Throughout history, there have always been standards of beauty, particularly for women. In ancient Egypt (c. 3150 to 332 BCE), the ideal woman was slender, youthful, and heavily made up. Society promoted a sex-positive environment. Premarital sex was entirely acceptable, and women could divorce their husbands without shame.
Whether it be for cosplay or dollmaking, Emma Horning finds a great deal of delight in creating some really cool stuff.
Shop Take Care (109 Osborne St.), opened in February 2017, has been a smashing success, so much so that owner Jill Zdunich is opening a second location in March.
1. Riley Grae (729 Corydon ave.)
2. Chip’s Vintage (173 Lilac St.)
3. Accent'aigü Custom Drag Nails
The season of fluffy parkas and practical boots is here.
For many communities, tea is much more than a simple drink. It is an opportunity to relax, spend time with family and loved ones and to converse and share ideas.
The popular saying “dress to impress” can imply that spending large amounts of money on clothing will ensure success and approval. But this is not always the case.
Fashion is bought. Style is what’s made with it. Personal style choices and the act of choosing how to present ourselves is that of taking a mutable and intangible thing and visualizing it, making it palpable.
Winnipeg’s large and diverse African diaspora community includes fashion designers, makeup artists and models, such as designer Ali Opemipo for Aplus African Fashion.
Vintage fashion is undergoing a revival – one that benefits both the closet and the environment.
Me and my friends love to match, but they were all wearing black tonight … I was like, ‘I’m feeling a bit more hilarious than that.'
Winnipeg boudoir photographer Teri Hofford and local business owner JT believe that a greater variance of images in media would lead to a positive shift in perceptions of what women actually look like. They promote this concept through their work.
I think I look like a marshmallow
Both my grandmothers were into textiles, and that was a huge influence on me. I like to buy Canadian and American products, and I love the ’80s.
I’m not really good at fashion. I find a piece that I like and try to match the colours.
It can be difficult to know how to dress for transitional weather, but a few stylish locals have ideas for surviving nature’s mood swings.
“My fashion is unique … and comfortable”
As fashion becomes more accessible, indie designers and amateur models have found a place on the Winnipeg scene.
“Be over, be under, be true, but never give up. Fashion reflects personality."
“I try to be unique. I try to be unexpected. Something that hasn’t been seen.”