Style Profile: Nadine Jacob from Strictly Nadine

I met Nadine last year at a blogger event, and will admit that we connected instantly. Same jokes, same goals (i.e. where’s the free booze?) and same interests. Don’t let her sophisticated style intimidate you, Nadine is a sweet pie, my sister from another mister and most importantly, her blog is all the lols. A must read! I mostly love her use of gifs and memes which depict her tone and mood. Because I love her, and her style, I asked her a few questions.

What’s your passion for fashion?

I really like to have fun with my clothing. Fashion has always been a form of expression for me. It is a way for me to communicate my personality, creativity and mood all at once without having to say a word. All my outfits tell a story.

What XLusive tip can you share?

Get out of your comfort zone! I don’t believe that people should be limited to a specific style or look.. Spice it up a little! So if you ever spot a “cute but not so me” item… Try it on. You might surprised! Plus, it makes shopping at lot more fun and interesting 🙂

Stay social with Nadine!

Instagram: @Strictlynadine
Twitter: @Strictlynadine

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Ottawa Festival Fashion Season: Glowfair 2016

It’s June in Ottawa and that means Festival Season is in full swing! First up, is the third annual Glowfair 2016, happening on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.

As usual there is a jam packed schedule complete with free street concerts, silent disco, DJ battles, larger than life art installations scattered throughout the blocks of Bank Street and live entertainment of all kinds.

Music Lineup at Glowfair 2016

For me, this is where it gets super exciting! Toronto trio Keys N Krates, who won the 2016 JUNO for Dance Recording of the Year, will headline on Glowfair’s Morguard Mainstage on Friday, June 17th. Dragonette (YASSSS!!!), who earned a JUNO in 2012, will take the mainstage on Saturday, June 18th. There are so many exciting bands coming this year, it’s insane! Most of all I am super excited to see, Halifax indie-rock genious, Rich Aucoin! I saw him almost 3 years ago at a Kos concert and fell hard!

The all-Canadian mainstage lineup also includes; Montreal’s dream popsters, Young Galaxy; The Balconies; Fevers; Montreal’s Caveboy and Vancouver’s Gang Signs. The DJ stage will feature this year’s JUNO nominee AutoErotique; Lissa Monet, KHAØS, Strange Future, DJ Grace, DJ Daisy & M. Caffrey, JUNO-nominated DJ Rise Ashen and Frayd.

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Block themes at Glowfair

Block themes this year will include dazzling performances by Montreal performance artists, Black Mohawk; live DJing by JUMP-FM; and outdoor art gallery; a heritage-themed block; a truly bizarre bazaar; the popular Glowfit yoga; the Enchanted Forest; an expanded, two-block Kids’ Zone and screenings by the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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For the complete lineup and more information, follow Glowfair Festival on Instagram and visit their website

Ottawa Fashion at Glowfair

And because this is a fashion blog, I am leaving you with a few gorgeous Ottawa Street Style Photos taken at last year’s Glowfair by the ever talented John-Finnigan Lin of
John was the first photographer I officially worked with for my blog, and helped me get stunning photos to start the whole thing. I owe him everything!
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Watch for Ottawa Instagram Ambassadors who will be at Glowfair to capture you in your very best festival fashion!

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STYLE PROFILE: Ashley Beaudin from Fire and Wind Co

Being the social media stalker that I am, I found Ashley online and was so impressed with the work that she does. You have to check out her site! I also liked her style (and frame of mind) so I asked her some questions.

What’s your passion for fashion?

I am all about the colour! Give me all things bright and fun. It makes me feel good wearing clothes that are similar to the way I approach life — with a whole lot of joy!

What XLusive tip can you share?

Don’t be afraid to try new things! Never think to yourself that you can’t wear something because of your body type! You can wear anything you want! Rules were made to be broken.

Stay Social with Ashley!

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