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Nordstrom Ottawa Grand Opening!!

What a night!  The well-dressed and well-heeled (literally) were out in full force tonight as Nordstrom’s second Canadian location opened in Ottawa, Ontario at the Rideau Centre.

I desperately wanted to go to this event but didn’t have anyone to go with.  My friends and sisters weren’t interested, so I resigned myself to visiting the store with the rest of the plebs (lol – just kidding) when it opened to the public on Friday.

Imagine my delight when my friend Katie asked me to go!  Unfortunately, tickets were sold out, but my totally awesome, well-connected husband scored us tickets (I LOVE YOU, RYAN).

The store is gorgeous!  Cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, models, awesome DJs…you name it, they had it.  Best of all, with the closure of my beloved Holt Renfrew, Ottawans now have somewhere to buy name-brand designer items.  My faves were among the store’s inventory: Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, DVF, Ted Baker, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Bauble Bar, Diptyque, Jo Malone and so on and so forth.

The store was so packed and we were totally suffering from sensory overload. Jimmy Choos to the right of us! Cake pops to the left of us! Beaver tails straight ahead and macarons flying in from the side…we didn’t know where to focus our eyes. The top floor has a great Etsy shop that I highly recommend though.

Amazingly, I was a good girl and didn’t spend much.  I have my eye on an Alexander Wang Rocco bag in rose gold and I am 99.99% sure I will go back for that totally awesome Rag & Bone hat that I tried and wore for about an hour – lol!  Since I’m currently obsessed with Downton Abbey, I picked up a gorgeous tortoise shell hair pin worthy of Lady Mary Crawley that I’m excited to rock out, along with some Guerlain lipsticks, and a Chantecaille special order of a bunch of eyeshadow not currently in stock.  YAY!

Here are some highlights from the night!BEyonce

Rag & Bone hat that is giving me life right now. I can’t stop thinking about it.
Sometimes Alexander Wang is your best dance partner.
Chances are that if it has hearts on it, I’ll buy it. I think Kate Spade is speaking directly to me.
Hiya! I’m probably not allowed to buy any more hats.
Marvelous Katie modelling her hat.
Alexander Wang Rocco Bag. Need!
Prada Sunnies that I’m growing to love.

Did any of you go??  Let me know how you enjoyed the soirée!!



Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. March 5, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    You are GORGEOUS!
    Love your chic look for the night and LOL @ your friends phone case!

    • March 5, 2015 / 12:46 pm

      Isn’t the phone case awesome? All hail Queen Bey!! Thank you for your kind words. Crop tops stress me out. #toooldforthisshit

      • March 5, 2015 / 12:51 pm

        Next time I wear one I’m gonna pair it with a high waisted midi.
        Half the battle won, just like that lol

  2. Erika
    March 5, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Erika here. I didn’t know you liked Downton! Yesss! Lady Mary is amazing. Follow Michelle Dockery on IG! The soirée looks like it was amazing. Lucky you! Atta boy Ryan!

    • March 5, 2015 / 7:01 pm

      Hahaha! Thanks so much! I am hopelessly hooked on Downton. I blasted through the first season!!!

  3. Sandra Viví Andersen
    March 5, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Haha love the iphone case!! Have a beautiful Friday 🙂

  4. March 8, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    You’re looking great, thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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