Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Design Heart Throbs in Ottawa

I wonder who likes Colin and Justin more? Gay men or straight women? If last Sunday's turn out at the Women's Show is any indication, I'd say the girls win. And C & J know how to play it up!
I attended their second on-stage appearance of the day, grabbing my seat close to the front early (the better to see up their kilts, of course!). Ok, not really with the kilts - I didn't need to sneak a peek - Justin came out and immediately twirled, giving us a free show. And they matched his purple ensemble....but enough about what's under the kilt...I am a married woman, after all!

Colin and his signature gigantic boutonniere!
Though the show was supposed to be about design trends, C & J spent a good part of the hour bantering with the audience, teasing the few men in attendance and mocking (in good fun) other design superstars, like Debbie Travis (who I've met twice, but that's another story). When they finally got to their slideshow it was really a before and after of some of Canada's worst homes. Well, worst homes until C & J got to them. Some were pretty stunning.

Colin with his eyes closed. I somehow catch people like this quite often.
After the show C & J signed my copy of their new book Colin & Justin's Home Heist Style Guide and took a picture with me.

Did you know they posed for Harlequin Romance covers?? Sorry the pics are so small!
Colin is quite believable as an ancient Scot...obviously!
Apparently Justin's bleached hair was better suited for a modern officer of the law.


  1. Wow! Had I known they were coming to the show I would have made an effort to show up. I love their personalities and I've been following them since The Million Dollar Property show.

  2. These guys are precious! I didn't get to the Show however heard it was a great success.

    Some makeovers that they've done I have loved, others I have hated with a passion. By no means am I saying they are not super talented but because of the above reason, I wud be very leary about them doing over my home.