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Calgary Fashion

Q+A: Getting personal with stylist Megan Szanik

By MICHAELA RITCHIE

When Megan Szanik first settled in Calgary and opened her fashion boutique, Espy Experience, she never dreamed one late-night shopping spree would give her retail style a revolutionary makeover.

“I had a customer bring her friend into the store at night,” Szanik says. “She said to me, ‘Megan, she won’t come in during the day. She hates herself, she’s gained all this weight. She doesn’t know how to dress her new body.’ So we brought her in at nine o’clock at night and I dressed her for two hours. We went through that bottle of wine, and I showed her.” (more…)

Tiny Treasure: Fashion Central Jewellery and Accessories

Courtesy Alisha Brown-Wint

Artisan Alicia Browne-Wint and Harlen Dziuba’s little Fashion Central store Bibelot is a treasure trove of jewellery and accessories.

The romantic pieces are festooned with carefully crafted gemstones. Browne’s collection includes simple pearl necklaces, $175, as well as earrings set with uncut diamonds, $375, and iridescent blue labradorite, $45–$85. Complimenting the pretty rocks is a selection of cashmere scarves and English sweaters. 805 – 1 St SW. —Allison Onyett