StyleCrush: Amanda Montgomery of Latest Wrinkle.

StyleCrush: Amanda Montgomery of Latest Wrinkle.

This week’s StyleCrush is another amazing Canadian fashionista, Amanda Montgomery of Latest Wrinkle. Originally hailing from Vancouver, this babe relocated to Toronto to blend her Pacific Northwestern twee with big city vintage vogue.

Name: Amanda Montgomery
Age: 30
Current Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Blogger at: Latest Wrinkle
Social media: Find Amanda Montgomery and The Latest Wrinkle on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. You can also follow her as @LatestWrinkle on Snapchat.

Wear Your Voice: How do you describe your personal style?

Amanda Montgomery: Fun, colorful, girly, with a dash of whimsy!

WYV: What inspired your blog/project/fashion career?

AM: After graduating from fashion design school, as I was working as a designer, I realized I was missing something I had when I was in school. I missed the complete immersion in the fashion industry, so I started my blog to share my thoughts on the latest trends and review my favorite runway shows.

WYV: Who are the people close to you that have shaped your style? 

AM: Most of my style inspiration, from people who are close to me, are from the old photos of my mom and both my grandmas. I am constantly pulling inspiration from each decade, but I am especially in love with the ’50s, ’60s and the ’20s.

Related: Why Plus-Size Women ARE Brave

WYV: Who are your top three celebrity StyleCrushes?

AM: Mindy Kaling, Jackie O and Nicolette Mason.

WYV: Which stores/brands/designers are your faves? What draws you to each of them?

AM: Eloquii — I love the unique styles, colors and silhouettes that they offer. If you told my younger self that I would be able to wear all these beautiful designs, I would have never believed it.

Society+ — I love that there is a brand that puts body positivity first. Co-founder and Creative Director Jessica Kane is a size 26/28, and all the designs are fit on her. This is a brand that caters to women above size 22/24 — which is important to me, that all my friends no matter their size have somewhere to shop.

Addition Elle and Penningtons — I love to support Canadian businesses, and these two stores have always been here for me throughout my life.

WYV: Which big-name designers would you like to see move into the plus-size market?

AM: Kate Spade!!! They have added size 16, which is a (small) step in the right direction. But I want to see a full size range included.

WYV: What do you hope to see more of in media and fashion?

AM: I would love to see plus-size women not only in more mainstream magazines, not just as a “plus-size feature” but for it to be a regular occurrence. Also, I would love to see plus-size women star in TV shows and in movies without having their main story be about losing weight.

WYV: How do you feel representation can help big-bodied people?

AM: I think that it could change the world. If we can live in a world [where] women of all sizes are represented, and we stop glorifying a single body type, that it would change how women and girls feel about themselves, it can change how they are treated, prevent bullying, and create a safe space for every woman to be themselves.

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WYV: What advice would you give to a plus-size kid/teen having a hard time?

AM: That I know it is hard, because you don’t feel “right” based on what you see or hear. You are perfect the way you are, and each body is beautiful because they are unique. Life would be so boring if we all looked the same — luckily we live in a beautiful, diverse world! Surround yourself with body-confident people. When I was young I struggled every day with how I look, and as a result of the media, I still feel that way from time to time, but most of the time I love how I look, and I feel confident because of the strong body-positive people I have surrounded myself with.

WYV: How do you wear your voice?

AM: I wear my voice proudly, and everyday. I try to wear my voice to change how people see others and think about themselves. I also wear my voice to daily remind myself that I am worthy.

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