This week, as part of our Canadian Blogger Series, we talk to Amy Nelson – founder of Calgary-based fashion blog (and one of our favourites), Amy Flying a Kite.
AC: How would you describe the fashion scene in Calgary?
AN: Not daring enough. I’d love to see more people step outside of their comfort zone here. There’s a lot of hipsters in Calgary, and some look very cute, but you can’t tell them apart. I think it would be nice to see variety, because variety is the spice of life!
AC: The end of the summer is almost here. Now that you’re done homeschooling, what plans do you have for the Fall?
AN: My Fall plan is to have no structure! I know it sounds crazy — but it’s the first time in my life that I don’t have copious amounts of homework. I’m going to spend this time pursuing all of my dreams. This includes revamping the blog, playing my banjo and finding little bits of myself along the way.
AC:What are some of your favourite spots around Alberta?
AN: The drive to Lake Louise, the candy shops in Banff, anywhere you can smell the mountain air.
AC: If you could have any career in the world, what would you want to be?
AN: A musician… a writer – or both!
AC: What tunes are you currently loving on your iPod?
AN: The Dying Cowboy by Frank Fairfield, T for Texas by The Felice Brothers, Fishing Blues by Henry Thomas.
AC: If you could meet one person (dead or alive), who would it be?
AN: I’d like to meet my Grandmother, Margaret. She died before I was born and my middle name is in honor of her. I’d give anything to keep her company while she baked in the kitchen. I’ve heard she could make the best cinnamon buns!
AC: Who is your style icon?
AN: I don’t really have a style icon. My inspiration comes mostly from the clothes, colors, and fabrics I see. If something catches my eye, I can’t help but feel inspired to create different outfits with that piece.
AC: What other blogs do you follow?
AN: Mellow Mayoness, Wish Wish Wish and Strawberry Koi.
AC: What are three things most people don’t know about you?
AN: I played basketball competively until I was 16. I think cooked vegetables are gross. I feel most at home when looking at stickers in Calgary’s Chinatown.
Click here to visit Amy Flying a Kite