Friday, March 28, 2014
Jana Hanzel and Emilia Torabi are two magnificent clothes designers based in Ottawa. I have always liked their designs, a fine bridge of innovation, elegance and romance. Through their works I have become dear friends with these two remarkable women.
Today, the 28th of March, Jana injured her leg and knee. In her
Facebook page she said:
"Torn meniscus, cracked knee bone, a cast and crutches - that's me for now. We have so much work in our studio, what am I going to do?"
Jana, here is what you are going to do...
Here is a golden chance to take it easy.
In the meantime, here are some of her latest pieces as shot at Ottawa Fashion Week this February. A special thank you to Grace Odumo, editor and publisher of 613 Style. These pictures were taken for 613 Style, and Grace wanted to show her support for Jana by having these pictures posted.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
On the 26th of February, 2014, the University of Ottawa celebrated Black Heritage Month
with guests Zondwa and Lindo Mandela and Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, wife of Ali Bongo Ondimba,
the President of Gabon. The gala was coordinated remarkably well by a team lead by Gwen Madiba.
Gwen was profiled in the Saturday 8th March issue of Le Droit. She was part of the cover story about
influential and inspirational female leaders in the Francophone Canada
Zondwa Mandela and wife Lindo Zici
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
Mrs. Mandela and Gwen Madiba
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I'VE HAD IT WITH WINTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am cold and fed up with putting coats and boots and gloves.
I hate taking the bus while everyone is 2/3 bigger than they should be.
I've had it up to my ass falling on my ass.
That said, I give you pictures of summer. Warmth. Mobility. Beauty.
Ahhh, the Montreal Street Fashion Festival again.
What a reprieve. Oh well, back to frosty reality.
The beautiful (and ultra cool) Sophie Jolin-Roch