Global Style: Our Ultimate Fashion Map


Canadian fashion blogger Amy Nelson devotes her blog, Amy Flying a Kite, to her quirky, carefree aesthetic. A master at thrifting, we love her daily outfit posts usually taken outside by the water or in the woods of her hometown, Calgary. When she’s not updating her blog, you can find Amy writing poetry or playing the banjo.

Hottest trend right now:

The hipster trend is still very in, especially with the younger crowd.

Most popular place to shop:

Forever 21. I’ve never stood in a longer line than the one leading to their changing rooms.

Three fashion/beauty items every tourist should bring:

1. A warm sweater. Calgary’s weather can be finicky.

2. Sturdy boots. It’s a nice city to wander through, and the last thing you want is to be lost in the cold with blisters.

3. Lip moisturizer. Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer works well and is so pretty.

If you have one day in my city, don’t miss:

Visit the red pandas at the zoo and eat wonton soup from Pho Huong Viet Noodle house.

What I love most about my city:

Calgary is the perfect balance of city and country. You’re right near the mountains and the bustling downtown city.

My city’s style in one sentence:

Diverse. You might see hipster style, business chic, or even folks who look like they’ve stepped right out of a country farm.