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!

So...........in 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 events....like 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!

The Look: Holiday Wear

Dear Fashion Do,
What do you wear to holiday events that don't leave you looking like an ornament?
  • Red and black are a hot combination!
  • Get lost in a sea of red.
  • Have a gorgeous Mom to take holidays pictures with

Love it!

The Look: Fall Wedding

Dear Fashion Do -
What to you wear to a fall wedding that makes you look smokin'?
  • Solid colour and a good contrasting pattern looks hot!

  • Keep the shape basic and not too fussy

  • Make the hair and makeup POP

Love it!

The Look: Outdoor Festival

Dear Fashion Do -
What do you wear to an outdoor event that may have some unexpected surprises?
  • Wear flats!
  • Pull out your comfy but clean fitting jeans
  • Top it off with a cherry (or a really funky beret!)
Love it!

Some ideas for venues....

Hi team WTW!

I was in touch with a friend of a friend, who had some great ideas about possible locations for the show...

  1. Parliament ultra club- if its during the week or early enough on a weekend night they have it all from stage to back stage prep. And you can. Guarantee beverages.
  2. War museum- not sure about the price but I just coordinated a fashion show there and it was great!
  3. Hampton inn- I've done a few shows there and they are very accommodating and hold enough people
  4. Arts place- where fashion week is held

Any thoughts?

Monday, June 7, 2010



Here is my homework assignment on body types.

Types of body shapes:

1. Pear: Torso and upper body smaller than your hips -- with waist definition

2. Hourglass: Torso and hips are approximately the same width -- with waist definition

3. Rectangle: Torso and upper body are the same width as your hips -- little waist definition

4. Inverted Triangle: Torso and upper body wider than your hips -- with little waist definition

5. Apple: Torso and upper body wider than your hips -- with little or no waist definition. You might have weight surrounding your waist.

Do we need more?