Saturday, February 18, 2012

ottawa fashion week: day one

I arrived in Ottawa to the warm and welcoming arms of the Westin Ottawa who so graciously chose me as the Westin Ottawa Fashion Week Insider. I was greeted by the friendly and accommodating staff here at the Westin, and settled in with Leith to a cozy and stunning room. A beautiful bouquet, champagne and gifts galore greeted us along with a sprawling view of downtown Ottawa and its famous emerald roofs. 

After a quick freshening up, we headed downstairs to catch the last two designers of opening night, Illyria Design and Y!D.N.A. Both shows were excellent, but the true standout was designer And! Nguyen's collection Y!D.N.A. A darkly theatrical production, Nguyen sent an army of darkness down the runway in gothic Gaga visions. So inspiring and a great hint of the talent to follow here at Ottawa Fashion Week in the coming days. 

Stay tuned for coverage of day two of Ottawa Fashion Week! For even more insider info, be sure to follow:

Ottawa Fashion Week: BlogTwitter, Facebook, and Tumblr

Westin Ottawa: Blog, Twitter and Facebook


  1. Looks like you're having a blast girl! Hooray!


  2. Wow, you got some great photos! I think that show looks a little intense for me - that poor male model with goodness knows what in his mouth. Interesting though, for sure.

    I'm excited to see what you think of Rachel Sin tonight - she's always been one of my favourite designers at the two OFW seasons I've been to.

  3. This is so exciting! I can't wait to read all your posts :)

    xo Ashley

  4. I really like the And! collection from what I see here.

  5. Thanks for snapping a great photo of me in the Y!DNA show!! (second to last photo)


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