Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ensembling - Juj it up!!!

Over the weekend, us gals got together (we've humbly dubbed ourselves the PPC - Purple Power Center...sort of our she-woman alter egos.....) and had the first of what will likely be seasonal fashion wardrobe interventions.

Our gal Ezzie (also my spunky funky roommate) is tremendously gifted with a diverse selection of garb - very colorful, feminine, with a bit of artsy hipster flare. Unfortunately, she's suffers from what most women go through each morning....what to wear?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?

So we set aside some time on Sunday to have a Fashion Intervention.......First, brunch! Jamie and Becky came over to a wonderfully healthy brunch of bagels, smoked salmon, and scrambled eggs.....delish!

Then the intervention began.
  1. Ez and I had laid out her entire wardrobe in the living room. Dressy tops hanging on a clothing rack, casual tops folded and laid out store-style according to color, skirts and pants laid out on the couch (solids arranged separate from patterns), 10-15 pairs of dress shoes in the corner, and an accessories station set up on a nearby table.

  2. The girls had 20 minutes to piece together as many ensembles as possible, keeping Ez's objectives in mind (dress like she's an architect from Paris, encompassing a sexy and rock n' roll feel, and incorporating brilliant color and pattern combinations).

  3. Next, we had the pleasure of watching our gal strut her stuff in 40+ ensembles that we had assembled. It was GREAT!

Talk about an awesome way to spend a Sunday....
with friends, fashion, and lots of FUN!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Look: Walking to Work

Dear Fashion Do -

What do you wear on the way to work that keeps your skirt from being gone with the Ottawa wind?
  • A colorful outer layer
  • A trench - and the length hits at just the right spot (alterations welcome:)
  • Jackets with a flattering flare at the bottom are a nice touch

Love it!

The Look: Walking to Work

Dear Fashion Do -

What do you wear on your feet as you pedestrian power walk it to the office?
  • A supportive flat
  • Fun colors that complement your ensemble
  • A shoe with some cushioning in the sole so pounding the pavement isn't so painful

Love it!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fashion Show - Do or Don't?

The Team had a meeting yesterday, and some sweet realities settled. First, since we're not all going to be here over the summer, pulling off an exciting and successful fashion show would be a huge challenge. Also, none of us are actually from Ottawa, so we need more time to get our feet wet, meet more folks in Ottawa's fashion culture, and build up to an event that'll be phenomenal! the meantime, we're nurturing another idea.
The fashion show was born of 1) the need to have something to do, 2) spend time with women we love being around, and 3) focus on something we all have in common, and fashion and style are threaded throughout our lives.

As we dug into brownies and sipped on smoothies yesterday, we came up with the thought that maybe we should focus on planning smaller our potlucks!

Every so often, us chicks get together at someone's house, bring a dish and a bottle of wine, and catch up, vent, scream, dream, get/give advice, and summon all the energy, love, and inspiration to keep our lives abundant.

We're planning the first potluck for July 24, so do keep your calendars open. Each guest will be asked to tote a bottle of wine, and snacks, cheese, and good company will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Looks for the show....almost there!

Here are the tally results to decide looks for the show:
  1. Office
  2. Receptions
  3. Traveling
  4. Presentations
  5. Commuting Wear (Pedestrians)
  6. Evening Classes
  7. Day Classes
  8. Casual Friday
  9. Working Lunch
  10. Outerwear


  1. Date
  2. Park wear
  3. Exercise
  4. Holiday Wear
  5. Casual (grocery store, walking the dog, spa wear)
  6. Winter nightlife
  7. Traveling
  8. Arts - outdoors (Tulip Festival, etc.)
  9. Movies
  10. Outerwear

Have fun!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Next Meeting

Hey ladies!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Ez's and Allyson's pad
See you soon!

The Look: Ottawa's Tulip Festival

Dear Fashion Do -
What do you wear to a flower festival and not blend in with the tulips?
  • Wear a jacket that fits you well (trenches are nice against the windy Ottawa weather)
  • If your jacket is a funky color, try to keep the rest of the look in neutral colors
  • Jackets that are water resistant are nice too

Love it!