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Avenue Magazine - Style Statement September 2019

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

A few months ago I had the pleasure of hosting a red carpet at the Calgary Opera, where I met and chatted with some fashionable people, including Sarah Waters. Upon meeting her, I knew she had to be my next Style Statement. See her Q&A below, a few extra images from our photo shoot, as well as the link to the Avenue Magazine article, or see it in the September print issue, on the streets now!

xo AldonaB

Describe your everyday style.

I typically wear very feminine pieces with vintage inspiration. It’s rare that I’m not in a skirt or dress. I like to mix different eras of fashion rather than just sticking to one.

Describe this outfit and why you love it.

It’s a great mix of vintage and modern. The skirt is authentically vintage from Velour Clothing Exchangeand I love pairing it with these ’60s-inspired white Kenneth Cole boots from Nordstrom Rack. The top and jacket are both from Simons — I love that they also walk the line of being currently trendy and enduringly timeless. My earrings are Vancouver-based brand Tink from Market Collective, and my bag is one of my favourite vintage purchases ever!

What or who is your style inspiration?

I definitely draw inspiration from many classic women of Old Hollywood and from fellow bloggers on Instagram. However, my biggest inspiration is everyday people who express themselves through clothing. I love seeing people who have the courage to take risks and wear what they love, not necessarily what is trendy.

What’s your favourite current thing to wear?

My white boots! I love these so much. I have a soft spot in my heart for mid-sixties mod, and these boots fit the bill perfectly.

What is your favourite local clothing store or designer?

Velour Clothing Exchange — it’s a great place to find vintage clothing and great accessories.

Favourite accessories line?

Tink. Jenny Campbell makes some of my favourite earrings.

Favourite local restaurant?

Workshop Kitchen + Culture in The Grand. I’ve never actually had to choose my food order there, I just go for no menu Mondays, or order the Workshop improv kitchen-inspired tasting menu, and it’s always phenomenal.

What are you currently reading?

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

What is your greatest extravagance?

A great bottle of French red wine with a decadent meal.

Drink of choice?

Coffee, preferably a latte.

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