Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.
Have you seen our April issue? As part of our ongoing mission to bring more fashion to the pages of Ottawa Magazine, we teamed up with expert stylist Erica Wark and award-winning photographer Christian Lalonde to highlight some of the great work being done by local jewellery designers Andrea Kolpaska, Lee Ann Lacroix, Renée Levesque, and Vanessa Russell.
The fashion feature won’t be released online — so get thee to a news stand to pick up your copy!
To help celebrate the release of what many are saying is our best foray into fashion editorial yet, we’re giving away one of the pieces from the spread.
This piece by Andrea Kolpaska is a perfect addition to your spring wardrobe — in fact, it’s a jewellery wardrobe unto itself! Part of the Originals by Andrea Canadian Gemstone Collection, the piece features amethyst, carved coral, and Swarovski crystals in purple and green tones, and includes two different detachable necklaces and two bracelets — plus, the necklace can be shortened into a single strand that sits about mid-chest or can be linked or twisted together to make a chunky statement piece. You can even jazz up a plain black dress by wrapping the necklace around your waist like a belt! There are also two separate bracelets that come with this set: one with simple silver links and another chunky bracelet with stones and beads.
To win this eye-catching piece simply tell us about something you’re excited about in fashion this spring — it can be a new trend, a favourite summer dress, anything at all.
You can make a note in the comments section below, or through our Facebook, but you have to do it before the end of day on April 1st. We’ll draw the winning name on April 2nd.