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Friday, January 21, 2011

Canadian Cutie: Rebecca

Todays Canadian Cutie is not only cute and quirky, but she's also quite funny...you'll know what I mean when you read Rebecca's answers!


Name:

Rebecca (Although I generally go by "Becca" or "Bec" instead)

Location:

Winnipeg!

Blog name:


A brief description of your blog:

A journey back into my closet - after working for lululemon for three years, I needed to do something to get over my sweat pants (and flats) addiction, and this blog became my addiction recovery.

How long have you been blogging, and what made you start?:

I've been blogging for 9 months (wow, it feels like it has been MUCH longer). After working for lululemon for such a long time, my style definitely changed to reflect the clothing from the store. I got to a point where all I was wearing was head-to-toe outfits made from stretchy black fabric, and when I left the company, I had no idea how to dress. One day, I stumbled across Already Pretty, who had linked to an outfit put together by FutureLint, and I tried to emulate her outfit (entertainingly enough, I was still wearing lululemon). I went out to meet a friend for lunch, and was stopped by the Winnipeg Free Press, asking to feature me in their weekly "Street Style" column (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/life/fashion/StreetStyle--Rebecca-Horan.html). I started Fashion Flirt the next day.


How would you describe your personal style?:

Eclectic. Eccentric. Different, in the day-to-day sense.

Do you feel that you can relate better to fashion bloggers living in Canada? Or is there no difference?:

Not especially. There's no real difference for me. Style is style - and I read blogs from around the world. Each one gives me something special, inspires me in a different way.

What are some of your favourite Canadian (only found in Canada) stores?:

There are a few local boutiques that I adore - Out of the Blue and Silver Lotus come to mind specifically, as well as the Ruby Slipper, a local vintage shop.


What store do you wish would open up in Canada?:

You know, nothing really. I kind of like exclusivity of location. If I go to London, I love that I can buy things there that I would never be able to find in Canada. Not to mention, Winnipeg has some really awesome stores and chains, but a lot of the stores I adore (Anthropologie, for example) aren't found in Winnipeg, but do exist in other cities.

Do you have any favourite Canadian designers/fashion brands?:

I love Matt&Nat, Soïa & Kyo and Hilary Druxman (she's a Winnipeg-based jewelry designer).

Who would you consider a true Canadian Fashion Icon?:

Jeanne Beker, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Heather Marks, Linda Evangelista to name a few.


Finish these sentences:

A person with true style is someone who...:

... owns what they're wearing, loves what they're wearing, and looks amazing while doing it.

My greatest fashion inspirations come from...

... my mom.

The most cliché Canadian thing I enjoy/have ever done is....

... had someone ask me if I knew "John form Canada" while vacationing in Brazil. (I replied "I do know John! He died.")

Aside from fashion blogging what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?:

I am a runner, a yogi, a writer, a student, a social media maven and concert addict.

Do you have any other random thoughts or interesting things you would like to share about yourself?

I really like food that alters the appearance of my pee. Like beets. I won't get into my love of asparagus and the reasons why, but I will say my favorite food combination is a meal where I have both asparagus AND beets.
 
Thank you "Becca" for answering these questions.
 
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6 comments:

Fashion Flirt said...

I probably should have also added under the last question: "I'm also a bit gross." Hee hee!

Thanks for featuring me, Natasha! This is an awesome blog feature!

Gertrude said...

The last answer cracked me up haha! The second picture is really pretty :)

Daphne said...

she is so cool. Love her title of the blog by the way.

Fashion Me Chic said...

Interesting!
http://mypretaporterblog.blogspot.com/

Jodi said...

I love your comment about weaning yourself off LULULEMON.. I have way too many friends that have worked there and they all say the same thing. .and live is stretchy clothes!! LOL

great profile, love it, and great to meet another fellow(ess) Canadian!!

HI NAT!! nother great post!! xox ojodi

Michelle said...

the necklace in your first picture is so cool :)