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Hometown Fashion in Stephenville Newfoundland

by Jessica, Miss Teen East Coast 2017

When I first arranged this photo session with my girls, I’m not sure what they were more excited about, the fact they got to dress up in the fanciest clothes they could find, or that they were both going to have a million pictures they could post on Instagram. They are absolutely incredible, and a big thank-you goes out to the both of them for not only doing this for me, but doing it so well.

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Mackenzie, is 17 years old, and her favorite sports are volleyball and running away from her phone when I’m looking for her. She has the face of an angel and a heart just as pure. Mackenzie, or Kenz is one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met, but her saucy personality will always keep you laughing.  She’s one of my greatest friends, and I do not know where I’d be without her.

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She jumped at the chance to dress up, even if it was only for a couple pictures, as we both work with a kids’ summer program and make-up is a foreign object that is not heard of while working with kids. She jumped out of her athletic wear and into a gorgeous piece by Nightway. This long romper is composed of a composition of a form fitting top and lose bottom, 95% polyester and 5% spandex blend this is the perfect jumpsuit for casual or a more fancy occasion. The wide straps make the fit comfortable, while the mesh deep v-neck gives this jumpsuit style and flare, the form fitting waist line accentuates the waist to give her an incredible shape. The flow from the hips to the ankles give this piece sophistication, the black is, well- black will always be the best color to wear. This piece was purchased from Winners for a price of $49.99, on her feet was a chunky, floral wedge from Spring.

Kenze in floral dress in Stephensville NewfoundlandSarah; 18 years old, I don’t know what she enjoys more; spending money on makeup or David’s Tea, but she will make you laugh until your stomach cramps without even trying it. Sarah has been a best friend since we were younger and never will there ever be a dull moment with this sweetheart, still she is one of the kindest humans I know and I cherish our friendship to the highest.

Where she works as a life guard, also at the summer program with me and Mackenzie, she was thrilled at the chance to dress up. Sarah slipped into a stunning black summer dress, thick straps again for comfort, an elastic at the waist to accentuate her amazing waist line, a lace finish all around the bottom for style and an open back concept to bring out the true feeling of summer. This polyester and spandex blend was purchased at Garage for a retail price of $39.99. This dress was just as flattering as fun for Sarah but it was the floral kimono that truly brought out her personality. The black kimono with white and pink accented flowers gave the look a flow and pulled forward Sarah’s outgoing and incredible personality, the pictures surly speak a thousand words. The kimono was purchased from Pseudio, a 95% polyester and 5% spandex blend was made by My Beloved and purchased for a sale price of $29.99. On her feet were a strappy black velvet sandal with a small chunky heel that tied up the ankle.

“In the streets of my hometown” I wanted to take this phrase abstract and literally. First I took the girls to Port Harmon, for those of you that have not visited Stephenville, this may be the most popular place to take an evening drive, walk, cycle, even roller blade. It is a very long road along the shoreline that leads to a smaller area of cabins and a dock for larger shipping vessels. Since we came from a fishing community I thought this would be a good place to have the girls show off their fashion and also represent where we came from. We started taking pictures here around 8:30 pm because the sun was not completely set and it made for an excellent background to the pictures, the mood was perfect.

late summer nights in Stephensville Newfoundland fashion promenadeAround 9:15 pm we relocated to Bruce Boulevard Street when there was still some light left in the sky but the flash on the camera could bring out the girls to highlight their outfits rather than the surroundings. This street is where our high school is located, Stephenville High School. After just graduating high school in June, it made me realize that most people in my town spent the better part of four years in this building, whether they were a good or bad experience it will always be a place people remember. So, having the girls model in the dusk on this street was also a good representation of our small town. The simplicity of just houses, cars, and street lamps in the background really just capture the small town feel, we are not very extravagant in Stephenville but still special in our own way.

I’m sure I had just as much fun taking pictures of these girls as they did getting their pictures taken, never do I stop laughing when I’m with these two dolls. It was such a fun, different experience and I love how much this journey has influenced me to try new and exciting things. Jess

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Casual Fashion in Kensington Village, Calgary

By Emily, Miss Teen North Calgary 2017

Fashion is one of the most personal forms of expression. Since my style has always been different, I’ve never really fallen into a specific category with my wardrobe. Through first and last days of school, bowties and ‘DIY’ jewelry, I’ve learned that getting creative with your attire can make a lasting impression wherever you go.

Traveling anywhere in the world will give you the opportunity to explore new looks and ideas in regards to what fashion is. It could be defined by what the hottest celebrities are wearing, or simply by what makes you feel your absolute best. You can find Inspiration for your wardrobe anywhere; the mall, Instagram, and even your friends and family. I have personally always admired the styles of Julia and Sarah, two talented and successful girls who are taking the world by storm.

While working full time as a restaurant chef, Julia doesn’t have many opportunities to get creative with her style. Therefore when she isn’t in uniform, she fully embraces her chance to make a statement with her fashion. On the other hand, Sarah works full time as a Nanny, which creates more opportunities to get creative with her wardrobe. Nevertheless, when the two girls aren’t working, they take to the streets of Kensington Village, just north of Downtown Calgary to relax, grab a coffee, and express their own personal styles.

white tube top and ripped denim blue jeansOne of Julia’s favourite go-to looks is a $45 simple white tube top from Aritzia and a pair of $67 stylishly ripped light wash American Eagle jeans. She’s paired this look with ($25) 3” chunky heeled sandals from Walmart and a $35 matching black cross shoulder bag from Garage. This edgy and inexpensive look never fails to get Julia feeling ready to take on whatever the day will hold.fashion pink shirt jeans in Calgary

Sarah’s first outfit consists of a $30 fitted bright pink shirt with a triangle-shaped keyhole neckline that she purchased from express, which she paired with classic $75 dark blue jeans from Guess, some stylish $120 light brown leather block heels from Steve Madden and a matching $50 brown purse from Spring.

pink dres, casual wear in Kensengton Village, CalgaryAnother look you can find Julia in frequently is this beautifully feminine $25 pastel pink wraparound dress. Tying the dress in the front with a bow completes the look and provides a fun and flirty feeling. It was purchased from Winners for $25. Pairing this dress with $80 white converse gives this dress a relaxed and casual vibe.

rasutant exterior fashion in Calgary red skirt and pink topSarah enjoys dressing it up with a stylish $45 white v-neck bodysuit from Aritzia, as well as a bright red $35 pencil skirt purchased from the same store. The bright colours in this look give Sarah the perfect summer style. She completed the look with some beautiful blue $40 heeled sandals purchased from Lulus.

on the street, jeans and top in CalgaryThis last look is classy and perfect for any summer outing. The $45 black off the shoulder shirt from Dynamite is dotted with a white and pink flowers print and has a looser fit to keep you cooler longer in the hot Calgarian sun. The sleeves on the shirt are complete with a slit running down the outer arm. Julia paired this look with $67 blue jeans from American Eagle, and some fashion forward $75 loafer style shoes from Aldo. She worked the same black bag into this new look, which proves just how versatile fashion can be.

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The dress that Sarah is wearing in this final photo was only $30 that she bought from Forever 21 It is an elegant white fitted dress with a scoop neckline. She added to the summery look with an adorable pendant necklace from Hawaii. She completed the look with some navy blue tie up heels that she purchased for $40 from Lulus.

I believe that fashion is undoubtedly defined by you. Wear what makes you feel beautiful, and wear it with pride. “Style is very personal, it has nothing to do with fashion, fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” -Ralph Lauren

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