October 28, 2011

Pop Champagne With Ottawa Citizen


Look Ma! I'm In Paper! Indeed that is my face on the front page of Ottawa Citizen for Saturday, October 22nd, beside headline “Ottawa’s Top Fashion Bloggers”. It is on the same cover as death of Gadhafi, and I didn’t even have to get shot! I always thought the day I make front page on local newspaper would be the day I get wheeled away in a straitjacket so this is a definite pleasant surprise.



Special thanks to Joanne Laucius and Ottawa Citizen. Of course, thanks to everyone who has been supporting and reading Pop Champagne for the past 2 years- There would be no article without your support! Read about my Q&A for the Citizen below:

My favourite piece of fashion: A black well-tailored blazer will never lose its lustre. 

What I covet most: The Rolex my dad got me for graduation. But he could have got me a mug and I would have loved it as much. You can buy anything except sentimental values. 

Ottawa’s best-kept secret: Mafia Jewelry has some amazing statement accessories. Demü showroom is great because Angie, the designer for Demü Label, takes time to customize pieces the way you want them for no additional cost. You can’t get better customer service than that. 

What Ottawa needs now: I would love to see people wearing what they want to wear. If you love coloured pants, then get some really bright ones. If you love the Olsens’ effortless look, get the really loose sweater or exploit the messy bed hair. Of course, don’t try this at work. If you want to, don’t mention that I told you so, it will make me look bad. 

My last assignment: Putting together an outfit which features a piece designed by a Canadian designer for Flare.com. 

My inspiration: It ranges from traveling and experiencing different culture to good street style. I love it when a woman dresses for herself. You can feel the inspiration through the persona and the creativity of her outfit.


{Pictures by Justyna; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Urban Outfitters belt; Dress from Tokyo}

100 comments:

  1. Congrats hun! you are doing a wonderful job and deserve it!!

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  2. congrats on the feature. your blog is amazing :) im a new follower :)

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  3. And you are SO DESERVING girl! You are one of the sweetest bloggers I know. Congratulations and you are too funny (i didn't even have to get shot. LOL)!!! BIG HUGS and your outfit is CUTE!!! Love those booties! Have a great weekend! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  4. aahhhh!!!! congrats girl! that's for sure a big achievement :) your blog rocks and I just added you to my Blog Inspiration List on the right side of my page<3

    kisses,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  5. congrats on your NEWSPAPER feature julie! this is huge! :)

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  6. congrats!
    you look gorgeous :-)

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  7. congrats...
    im so happy for you...
    oww i love that blazer too... same with me
    my fav piece of fashion is well-tailored blazer

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  8. Yippee, congratulations! :) And the fact that you're on the cover as well! Brilliant!

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  9. Congrats girl! Well deserved. :)

    xx Jessica

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  10. Congrats on your feature!!

    Happy Friday!!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  11. Awesome! Congratulations and have a fab weekend!

    http://adamalexmommy.blogspot.com

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  12. WA WA WAAAAUWWW !!! AWESOME ^^ Congrats sweetie!! you deserve to be on the newspaper :D

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  13. What a great feature - congrats!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  14. Darling! Congrats on your front page celeb status! That's incredible!

    http://www.localcelebz.blogspot.com/

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  15. congratz, dear! :) happy for youu.....

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  16. Congratulations, Julie!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  17. You are such a star! How wonderful!

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  18. Congratulations!! your posts always make me laugh. Happy to see you on the cover an ALIVE!
    Cute outfit love the dress color and jacket.

    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  19. awesome:)and congrats to you.

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  20. Fab article hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  21. congratulations! It's just so cool!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  22. Oh this is so fun...congrats. Just coming across your blog for the first time!!

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  23. Congrats! I'll have to head to my mom's and dig out last weekend's paper now!

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  24. Yaayyyy! Congrats Julie! That's awesome! :D You're dedication to this blog is really UP THERE so you totally deserve a spot in the papers~

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  25. You look like a celebrity! So Stunning and alluring. I'm loving that vest and dress! :-)

    Thanks for following me, dear. :-)

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  26. Congrats my dear! Am so proud of you, now I can officially say I know someone famous ;) it was an awesome article - love the statement about how we should wear what we want to wear! That's why I wore shorts in mid-October! Hahaha. Love your comment on my post about you being cold just looking at me :) hope you have a great weekend babe.

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  27. This is awesome! I am sooo pleased for you :). It seems to me like you put a lot of life and love into your blog, and it obviously pays off!! Love the sentimental bit about the rolex & graduation.. it is so very true that there are some things we have that mean everything, no matter how little or silly they may appear to everyone else! x

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  28. So awesome! Congrats is looks like a great article and pretty photo!
    xx

    Hot Pink Day
    Shop Blue Vanilla

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  29. I am so excited for you!! How awesome. Plus, it's cool that your article is right next to the giant set of boobs. It definitely catches attention!

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  30. I love how you look, perfect photos. Hyped it on lookbook :)

    MarieAntoinette

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  31. You have such an amazing style!! congrats on the feature!
    Following you since now ;)
    xx

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  32. Congrats! Good for you, girl!

    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  33. Way to go...you're a published real-deal!

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  34. Great interview and congratulations on your piece in the paper, that's super! :) x

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  35. congrats beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have the mosst amazing blog and I couldnt be happier for you xoxoxo

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  36. Congrats! Yay for not being taken away in a strait jacket! You look stunning!

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  37. Congrats:) You are very beautiful<3 I love your sytle

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  38. Congrats on the feature! I really liked reading the Q&A.

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  39. Oh my goodness this is awesome. Ottawa needs more fashion, when I was there going out in Roots was considered dressing up. Congrats on the cover, i'm sure that there will be plenty more!

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  40. Ahh congrats!! :) I loved the Q&A, definitely reflects your personality :)!

    Have an amazing Halloweekend!

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  41. awesome blog! :)

    please visit and follow!
    http://lusciousstyle.blogspot.com/

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  42. congrats!! looking oh so gorge as always ;)

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  43. that is oh so awesome Julie! congrats--you totally deserve it. <3

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  44. That is awesome! Congratulations :)

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  45. Wow so cool! Congrats on making it big :)

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  46. Congrats, that's awesome! You are an amazing blogger, I love this dainty outfit.
    --Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  47. That's huge! Congrats girl :)

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  48. congrats! that's so amazing. also, love your outfit. great blog xx

    www.ahitofsarah.net

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  49. I saw the feature through Facebook. Congrats Julie!

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  50. I'm in love with blazers. I love the feature. You're quite charming.

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  51. That is soo awesome!! I read the article when you posted it on FB! What an accomplishment :)

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  52. i love your outfit!
    your article was great<3

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  53. congrats babe! you deserve it :D

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  54. Congratulations that's awesome!!! Adore your dress from Tokyo. Very cute look.

    Hugs from NYC

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  55. Proud of you, doll! How does it feel to be in the paper, with Gadhafi no less? :P

    Keep going far. I'll be supporting you every step you go as a good fan ^_^ And if you really mean it, and this guy's allowed to wear WhatEver he wants, then I'm a proud fan of your blog ;D ~

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  56. Oh congrats! It's so eciting to see yourself in the papers. I hope this isnt the last time ;-)

    ~Sherine
    Confessions Of A City Girl

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  57. congrats! love your outfit1 :) thank you for your lovely comment.. i would love if it we could follow each other, let me know and i will follow back :)

    iam_kbc

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  58. You have a set of proud parents there, well done!

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  59. Congratulations! You look great! I am following you! <3<3

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  60. Congratulations! You look very pretty =)

    http://maramasplace.blogspot.com/

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  61. Wow! You've always been amazing, it's nice that more people will get to know that thanks to the article. Front page!!! Congratulations!

    Feel free to ignore my being nosy, but has something really great (aside from the article) happened recently? Like I said, you've always been amazing, but lately you've been sort of amazing+.

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  62. Great articles. Love to stop here today. Dont miss to give us your comment into my blog. Thanks for share.

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  63. congrats!!!!!!!!

    new post on my blog: I'm waiting for u!
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  64. omg congratz, hun!! This is so exciting! Great interview, too

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  65. I love your outfits, your blog is awesome, I'm so happy for you! :D

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  66. Wow. CONGRATULATIONS! that is the coolest thing ever. i love what you're wearing. it's great combination.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  67. Congratulations! That's so cool!

    By the way, I love your shoes!

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  68. that's so exciting- good for you!

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  69. Fancy!
    Congratz!!!! You totally deserve it! :3

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  70. Wow congratulations! you deserve it!

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  71. Congrats! And you look absolutely lovely!

    Gossip Girl always has amazing fashion! I think the show is still fairly interesting in itself though.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :o)

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  72. omg congrats!!!!!and you look stunning as always!aw i totally get what u said!blame the flight tickets!lol still,i'm sure you still can find something nice there!<3





    xxxx

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  73. Congratulations!! I wish I bumped into your blog two years ago. Oh well, better late than never! Cheers :)

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  74. Congrats Julie! This is super cool! :]
    I'm so glad I found your blog and am following you!

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  75. WOow There is a lot of preppy(licious) sweetness § delicacy in this outfit, the wistful way you flirt with it, utterly charming I must add Dear !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  76. i am in love with ur necklace, your blog is soo lovely by the ways, i will be visiting again very soon :)


    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  77. Congratulations Julie! Trailblazers like you are refreshing in a slightly staid town like Ottawa.

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  78. You look amazing but that isn´t news.
    you always post something great.

    if you have time come to see mine.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  79. That´s really fabulous, dear, congratulations! I personally like your style, you create very cute looks. :)

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  80. Congratulations! You look absolutely lovely in the photos :)

    S., The Hearabouts

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  81. Wow, that's so very cool! Well done you!

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  82. Congrats to you dear, that's fantastic!! -xo

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  83. Congrats on the feature!!! You look fab in the pictures!!!

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  84. Congratulations!! That's so awesome. You deserve it! =)

    I also agree that a blazer is a stable piece and a must have in ones closet.

    xoxo

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  85. You are a star my dear! Congrats on the feature!

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  86. congratulations!

    http://halfwhiteboy.blogspot.com/

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  87. Congratulations on making the cover if the Ottawa Citizen! nice work! your blog is amazing :). keep up the awesome work

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  88. Congrats to you! This is awesome!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  89. Omigosh - congrats conGRATS Julie!!! This feature is very well deserved :)

    I appreciate the fact that even though you are a busy and popular blogger, you still take time to visit the little bloggers like me!! Congrats again!

    xoxo

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  90. Love your Blog, Congratulations! Your photography is awesome! wedding photographer boston.

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