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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Halifax street style: Cambridge Street

Scouring the streets for the city's most fashionable

Posted By on Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 3:40 PM

click to enlarge MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON
  • MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON

Name:
 Josefa (left) and Paulette (right) Cameron
Age: 25 and 28
Spotted: Cambridge Street
Wearing: Josefa: blouse, Value Village; jeans, American Apparel; shoes, Value Village. Paulette: trench, Burberry; jeans, Value Village; boots and purse, Zara; turtleneck, American Apparel

How would you describe your style?
J: “It is mutable. It depends on the weather, what my plans are for the day, and what mood I am in.”


P: "I say my style is quite fluid. It ebbs and flows according to what I am feeling, what closet items I have available, and what the weather conditions are. Right now, I have been veering towards simple black turtlenecks belted with a good pair of jeans. I have a few reiterations of that."

Where do you derive inspiration from when putting together an outfit?
J: “Mid to late ’80s Jennifer Connelly, ’60s and ’70s Michelle Phillips and my mother. She is nifty at combining a ’60s darling, ’70s cool, ’80s empowerment and ’90s class – that only someone who lived through these decades could.”

P: “I follow a few Scandinavian Instagram accounts, and I always enjoy Celine’s collection as well as Mansur Gavriel's. But I think overall, I like to envision an older lady in her Sunday best, and replicate that. I imagine one lady in a cream cashmere sweater saying over her shoulder to her friend, 'Oh, don’t you look smart!' I try to recreate what that might be. I alternate between that and the casual, maybe Chantal Goya in Masculin Féminin, Jane Birkin—but everyone says that—and lately a '70s Lauren Hutton.”

How does living in Halifax affect your fashion choices?
J: “I have definitely started wearing more practical, outdoorsy outfits on the chance that my day might bring me on a hike, a long walk at Point Pleasant Park, or a bike trip.
 Halifax has a way of drawing me to nature at least once a day."

P: “The weather has probably impacted it the most. Lots of wool. More scarves, more layers, also waterproofing my life.”

Local shopping hotspot?
J: “Since moving here, I basically have only shopped at Value Village and Frenchy’s for clothing, they are meccas for unparalleled gems.”

P: “I am constantly seeking the perfect vintage high-waisted jeans, and have a small collection going, so I peruse places like Sally Ann’s and Value Village often. Also Lost and Found is great and features some great local designers.”





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