May 23

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL | May 24 – 27, 2017

Explore, journey, and discover with the Calgary International Children’s Festival! [click to continue…]




May 20

My first run in with Ellen Doty was a couple of years ago as she was about to get on-stage to sing during a Downtown Calgary lunch-time performance concert outside of Monogram Coffee – little did I know that there would be much more Miss Doty in my life and that I would have amazing opportunities pop up to work with her and showcase her fantastic personal style. Also, getting to know her during these various projects has been a lovely pleasure as well.

But back to that first meeting, when I became a huge fan of her stunning musical talent – seriously, go check out her recordings and stay tuned to her new album later this year! www.ellendoty.com. But the plot thickens – turns out that she was already working with my sister, who is her makeup artist and they have worked on numerous projects together over the years.

But I digress. Aside from her stunning voice and musical talents, I also instantly noticed her fantastic personal style, which has a wonderful vintage vibe, and so it came at no surprise that our first official project together was a Style Q&A feature for Avenue Magazine (check it out here!).

And it was during that shoot, after I had the pleasure of styling Doty, that I knew she needed to very soon land in front of my Street Style Huntress lens as well – and so here you have it, ladies and gentlemen, a beautiful and talented lady about #YYC.

How would you describe your personal style? 

I’d describe my personal style as modern vintage. I wear quite a few vintage pieces, but like to combine that with modern pieces as well to create my own unique style.

What are some of your influences when it comes to fashion? 

One of my fashion icons is Audrey Hepburn. She had such a beautiful and classic look and I certainly try to emulate that with some of my personal styling choices.

What are some of your favourite stores and shopping destinations in Downtown Calgary? 

I’m excited that Simons recently opened in The CORE. It’s a great spot. I also often get my makeup at Sephora in the Core. I’ve gotta keep my red lipstick stocked up for sure.

What are some of your favourite Downtown YYC spots? 

I love the Fairmont Palliser. I used to perform there every Friday night for several years, so I like to stop by the Oak Room when I’m around. I also like Local on Stephen Ave, The Palomino, Rosso on Stephen Ave, and 1886 Buffalo Cafe in Eau Claire. There are so many awesome spots downtown.

What are some of your favourite trends right now? 

Big 60s inspired sunglasses. I also love the stripes and colourful patterned or textured tops.

What fashion advice would you give to others? 

Above all else, I recommend that people feel comfortable in what they wear. There’s no reason you can’t be both stylish and comfortable. I also recommend getting out of your comfort zone sometimes. It’s fun to try on things you wouldn’t normally be drawn to, and sometimes you will be surprised at how great those things can look on you.

Tell us more about the projects and work that you’re involved with. 

I recently finished recording my sophomore album in Toronto, and I’m so so excited about it. It will be ready for release later this year or early next year. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on.

What are some of your future aspirations? 

I’d love to continue to grow my audience, but also continue to grow and develop as an artist and performer. I’d also love to tour extensively in places outside of North America like Europe and Asia.

How does your work influence your personal style? 

My music certainly has vintage elements (classic jazz, soul), and that’s reflected in my personal style. I love to keep that classic feel as part of both my style and my music.

Anything you’d like to add or tell us about? 

For more info on my tour dates and album launch, you can visit www.ellendoty.com




May 18


The White Hat Awards is an event when ambassadors throughout Calgary are acknowledged for their commitment to go the extra mile in creating memorable experiences for Calgarians and visitors alike.

May 17, 2017 marked the 55th edition of the White Hat Awards and definitely pulled out all the stops in the festivities. The celebration was not only for the nominees and recipients of the White Hat Awards, but also saluted Canada’s 150th birthday and the swearing-in of seven new Canadians! [click to continue…]




May 15

 

Fifth Avenue Drugs is asking the local business community to take off their suit jackets, roll up their sleeves and to have their blood pressure screened on May 17 for World Hypertension Day. Knowing your numbers can save your life. [click to continue…]




May 15

THE MARKET ON STEPHEN AVE | May 16, 2017

The Market on Stephen Ave returns this week for all your fresh food, spices, treats and shopping desires with over 60 vendors to visit. The Market can be found on Stephen Avenue between 1st Street East and 2nd Street West. Yes! Three whole blocks! [click to continue…]




May 10

Last night, I had joy of going to the opening night of When One Door Closes at Theatre Junction GRAND. It’s a collaboration between directors Yaron Lifschitz and Libby McDonnell,  Circa and La Boîte Theatre Company in Australia.

The basis for the show was three iconic female characters from Ibsen and Strindberg works – Hedda, Nora and Julie – meet at the end of their plays in a parallel world. These women were originally written by men to live within the gender-normative limits of their lives, while trying to escape both their lives and the men within them. [click to continue…]




May 08

MOTHER’S DAY | May 14, 2017 

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’ve probably been thinking for a while about what to get for the most important woman (mother, wife, mentor) in your life. Though time is ticking, you still can make some plans to create a special downtown experience for that lucky lady. [click to continue…]




May 05

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’ve probably been thinking for a while about what to get the most important woman (mother, wife, mentor) in your life. Though time is ticking, you still can make some plans to create a special downtown experience for that lucky lady! [click to continue…]




May 05

Over the past few weeks I feel like I’ve been stumbling upon some seriously stylish ladies – and it was definitely time to find a stylish gent to add to the list of Street Style Huntress adventures in YYC. Oliver Pennock was the perfect capture – even though it decided to turn cold and snowy on the morning we photographed – but nonetheless I was able to capture his “hipster” style that I have to say I adore. I love the simplicity of his looks, which always have a nice amount of detail and pattern. There’s something to be said about classic pieces and colours, where so much room is left to add fun pieces of style to the mix. [click to continue…]