I wanted to take an opportunity to thank everyone who has read my blog so far. I have really enjoyed being able to write about all of my experiences and journeys this year and will continue to keep you all updated on what I’m doing in Toronto in the next week!
For my second blog assignment, I got to send an article to Streetchic magazine in Toronto to show off our fashion sense here in Manitoba. So I searched the streets of Winnipeg looking for the perfect place to ask people about their outfits. I chose Bannatyne street in the Exchange District in Winnipeg. Of course I went on a Friday evening when things in the area were hopping.
I picked four lovely ladies who I thought were not only wearing gorgeous and stylish clothes, but who also demonstrated confidence and had a big smile on their face. I could tell that they felt beautiful in their own skin, which is so important. I didn’t hesitate to go up to them and ask a few questions about their style.
The first beautiful lady I got to meet was Erika. Erika is a thriving and passionate business owner who owns the original Magic Room in downtown Winnipeg. The Magic Room is a nail salon, a spa and a cosmetic store all in one building. Erika got her Masters of Business Administration in fashion in Paris. Erika was wearing a beautiful white sheer bodysuit underneath a pleated front zip grey skirt with faux snake skin black block heel boots and black ankle socks. She bought all of her clothes about a year ago. Erika describes her style as classic and trendy.
Gorete is a counselor. She loves to stand out and look unique. Her style is very colourful and she likes to mix and match different outfits, shoes and jewelry. Gorete was wearing a stunning white lacy dress, pink shoes with a rainbow heel and a matching pink handbag. She also wore a very nice stone necklace and earrings.
I was so amazed when I saw Ira at how she made a pair of old ripped jeans look so classy! Ira is a technical designer. She describes her style as “boho meets off duty rockstar.” She also loves to stand out. Ira wore a loose and very light weight orange and white shirt that tied up at the front. She paired it with black ripped jeans and faux alligator skin and leather black shoes with bright orange socks. She also held a faux alligator skin purse. She bought all of her clothes in Montreal.
Although Kelly’s outfit looks very classy and expensive, she actually created most of her outfit from hand-me-downs. Kelly wore a beautiful sheer white dress that buttoned up and tied up at the front. She got this as a hand me down from her step mother. She is also wearing black sandals and carrying a black leather handbag. Kelly describes her style as preppy but feminine. Kelly’s look is perfect for any setting and any occasion.
And lastly, Genavieve (me)!
I am 17 years old and from Winnipeg. I hope to go into forensic psychology and one day become an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer. I want to make a difference in the world in everything I do, so I thought that this would be the best career for me. I am currently working at a spa in Winnipeg as a skin health sales associate and have also worked in different clothing stores because it is very important for me to ensure that people always feel their best and I want to empower people to feel confident in themselves and to embrace their individual unique qualities. I would describe my style as sporty and preppy, but I always like to keep it classy.
I’m not going to lie, the dress I’m wearing in this picture is only $10. I want to make sure that people know that you absolutely don’t need to spend a fortune to look beautiful. As long as you feel confident and feel good in your own skin, that’s really all that matters. Love yourself for who you are and don’t let anyone tell you that you need to change the way you look or dress. Everyone is unique and beautiful just the way God made them.
“The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else which makes you unique” -Walt Disney