All photos supplied by Alexandra Gunn.
Ottawa’s style influencers and industry leaders are being shown the spotlight in the latest Bell Fibe, TV1 series highlighting the capital’s most stylish citizens. The brand new fashion series comes to Ottawa this fall showcasing the city’s most exclusive events, including the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala. Viewers get a behind the scenes look at the wardrobes of Ottawa’s biggest trend setters and how they are working to make Ottawa a fashion capital.
The joint venture between Bell Media and producer Katrina Turnbull explores how Ottawa is more than just a political city. Turnbull says that since the inception of the series and throughout the filming it has been “a great opportunity to elevate Ottawa’s fashion scene. Ottawa is known for being a leader in politics, technology, and the environment, but little is known about the city’s fashion industry. This show has given Ottawa style a platform to showcase local designers, boutiques, and the people working to make Ottawa a fashion capital.”
Season 1 of Capital Style Files displays an array of guests including Ottawa Life Magazine’s fashion editor, Alexandra Gunn; creative event planner, Tami Varma; and top fashion blogger, Dominique Baker. The diverse set of guests offers an opportunity to redefine the shortsighted view that Ottawa has a limited fashion scene by displaying some of the guest’s significant achievements and their extensive community engagement.
The first 3 guests documented in Capital Style Files will set the tone for the series and outline some of the arenas in which the style-set work and play.
“These guests weren’t shy about letting us into their lives and their closets. We followed them to the city’s most exclusive events to see how they dress on the town. Later, we go right into their wardrobes. They share how they’ve cultivated their style and exactly where they shop for clothes in Ottawa and abroad” says Turnbull.
The buzz surrounding the series is expected to grow with news that Katrina Turnbull and her Bell team are expected to finalize the filming of Season 1 in the coming months.
“We are filming the second half of Season 1 this fall with an exciting lineup of guests and never-before-seen venues featured on show. Viewers will want to tune in for an exclusive look at Ottawa’s style scene” says Turnbull.
Ottawa’s fashion and arts community is gearing up to celebrate the launch of the series. An official launch party and screening of the scenes from Capital Style Files takes place at the CTV studios in the ByWard Market on Monday, September 19th at 7:00PM. Longtime writer and creator of the fashion parenting site, ouicestchic.com and producer of Capital Style Files, Katrina Turnbull will be the host of the evening and has instructed guests to “bring it” when dressing for the event.
Attending the launch party? Be sure to tweet our Fashion Editor, Alexandra Gunn at @OttawaStyle and tell her what you think of her segment.
For more information on Capital Style Files, please visit: www.capitalstylefiles.com