All photos by Adria May
Bluesfest 2013 was an amazing venue for fashion inspiration in the city. It was scorching hot outside, with lots of scorching hot people. Better late than never, check out our belated Bluesfest Street Style File!
|Occupation: Therapist and co-founder of Couch Assassin
Shirt: Smoove (New Zealand)
Shoes: Clark’s (dancing and hooping all day require comfy shoes)
Style inspiration: My style is dictated by cut and colour. Dresses are the easiest piece of clothing because they are most forgiving of fluctuating body shape and are an outfit on their own. I own lots of well-cut, solid colour dresses. In this case, I dressed to match the hoop which makes it more costume-y and more fun. I guess I dress kind of like a mullet. Business on the feet, party on top.
Occupation: Lady of Leisure
Dress: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Inspiration: I call this look “Hippie chic”, and I was inspired by my need for breezy comfort and proper arch support on what was a ridiculously hot summer day at Bluesfest.
|Nom: Noémi ThébaltOccupation: Auteure-Compositrice-Interprète-Artiste-Patenteuse-Troqueuse-&-Entrepreneure-Passionnée (Chanteuse/Claviériste du groupe LaTragedie.com)
Où est-ce que tu as trouvé?
Ton t-shirt: À Montréal chez Street Legal Clothing au 433 rue Chabanel Ouest
Tes pantalons: À Montréal, au coeur du Plateau Mont-Royal à la boutique Abra-Kad-Abra au 763 Avenue Mont-Royal
Tes souliers: À Lantier, petit village dans les Laurentides au sous-sol de l’église lors du grand bazar annuel de juillet (toujours mille trésors à découvrir!)
Tes influences: Mes états d’âmes et la température!
|Names: Kira May and Charles Tilden
Outfits:On Kira: Sheer camo tank: a gift from her mom that she purchased from The Internet, Pants: the one thing that she owns from Urban Outfitters, Backpack: an artifact from grade 3 school days
On Charles: T-shirt: from a Born Ruffians show in Toronto, Hoodie: Alternative Earth, Shorts: Did-it-himself cut-offs.
(Kira): I love thrifting for insane gems, and pairing them with other insane gems which my mom disapproves of and so she gives me all of my other clothes.
(Charles): Wears clothes that he likes!
|Name: Michele Ferland
Occupation: Social Service Worker/Outreach Worker for a Community Health Centre in Ottawa.
Dress: (20$) at a store that she thinks is still part of the Eaton’s Centre in Toronto
Tutu: vintage from Adorit Boutique,
Necklace: made with vegetable dyed coconut shells from Adorit Boutique
Chain necklace: Heavens to Betsy
Bandana: dollar store purchase
Sandals: were purchased for $5 many years ago.
Inspiration: I have some curves, and so I found that wearing things that are similar to 1950’s style is really good for me… it took a long time to realize that curves can be really beautiful, and exaggerating them can be a fun way to feel better about them… for some reason. I really like Joanie from Mad Men.