Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Betina Lou Trunk Sale

We could not be more excited to share this amazing event with you all: For one day only, July 30th,  we will be welcoming items from past collections of the adorable Betina Lou at our Dalhousie shop!!!!! This is your chance to pick up all those items you regret not snagging the first time around (and at a great price, natch), or your chance to discover this Montreal designer who creates a line perfect for a Parisian 60's Art Nouveau film cast.

Betina Lou offers timeless, feminine apparel that is easy-to-wear. The line blends classic and modern design, providing wardrobe staples with delicate, thoughtful details. Neutral colours are combined with subtle patterns to create versatile garments made to last. Available in size XS-XL, and cut with a petite body in mind her fits are beyond perfect.

Make sure to mark your calendar and don't leave for the cottage before hitting up this one day event!

Betina Lou Trunk Sale - Ottawa
July 30th, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
209 Dalhousie Street

Annnnnnnnnnnnd Toronto will be hosting their event the following Thursday, August 6th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. as well!

Betina Lou Trunk Sale - Toronto
August 6th, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
129 Ossington

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cool Off and Snag a Hot Deal!

Sale season is in full swing and what better way to make a deal sweeter than by getting a yummy treat while you shop!

This Saturday our Dalhousie shop is gonna be serving up some yummy vegan popsicles from Cafe My House - and let us tell you, they are DIVINE! The other shops along North Dal are going to be serving up some goodies too! Goods will be serving root beer floats by Michael's Dolce and Pascale's locally made ice cream, Amanda May Lingerie will be serving snowcones (!!) and Workshop will be serving some popsicles by locals Fiesta Ice Pops!

It's gonna be a super fun day so be sure to check it out!

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Big Chill

Summer in the city means you've got to be smart about beating the heat, but you can't be a fool and miss out on shopping the summer sales. North Dalhousie has solved everything by hosting "The Big Chill!". Amanda MayGoodsWorkshop and Victoire will all be serving different icy treats while you shop.

We will be offering you DELICIOUS Cafe my House vegan strawberry, blueberry & coconut popsicles and our Summer Sales will be going strong!!

There is also a street wide "Avant Garden" party going on along North Dalhousie, so nothing but fun to be had!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Forestière Forever

Minerva Necklace, $90.
 Forestière is the independant fibre studio of self-taught artist and designer Sara K. MacLellan. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, she now resides in the Ottawa Valley where the northern landscape she grew up with influences her current art practice.

Demeter Necklace, $120.
 One crazy, admirable thing to know about this talented lady is that in addition to creating a line of beautifully crafted fibre based accessories, Sara is currently a PhD candidate in Art History at McGill University. No big deal. There's no stopping this lady! That being said, her work is informed by her scholarly background in the visual and liberal arts.

Takara Necklace, $76.
Ceramic Necklaces. Left: Mossy Oak, $72. Right: Red Earth, $72.
Everything featured in this post is currently available at our Westboro location. There are a few pieces en route to our Toronto location! If you like what you see here, be sure to check her out on our webstore  or shoot us an email. Be sure to follow Sara's creative day to day life on Instagram!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mix & Match make perfect

A pic from one of our lovely customers Kaitlin Dolin mixin' & matchin' each of the swimsuit brands we carry at the shop to get her perfect fit. The top is by Mimi Hammer, and the bottom is by Minnow Bathers. All 3 shops are stocked with lotsa styles from both these brands, online is too!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How you know you're a pro in your pin game

Explorer's Press Rose Lapel pin, in stock at both Ottawa shops & online, 7$ each. Pic by Tiny Deer Studio.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Forget classic, be bold and sophisticated!

There are a few things that take a great outfit into the realm of never gonna fail ya /perfect for everything/ slam dunk all the way! Osei-Duro's Ovil dress is just such a piece. It contains in it so many style references and moods (after seeing "Saint Laurent" by Bertrand Bonello, I know how I'll be styling it!)

Osei-Duro Ovil dress, 285$, available at the West Wellington & Ossington locations and online

First off a wrap dress looks super awesome on your body and allows you to grow (or shrink!) with no tailoring required. Honestly, thinking about getting knocked up? Think about getting this dress!  Wraps have an ease about them that leaves you looking effortlessly cool and sexy to boot.

Secondly, the bold pattern will always look sophisticated and stand out without fussing about accessories. But, if you're in the mood, combining it with bold jewelry or layered with a scarf the outfit is totally out-of-sight!  

Thirdly, how inspired are you by the values and ethics of Osei-Duro? With Osei-Duro, being a lover of style can also contribute to economic growth and sustaining traditional craftsmanship. And all you have to do is be willing to stay fresh and stay cool in the Ovil Dress!