Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ottawa Fashion week: Day One

No pants? No problem! Tonight marked the beginning of Ottawa Fashion Week and J and S were front-row ready in our most fabulous ensembles. Tonight's shows were great way to start off the weekend. Our favourites   included the chunky beaded jewelry at Micalla, the python prints and Asian flare (and pantslessness) at Anomal and the easy, carefree stylings of Valerie Dumaine. PVC and plastic reflected fashion fetishism at Simon Ekrelius and we loved the classic leather motorcycle jackets and trenches at Rud by Rudsak. Here are some of the photos from tonight, including a few of the new friends we made! See you tomorrow,  fashion week friends! -J and S

1.) Valerie Dumaine
2.) We ♥ed these shoes.
3.) Rud by Rudsak
4.) Halloween candy? Yes please!!
5.) Models and Christina of Peterborough (S's hometown)'s Strutt agency 
6.) Micalla
7.) New fashion friends!
8.) Anomal
9.) New fashion friend all the way from Calgary!
10.)Fellow Ottawa blogger Erica and her fabulous sequined shorts.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This past Saturday I ventured over to the Bronson Center for the 3rd annual PunkOttawa Flea Market.  It was my first time at the event, and I have to say it was pretty neat.  Handmade jewelry, thrifted clothing, and tasty baked goods - right up my alley!  I talked with a few great vendors, including Brandi Tweed (photographed above).  She's a crafter and designer and had a whole bunch of her unique stuff for sale.  I also scored a great sweater and some pretty rockin' red fringed booties for only seven bucks - a steal I tell ya!  While browsing the tables, I met a girl named Shanna Steals, the creative force behind Jaded Raven Creations.  She hand makes all of her products, which include hand felted pins (there was even a donut one! If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I LOVE donuts!) and round buttons with pictures of everyone from Willy Wonka to Sinead O'Connor (my personal fave).  Another really interesting vendor was Roselyn McDermott, the lady behind Country Rune.  She specializes in hand crafted jewelry and wood burning, something that I haven't really seen in such detail before.  I highly suggest checking out all these cool chicks and their work!  

Overall I'd say it was a pretty successful day, and I will definitely be back.  - J

Check out PunkOttawa here for updates and future events! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mark your calendars fashion-friends and loved ones! It's that time again, Ottawa Fashion Week is fast-approaching and guess who's request for media accreditation was just approved?! You got it! It is us, Capital Oh, J and S, your "fave Ottawa girls" (to those who follow us on Twitter) who will be covering this exciting Capital event starting on September 28th. We promise to be thorough in our coverage and impeccably-dressed (obviously). Also! We'll be contributing to Carleton's Charlatan not only for this event, but regularly to the street style blog. On that note: Yo, significant population of Carleton students (you know who you are), maybe reconsider those track pants and Ugg boots you planned on wearing to class and try on a little self respect and a nice fall jacket? You can thank us later. Exciting!! - S

For more info on OFW: check out their website

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Why we love it: The Mayfair Theatre

The Mayfair theatre is definitely one of Ottawa's greatest gems. They always have a great selection of movies playing, including an annual Halloween screening of the beloved cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With so much character crammed in to this one screen theatre, it's really hard not to love it. They even have big comfy couches to sit on (best seats in the house!). Plus, it's cheaper than going to a regular, boring theatre - only 6 bucks per movie with a membership! You will definitely be seeing a lot of me there this year! - J

The Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St
Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3
(613) 730-6552

For show times and schedule check out their website!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


That's right faithful readers (yay 21 followers!), S and J are back in O-town and we are looking forward to sharing more of our adventures with you! PLUS, Capital Oh turns one this year, which means we will obviously be having a wicked celebration (more details to come, we promise!). There is also a clothing swap in the works for all you fashionistas and fashionistos! Next up, we'll share some photos of one of our favourite places here in the city - The Mayfair Theatre. Great films, so much character and they even have couches to sit on! Stay tuned for that post, coming soon! Until then, let us reminisce on all the fun we've had in the last year and let us know of any cool places you might want us to visit! We'd love to hear from you!