Main Ottawa Fashion Bloggers
While Ottawa may not always resonate with fashion, the city’s style and list of stylish people has certainly grown exponentially over the years. It is thanks to people such as the main Ottawa fashion bloggers listed below that now Ottawa can have a place on the fashion map. Here they are in no particular order.
Marilou Moles of Twenty York Street (or 20YS)
If you live in Ottawa and don’t know who Marilou Moles or 20YS is, you must have been living under a rock. She is one of the main Ottawa fashion bloggers. She is the creative brains, brawn and beauty behind Twenty York Street. Since its launch in 2010, she has grown it from an outfit-of-the day blog, to one of North America’s top sources for fashion and lifestyle.
You’ll find her at the front row of all major Ottawa events covering the happenings and giving minute by minute Twitter updates. She can also be seen on TV where she shares her review on different fashion and beauty products to help you make a sound selection of what to buy.
Grace Odumo of 613 Style
Carolyne Lacasse of J’Adore This
Caro is a digital strategist and blogger. She’s the founder and director of the Ottawa Foodie Challenge and the designer of Courage Brand accessories. While she loves food and shopping, covets things she can’t afford, she blogs about things she loves or in French, elle adore. J’Adore This covers local store openings and events, provides funky style tips from pieces curated from the city and a ton of colourful citrusy Instagram photos that you’d love to like!
Katie Hession of Yow City Style
Yow City Style covers street styles of Ottawa as did one of the city’s first style blogs Ottawa Street Style. While Ottawa Street Style contributors did itanonymously, Katie Hession is known to the Ottawa blogging community and was recently photographing Bluesfest goers as part of the festival’s style squad hash tagged as #rbcbluesfestfashion, and #rbcfashionfestival. Her Tumblr and Instagram feature a ton of people with amazing styles you can really draw inspiration from for your everyday outfits, for both males and females.
Our Mode is a his-and-hers blog run by a guy and a girl who perhaps love putting together outfits more than anything. They claim to know nothing of fashion but their sense of style makes up for their so called lack of knowledge. Their well-groomed outfits give wonderful ideas for what to wear, always in a very polished manner. They are also big fans of second-hand finds, helping you save dollars on your shopping habits.
Justyna Baraniecki of Chameleonic
Justyna Baraniecki expanded her first blog, chichichic, which featured daily posts of her fab vintage outfits, into Chameleonic. She showed off pics of her latest styling projects with local photographer Joel Bedford. It now morphed into a mutual wedding photography website/blog, Joel Bedford Weddings , and Instagram, Joel & Justyna Bedford. Both sites feature editorial-like images of weddings, engagements, couples in love, in stunning scenery.
Emily Brown of Tinfoil Tiaras
Style maven Emily Brown, is a staple in Ottawa’s fashion community. Another one of the main Ottawa fashion bloggers, Emily infuses lot of colours, patterns and accessories to create a harmonious cocktail of her outfits. Tinfoil Tiaras is a place where affordability and glamour intertwine, like an aluminum crown wearing princess, as she puts it. Emily works for Dress for Success, an organisation that supplies underprivileged women with a week’s worth of office-appropriate clothing. Tinfoil Tiaras recently reverted more to blog-gramming for her #OOTD.
Malorie Bertrand of EF Magazine
Malorie posts weekly on EF Magazine, an e-zine she first started back in 2007. Her topics range from rising ethical and sustainable designers, to international labels, to wardrobe revamping tips and styling advice. EF hopes that in its attempts to promote sustainable initiatives, that its readers will realise the impact of their unconscious consumption and change their purchasing habits. It aims to educate its readers and to empower them to influence the fashion industry.
Alyssa Beltempo of Ms. Beltempo
Alyssa says that she always loved the process of getting dressed. Now she gets to play dress-up with others full time as a freelance fashion stylist. On her free time, she posts her musings on fashion and style on Ms. Beltempo. She features local finds to her readers styled à la Beltempo. You can also read about local events as well as store openings.