My Style YQL featuring Meghan MacWhirter, revisited

In ~2010, our fashionista friend Joanne (of Edit Shoppe) spotted a young girl with a flair for fashion, Meghan.

We even featured her on the blog. She since has become a good friend of ours, and we thought it was time to catch up with Meghan and share with our readers where her design sense has brought her in 2019.

If you love her style, check out her online shop, as well as Instagram!

Joanne first interviewed you when you were 12 years old. What have you been up to all this time?

Oh man, well, I was a teenager for a second there but since then I have been attending the University of Lethbridge as a Studio Art major. At school I have been practicing in painting, print making, photography, textiles and ceramics.

My degree has landed me a couple of fantastic opportunities including two grants which helped me travel to San Francisco and Minneapolis to further develop my art practice. Two years ago, I started my own business selling jewelry and accessories and I have been doing that while going to school ever since!

How has your style evolved over the years?

I’ve definitely always had a love for vintage, even when Joanne first interviewed me, but there’s so much to know when it comes to vintage. My style has always been inspired by specific decades and I have had different phases in relation to different decades.

I’ve specifically dressed with the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s in mind but I always come back to the ‘60s. I think specific cuts and prints have always stuck with me. I love ‘60s motifs, patterns and the diversity of styles from one decade. Currently I would describe my style as ‘60s inspired but with a modern flair.

I think over the years, my style has become more colourful, diverse, and fun. I wear waaay less black than I used to.

Tell us about your accessories.

I currently make pom pom earrings, in all sizes and all colours. I like to create playful objects that bring joy, and pom poms definitely spark joy for me, and as it turns out, a lot of other people. I hope to create accessories that make people happy.

I also recently started making ceramic earrings which I am excited to debut soon! Most of my work is currently inspired by rainbows, the 1960’s, Dolly Parton and Palm Springs. I have a love for desert, vacation, and honky tonk vibes and I try to show those inspirations within my work.

How fashionable is Lethbridge?

I would say that a lot of Lethbridge is fashionable but that many people lack personal style. It’s really easy to fall into fashion trends out of fear of trying new or different things and I hope that more people in Lethbridge will try to venture out into trying clothes and accessories they would normally be scared of. It’s fun and you’ll be surprised!

I think Lethbians could also benefit from more colour in their wardrobes. In winter, everyone is so sad, and we don’t wear colour in the winter which reflects and affects our moods. I think adding a pop of colour to our winter wardrobes would definitely make Lethbridge much more fashionable and happier!

What’s next?

I just started creating ceramic jewelry to sell alongside my pom pom jewelry, so I am excited to see how those turn out and where those designs take my brand!

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