I’m Meghan Jessiman, a 25-year-old style addict from Vancouver, BC. This is where all you other fashion and beauty fanatics say, “Hi Meghan” in unison, we accept each other for who we are and move on.
Since I was old enough to read, I have been a devoted follower of fashion magazines (my faves are Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure and my personal bible InStyle), so it came as no surprise when I decided to pursue a career in publishing. For the last year I have resided in Calgary thanks to a lucky break in the form of an editorial position at Swerve, the Calgary Herald’s weekly city life magazine.
When the opportunity to join the styleswept team came along late this summer, I jumped at the chance. What could be cooler than putting my thoughts about trends, products and style in general out into the universe and having a community of chic and enthusiastic readers give me their thoughts in return? And that is truly what I hope the SS page will be; a discussion between us about the latest and greatest the fashion and beauty industries have to offer.
So lets talk taste. When it comes to my personal style, I have two distinctly different looks (think polar opposites) that I attribute to being born on the Leo/Virgo cusp (think polar opposite signs). During the warmer months of the year, I am a full on bohemian. I was never happier than the post-university year I spent chasing the sun from New Zealand to Australia and then to Europe—it was an entire year of hippie chic! But, come fall and winter I am all about a buttoned up, ladylike look, particularly in the work place. I swear if it weren’t for my disdain for the morning and the small issue of public transit I would be rocking classic up dos, siren red lips, tailored tweed pieces and 5-inch platforms everyday of the week. I probably should have been born in the ‘40s, but I will have to find solace in the fact that it’s the decade dominating the runways this autumn.
I will try to keep my bias out of things, but you have been forewarned that I am a sucker for floaty dresses and hippie headbands and vintage glamazon looks. I’m looking forward to you calling me on it and getting to know what all of you are into.