Fall Fashion Preview at Vincent: I’m presenting styling tips, trends, must haves & more

Fall is in the air, and the crisp cool breeze reminds us that it’s time to switch things up in our wardrobe. Although a complete overhaul is not in the cards, sometimes a few key pieces are all you need to make the best of your wardrobe and for your collection to feel new and exciting again.

On September 19, I’ll be hosting a free Fall Fashion Preview at Vincent on Preston from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. I’ll be sharing my tricks and tips on styling and highlighting the must-have pieces to add to your wardrobe this season. R.S.V.P. NOW! Spaces are limited.

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Shop with Chantsy: Plus Size Personal Styling Feild Trip on November 10, 2016

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.


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Fall Fashion 2015 Trends with Addition Elle

Chantal Sarkisian Mode Xlusive Ottawa Plus-Size Fashion Blogger CTV Morning Live

I can’t believe it’s all over. Weeks, days and hours of prepping and pulling clothes, all for my 4 minutes of fame. And I loved every second of it! I had the opportunity to style for a CTV Morning Live segment on Fall Fashion trends with Addition Elle. You can watch it here.

My overall approach with styling for this fall is to choose clothing items that are versatile, warm and comfortable. Everything in your wardrobe should be appropriate for work or play. And when you’re shopping, make sure you chose lots of great pieces that you can mix and match.

Fall Fashion Trends 2015:
Accessories- large coats, floppy felt hat, ankle booties
Colours- burgundy, forest green, grey, black
Textures- wool, quilt, leather, viscose, distressed denim
Styles- edgy, layering

Addition Elle really made my job easy. They have such an impressive selection of clothes that comes in size 12 to 24. Their looks are on trend, affordable and all of the pieces go really well together. I didn’t realize that Addition Elle also carries a ton of accessories and shoes (Bonus!!)! Everything is well thought out and designed for larger women. Shoes have more room, bracelets are larger… it’s the little things that make a huge difference.

Here are my five looks:


Chantal Sarkisian Mode Xlusive Ottawa Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Fall Fashion Trends with Addition Elle CTV Morning Live
Boots- 22002013 – 185.00 Necklace- 84505207- 25.00 Leggings- 83976509 – 70.00 Turtle neck- 84347703 – 65.00 Coat- 84082378 – 180.00


Chantal Sarkisian Mode Xlusive Ottawa Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Fall Fashion Trends Addition Elle CTV Morning Live
Wedge Heels- 22003271 – 125.00 Jeans-22088397 – 90.00 Tank Top- 84347142 – 35.00 Sweater-83987509 – 68.00

Street Style

Chantal Sarkisian Mode Xlusive Ottawa Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Fall Fashion Trends Train Yards Addition Elle CTV Morning Live
Booties- 22002013 – 185.00 Pearls- 84505207- 25.00 Leggings- 83976509 – 70.00 Top- 84347703 – 65.00 Coat- 84082378 – 180.00


Chantal Sarkisian Mode Xlusive Ottawa Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Fall Fashion Trends Addition Elle CTV Morning Live
Hat- 84040847- 40.00 Top- 83907139- 45.00 Skirt- 83907273- 60.00 Jacket- 84021509- 150.00


Chantal Sarkisian Mode Xlusive Ottawa Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Fall Fashion Trends Addition Elle CTV Morning Live Chantsy
Vest- 22027844 – 98.00 Dress- 22121596 – 85.00 Belt- 84120632 – 32.00 Heels- 22002615 – 90.00

A big shout out to the girls at Addition Elle from the Train Yards location. They were super organized and got me set up for all of this. Thanks ladies!

XOX Chantsy

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Loafers and Polish Collab for #BacktoSchool with Plato’s Closet Barrhaven

A few weeks ago, Barrhaven Blog posted the “Back to School Fashion Tips” article that I was featured in. I won this photo shoot on Loafers and Polish, where Jenn, the editor, styled 3 outfits for me and my good friend Karine at Plato’s Closet in Barrhaven.
My Facebook feed today was loaded with First Day of School pics, so I thought it would be appropriate to share the rest of the awesome photos that Kristy, of Kristy Chapman Photography, took that day!

I used to love getting my first day of school outfit ready. One that I remember particularly well, was my grade 8 Clueless inspired short plaid kilt with lace up boots! I must dig up a photo… (to be continued…)

By the way, I haven’t had my makeup done in over 10 years, since I am also a makeup artist and usually do my own work for shoots. I had the pleasure this time of sitting back in the chair and letting Toni Rose take the lead!

Look 1- Sporty & Feminine

Look 2- Edgy Cool

Look 3- Effortlessly Chic

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