Shop sustainable and ethical women's clothing at New Classics Studios. We ship worldwide from Canada.
CAMILLE, LEFT. MAGY, RIGHT.
Shop sustainable and ethical women's clothing at New Classics Studios. We ship worldwide from Canada. Shop sustainable and ethical women's clothing at New Classics Studios. We ship worldwide from Canada.Shop sustainable and ethical women's clothing at New Classics Studios. We ship worldwide from Canada.Shop sustainable and ethical women's clothing at New Classics Studios. We ship worldwide from Canada.Shop sustainable and ethical women's clothing at New Classics Studios. We ship worldwide from Canada.

To continue our stream of local portraits, we recently welcomed two up and coming style bloggers, Camille MacLean  of Style Your Life and Magy Lofoli of Fashion Daring, into our studio to play dress up with some New Classics garb. And in case you missed our last local portrait with Edmonton's first lady, Sarah Chan, here's what it is all about. Every two weeks or so, we will be showcasing Albertans from all sorts of backgrounds, occupations, and specialties wearing New Classics clothing, in hopes of sparking a province-wide, and eventually nation-wide, conversation surrounding the issues of sustainability and ethical malpractices within today's mainstream fashion industry. With fast fashion quickly suffocating the fashion industry, it is easy to forget that our shopping habits and choices do have an effect on both the environment and garment workers within the supply chain. So, at New Classics Studios, we're asking you to join the slow fashion movement and help us slow down the rate at which we consume disposable fashion. Start shopping local, sustainable, or secondhand. Start investing in quality and timeless garments. Start thinking quality over quantity.  Help us #WearTheChange.

So, for round two of our Local Portraits feature, we asked Camille and Magy to answer a couple questions about their personal style, what makes Edmonton such a great place, and why sustainability is important to them.

NC: How old are you?
CM: 23
ML: 31

NC: Occupation?
CM: LifeStyler
ML: Student and blogger.

NC: Tell us a bit about yourself!
CM: A mix between sassy and classy. You'll never catch me not thinking about something, even as you read this sentence, I'm thinking!
ML: I am from Congo. I love simplicity. I believe that less is more. And I love architecture!

NC: A random fact or two about you?
CM: My middle name is Anwuli, and I want to visit Bunny Island in Oshima, Japan.
ML: I bite my nails quite often to the point where I am becoming slightly addicted, and I am scared to death of dogs.

NC: What's your favourite thing about living in Edmonton?
CM: The fashion scene and hidden scenic gems.
ML: The culture of fashion and local designer stores Edmonton offers is remarkable.

NC: Describe your personal style?
CM: Tomboy fresh with a feminine twist. Imagine Kate Moss, Aleali May and Solange Knowles being best friends. 
ML: Simple, minimal and effortless.

NC: Favourite places to eat in Edmonton?
CM: Leva Cauppuccino Bar, Dadeo Diner and Blue Plate Diner
ML: Meat, Cactus Club Cafe, and Joey's. Also all the coffee shops around town are amazing--especially Cafe Remedy!

NC: Why is sustainability within the slow fashion industry important to you?
CM: It makes fashion more environmentally aware and the garments are made to last. Sometimes, having less is more.
ML: When you first think of the word "sustainble fashion", my first though is plain cotton fabrics. Its more than that. Its well made garments that are eco-friendly and designed to reduce, reuse and recycle that is needed to make the planet a better place. Making the world better with amazing eco-friendly fashion is important because it educates us on what we wear. We eat good food to feed our body and be healthy, so let's do the same with our clothing.

NC: How do you plan to #WearTheChange?
CM: By incorporating it into my everyday life (eat, wear, buy, etc) and educating those around me.
ML: By re-educating fashion lovers like myself to be more self-conscious with how our clothes are made and how it affects the environment. 


MAGY AND CAMILLE'S PICKS

SUZANNE RAE
Button-Up Shirtdress
Kaarem Wind Chime Raised Collar Top from New Classics Studios. We Ship worldwide from Canada.
KAAREM
Raised Collar Top
SVILU
Palm Print Trousers
THU THU
Papaya Dress
THU THU
Papaya Coat
KAAREM
Dill High Collar Dress
S M K
Silver Foldover Bag
S M K
White Foldover Bag