Sunday, March 27, 2011


Rachel Sin actually started in architecture before venturing into fashion. Her keen eye for design and structure are a perfect addition to her designs. With fun blazers, perfect dresses and leather accents, this collection was perfect to go from working girl to cocktail party chic. - J

Emily and Anastasiya

Emily and Anastasiya, which showed on Day Two of OFW, was probably one of my favourites of the weekend. Their modern take on 1920's flapper (complete with Turbans!! Which as you know, J and I OBSESS over) was gorgeous and fun. We met the designers on the final day of fashion week and they were super sweet as well. Congrats on your beautiful show, ladies! -S

Friday, March 25, 2011


ElizBourke showed for the first time at Fashion Week this year, and it was a well done show. The pieces were all wearable and the giant scarves and hoods are perfect for these Ottawa winters. We look forward to seeing more ElizBourke in the future! - J

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dans la Rue: Ottawa Fashion Week

Hey Friends, We're still working on getting the runway photos up, but in the meantime, welcome to the first installment of Dans La Rue: Ottawa Fashion Week! These well-dressed folks caught our eye with their impeccable style and savvy use of spring hues. Enjoy--we sure did!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Our friends at Milk are hosting yet another awesome clothing event. Bring in your gently used clothing (or, what I like to call "perviously loved") and get 20% off new merchandise from the store. And, to top off this awesome-ness, all the clothes you drop off will be donated to a local day program for women and children. Yay! - J

PS - Stay tuned for more photos from Ottawa Fashion Week - your favourite Ottawa ladies have been busy handing in assignments and uploading our photos at the same time! I promise you a timely upload! We've really got some awesome shots to share with you guys!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dans la Rue: Rideau Street

On my way back from the OFW Launch at Lobby, I met this wonderful young man in THIS HAT. Wow. Incredible. He made it himself...out of a boot! Cool, too cool. - S

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ottawa fashion Week: Sneak Peek

Hey friends! Friday (Friday, gotta get down on Friday) marked the first day of Ottawa Fashion Week--applause! Capital Oh! made new friends, scored free hair products, ate coconut shrimp and, oh yeah, saw some pretty awesome Canadian designs as well. We won't be uploading all of the pictures until later, however, until then, here's a little sneak preview to whet your appetite. -S

1.) The fashionable front row
2.) Shoes in the front
3.) Ain't nothin' more Canadian fashion than TimBits
4.) Our lovely new friends from loveXpress magazine!
5.) Best. shoes. ever.
6.) More to come soon!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ottawa Fashion Week Launch Party

And so, instead of sporting skimpy kelly green shorts, mardi-gras beads and Guiness face-tatoos, I ventured out on this day of Saint Patrick to the Ottawa Fashion Week Launch at Lobby to schmooze, eat free food and you know, dress to impress. And look at all the wonderful people I met and took pictures of! J and S got you covered for fashion week stuff aaaalll weekend so stay tuned! 
1.) The sweet venue.
2.)Yes, that is Adrian Wu--Canadian designer and MOD's fashion correspondent!!! I was so awkward taking this photo. Adrian, if you're reading this, please don't think I'm always that awkward. You are fantastic, can't wait for the show!
3.) This is Justyna. I love her use of colour. Winter is over!!! Bring on the HUE.
4.) Sort of of Dorothy in Kansas/Alice in Wonderland chic. No surprise from Ottawa Fashion blogger and icon (and Capital Oh! follower) Tinfoils Tiaras! Nice ta meetcha
5.) It's Uncle Bob! He's an Ottawa Fashion Legend! Owner of Fab 64 in Wellington West, Uncle Bob, expect a post reeeaal soon. 
6.)I totally met the lovely lady on the left in the washroom, she was my first friend of the night. I loved her blouse!
- S

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why we love it: The Papery (Glebe)

The Papery? The Paper! I cannot even begin to count the dreary mornings I spent waiting for the stupid 7 bus (which, as I'm sure a lot of you know, is nearly always late) staring longingly into this adorable paper shop on the corner of Bank and Fifth. And finally, on this particularly dreariest of dreary days, I decided to finally venture out and give it a post. The Papery is so much more than a paper store. They've got gifts, cards, books, craft supplies and lovely staff as well. The decor and window displays are reason enough to visit. Right now the window display is St.Patrick's Day-themed and although I personally find the holiday a disgusting excuse to get drunk and sell stuff (I'm bitter, it's raining!), the display is quite nice. Go to the Papery, it will not disappoint! -S

The Papery

850 Bank St
OttawaON K1S 3W1
(613) 230-1313

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we definitely need to prepare our new wardrobes. Our friends over at Milk (on Dalhousie, in the market) are having a great sale for the next three days! Head over to the store to receive 20% off your purchase, but make sure to bring your student ID - we all know how much you love showing it off. You can wear your awesome new clothes to Ottawa Fashion Week this weekend too! So, in other words, you will definitely be winning. - J

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


As you all know, we here at Capital Oh love fashion, and what better way to share our love with you than by getting you awesome coverage of next weekend's Ottawa Fashion Week event (March 18 - 20)? S and J will be there bringing you the highlights from some of Ottawa's best designers. If you're interested in attending, you most definitely can! Just check out the website - - and purchase your tickets. The weekend will end with a charity gala, which you can also purchase tickets for, with money going towards Africa's Children - Africa's Future (AC-AF). What's better than a weekend full of fashion? A weekend of fashion for a good cause! Hope to see you all there in your best gear - we may even take your picture! - J