Arroh & bow: A laundry list of ways to wear one infinity dress

I was gifted this beautiful Arroh & Bow infinity dress from the lovely owner of The Handmade Bride in the Byward Market. Meagan wanted to see how I would style the Coralie Short Infinity Dress in Stone. These dresses are quite popular in the wedding scene, but they are extremely versatile and can be worn pretty much anywhere. Yes… even in a laundromat! haha

Let me tell you, my photographer Kamara Morozuk and I had a blast shooting this. I got permission from the sweet old couple of the Old Ottawa South Laundromat, and they looked at me with eyes crossed when I asked them. They were probably thinking I was out of my mind… but when you have a vision, you go with it! So here I am nonchalantly posing for the camera, and ignoring the dude reading his paper or the young lady folding her laundry in a hurry.

How I styled my Arroh & Bow Infinity Dress

There are an infinite amount of ways to wrap this dress. You can wear it strapless, one shoulder, thin straps, thick straps, you get the picture. But, I opted to create an off-the-shoulder look, since it’s quite the rage right now. I thought I invented this style but Meagan tells me it’s been done, but it’s not a very popular look… YET! haha

I paired my dress with my vintage Wrangler denim jacket from Preloved Toronto, my fishnet socks  and mules from L’Intervalle.

Steps to tie the dress:

  1. Tie a knot with the two straps over your chest.
  2. Flatten each strap and place over your shoulders.
  3. Wrap the straps around your waist twice.
  4. Tie a bow at the back with the rest of the straps.

The dress comes with a bandeau which helps cover your strapless bra. The fabric is super light and bouncy and the colour I chose is very versatile. I am wearing a size M, since the dresses run a little on the large side. I also had it hemmed about 2 inches, for a more flirty and casual look. I recommend wearing compression undergarments for a more sleek look, especially if you get a light-coloured dress.

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Dress like a JUNOs Star with Place D’Orleans + Giveaway

On March 3, I presented a TV segment on CTV Morning Live “Dress like a JUNOs star with Place D’Orleans” (scroll below for full video clip). I promised to showcase all the looks of each nominee on the blog and tell you where I got everything from, so here it is- Junos style with Place D’Orleans! Disclaimer, this is a LONG post, but worth the read. I have detailed shots of all the looks, an amazing contest and much more. SO grab your beverage of choice and a cozy spot on the couch and keep reading.

How excited are you for the 46th Annual Juno Awards happening in Ottawa on April 2, 2017? I know I am! Some of my favourite Canadian artists have been nominated this year; Drake, the Weeknd, and Justin Bieber… yes, don’t judge me. What I love about the Junos, is how accessible it is to everyone, literally you can buy your tickets to the Junos online and join the party! I am told to get there early and secure a spot on the red carpet to watch over 200 artists walking in!

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The 5 most important things you need to do before you present a tv segment

Present a tv segment blogger Chantal Sarkisian Ottawa Fashion Blog

For many different reasons, presenting a live TV segment is harder than it seems. Although the spot usually lasts between 4 to 7 minutes, it can take months to plan and loads of hours to coordinate the entire thing. Whether you’re presenting a fashion segment, as I typically do, or promoting a new product, or an upcoming event, the formula is pretty standard. Keeping your nerves calm, remembering your key messages, and nailing your set-up are just a few things to consider. Quite often, people seek my advice and ask me how to put together and present a tv segment. So for everyone’s benefit, I decided to share my tips on the most important things you need to do before you present a TV segment via a blog post!

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Club Monaco celebrates NYFW2017 in Ottawa showcasing ‘See now- Buy now’ Spring/Summer 2017 collection

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.

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