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What to Wear Where: BoobyBall

One thing you may not know about me is that I am, in fact, a nerd. At a very young age, when I lived in the UK, I can vividly recall the following scenario as one of my favourite childhood memories: every Sunday, after church, my brother and I would sit in front of the TV in our Sunday best, my mom would put bibs on us, and set us up with mini-tables and trays on which we could eat our Sunday pasta. While we ate our pasta we watched Star Trek, the original series with Captain Kirk and crew. I grew up appreciating the vastness of space through the eyes of a 1970’s sound stage and the enthusiasm of my brother (who, by the way, is a rocket scientist, although he’ll tell you he’s an aerospace engineer … tomato tomahto I say). Because of the influence of our family Star Trek tradition (one which we continued on the airbase in Trenton as Star Trek, the Next Generation aired every Sunday night) and the plethora of space and air-history knowledge my brother spewed on a daily, if not hourly basis, I grew up a very big airspace nerd/geek.

So when the organizers of BoobyBall, Rethink Breast Cancer‘s biggest fundraiser, told me the event is coming to Ottawa THIS Friday the 13th (yay!) AND that the theme for this year’s evening is SPACE (double yay!) I got VERY excited. Maybe I’ll come dressed as a klingon! On second thought, with space as a theme, it’s a perfect opportunity to go sparkly.

H&M, H&M sequin turtleneck, Henri Bendel, Henri Bendel hair comb, Bottega Veneta gold pants, Giuseppe Zanotti heels

Since people might not be able to look directly at you in this outfit if the light hits a certain way, keep accessories to a minimum by way of this chic be-jeweled hair comb (which can be reworn at a wedding, on date night, or even to a baby shower if styled right) and these fabulous Giuseppe Zanotti heels. With tribbles as my inspiration (if the wikipedia article was too dry, here’s a great youtube clip depicting their charm), I added a textured clutch. Because I don’t think we should discriminate and assume all aliens are scaly. Why can’t they be fuzzy? Like tribbles?

If you’re more inclined to wear a dress, this wrap kimono number from ASOS is awesome for many reasons, the primary one being that it is a classic silhouette that will be wearable for ages without aging. Angelina Jolie has been wearing this type of dress repeatedly for years without anyone noticing. Add to it some moon rock-like baubles and a boxy clutch like this ZARA one (which you could literally turn around and wear to brunch the next morning with a pair of jeans), and you’re all set to hop on the next ship to Planet Booby! Which you can attend by purchasing tickets here!

ZARA, ZARA box clutch, vintage emerald earrings, emerald ring, ASOS, ASOS wrap kimono dress, gladiator sandals, boobyball, Canadian stylist

Now that you know how much of a nerd I am, and what I think you should wear, here’s the most important bit: WHY?

Because breast cancer will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women in their lifetime. (source here) And because it’s 2015 (thanks, Justin Prime Minister Trudeau), I believe we should be living in a world that is breast cancer free. Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer. Rethink is the first ever Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the 40s and under crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young women going through it.  By taking a breakthrough approach to all aspects of breast cancer – education, resources, advocacy, community building, and fundraising – Rethink is thinking differently about breast cancer.  To find out more about Rethink Breast Cancer, visit

It is amazing that this iconic event is coming to Ottawa. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000, and what a privilege it would be to help Rethink Breast Cancer get there. Proceeds allocated will help expand Rethink’s innovative programs for young women concerned about and living with breast cancer. This out of this world evening will feature great music, a stellar photo booth, beautiful gift bags, and the best company (wink wink), among other astronomical goodies.

I hope to see you there, in all your space-inspired refinery.

As always, thanks for reading! xo

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*feature images c/o Bazaar – 1965, Richard Avedon with Jean Shrimpton as model

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