Jan 06

Street Style Huntress: A little splash of Pink

by Aldona Barutowicz · 0 comments

Thanks to One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, I actually really enjoy the month of January. What could otherwise be a very cold and not super exciting month, the company sprinkles a whole lot of cool artists, warmth and action into the lives of Calgarians willing to brave the snow to be introduced to some incredible artists and shows. And of course, present me with the opportunity to street style throughout their super awesome festival!

As last year, I’m starting the month off with featuring one of their amazing and stylish staff, before I set off on a month of incredible shows and openings to capture some theatrical street style - so stay tuned all this month for more street style action from the rodeo.

Brett Dahl rocks a very tailored style, and it won’t come as a surprise that my favourite part of his personal style is his use of colour and the unique accessories he incorporates into his looks - in this case, an incredible body chain that he purchased in Toronto. Also, he knows exactly how to rock the man bag and add a little splash of pink!


How would you describe your personal style? 

I’d describe my style as Preppy Queer/Contemporary Dandy: Nicely fit and tailored - brightly coloured - and uniquely accessorized. Everything I own means something to me… whether it be the pair of shoes I got in Paris, my grandmothers heirloom necklace, or a bow-tie I wore to my best friends wedding.

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

I’m a people watcher. When I see someone on the street wearing an outfit I like I go out to create my own version of that. I also follow designers like Mr Turk, Ruben Galarreta, and Travis Taddeo, and try to distill their aesthetic into my wardrobe.

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

For shoes… Fluevog hands down. For accessories I always check out Market Collective or Greater Goods Boutique. For clothes I’ll hunt through Espy, Frank and Oak, or go to Scotch and Soda & Zara at Chinook. But to be honest… I do most of my shopping in Europe and Toronto.

What are some of your favourite Downtown YYC spots? 

I’m dying to try The Derrick - the new Gin Mill, but I love going to the Simmons building in East Village or Oolong Tea House in Kensington. You’ll also see me any night of the week at any theatre company in the city supporting our amazing performing arts scene.

What are some of your favourite trends right now? 

I’m not sure I follow trends. I don’t think about that when I get dressed. I’d rather tell a unique story each time I step out of the house. If I were to pick one trend that I’m glad is back it would be resurgence of turtlenecks and chokers.

What fashion advice would you give to others? 

Make sure your clothes fit. Seriously. Also embrace the man-bag. And Don’t be afraid to stand out.

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

Coming up I will be performing with The Shakespeare Company in their production of All’s Well That Ends Well at the 31st Annual High Performance Rodeo. You can also check out some other amazing shows at the Rodeo between January 5th - February 2nd, happening all over the downtown core!

How does your work influence your personal style? 

As an actor I like to tell stories and become different characters, I think my personal style is influenced by that.



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