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Ste-Catherine Street Style in Montreal, Quebec

by Stefanie, Miss Teenage Quebec 2017

Where to start when it comes to Montreal fashion? Montreal is one of the trendiest cities in Canada. It is the Milan of Italy, the London of England and the Paris of France but with a twist; it is where all three meet under one awe-inspiring location: Montreal. Its streets are filled with beautiful and fashionable people. With its European flavor, fashion styles seem to be more trendy and unique.

The people of Montreal go further with their fashion by meshing styles together and creating their own designs. This is why ‘street style’ is very popular in Montreal. Big fashion brands like Aldo, Dynamite, Garage, Le Chateau, Mackage and Rudsak have their headquarters here, and draw inspiration from the culture outside their offices; its from Montreal they’ve all made their mark on Canadian fashion.

Ste-Catherine Street

Ste-Catherine Street is without a doubt one of the liveliest streets in Montreal. It runs 11.5 km long located in the heart of downtown Montreal where you can find a vast array of shops for both brand names and one-of-a kind boutiques. It crosses the central business district from west to east and runs parallel to the largest segments of Montreal’s underground city. It is the longest commercial street in Canada.

fashion in the city of Montreal

Dress: H&M
Shoes: Michael Kors
Purse: Louis Vuitton

This 26 year old model is Christina, my older sister! My sister has truly been a big inspiration to me and is definitely one of my role models. I look up to her everyday, but one thing I really look up to  is her style and fashion. I love my sister’s style; she is currently studying at Concordia University. She lives with her boyfriend and spends lots of time with her family and friends. She is very sociable and is one of the most kindhearted people I know.  Wearing a coral blue dress with a little bow on her top left shoulder, the garment is loose fitting and casual, perfect for a date-night. Since Christina is tanned, the light blue colour matches perfectly with her skin tone making her stand out. She was popping her style while strolling down Ste-Catherine street on a beautiful sunny day.

Michael Kors beige pumps sandle wood by the old marble fountains in Montreal

Christina has beige Micheal Kors pumps, and the colour complements her skin perfectly and matches her dress. The shoes have ankle straps and retail for $198.

white cotton dress beside old fountain in Montreal

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden

Yay to another summer dress! My beautiful model Christina is wearing a white dress from forever 21. It is an off the shoulder short dress with lace details on the edges. She was , again, walking along Ste- Catherine street on a warm day.  I love when there is a contrast between the clothing colour and the skin tone; the white colour makes Christina stand out once again. Michael Kors shoes in fashion in Montreal 2017This casual yet flirty wear is perfect for an every day outing retailing at only 30$. This is proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a good outfit! She is also wearing my favourite Steve Madden sandals with different coloured straps around the ankle. These shoes are a perfect summer staple and can easily match well with any summer outfit!

My own fashion,

The model in this photo is myself! I am a bubbly and outgoing person who loves to travel and explore different countries and cultures. I am a 17 year old student currently enrolled at Champlain college. I’m the athlete and soccer enthusiast who plays professionally for my province.

Dress: Forever 21
Glasses: Giorgio Armani
Shoes: Adidas NMD

My athleticism usually calls for comfort, hence why my style leans towards comfy casual. I am wearing a pink t-shirt dress from forever 21 and white adidas running shoes. This type of outfit is definitely one of my favourites as it is comfortable and fashionable as well! The dress is $24.90 and the shoes retail at $200.  My sunglasses have a mirror finish and the shape matches well with my rounded face. They complement this look very well as they have a rose gold finish that goes well with the colour of my dress.

What is fashion for me?

Fashion cannot be defined by one sentence because there are so many different kinds of styles out there! I believe that the choice of an individuals clothing is a mean to express themselves. Every persons choice of style, design or trend is a way of introducing who they are, their choice of taste and even what kind of music they like. One’s clothing is like a picture; it’s worth a thousand words. What we wear is how we want to present ourselves. It is a way to find our identity by mixing different styles together to figure out what we like and who we are. It defines us! Fashion is more than just a piece of clothing! My body is a canvas in which I try new things every day to make the perfect match of what I  like to wear. There is no wrong or right fashion style, there is just you.





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The Many Fashions of Medicine Hat Alberta

By Nyamal, Miss Teen Medicine Hat 2017

“I like to push the barriers when it comes to fashion” – Nyamal

I could not have said it better myself.  Fashion is an expression of both emotion and character. Every person alive adds more flavour to the world of fashion by daring to be unapologetic and adding their own flare to their outfits.

With this definition in mind, I could not have found better individuals to take part in this article with me.

Our first model is Mervat, a 19 year old college student who aspires to be a paramedic. She is outgoing, talkative, supporting, and the type of person who fills the room with energy simply by entering.

For this shoot we’d agreed to take photos at six pm on College Dr. She decided to wear something a little more casual sporting vintage denim jeans with a “Bad influence” graphic halter top with threaded roses. She had purchased her trendy top at Urban Planet and thrifted her Levi jeans from a friend. She accessorizes with a pair of sunglasses and beaded flower sandals. Adding a bit of colour with a camel, braided leather belt from Bluenotes she managed to create an outfit that’s tré cute but manageable.

I think my favourite thing about this look is that it’s inexpensive, quick to put together, and comfortable. All three things that are important when considering an outfit that will take you from the busy, lesson filled days to late night study sessions as a college student.

Bad inlfuence in Medicine Hat AlbertaI choose to take photos of her at the college because it holds a lot of memories and emotions for me and many others. Medicine Hat College offers a place of enjoyment and learning for its students and hatters alike. In the summer it provides camps for children and preteens. It also holds academic assistance for middle-schoolers and high-schoolers during the school year – I for one owe my successful school year to the program and study groups I was able to have at the college. Not only does the college act as a beacon of educational success but it adds more multiculturalism to our city with the many international students it holds.

With a mixture of retro and modern trend Merv rocks a confident and casual street style for a summer afternoon.

black body suit and dark blue denim jean shorts fashion in Medicine Hat albertaOur second look today is at Belle an 18 year old free spirit who is hands down one of the most exciting people you will ever meet. She is a dedicated hard worker currently holding two jobs at David’s Tea and Marshalls, both located in Medicine Hat mall. With a great love for friends and a soul meant to wonder she loves to take adventures. Being the wildheart she is she loves to take risks with her style. Today she decided to pair a fitted cotton-mesh black bodysuit from Garage with dark denim Hollister jean shorts and simple black flip flops for a cute summer look. A flattering outfit for checking out the nightlife downtown with friends.

For accessories, she gives us a small, grey, textured Guess coin purse with stunning shimmering and beige nails to give the look a little more glam factor.

The third look was created by Jordyn, an intelligent young lady that carries a sense of mature, calm about herself. Jordyn is 18 years old and currently working at the Cineplex before attending University in the Fall. She enjoys reading, soccer, driving, and listening to some of her favourite musicians such as 21 pilots and Halsey. She is a witty and creative individual with an amazing talent for painting. With a style that’s typically a little more alternative and hipster, Jordyn brings a blue and white graphic tee referencing the classic film Clueless complimented by a denim pairing of shorts and a baseball cap.Whatever shift on blue tie dye patterm t shirt Medicine Hat Alberta

She adds to the outfit with a pair of white and pink Nike trainers. Some may be against rips in clothing but I personally feel that a tear like this gives the top a small but adequate amount of character.

Credit for where you can purchase the clothing is given to Forever 21 for the shirt and Garage for her jeans.

Jordyn has a casual outfit with just a bit of edge; its perfect for catching a flick at the movies.

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Eighteen year old Micayla involves herself in anything that revolves around the arts; it’s no wonder she’s able to wear such a bright coloured clothes and look stunning in daring outfits. The future student of Calgary University describes her overall style as more European inspired although she pulls inspiration from everywhere. blue jeans ball cap, round sunglasses and red shirt collar , pretty girl in Medicine Hat Alberta

For one of her looks Micayla sports a red v neck came from Garage costing $10.00 with an American Apparel bomber jacket that had costed her $120.00. For bottoms she styles Levis wedgie fit denim at the price of $130.00 and adds unique flare and colour with the addition of her $30.00 Topshop floral pink mule heels. She accessorizes this look with Guay Australia round frame shades and a Calvin Klein denim hat. The sunglasses prices at $75.00 and the cap at $45.00. This look is as high-end and beautiful as her second look.


For her second look, Micayla paired her vibrant floral heels with a full Topshop outfit consisting of a white ¾ sleeve ribbed, high neck sweater with blue suit cigarette trousers. Her outfit total being $30.00 for the top and $60.00 for the bottoms. She also uses a silver ring from south Africa and a black leather purse for cigarette trousers with white top in Medicine Hat Alberta

The way the pink heels and vibrant blue bottoms compliment each other is simply stunning.

gas lamps in downtown medicine Hat albertaDue to the artistic nature of Micayla and Jordyn some photos of the trio took place in front of the Esplanade located on 1 St SE. The Esplanade holds art shows, concerts, plays, and other events. It is a cultural hub open to all and meaningful to many.

Other photos were all taken on 2 St WE in downtown Medicine Hat from 8 to 9 pm. I felt this was the perfect place to take photos because the beauty of the streets, the gas lights, and it is also the location one of our long standing local business.

The Monarch Theatre is Canada’s oldest operating movie theatre. The theatre remains relevant playing new movies and also allows viewers to enjoy classical films now and then. Many citizens in the Hat hold fond memories here such as watching movies together with their father or spending times with friends.

gas lights in Medicine Hat AlbertaThe gas lights brighten up the streets of downtown Medicine Hat, and serve as a reminder of the importance of natural gas to the city.

Although we may not be a bustling fashion district, inspiring the next fall fashion week, we are a city filled with quality characters, risk takers, and unique fashions. Medicine Hat is a small city with a rich history and many beautiful locations as well as amazing people. Being able to spend time with my models and take a minute to appreciate our surroundings I think it’s safe to say that Medicine Hat has a lot to offer via fashion and amazing personality.




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Friends Are Always in Fashion in Red Deer Alberta

By Scotia, Miss Teen Central Alberta 2017

What is fashion really about? Lots of people have ideas, or guesses but does anyone really know the true meaning of fashion? My guess is Fashion is about making yourself feel like the best you. Making you feel confident and proud of what you wear. With my street chic, I chose three friends to model of what makes them confident with their bodies. To fit my theme of “What is Fashion to You?”, I asked all of my models what fashion means to them.

First is Brooklyne

Brooklyne is a very lovely lady with a kind heart and soul. Brooklyne spends most of her free time out with her boyfriend or plays volleyball with her friends. Brooklyne decided to  wear an off-the-shoulder black blouse from Stitches paired with blue knee-slit skinny jeans from Garage. To finish off her look Brooklyne chose black wedged heels from H&M, also including a neon pink Coach purse to match her lipstick.

barefoot on red cobblestones, blue jeans, walking away, in Airdrie Alberta

Brooklyne expressed how fashion is “A way to express yourself without having to say anything.”

Next is Lexi

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Lexi is an adventurous spirit who is humble and soft. You can catch Lexi most when she is out-and-about with her friends. Lexi is wearing a comfy yellow shirt from American Eagle with knee-slit blue skinny jeans from Stitches and white Converse shoes.

bright colours are confident style choices for summer fashion in Alberta teen wardrobe“Street fashion to me shows comfort and character.” Lexi explained, “Also bright colors show bright personalities.”

Last but not least is Emilee.

Emily in the soda shoppe in Airdrie Alberta vintage fashion

Emilee is a smart girl with a sassy attitude. If you were looking for Emilee, you would most likely find her dancing her feet off. Emilee had on a salmon crop top from Stitches, Black slit jeans from Garage and Allstar shoes from Adidas. Emilee described fashion as, “clothes and accessories that make you confident, comfortable, and follow the trends. It should speak who you are and about your mind.”

Adidas sneakers, skin tight black jeans, pink tank top

As well as being the models for my fashion photos, Brooklyne, Lexi and Emilee and I had so much fun messing around Downtown Red Deer Alberta.

Three best friends in the park in Airdrie Alberta

We had such a good time, and couldn’t stop laughing and that’s always in fashion.






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Downtown Glam on Granville Street in Vancouver

By Tina, Miss Teen British Columbia 2017
Photos by Tamara Guerino

Fashion in downtown Vancouver displays how young women and men can express themselves freely while feeling comfortable in their own skin, which I think is undoubtedly one of the most important and fascinating functions of fashion! For this blog assignment, I decided to shoot Vancouver’s signature styles on Granville street, which I think is an accurate representation of what downtown Vancouver is like: high-fashion, glamorous, but also serene and beautiful all at the same time.

There are many young women and men in this city with busy lifestyles who like to dress themselves with a pop of personality that shows off their character and preferences, so that’s mainly what I had wanted to capture. The city’s tall, towering buildings also make a nice scenic view, combined with the buzz of laughter and conversation, as well as the rush of people passing by with their coffee, it’s the perfect place to bask in the city ambience. This street’s abundance of designer stores and brands has clearly shown in the people who patronized it, everyone has on a variety of eye-catching and bold clothing. It’s rather hard to conclude everyone’s style into one phrase because of how unique each individual’s outfit is, so let me take you on a walk down Granville street, Vancouver BC!

Here is Alissa; I felt it was important to get to know our subjects and learn about what lead them to their personal fashion choices. Alissa is fourteen years old and currently a high school student, but she frequently visits the downtown area of Vancouver with friends to hit the shopping centres and to embrace the local city atmosphere.

Alissa’s very kindhearted and outgoing, she loves to socialize and have a good time. As you can see from the picture, she loves the casual look with simple, but well-paired colours. With a white trendy off the shoulder top with flounce cuffs from Forever 21, classic yet urban ripped denim jeans from American eagle, and a laid-back flannel from Garage. She accessorized with a black leather bag from a thrift shop and some plain white Converse sneakers. The whole apparel gives off an unsophisticated modern vibe, with the flannel giving it a colourful kick and cotton top adding a nice feminine touch. Alissa feels that her fashion inspiration comes from the one and only fashion icon Kendall Jenner, who has a similar casual and chic style in her daily life. With the entire outfit under 200 dollars, it perfectly showcases a teenager’s wardrobe necessities, and how you don’t have to buy expensive or extravagant fashion pieces to pull together a great look!

Our second model is 18 year-old Philip, who has just graduated high school and is moving on to university! He pursues sports in his free time, but other than his basketball shorts and runners, his wardrobe contains quite a few well-developed and bold statement-pieces for nights out with friends, or just a casual stroll down Granville.

He wore a basic white tee from Old Navy, a light blue denim shirt from H&M rolled up to show off those forearms, white ripped jeans from Pacsun, small sunglasses from Ray-Ban, and camel-coloured boots from Tokyo, Japan! The white, blue, and camel colours contrasted nicely, making the ensemble look clean, put-together, but nonetheless expressive and stylish.

Phillip likes to emphasize on comfort and material in his everyday fashion choices, he likes to wear things that have a great fit but still look pleasing to the eye, and something that will give him mobility and allow him to stay active throughout the day. “The more tight the more right” does not exactly accommodate his beliefs when it comes to his own clothing. This outfit is a bit more high-end, and overall provides a relaxed and slightly business casual feeling while simultaneously illuminating Phillip’s personality as an athlete and socially active teen.

Next up is Jessica. She’s fifteen years old going on grade ten, and she is all for fashionable outfits that are expressive but also uncomplicated. She appreciates different unique items that work perfectly as a combination.Jessica on Granville St in downtown Vancouver wears ripped jeans and mauve blouse with leather purse

Jessica is especially intrigued by the city lifestyle, is always up for venturing and it comes out in her cool outfit! With a blue and white striped off the shoulder shirt from forever 21, ripped jeans from Topshop, high heel black booties from Nordstrom, cute watch from Michael Kors, and black bag from Coach, Jessica rocks the sweet and stylish look, giving us a glance at her vivid, independent, and creative personality. Jessica looks up to iconic Selena Gomez for fashion inspiration, because she sees herself in Sel and adores the trendy and bold vibes. Well, I don’t know about everyone else, but I can totally see an awesome Pop Star in Jessica, she is absolutely killing it!

Roaming the streets of Vancouver, and seeing everyone’s fashion choices made me realize that when you’re out and about, comfort is the key, and also that regardless of what you wear, as long as you feel good, nothing else matters. I think people’s love for fashion is not just about the artificial aspects like brand and material, but rather how confident you feel when you put on an outfit, and how satisfying it is to look in the mirror and really be proud of your reflection. Which is especially important for people who live in big cities like Vancouver, who should take the time to shop for their ideal outfits and take the time to appreciate and celebrate themselves amid their crazy and hectic lives. Because that’s what fashion should really be about, something to make your strides just a little bigger, yourself a lot more confident, and your day much better.

Fashion will always be a one-size-fits-all, because anyone can pull together a great look even with a smaller budget, and everyone can and should express themselves through how they dress.

From what I’ve seen, fashion in vancouver in three words would be: simple, stylish, satisfying. I loved seeing how everyone’s outfit showed the world a significant aspect of their life and diverse personalities, and I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks about these three wonderful teenagers and their outfits! I hope you all enjoyed catching a glimpse of Granville downtown street chic.





Female Bowlers’ Fashion in Sudbury Ontario

by Marissa, Miss Teen Greater Sudbury 2017

Fashion is everywhere! It’s something we deal with everyday. It consists of clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup and furniture. Fashion is a means of self-expression that allows people to try on many roles in life. Whether you prefer hip-hop or Chanel-chic, fashion accommodates the chameleon in all of us. It’s a way of celebrating the diversity and variety of the world in which we live. At the same time, fashion shouldn’t be taken too seriously or you lose the fun of it.

Fashion has been present throughout history and the trends change very rapidly and constantly. Fashion trends are influenced by several factors including political, economical, social and technological; the PEST analysis. Fashion forecasters can use this information to help determine growth or decline of a particular trend. The media can play a significant role when it comes to fashion. Editorial critique, guidelines, and commentary can be found on television, in magazines, newspapers, social networks, fashion websites and blogs.

Why does fashion always change?
Fashion changes indicate how a society or a culture can change. Fashion expresses where you belong, your financial status, political orientation, state of mind, identity and of course preferred music style. There are clothes which never go out of fashion, such as jeans, skirts and t-shirts, and wearing these items always radiate self-confidence. World events determine trends. For example the hippy culture was very popular in the 1970s and dominated the world of fashion.

Fashion recycles itself time and time again.

The following pictures were taken at Garson Bowl on Falconbridge road located in Sudbury, Ontario. It shows the different types of outfits these girls wear when they go bowling.

Hannah, age 19, is rocking a very cute but casual outfit. Her shirt was bought at Winners for 18$ and her jeans are from Garage for 40$.  Fashion isn’t always about who spends the most money, as long as you look confident you can rock anything!

Leah, age 17 (left), Mackenzie, age 17 (middle), Matilda, age 17 (right). Leah is wearing a very fun flirty off the shoulder shirt that she purchased at American Eagle for 40$ and denim shorts from Garage for 20$!

bowling alley fashion Mackenzie is rocking denim shorts from Garage for 20$ and a cute t-shirt from American Eagle for 31$.  Matilda is sporting a comfy but cute look! She’s wearing a t-shirt from Brandy Melville purchased for only 18$ and denim shorts from American Eagle for 50$.

Nothing is more beautiful than a confident person with a shining smile ready to take on the world.


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Beauty and Fashion on Bannatyne Street in Winnipeg

By Genavieve, Miss Teen Manitoba 2017

It was such an honour to be crowned Miss Teenage Manitoba 2017. Holding this title involves participating in charity events, fundraisers, galas, and especially getting to know and getting involved with the people of Manitoba. One of the topics I wanted to find out more about was Manitoba’s fashion sense, so I chose to investigate Bannatyne street in the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Manitoba where there are frequent theater performances, parties, art galas and much more take place. I chose this street because there is lots of diversity, culture and acceptance in the Exchange District and Bannatyne street is right in the heart of it all. You can wear just about anything in this area of Winnipeg from laid back and comfortable to very classy and uptight, and it all just adds to it’s colourful and unique character. There is always something to do and things to see in the Exchange District. So, of course, I just had to pay the area a visit on a warm Friday evening and see what styles people were wearing.

I selected four individuals who really stuck out to me. They stuck out of course because they were wearing very unique outfits, but they also had a very confident air about them and big smiles on their faces. I really appreciated this because they obviously felt beautiful and if you feel beautiful on the inside, you look beautiful on the outside. I was very interested in what these lovely ladies had to say about their sense of style.

Meet Erika

Street Chic in Manitoba

The first beautiful lady I got to meet was Erika. Erika is a thriving and passionate business owner who owns the Magic Room in downtown Winnipeg. The Magic Room is a nail salon, a spa and a cosmetic store all in one building. It is also the original Magic Room and was the first store in Winnipeg to do facials, waxing, and nail care. 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.

Get Erika’s look:
White Body Suit from Holt Renfrew and designer Wolfard: $200
Grey Skirt from Club Monaco: $150
Boots from Browns: $200
Black Ankle Socks from Walmart: $5

Meet Gorete:

Gorette in Winnipeg manitobaI saw Gorete’s style and couldn’t help but run over and ask her about what she was wearing. 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.

Get Gorete’s look:
White Dress from Urban Behaviour: $40
Pink and Rainbow High Heels from an unknown independent store in Grant Park Mall Winnipeg: $25
Handbag: Unknown

Meet Ira:
Ira looking orange in downtown WinnipegI 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, but likes to keep things more comfortable. 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.

Get Ira’s look:
Orange Shirt from Revolve: $100
Ripped Jeans from Zara: $50
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell: $100
Purse from Zara: $100
Orange Socks from Walmart: $5

Meet Kelly:
Kelly in sheer gown on Manitoba sidewalkI loved Kelly’s style so much I couldn’t help but ask her about it. Although Kelly’s outfit looks very classy and expensive, she actually created most of her outfit from hand-me-downs, so some of it is unknown. 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.

Get Kelly’s look:
White Dress from Armony: $50
Black Sandals from Marshalls: $20
Leather handbag by Matt and Nat: $100

And lastly, Genavieve (me)!

My name is Genavieve. I am 17 years old and have been crowned Miss Teenage Manitoba 2017. I am going into Grade 12 at Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 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 sometimes sporty and sometimes preppy.

I am wearing a burgundy tight fitted knit dress and rainbow high heeled shoes. Burgundy dress from Garage: $10
Rainbow Heels from Designer Shoe Warehouse: $60

Genavieve in Winnipeg Manitoba

I noticed that the style here seems to be big shoes and big purses! 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. You are beautiful. “The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else which makes you unique” -Walt Disney




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East Coast Girl on Queen Street in New Brunswick

By Breanna, Miss Teen Maritimes 2017

On a beautiful Wednesday evening on Queen St in New Brunswick, I was able to take some lovely shots of Kayla.  She was so nice to have taken the time to do a mini photo shoot. Although she’s actually really used to it, considering she’s modeled for Facade International, and is very talented as well as beautiful. Her modelling career is going great! But this girl is also very intelligent. She’s hoping to become a lawyer and go to college in the upcoming years. However, before she does all that, she dreams of taking a year off. The reason would surprise you. She said, ” I want to take a year off first to go on a humanitarian trip to Africa to help the less fortunate because I feel like I’ve been very blessed in life and should give back”. And if you know Kayla like I do, you know that she’s crazy for pageants. She’s always done them and will hopefully continue on! So far, she’s been in 4 pageants. Luckily, she’s got her family there to support her. She has a mother and a father, 2 brothers and 2 rabbits. She’s got an amazing personality and she’s got a lot to offer the world!

As you can see by the outstanding pictures, Kayla is wearing such a beautiful outfit. This is her style and she wears this kind of thing all the time. Starting with her glasses, they are very cute and goes really well with the whole look. They are Michael Kors and these glasses are a bit metallic and original. For their high quality, the glasses she is wearing for this look are worth 360$.

Kayla’s top is actually not from Canada. She bought it for approximately 49$ from Calvin Klein in New York, US when she went dress shopping for one of her pageants! It has this beautiful navy-blue tone to it with white cross lines. Also known as plaid. There are a few buttons in the middle of the shirt. And unlike some tops, they are workable and aren’t sewed on only for looks. She’s worn it multiple times, I don’t blame her because it goes really good with her hair.

Moving on to her casual long black skinny jeans, they were purchased at Garage in Moncton, NB. Almost as expensive as the top, these 62% cotton jeans where around 50$. Luckily these jeans have pockets that are not sewed on. Even though there aren’t any big designs on them, the dark black colour made it match really nicely with the top. So, this girl really knows how to mix and match!

For the beautiful sandals that Kayla’s wearing, they seem to be a very beautifully, silky texture. They were also bought in Moncton, NB at La Vie en Rose in the mall. The price of these are surprisingly low considering how lovely they are and how comfortable they are made. And the bright white makes them stand out from the outfit and gives it a little bit of colour, like the shirt.

This young lady isn’t wearing much for accessories, but she does have a black hair tie located on her wrist. Because that’s just how it is with us girls with long hair, always have to have one close by! All the pieces of clothing the beautiful Kayla has chosen for this specific purpose, go perfectly together and you could never go wrong with this look! You could also wear it pretty much anywhere since it’s causal yet a bit sophisticated. And hopefully it has given other girls maybe an idea of what could suit them.










Small town girl fashion in Nova Scotia

Small Town Girl Fashion in Nova Scotia

By: Lindsey, Miss Teenage Northern Nova Scotia 2017

Fashion in Nova Scotia is so individualized and unique. Walking down the streets of our small town you can see just how diverse fashion can be. As the present Miss Teenage Northern Nova Scotia, fashion is a large part of why I decided to enter this pageant and today I am going to share with you some street fashion I have come across.

Coming from the small town of Pictou, Nova Scotia, dressing up many seem a bit out of the norm. Many people say “when you live in a small town where everybody knows everybody there is no need for dressing up fancy”.  But this may be when its MOST important! Small town or big city, what girl doesn’t love picking out an outfit, getting her nails done, doing makeup and styling her hair. Just because we come from a small town it doesn’t mean we need to compromise our individual desire for fashion.

Coming from a small fishing community I thought it was only appropriate I share with you the beauty that comes with that.

downtown Pictou Nova Scotia

That is why I chose to photograph someone on Caladh Ave, in downtown Pictou.  With its vibrant colored buildings and breathtaking waterfront Pictou is an extremely inviting town with much to offer.

Small town girl fashion in Nova Scotia

On this one short road is where our history begins. Pictou is known to be the “Birthplace of New Scotland” as it was on this shoreline where the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773.

Meet Harmony, she is a twenty-two-year-old student at Saint Francis Xavier University. She is currently enrolled in her second year of the elementary education program. As many school teachers do, harmony struggles to find clothes that are both work appropriate and fashionable. Harmony adores working with children and helping them to learn and grow. However, she wishes for clothes that are both cute and comfortable enough to wear all day long.

Harmony is a small town fashion girl in Nova Scotia

While working with children you must look professional while following the many dress code rules which have been put in place. As Harmony is an elementary school teacher, she has learned working with children involves much movement and activity which her outfit must allow her to partake in. With all of these restrictions Harmony struggles to put together outfits that allow for both comfort and style.

As our small town continues to grow we have seen a growth in the local fashion industry. Stores and boutiques including Ahead of hair and Sea Side Treasure Trove have made their mark and are becoming quite popular. But there is still a struggle with such limited amount of shopping destinations in our town. This usually means a small road trip to Halifax Nova Scotia in search of appropriate work attire.

I believe Harmony has accomplished the perfect mixture of professional and comfort with this stylish outfit. Harmony paired a very simple pair of classic High-waisted black jeans from Garage ($50), with a lovely off the shoulder floral top she bought from Charlotte Russe ($22).

Harmony has lovely diamond earrings

Harmony decided to pair this beautiful yet simple outfit with diamond earing’s she bought from local Pictou business Ahead of Hair ($20), and a diamond necklace she bought from local business Sea Side Treasure Trove ($36).

leather purse in Pctou Nova Scotia

Also, she added a purse which she purchased at GUESS ($75) and stylish strappy sandals from Steve Maddens, Madden Girl collection ($55).

I believe this fashion find proves big fashion can come from a small place. With fashion it is important to let your individuality shine and wear what you feel most comfortable in. From the small town of Pictou, Nova Scotia to a big city of Toronto, unique and beautiful fashion is everywhere.





Summer Fashion in Biggar Saskatchewan

By Shiela Antoniette Montes, Miss Teenage Saskatchewan 2017

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” –Rachel Zoe

Fashion is everywhere and the joy of dressing is an art. Fashion doesn’t only matters on the price but its quality; not specifically defined by its style but most especially the confidence in bringing up the style.


Busy life and hectic schedules are part of the fashion industry, but even at work, you have lots of choices to look and feel good. Two girls in town whom I consider to be top fashion leaders in this field, Kathleen and Carla make it look easy to achieve a professional look that would always fit everywhere.Kathleen and Cloe in Biggar Saskatchewan

Kathleen believes that fashion depends on how you can make it on your own and carry yourself with confidence. She grew up admiring her mom’s professional look. “I wanted to be like her someday who always look professional with a youthful glow”. In her picture, she’s giving the life of a “VIP” professional look. To achieve this, it’s important make sure that the outfit highlights the professionalism of a person. For the “VIP Professional look” she is wearing a white lacy fit top from Le Château, costs $48.00; matched with a pinstriped navy skirt from Cleo that costs $65.00.

wearing lace top from La Chateau
Tip 1: Accessories rely on what kind of event you’re up to and sometimes depend on the weather.
For Kathleen’s accessories, she picked a white earring from winners, costs $17.00 and gold bracelet that costs $25.00 from Garage. For necklace, she had a gold one with amethyst and diamond that costs $300.00 from Ben Moss (you can also get it from Peoples). Tip 2: For footwear, always remember that footwear should match its color from your outfit. For her style, she wore a black strappy heel from Guess that costs $168.98. Tip 3: Bags are the essential of your confidence and feeling for the day. When I asked her about what she feels for that day, she told me she feels girly and kinda sassy. For her outfit, a pink neon bag (or any light colors) from Sears that costs $48.00. The bag made her achieve the youthful glow she ever wanted.

Carla in a jump suit for Praries

On the other hand, Carla, a girl who believes that fashion can also be simple yet sophisticated. The jumpsuit is a perfect outfit for her. She purchased the black jumpsuit from Gap for $130.00, the white bag from Guess that costs $56.00, and for the footwear, she had a brownish-black wedge sandal from Ackermans for $40.00.


I love Denim. Denim is my favorite outfit for it is versatile and always trendy. There are lots of styles you can make in denim. All you have to do is to portray it very well and wear it comfortably. In this section, my team and I present the 3 kinds of denim look: the outgoing, the adventurer, and the sweet-sassy look.

Denim on the street in Saskatchewan

“Denim represents my personality, a girl who has decency and at the same time sexiness” a line from Trixie, who expresses denim in an outgoing style. She wore a denim hipster pants from American Eagle that costs $33.00, matched with a black sleeveless fitted top from Ardene that costs $12.00 and a denim jacket from winners, costs $10.00. Tip 4: Denims fit to any footwear. Trixie uses a beige sandal from Call it Spring that costs $54.00. She matches her outfit to a ship-like earring from Ardene that costs $5.00 and a white pearl necklace from Guess that costs $32.00.

For an adventurer look, it should be a simple and comfortable. According to Sam, “Denim is a good outfit for any adventures, you can move easily and adequately”.  Sam wore a denim pants from Winners Confederation Mall costs $50.00 matched with a blue polyester polo from R & W Co for $68.00 and a black Adidas rubber shoes from Sports Check that costs $90.00. Tip 5: For a total package adventurer look, match everything with sunglasses to look classier.

denim on the road trip warriors in Sasktachewan

For a sweet-sassy look, I believe that skate skirt is the answer for that. Guess denim polo costs $54.00, skate skirt from Amazon that costs $24.00 with shipping and to match up the sweet and sassy look, I chose to pair everything with a black chained high-heeled boots from Avon that costs $44.00. For my accessories, I wore a gold with black pearls bracelet that costs $25.00, black pearl necklace that costs $30.00 and an earrings, costs $24.00, all from Le Château.


Summer is the most awaited season of the year. Summer brings the easiest fashions of all. According to Jobelle, “summer look is the most expressive and provides opportunity to show one’s self through their skin”.

Jobell and Summer in Saskatchewan

Jobelle is wearing summer clothes that emphasizes her fresh look. She achieved summer look with a dark green off shoulders from Ardene that costs $15.00 and shorts that costs $25.00. She matched it with white flats from Joe Fresh that costs $20.00 and a sunglass from Coach that costs $80.00.


In Canada, summer is a perfect season for sweating and maintaining a good fit. Even in the field of sports, fashion is still appealing. Kathleen and I are portraying a look on how to achieve a good fashion in sports.

Tip 6: Sports’ clothes must be simple but not too naïve. The most important is that you wear clothes where u can move freely.

Sport fashion in Biggar Saskatchewan

Kathleen wore a Nike dry fit short from Sports Check. It costs $32 and the Nike Sports Bra is $48.00. She matched it with a Nike Runners from Sports Check that costs $162 and the Pink Neon Workout Vest from Winner for $28.00.

Shiel demonstrates summer sports fashion in Biggar SasktachewanFor my outfit, I got the New Balance leggings from Winners for $25.00, Sports Bra from Pink Sports for $46.00, Adidas crop top sweater from Adidas outlet Saskatoon for $48.00. Lastly, the black Under Armour Runner Shoes from Sports Check for $ 147.00.

All pictures were taken in Biggar, Saskatchewan in Main Street, Biggar Track and Field and Biggar Football Field last July 26, 2017.
Photographer: Sophia D.
Designers: Shiela M, Casandra S, Kathleen K.
Author: Shiela M.
Models: Kathleen K, Carla G, Sam A, Trixie M, Shiela M, Jobelle C.





Street Chic in Chapleau Ontario

By Emma, Miss Teen North Ontario 2017

I had the absolute privilege to be able to capture my childhood friends beauty within a few photos. It was so easy to take these pictures of these beauties, their pictures really impressed me due to the fact that they did an amazing job modeling their clothes. My first model “O,” (the first two pictures seen below) has been my friend for 13 years. She is a beautiful young lady that has grown up surround by wilderness her entire life due to the fact that she has grown up in our small town of Chapleau. O loves to keep active, she believes it is important to have a healthy lifestyle, that is why she does physical activity everyday and is running a half marathon this August.

O has a natural glow all due to the fact that she feels good on the inside which obviously makes her look great on the outside. She is a very kind and approachable young lady, this is why I am proud to call her my best friend.  She modeled a stunning sun dress purchased from the store Orsay from our trip to Europe this March. This outfit would be perfect to wear to a dinner date. It is very comfortable while looking chic and classy all at the same time. The sun dress also had a settle touch that consisted of a slit rip on the middle of the dress. O presented the camera a cotton knee length dress that was a dark shade of charcoal with strips of light grays falling along the side. She also decided to wear a gentle black shoe that she got from Call it Spring, the shoe complemented the dress ever so nicely due to the fact that it did not take away from her beautiful sun dress.

We took these photos on Birth Street in Chapleau Ontario, and never would have thought that a grungy corridor would be the perfect spot to capture such beautiful images.

My second model is “M,” she has also been my friend for 13 years. M is a very stunning young lady that has also grown up in our forest surrounded town her and lived right beside the beautiful Chapleau river her whole life. M is a 5’8 beauty that spends her summer days outside with friends exploring new adventures. She loves spending her free time outside enjoying our nature filled town.

M loves seeing new things and jumping on new opportunities, this is why she has been to Florida, South Carolina twice, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. I took M’s pictures on Parliament Boulevard, Chapleau Ontario. 

M is wearing a casual attire that you would catch her wearing to school or walking around the streets of Chapleau with her friends. This outfit is the perfect look for a teenage girl to wear on a nice spring day. It is comfy yet very cute, I am sure every girl loves being comfortable while looking stylish at the same time! Especially if you are a busy girl like M, you have to make sure you can go the entire day without feeling uncomfortable. 

rural Ontario fashion shoot

If you are looking to recreate this perfect spring look, her casual blue cotton skinny jeans was purchased from American Eagle, her lacey top is from the stylish shop Garage and she paired this lovely outfit with army green shoes from Le Chateau. Working with these two models was a blast! They both presented me two very different looks, however the looks that they chose was a complete replica of their personality. Both looks can be worn where ever and when ever, they are both comfy and stylish which is a huge plus for any teenage girl.