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613 Style File: PROMdemonium edition

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613 Style File - Promdemonium - April 2011

With the coming of spring, Ottawans strip off their bulky winter shells to reveal the fashionistas and fashionistos hidden beneath. The return of warm weather fashions also means the return of Apartment613′s Style File team and their tireless pursuit of the fabulous.  Melanie Yugo, crafter extraordinaire and co-founder of Spins & Needles, and Lauryn Kronick, a vintage-obsessed fashion junkie, compile the 613 Style File. This month the ladies hit up PROMdemonium, Ottawa favourite radical, community-oriented, gender-bendin’, bike-lovin’, enviro-humpin’, queer-diggin’, slow dancin’, big dress wearin’ dance party. With outfits ranging from elegant to outrageous, what better way to kick off the beginning of the fashion-hunting season!

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Jackie

Preoccupation/passion: TV listings editor, but I’d love to edit books.

What are you wearing: Dress from Tiffany’s! Ooh La La

Describe your style in three words: Casual, Eclectic, Smart

Why are you here tonight: The opportunity to wear this massive dress again!

Bob

Preoccupation/passion: Public opinion researcher

What are you wearing: Tux jacket – found in the attic (left by previous homeowners)
Pants – Holt Renfrew
Shirt – Mexx
All things pink – Ragtime

Describe your style in three words: Imperfect Gentleman

Why are you here tonight: Had the hots for the coat-check chick

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Julie

Preoccupation/passion: Feminist assassin

What she’s wearing: Vintage dress from Milan. My mom paid top dollar back in ’83 for it.

Three words to describe your style: Colourful. Offbeat. Simple.

Why are you here tonight: I heart PROMdemonium because it’s a safe space for Ottawa’s social justice community to be its flashy, sassy self.

Myron

Preoccupation/passion: Arts administrator

What are you wearing:
SARS Guard- Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty
Tights – American Apparel
Shoes – Osborn Shoes
Ring – Grandma’s
Eyelashes – Malabar

Describe your style in three words: Featherbrained, self-deprecating

Why are you here tonight: Music and dance, of course!

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Jacky

Outfit: Bandeau is from Silver Lotus (Winnipeg)
Bloomers (DIY project – Jacky cut her white pants and weaved ribbon through them to turn them into bloomers)

Shoes: Vintage store in Brooklyn, NY

Kate (left), Julie (right)

Kate’s dress: Vintage Laura Ashley (bought in Ireland)

Julie’s dress: Original from an independent designer in Amsterdam

Comments

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Filed in: Fashion, Style File

This article does not have enough Julies or Jackies, and clearly way too many Kates.

- Alex

With all the fantastic prom outfits it must have been hard to pick just 6! Wait, make that 7. I'm glad to see the Style File is back.

- Allison

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