Joanne Maharaj Lewis

My Style featuring Paul

I first “saw” Paul on a visit to Lethbridge a few years ago. I distinctly remember the plaid Diesel shirt that he had on. Flash Forward to a year later, when I actually moved to Lethbridge; I first “met” Paul at a costume party, he was dressed as an angel, and I was dressed as my interpretation of “the devil wearing Prada”. Paul and I are now friends!

Occupation?
Paul-Incredibly Stylish Person!

Where’d your outfit come from?
Vintage jean jacket, Naked an Famous Jeans (Edit), J. Lindberg t-shirt (Leo Boutique), H by Hudson boots (Gravity Pope), Missy Industry necklace (Edit).

Style influences?
Friends, people on the street, my family.

Something about me?
I’m a huge fan of comfortable and durable clothing & I LOVE shoes!

One more photo after the jump!

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My Style featuring Sarah

I met Sarah a couple years ago at our local video store. In a town with very poor customer service, Sarah was a diamond in the rough. Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Sarah; and now, have the pleasure to call her my very stylish friend.

Occupation?
Sarah, soon to be graduated Stage Managing/Costume Designing Student!

Where’d your outfit come from?
Shirt & Broach: Value Village Shoes: Catholic Charities Skirt: I MADE IT!!! Belt: Joanne’s

Style influences?
Marc Jacobs, Zooey Deschanel, Audrey Tatou, Nylon Mag. I love the many of the fashion eras, specifically the forties and fifties!

Something about me?
I love finding clothing that no one else has and putting my own spin on
it. My favorite and first place I go to in thrift stores is the jewellery case, I like to think I am great at finding beauty in the obscure and random. I also LOVE making my own clothes, as clothing is the way I try to express myself. Also, I am a natural red head.

More photos after the jump!

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My Style featuring Lynol

So I am finding that even though we live in a city, sometimes it feels more like a small town. That being said, I now assume that everyone I know, somehow knows everyone else that I know.

In that six degrees of separation, I met Lynol.

Lynol was introduced to me through Paul (who will be profiled in My Style in a couple of weeks), and I couldn’t stop staring; amazing style. When Lynol came in for the shoot, it turns out that he knew Jaime (our photographer), and the story doesn’t end there.

I could go on…but instead you need to see for yourself:

Occupation?
Lynol Lui Photographer/Post-Production

Where’d your outfit come from?
Chimala denims, Vintage boots, T-Shirt by Custom Made, Tailored Jacket by Unconditional, glasses and ring bought in a market.

Style influences?
I like to look at latest editorials from such magazines like: i-D, Dazed, Numero, Arena, 125… designers/stylists, friends, blogs and fashion week.

Something about me?
I still have a teddy bear that sits on my bed.

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My Style featuring Meghan

I am frequently thrilled and inspired by the people who walk through the doors of my shoppe. I met Meghan and her mom over a year ago, and look forward to their visits. I love how Meghan is always accessorized, even if it is just a tiny detail; so, I am happy to share her style with you!

Occupation?
Student and amateur fashion blogger.

Where’d your outfit come from?
Dress – Aritzia, tights – Target, shoes – Urban Outfitters, bag – EDIT Vintage Finds.

Style influences?
My main influences are people on the street and many fashion bloggers that I look to for advice. Others would include Mia Wasikowska, Carey Mulligan or Zooey Deschanel.

Something about me?
I love to shop vintage and accessorize a lot with my outfits. My style is very different from people my age but I am perfectly fine with that because I get to show my real personality. I have a fashion blog that you can check out HERE!

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My Style L.A. featuring Marguerite

So one of the blogs that I faithfully check out and am constantly inspired by is The Sartorialist. I love the idea of random street style sightings, and am lucky enough to have wonderfully stylish customers walk into my shop every day. Over the next few months, I’m hoping to document some of the stylish …

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