Shop Talk

WORKIN’ IT! A peek inside our stylish office

Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.  

At SHOP TALK, we love street style. Every time we meet to plan content, it’s on our to-do list. But anyone who has tried it knows street style photography is hard. The fashion equivalent of ‘streeters’, it involves long hours lingering on busy corners, hoping praying the most fashion forward people in the city will pass you by. (Plus, we’re not that savvy with a camera, and asking such fashion-forward people to hang out while you play with your settings is, well, embarassing.)

Then Marc Brigden, an Ottawa photographer with experience shooting street style at London Fashion Week, approached us. We jumped at the chance to tweak the street style model and have him shoot “cubicle style.” After all, this blog was born out of an urge to invite readers into some of the gossip/insider tips/styling suggestions that happen every day in our office. And what better way to get to know a photographer than to have him take your photo? Plus, visitors to our Chinatown office often remark that it’s fun and welcoming, hip but chill.

Here, the results of our fun, in-office photo shoot with Marc — and a peek into the wardrobe decisions of our team.