of pristine, to-die-for vintage shoes or boots? Looking to update your shoe collection in the most environmentally friendlyway, without sacrificing style? Had a blast and found knock out shoes atthe last Chatte Bottée party? Or maybe you just like a good old fashioned shopping party?!

Look no further – La Chatte Bottée is coming back to Ottawa to show off and sell their immense collection of vintage shoes.

Join us on May 24th, at Victoire boutique (246 Dalhousie St.) from 6:00 –10:00 p.m.

For those of you that are excited about Ottawa Fashion Week, here are two more reasons to do so:

Saturday, May 10th at 7pm, Ottawa Fashion Week is having a pre-party (including preview) at La Petite Mort Gallery on 306 Cumberland Street. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

Even better news! The show is coming up faster than you can feel Annie’s heartbeat and the passes will sell out even quicker. You can pick up either a Day Pass (with access to all shows and after parties on a specific day) for $20, or the bargain Festival Pass (with access to everything and all after parties for the entire 3 days) which will cost you $30. Passes are available online at or by calling 613.262.5994 or emailing info [at]

So far, 30 designers from across Canada and Internationally will be showing their stuff here, not only on the runway but in the showroom (open from 11am to 10pm). The venue will be open from 11am to 10pm and the shows start at 5pm…don’t miss this.

Oh and Hello Beautiful is going to perform at the After Party at nIXne on Friday, May 23 for Ottawa Fashion Week


For Immediate Release – April 16, 2008

THE HABIT with SADIE HELL and EASTBOROUGH Friday, May 2 – 10 PM The Rainbow (76 Murray St, Ottawa) $8 at the door

OTTAWA – Award-winning pop-soul band The Habit kicks off a summer of touring with a show at the Rainbow on Friday, May 2. Ottawa bright lights Sadie Hell and Eastborough share the Rainbow bill.

Three of Ottawa’s hottest bands under one roof! This will be a bubbling night of indie pop with soul.

For music, visit: – The Habit – Sadie Hell – Eastborough


WHAT? Swedish Trunk Show event

WHO? Trust Fund Boutique in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy

WHERE? Trust Fund Boutique 493 Sussex Drive

WHEN? Wednesday, March 26th, from 6-9PM


They might send another email to RSVP to the event.Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing back from you!


5) To my knowledge, or perhaps I haven’t dug deep enough into your archives and in which case I apologize, you haven’t given any kudos to Tiger of Sweden or Tretorn. These two amazing lines are gaining great momentum: Tiger is very unique and while Tretorn’s boots are so cute, durable and affordable. They will both also showcase new items currently unavailable in Ottawa.

4) Nudies is going to arrive with some new styles that aren’t currently available in the store so it’s a great chance to see what other great denim they have to offer. This would be a great way to update the Nudies section of your website!

3) Each designer will offer a gift with purchase. For instance, Nudie is going to have Tshirts and boxer briefs on hand. Who doesn’t like getting presents?

2) …and who doesn’t like nibbling and sipping away on yummy appetizers and drinks? Not to mention that the embassy will bring along plenty of people from their Swedish posse, and the Swedes are known to be quite a yummy bunch themselves!

1) Why not ponder a little more on your “What can the Swedes not do?” query written under the February 17th posting for ‘Love is shit, it’s only trouble. Julian Red’. Indeed!

Size matters – The girls of Victoire expand into a new, larger space!

Ottawa: February 27th, 2008 – Victoire, the boutique for “rebel girls with good manners” has moved into a larger space allowing the boutique to finally offer more of what it does best: clothing with both style and substance in the right measure. Victoire will also be adding shoes and men’s clothing into their repertoire. To celebrate their growth, Victoire is throwing both a shopping party and dance party! Mark your calendar for Saturday March 15th, 2008 – it’s an all-night affair.Heralded as one of the “top 10 cool shops to buy a dress” in Canada by the Ottawa Citizen, owners Regine Paquette and Katie Frappier have now set their sights on being bigger and better for the fashion conscious set of Ottawa. Moving to the larger space on the corner of Dalhousie and St-Patrick allows the ladies to not only expand into the new terrain of men’s wear, but to also offer more of what has made Victoire a gem. Victoire’s innovative Canadian designers, eco-friendly brands and select American lines will continue to find a home in any stylish citizen’s closet. You can count on more lovely jewelry, dresses and bags, as well as shoes for the ladies! Victoire makes a liar out of anyone who dares say Ottawa is lacking in hip shopping destinations.”In the relatively short time we’ve been open, we’ve had so many positive reactions from our female customers, telling us how Victoire has found a place in their closets. In the same time, we’ve had men lament the fact that they couldn’t get something for themselves at Victoire. We’re excited to now be able to offer the same distinctive eye for design to all the men of Ottawa, as well as offering more of what our current female customers have come to love” says Regine Paquette.To celebrate Victoire’s new space, the ladies have decided to partner up with fashionable man-about-town Guy Berube of La Petite Mort for their big bash by having a dance party in his gallery space following the shopping party at Victoire. Get some new duds, then put them to use on the dance floor!Victoire’s grand re-opening in its new space is March 15th, 2008. Come join us for candy apples, cotton candy, drinks and shopping discounts from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., and then from 8:30 – on at La Petite Mort. Victoire is located at 246 Dalhousie St., and La Petite Mort is located at 306 Cumberland St.

“Size Matters” Grand Re-Opening Party 6:00-8:30 p.m. Victoire 246 Dalhousie St. Ottawa, Ontario

Followed by:

“Size Matters” Dance Party 8:30-11:30 p.m. La Petite Mort 306 Cumberland St. Ottawa, Ontario

For interviews, please call Regine Paquette or Katie Frappier at (613) 321-1590 or e-mail


Guerilla is a really awesome local magazine supporting all the arts, including micro fiction! They are throwing a party on March 7, worth checking out.


May 22 to May 24, 2008

Arts Court

You like fashion? photography? music? art?

well then… the Artistic Underground event is for you.


this is a huge event that i’m helping to organize and I think you guys would love it. There will be photographers, live music, fashion shows, free stuff, and it is all taking a stand on DIVERSITY.


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  1. loverofottawafashion

    Ottawa really is getting there! I’m so excited now! We definately have the potential! We even have fashion shows and fashion shopping events here in Ottawa galore now! It’s like were in the big apple lol! Like there’s this fashion runway/shopping event that i was just reading about and its happening this coming Novemeber (4-7th something like that)and its called “Fashion CURES a la mode” I read about it and now im obsessed i cant wait!!!!!Jason Myers from project runway canada is going to be showcasing his stuff too!!!!And its going to be happening downtown at that big church on the corner of elgin and somerset, i have no idea what its called but i cant wait!!!

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