Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LADY J. REPUBLIC and OHM Fashion Show have teamed up to ROCK YOUR VOGUE!

Lady J. has created an exclusive OHM necklace & OHM bracelet.

These extraordinary pieces are sure to sell out, so come get yours early! All profits from jewelry sales go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The silver necklace is selling for $20 and features an official Canadian Cancer Society heart pendant and a music note, which embodies this year's rock music/culture theme. The chain is thin, but not delicate— and it can be made longer or shorter to suit your preference.

The silver bracelet is selling for $10 and features a smaller heart pendant and a music note pendant. The chain is thick but lays flat on your wrist, and it is reversible— a matte side & a textured side. This chain can also be made smaller to fit any wrist size.

Trust me, your not gonna want to miss out on these hot styles. So BUY NOW.

Lady J. Republic's exclusive OHM jewelry will be sold:

In London-

1. Booths in the UCC from March 10th - March 19th

2. From any Lady J/OHM representative

3. At 8 Kenneth Ave (contact nicole@ohmfashionshow.ca)

4. Starbucks on Richmond and Central the 2 Saturdays before the show (March 6 and March 13) from 10-4pm

In Toronto- Message Julia Driman via Facebook or email her at info@ladyjrepublic.com

From now until the show, 15% of all Lady J. purchases with the mention of OHM will be donated to OHM for the Canadian Cancer Society. This donation to our cause applies to ALL Lady J. jewelry, not just the exclusive OHM pieces.

To check our more details and join our facebook group, click here

Browse all Lady J. jewelry here

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Danier Student Design Challenge

The competition was fierce— 65 Ryerson School of Fashion students competing to have their leather jacket chosen as the winner of the 2010 Danier Design Challenge. The fact that none of the top three contestants had ever worked with leather before made their achievement especially impressive.

John Hillifer, 28-year-old B.C native, won the $5,000 prize and the chance to have his design sold in Danier stores this coming fall. This young guy is an inspiration for all of you young designers who hope to make it big.

“His conviction becomes apparent as he shows his design– it shows that he has thought about his design in three dimensions. The jacket features a collar, which looks terrific both open and closed as well as a unique pocket concept.”

Along with the public, a panel of judges, which included Jeanne Beker, Ryerson Fashion chair Robert Ott, stylist George Antonopoulos and Globe & Mail style writer Tiyana Grulovic, chose the winning design.

The second place prize of $3,000 went to Pamela Card and her quilted jacket, and third place to Tanya Wiebe’s double zippered design.

Watch John’s submission video and judges reactions here

Are you up for the challenge? Click here for more details

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OHM at the Frog

The Frog has never seen a more "voguish" crowd as they did last Wednesday night. As all of you well-dressed party animals danced the night away, we raised over $450 towards the Canadian Cancer Society. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our cause!

Also, a big thanks to the events committee for making this night such a success and Adam Kleinberg for the gorgeous photos. If you missed out on this event, don’t worry, there’s lots more to come!

Check out more pictures from the event here

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

OHM Presents: One Fell Swoop

Check out more pictures from the night here

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Center Stage

Friday night was a night to remember. I mean, how often do you get a live band playing at your party? Toronto band, One Fell Swoop, volunteered their time to come out to London and play for us!

Starting 14 years ago, these 4 guys have really made their way into the music scene. With a new spin on a combination of rock, pop and Latin/Caribbean sounds, the band has already created a buzz.

For our promotional video shoot they played their hit song Happy Again, along with a bunch of other awesome tracks. OFS “hopes to bring the world a unique sound and style that will inspire and turn heads for years to come.” They brought their whole get-up- guitars, bongos and all. There was professional lighting, cameras, and everything! It was awesome.

If you missed the show in London, or just loved the music and want to hear them play again, OFS is performing February 19, 2010 at El Macombo, in Toronto. Tickets will be $7 in advance or with a can of food, or $10 at the door. All proceeds from the show go towards Haiti relief and all non-perishable food will be donated to help homelessness in Toronto.

To learn more about the band and hear their music, click here
To follow One Fell Swoop on facebook, click here

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Party Time

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Frog last night, our event was a huge success! Special thanks to Tong-Tong, our events and promotions coordinator, who made it all happen.

Tong-Tong has a vision for OHM this year. Her interest in science and biology shows how people with all different specialties can come together to put on an electric show while raising awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society. This is really part of what makes OHM so unique.

I asked her to tell me a little bit about the events team, and what actually goes on behind the scenes. This is what she had to say, “the events team throws the biggest and the best parties throughout the year. There's a lot of planning, coordinating, decorating and promoting. We figure out venue space, ticket sales, decide on party themes, and overall promote OHM and create awareness.”

Her goal for OHM this year is to raise as much awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as show off our talented students; both dancers and designers in our finale fashion show! And her personal goal is for OHM to throw the best parties year round!

Her plans for the future? She’s graduating this year with a Honours Specialization in Biology, and she hopes to volunteer in the healthcare system in Africa.

A bit more about Tong-Tong...her favorite designer is Alexander McQueen “HANDS DOWN,” her favorite magazine is Marie Claire, and her favorite blogger is Just Jared.

How does she Rock Her Vogue? “By once in a while splurging on something ridiculous that I may or may not ever wear, doing something outrageous and out of my comfort zone, and overall just living life to the fullest.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

London's Lookbook

Calling all fashionistas! Have you heard of the website lookbook? Lookbook.nu is not your typical fashion blog -- anyone and every one is welcome to post their favourite looks, from Milan to our very own London, Ontario. Whether your style is urban elegance or avant-guard chic, your sure to find inspirational looks that will wet your taste buds.

Turns out that London has some seriously stylish locals! Check out some of london’s hottest trendsetters featured on lookbook by clicking here. You can post your own looks too! Show off your distinct style by creating an account at http://lookbook.nu by clicking on “post a look”.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Photo Shoot Sneak Peak!

Check back soon for more pics from our first professional shoot!