Last night, Ottawa had a chance to celebrate a piece of New York Fashion Week with Club Monaco at CF Rideau Centre. Once again, Club Monaco nails it out of the park with elegant, feminine and classic designs for their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The line was inspired by the French documentary Latcho Drom , which follows a family of travelers as they journey from Romania to India. Club Monaco remains true to their signature urban style, and manages to weave in the notable Gypsy details, like peasant tops, bells and frills, all inspired by the film.
As you know, I get invited to so many events in the city, but if you are not following me on Instagram, you may be missing out on some of my outfit posts. Here is a recap of what I wore to the latest fashion events in the city! I hope it will inspire you to think outside the box and push a few boundaries, whether in your clothes, makeup or hair! Just have fun with it!
Do you live in Ottawa and shop in plus-size stores? Are you in need of a fresh perspective for your style? Do you find yourself lost in the stores or better yet, have no idea where to buy fun clothes that actually fit? Have you thought of hiring a personal stylist, but are skeptical of the investment, or are not willing to pay the full rate?
How would you do in a cozy group setting, where girls like you can shop and get styling advice from a personal stylist?
If you’ve answered yes to one of these questions, it sounds like Shop with Chantsy is perfect for you!
Shop with Chantsy is my first of many personal styling field trips, where I will take a group of 4-5 women, for 3 hours and personally help them shop ’til they drop.
Tickets are $75 each. My rate for personal styling is $100 an hour, so consider this group rate a steal!
My first tour will be for plus-size women. On November 10, 2016, join me and fellow fashionistas for this fun shopping trip! We will be headed to Trainyards Ottawa, to shop their perfect selection of plus and inbetweenie shops including Addition Elle, Reitmans and Marshalls.
Space is limited, so don’t delay! Tickets sales have already begun 🙂
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at info@modeXLusive.com.
What are you doing on October 26? Nothing? Perfect! Join me at Metamorphosis Eco-Fashion Show for your dose of daily Ottawa Fashion and guilt-free shopping!
Metamorphosis Eco Fashion Show and Marketplace is an event that showcases and supports environmentally-minded emerging fashion designers in the Ottawa area. Hosted by EcoEquitable, Metamorphosis is Ottawa’s newest Fashion Show to enter the social, artitist and ecoconscious scene. It’s a chance to showcase local Ottawa talent and slowly put to rest the practices behind fast-fashion, hopefully for more than just one night.
Founded in 2002, EcoEquitable Inc. is a registered social Canadian enterprise, providing temporary employment and skills development training through small-scale textile recycling.
I am 100% guilty of indulging in non-ecoconscious clothing. I am sure you can agree that finding larger sizes is hard enough, let alone adding another layer of “where/how is this made?” But the interesting fact is, when clothes are hand-made by a local person, it can often be made to measure. It may cost a little more, but it will look amazing (and you will feel amazing knowing you made a difference!) I urge you to get out of your comfort zone and come explore the event with me.
Supporting this event will directly impact the local businesses in your community and leave a small but mighty footprint in the movement towards a safer and cleaner fashion industry. We can’t make a change happen overnight, but we can all start somewhere.
Support the cause
If you have nothing to wear and want to glam it up for the event, Rent Frock Repeat will be donating 10% of all rental sales to EcoEquitable. Make sure you use code “ECO16” to track all donations.
I’ll be getting dolled up with my friend Malorie who just launched her Canadian sustainable fashion e-store, Either Or. She will be at the event and will showcase her collection in person! I can’t wait to show you what we put together!
Win tickets to the event
I have 2 tickets with your name on it! Leave a comment below telling me a little bit about your interest, scepticism or feedback around what you would like to see in ecofashion or the Ottawa fashion industry. I will select the winner at random on October 21, 2016.
If you want to learn more about sustainable fashion and how you can start today, you may want to read more on building a capsule wardrobe.