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613 Style File: Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

By Adria May on November 23, 2012

All photos courtesy of Adria May

There were swells of vintage-lovers looking to buy that special one-of-a kind item at this year’s Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show on November 18. This years’ event has held for the first time at the Ottawa Convention Centre and was packed with enthusiastic fashion-lovers. I had the good fortune of meeting four fabulous women: Julia, Rosa, Erin and Erica.

Occupation: Works for CBC Radio, Quebec City
Dress – Toronto, somewhere on Queen Street West
Shoes – Mexico City (she recalled entering a store where there were hand-made leather shoes in every colour of the rainbow imaginable.
Glasses – Clearly Contacts
Purse – Free from a thrift store
Her attitude/inspiration: Laid-back vintage. Julia’s haircut is Louise Brooks inspired (because she loves silent film). See her Etsy shop, à la garçonniere
Occupation: Telecommunications engineer
Jacket – Allegro
Dress and belt – Tribal Behavior
Cat purse – Carlingwood mall, unique accessories
Shoes – Naturalizer
Tights – H&M
Her attitude/inspiration: retro, see her blog (
Occupation: Works for the Feds and plays in the band, The Visitors
Her outfit:
Jacket – somewhere in Westboro a few years ago (vintage inspired)
Glasses – Marc Jacobs
Pants – Club Monaco
Boots – Frye
Pins – A select few from her ziplock bag of punk rock pins
Her attitude/inspiration: Unique and out-of-the-box
Occupation: CanRad Beauty Ltd.
Her outfit:
Jacket – Ragtime
Broach – Mom
Headband – Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show
Shirt and skirt: Suzy Shier
Boots – Sirens
Skull tights – dollar store
Earrings – Great Glebe Garage Sale.
Her attitude/inspiration: Pin-up, rockabilly, vintage retro (sews retro clothes for fun)