Here at VAM we believe in celebrating anything that has to do with spring finally approaching or holidays. Days off can be spent outside in the warm sun wandering Wellington West with not a care in the world. March is the perfect time to get out with the old and welcome the new. Personally a wardrobe clean up is always essential before updating it with the latest wants. Crisp colour pallets & an abundance of white can be spotted in our house of clothing.
Drop by to shop the new spring goods from now until Friday with no tax!
Also have a peek at our sale room and obtain an extra 25% off already reduced merchandise.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
VAM is ever so proud of our “Les Gars” curator Chris for his most recent venture opening Ottawa’s new go too spot, North and Navy. Located in center town, this hidden gem already has the food scene buzzing. A cosy and minimal atmosphere was created & takes the customer to Northern Italy. White and blue tiles, lantern light fixtures and beautiful tufted leather booths enhance the ambiance.
A well curated wine list and even better menu has gems such as warm octopus salad, raw mushroom carpaccio and potato stuffed tortellini. These dishes are refined, fresh and encourage sharing with those dining with you.
Take our word for it or go try it yourself.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
We don't like to pick favourites amongst our collections here at VAM but Filippa K always has a way of sneaking into the forefront. Maybe it’s the chalky pastel colour pallet they presented for this spring or the effortlessly minimal styles. This season it all about texture in these muted and simple pieces.
Stop by to see why this brand has our heads in a frenzy.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Self proclaimed designer, fiancé, daughter. sister, aunt, friend, boss, baker, snack mom and snow globe collector, us VAMers mostly know this leggy beauty from the Hills or the City. Whitney Port first appeared along side Lauren Conrad when she was interning at Teen Vogue. Born and raised in California, she studied fashion marketing at a university level. After realizing she was in need of change she up and relocated to the concrete jungle where she interned for DVF. This natural blonde currently owns her own clothing line and incorporates her pieces regularly into her everyday wear.
Whitney’s personal style is what made us select her this week. Much like the VAM clientele, she is not afraid of colour and combines them easily with printed pieces. Laid back styles such as a slouchy jumpsuit are dressed up with heels and appropriate accessories. She embraces oversized tops and balances them out with micro minis. This icon also has also mastered the art of combining high and low price points and quality resulting in a unique style all her own.
BB Dakota jumpsuit
Filippa K silk dress 180$
Bella Lux mini's available at VAM in black and grey.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
After much anticipation, our first spring shipments are rolling in and from one of our favourites no less, BB Dakota. Carrying both the younger sister line Jack and BB Dakota this season, our house of clothing is currently infused with fun &easy pieces. Doing what they do best out of California, they have sent the sun up in form of breezy sundresses, nautical stripes, soft oversize grey t-shirts, and flowered kimonos.
Our crush this week is none other than a girl with a distinct artistic vision who has recently teamed up with BB Dakota. Canadian and only twenty-two years young, she started her craft in high school. Publications such as Vice, Purple and Rookie Mag took notice of the energy portrayed in her snapshots. Stunning pictures with a particular neon glow, Petra Collins explores topics such as the teenage gaze and body image. In the BB Dakota short film, she takes on the US by hitting the open road. Joined by her sister and gall palls, she captures what impact dance has had on several girls from different walks of life. Youthful energy bubbles over in her pictures/ films and matches effortlessly with BB Dakota’s flirty vibe.