Josefa (left) and Paulette (right) Cameron
25 and 28
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?
“It is mutable. It depends on the weather, what my plans are for the day, and what mood I am in.”
"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?
“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.”
“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?
“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."
“The weather has probably impacted it the most. Lots of wool. More scarves, more layers, also waterproofing my life.”
Local shopping hotspot?
“Since moving here, I basically have only shopped at Value Village and Frenchy’s for clothing, they are meccas for unparalleled gems.”
“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.”