Name: Janis Galloway
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator at the Art Gallery of Alberta and freelance Wardrobe Stylist
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
When and why did you start your site?
I launched Dress Me Dearly in 2009 simply because I started reading style blogs and knew it would be a great outlet for my love of fashion. I really had no idea it would lead me to the opportunities I have today.
How would you describe your site?
It's a fun, personal style blog with a sense of humour and a focus on the Edmonton fashion scene.
Where do you get your inspiration?
My city. Edmonton has a thriving arts and fashion community, and I'm inspired every day by the shops, music, our local designers, events and my fellow bloggers.
Who are your style/beauty icons?
I'm a huge fan of blogger Keiko Lynn. Her look is incredibly feminine mixing vintage and new. I admire her mixing and matching skills and her sincere love of fashion.
Describe your personal style.
Very feminine, I love dresses, heels and charming prints. I'm told my look is retro, which isn't a conscious intention, but I think I'm just drawn to the classic ultra-feminine looks of the 50's and 60's.
What was the best style/beauty advice you were given?
Always, always, always wash your makeup off before you go to sleep!
|Credit: Harvey Miedreich|
Where are your favourite places to shop?
I frequent Edmonton's vintage shops including Divine and Decadence, and I'm also a Joe Fresh junkie.
What are your favourite trends for this season?
I can't get enough of pleats, and I'm obsessed with chunky, gold costume jewellery. I'm also loving the colour palettes this season including mint, coral and orange.
What do you never leave home without?
What are your five essential items that you think every woman should own?
A great pair of black pumps, a perfect shade of blush, a well-fitted blazer, a show-stopping necklace, a black skirt.
Where do you see yourself and your site in five years?
I would like to continue to build my readership and a higher profile in the fashion community throughout Canada, expanding my reach outside of Edmonton. I'm also hoping to lead some new and exciting fashion initiatives that will contribute back to Canada's fashion community while bringing it together.
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