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 www.glowfairfestival.ca

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 FinnSquare.com.
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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RBC Bluesfest- Spotted Festival Fashion 

I had the privilege of being on the Style Squad for RBC Bluesfest and capturing some of my favourite looks. Although only the first image (see below) was the only published photo on the RBC Bluesfest Instagram page and Ottawa Citizen I decide to share all my pics with you! Here is who I spotted!

  
  
  
  
  

  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Fashion Truck Canada

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Sometimes, I think I have a sixth sense when it comes to fashion. It calls me. “Hey Chantsy, something about that looks interesting… go see what it’s all about”. Every time I listen to that little voice, it guides me to beautiful things. This voice comes in handy when you are vintage or consignment shopping, antiquing and digging through the racks at Winners. I always anticipate my heart palpitations when I discover… “The find!!” It’s important to note that I also use this voice when I travel… it makes for stumbling upon amazing adventures!

Ok, back to Fashion Truck Canada (seen above). OMG! yes!!! Let me repeat that for you. This is a Fashion boutique, on a Truck, at a festival! Complete with a fitting room and cash! Again, let me repeat that, fashion comes to YOU. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the owner, Ashley Barber, who was gracious enough to talk to me about the truck and her Toronto-based business. She curates a lovely collection of women’s clothing that is suited for most body types, trendy styles, comfortable materials and most importantly, fair prices. She carries brands in likes of Free People, Quay, Seychelles and more. Her truck is famous for private shopping parties and events.

If you are going to RBC Bluesfest this week, visiting this truck is a must! It’s located on the North side of the Bell stage. You can’t get a better souvenir than this. Pick up a pair of sunnies, clutch or a gorgeous wide brim hat! Bonus- if you use your Master Card, they are offering a 10% discount!

Check out the rest of the pictures I took of this gem. Don’t forget to visit and follow their Insta, Facebook and Twitter! Oh, and don’t forget to use #ShoptheTruck!

Happy #FestivalFashion to all!

 

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“Great style doesn’t just fall off the back of the truck!” Well, now it does!

 

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The beautiful Ashley Barber, Owner and stylist of FashionTruckCanada.com
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Racks on racks of gorgeous clothes!
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Quay sunnies display! You know I am already a huge fan of this brand 😉
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See that gorgeous white lace off the shoulder top… yup, I bought it!
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This is me, over-the-moon, after my purchases in the truck!

 

 

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My 3 Fresh #FestivalFashion Looks

With the RBC Bluesfest creeping up, I thought I would put together three outfits that would best describe my Festival Fashion style.

I think we all have had our share of “trendy” accessory overload. In each styled outfit below, I proposed a light balance of classics paired with only a few focal points. You don’t want to look loud and overdone.

I don’t want to make this post too wordy, so please just enjoy the pics!

1- Light chambray dress, Love Bird floppy hat and Aldo platform mules.

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1- Light Chambray Dress- Forever 21 2- Black floppy hat- Love Bird 3- Sandals- Aldo 4- Leather belt- Old Navy

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2. White House of Harlow Sweater, bright floral pompom shorts, yellow MK thong sandals and sunnies.

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1- Light white sweater- House of Harlow 2- Shorts purchased at the French Market in New Orleans 3- Sunnies from vintage shop in New Orleans 4- Yellow thong sandals- Michael Kors

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1- Boho Kimono purchased in vintage shop in New Orleans 2- White lace shorts- H&M 3- Black racer back tank top with gold zipper- Banana Republic Outlet 4- White sneakers- Fred Perry 5- Pendleton wool blanket with leather carrier

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