PR Event: Ca Va De Soi- Luxury Knitwear

I was invited by Alyssa Beltempo, fellow Ottawa stylist, to attend a Fall Fashion presentation at Ca Va De Soiย (Ottawa), a luxury knitwear boutique based out of Montreal, Canada. First, I want to point out that I was floored when I learnt that this is a family owned business based out of Montreal. I have to give credit to Montreal brands that hold the fashion fort for Canada. Un gros merci! (#supportCanadian)

The great news is that warmth is in, especially in Canada. Cashmere, Merino Wool, it’s all good, all year round. Ca Va De Soi takes great prideย in offering blends and fabrics that are suitable for warmth, breathability, and wearability, all without compromising style. The classic cardigan, the versatile turtle neck, the oversized vest, we all need these staples in our wardrobe. You’re thinking “ok fine, but what about price?”. These gorgeous fabrics do come at a higher price, but these are classic investment pieces worth every dollar. They will last much longer than a cheap acrylic sweater. Because they are made of high quality knit, they come with excellent care instructions to make them last even longer. Not to mention, a good cashmere sweater is the softest coziest feeling against your skin.

Here are some lovely photos I took of the evening. Stay cozy my friends and do visit Ca Va De Soi if you are in the Byward Market.

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Gabrielle Nasri, owner, is now taking over the business with her sister. This lady is truly lovely, and gorgeous! Love her turtleneck too!
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This is Jake. He knows how to rescue knitwear! Great live demo on how to clean and iron your sweaters.
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Rescuing and restoring natural fibres is quite easy as you can see.
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Ottawa’s Nordstrom Gala: A grand old time

Last night’s Ottawa Nordstrom Gala was a blur. A magical combination of gourmand canapรฉs neatly stacked in rows on little carts, tiny cans of sparkling bubbly, a killer upbeat band, friendly smiles around and a magical feast of fashion.
Everyone came dressed in their best.

Personally, it was a bit of a sensory overload, but I managed to take it all in. My secret is going stag. I was happy to bump into my friends from Ottawa Life Magazine (seen below on the Step and Repeat). I made a point to say hello to fashion mavens Erica Wark, Christopher Massardo and Alyssa Beltempo. I had an absolute blast to say the least. Lots of friendly faces and close friends to catch up with.

I didn’t do much shopping, but I did spend lots of time (and $) at the Laura Mercier counter with Melody Iafelice who was representing the brand. Apparently, my choice of bright pink/purple lipstick made quite the impression on everyone (#trendsetter hahaha).

I wore a navy knee length tutu (purchased on Amazon.com) paired with a knit graphic tee from Forever21+ with “Champagne S’il Vous PlaรŽt” written across the top. It was quite appropriate for the evening and very well received. I got many lovely compliments, someone even kindly told me that I reminded her of Sarah Jessica Parker… um… Success!

I wore a simple pony tail because I am a mom and had no time to get ready. I opted to focus on makeup and a killer lip instead. It worked in my favour ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my travels through the department store I spotted a plus size section that I hope to dissect at a later date. First, I need more sensible footwear and second, I need a clear head… no alcohol beyond this point!! What can I say, I love champagne!

I didn’t take too many pics, I was really just soaking it all in. I encourage you to do the same and explore the wonderful worlds of shoes, cosmetics and bags!

Thank you Nordstrom for an exquisite event! The bar has been raised. Bravo!

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