Posts Tagged ‘Woman Crush Wednesday’

#WomanCrushWednesday – Ashleigh “Bing” Bingham

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Ashleigh Bingham

I happened upon Ashleigh “Bing” Bingham in the same way I have found so many of the fashion blogs I like – Tumblr. I Dream of Dapper was created a few years ago as a response to the binary gender divisions in mainstream fashion. I love that the blog has a page dedicated to it’s purpose, to make sure the message reads loud and clear. “Clothing does not make an individual more of a man; it does not make them less…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Jes Baker

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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Body love advocate and feminist Jes Baker has a lot to say. Whether through her blog, The Militant Baker, her TEDx talk, or her upcoming book, she’s doing everything she can to spread her message: Lose the bullshit. Love your body. She writes a lot about self-acceptance in an accessible way, encouraging folks to rethink how they’ve been taught to feel about themselves and shift towards having a positive relationship with their body. You can check out her blog here…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Valerie of Big Gal Yoga

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

I’ve always been one to enjoy a long hike over a quick run. I used to play baseball as a tween and always enjoyed the innings where I’d be in the outfield, daydreaming and feeling indifferent about the ball coming my way. Team sports were never my thing. Yoga seemed like the perfect activity for me and it was love at first breath. But when I started practicing yoga I always did it at home, too nervous to take a…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Amina Mucciolo

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

  Everyone can always use more magic in their lives and Amina Mucciolo is the absolute embodiment of a magical person. A lover of all things unicorn, Amina runs her design firm Studio Mucci with an aesthetic that exudes colour and positive energy. Named after her love for tassels (which you can find in her delightful online store), her personal style blog TasselFairy Chronicles features all the incredible projects she’s been working on, and what she’s been wearing while being a boss…

#WomanCrushWednesday – The Babes in The Craft

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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  I’m not one of those people that started feeling old once I entered my thirties but coming to the realization that The Craft was released almost twenty years ago was a little jarring. I’ll process that later. For now I want to talk about how formative this flick was when I was a witchy 90s teen in a smallish town. Clueless was already out and it was a big deal but for me it was lacking in the sullen teenager vibes….

#WomanCrushWednesday – Grace Jones

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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I can’t for the life of me remember if I’ve picked Grace Jones as a #wcw since I started doing this column or not. I’ve been wanting it to be her for quite some time but now that her dishy autobiography “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” is coming out, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I will certainly read her book and enjoy every minute of it, but I’m far more interested in her personal stories than the beefs with…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Franceta Johnson

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

Toronto-based blogger Franceta Johnson has been a long-time crush for me. A crush that pre-dates #wcw, she was one of the first major plus-size bloggers on the scene when body diversity and fashion finally started to get some attention. Since then she’s studied both fashion and graphic design, taking an understandable hiatus from posting. HOWEVER, this summer Franceta started blogging again and she’s as stunning and strong as ever. In related news, Fat Girl Food Squad and Parker & Pine…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Baddie Winkle

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Baddie Winkle

Straight up, I don’t know too much about newest internet sensation, Baddie Winkle. I saw an image of her go by on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been watching her pop up all over the place ever since. I’m still learning her story but I can’t argue with a person of any age who is out there doing their own thing and having a good time. In a fashion world where the idea of dressing “age appropriate”…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Mel Stringer

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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Australian artist Mel Stringer knows babes. Her body positive illustrations often feature adorable gals who don’t want to take your shit. I am forever blown away by how consistently she puts out incredible art and I basically want all of it. All. Of. It. Mel’s circle of babes that she’s created look like people I want to be friends with and her colour palette is how I want to see the world all the time. If you want to check…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Stevie Nicks

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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It’s that time of year when stores start pushing fall fashion on us, as if I want to look at cardigans while I’m sitting here generating a ton of boob sweat and eating popsicles. Alas, I browse anyway, sweaters are inevitable and boots are my jam. Maybe I’m actually into it. Okay I am. The fashion world is driven by trend forecasters and at some point a few companies decided that this season was going to be all about the…