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. Name: JULIA CARON Occupation: Works for CBC Radio, Quebec City Outfit: Dress – Toronto, somewhere on Queen Street West Shoes – Mexico City (she recalled entering a store... | Continue reading article
I took to the streets of Ottawa during some days of great weather, not knowing who I would meet or what they might be wearing. Unlike some previous Style File posts I had no specific theme in mind, I just knew I wanted to see something ‘original’. These ladies pulled off varying eclectic styles from a range of sources, some surprising. At the end of the day, every person, every outfit had a story. Name: EFFIE VAICOUSSIS Occupation: Works at a community resource centre for seniors Her outfit: Headband –... | Continue reading article
Chinatown Remixed, the annual celebration of Ottawa’s most eclectic neighborhood, went off without a hitch this weekend. The art was fun, the crowds were cool and the fashion was hot! Here are some of the fashionistas that caught our eye (sorry guys, but while many of you turned out in style, you were too fast for our crew to catch you). Name:Greta Grip Occupation:Knitter Describe your personal style:Quirky, Witty, Knittery Where did you get your outfit? I made my knitted blond wig and dress, which is a copy of my... | Continue reading article
Photographs and text by Stephan Telka In mid-June, Raw Sugar played host to one of Ottawa’s first Men’s Clothing Swaps. Finally a chance for the men of Ottawa to come together to get rid of some gently used clothing and pick up a few new pieces! Style File reporter Stephan Telka was on the scene to capture some of the cool and some of the quirky finds. The organizers are hoping to make this a regular occurrence, so check back in the coming months for the next date.
Thespians are known for their attention grabbing ways, but does their flare for the dramatic extend to the wardrobe? Melanie Yugo, crafter extraordinaire and co-founder of Spins & Needles, and Lauryn Kronick, a vintage-obsessed fashion junkie, were on hand at the 2011 Fringe Festival to find out. While the festival ended last week, we hope that some of the styles that made their way to the famous fringe beer tent last all summer long.
Stephan Telka takes the reins for Apartment613′s Style File team this week, giving our usual fashionista-finders Melanie Yugo and Lauryn Kronick a break. All photos and text by Stephan. While there was no shortage of “yoga” pants and Mountain Equipment Coop/North Face gear on display at yesterday’s Great Glebe Garage Sale (not to mention the wares for sale), I was lucky enough to cross paths with a handful of Ottawans who stood out from the crowd. I doff my hat to them, as they effortlessly rose the fashion bar on... | Continue reading article
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... | Continue reading article