Just in time for the Horizons fashion show tomorrow, we had the pleasure of speaking with Damsel Boutique and Beauty Bar. The owners, Ashae and Jade were welcome to let us know a little more about this shop, whose clothes will be on the runway tomorrow night.
Could you tell us a little bit about Damsel Boutique & Beauty Bar?
Damsel is a fashion boutique for women offering casual to dressy styles ranging from t-shirts and jeans to cocktail dresses and everything in-between. We also carry cosmetic essentials for your purse such as nail polish, nail wipes, lip glosses/plumpers, face masks and more! Every fashionista will love seeing the latest trends and closet essentials available here at Damsel.
How and why did you start Damsel?
We started Damsel because not only do we love Fashion and Beauty but we wanted to offer a destination boutique in Hamilton that had amazing styles for females locally instead of traveling out of the city to places like Toronto.
What is your favourite piece/outfit from your shop?
Jade: My favourite pieces are the Naven dresses because they’re made in LA using great fabrics such as silk for fabulous designs and always in vibrant stand out colours.
Ashae: I am loving the Lovers + Friends black kimono with lace detail that we just got in. It’s such a delicate piece that adds a touch of femininity and can be worn both dressy and casual.
Do you have any plans to expand or go further with Damsel in the future?
Images retrieved from the Damsel Boutique & Beauty Bar Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/damselbtq
Anonymous asked: Hi! I just recently found out about styleatmac and was wondering (for next year) how to get involved?
Hi! Thanks for your interest in SAM. We will be recruiting our team for the 2014-2015 school year in late March. Keep an eye out for the application form on our blog www.styleatmac.com!
The Style at Mac Fashion Show, HORIZONS, is THIS MONDAY!
We are so excited to show you what we’ve been working on these past few months. If you haven’t gotten your tickets already, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us today (March 9, 2014) from 9 am to 5 pm in the IWC Mezzanine at McMaster University!
Program: 3rd Year Commerce
What is your favourite winter accessory?
"Scarves, though I’m not wearing one today."
What colours do you find yourself wearing the most?
"Neutrals such as black and dark blue."
What is your most memorable moment at Mac?
"Seeing the formation of Lake McMaster and people canoeing across it!"
Program: 3rd Year Political Science
Where do you usually shop?
"I like Scotch and Soda, Aritzia, and Dash which is where the shirt I’m wearing is from"
Do you have any fashion inspirations?
"Not really, but LA’s street fashion is something that I really lean towards because its so shameless which i love"
Meet Jessica Irvine McMaster University’s Club Administrator
How did you get this job?
“I had an administrative job in the MSU and the position for Clubs Administrator came up, and I love McMaster and didn’t want to go far away from the school so I applied”
What is something you love about this job?
“I love Pangaea, not necessarily the stress or all the hard work of getting there but I love the end product. Just being able to sit back for those few hours and see all the clubs and work we’ve put into it is a great feeling”
What is a challenge you face being Clubs Administrator?
“It would have to be being in charge of all the clubs here. McMaster has a wide variety of clubs and I’m in charge of all of them so sometimes it gets difficult even answering emails”
How do you let your personal style show at work?
“At work I dress very simple and business casual so I tend to show my style through my shoes. I love shoes and I have some that I keep in my office so even though I am professional I play up different types of shoes.”
How does your style differ, from work compared to at home?
“I am a simple person so that shows at home and at work, but I do like different types of t-shirts. That’s probably what you would catch me in at home”
Program: 1st Humanities
What is your favourite part of your outfit today?
Do you prefer different textures based on the season?
"No, however I will lean towards darker colours in the winter."
What is your favourite thing about Mac so far?
"The campus is nice, and I enjoy all my classes!"
Program: 1st Year Math & Stats
What are your favourite places to shop?
"Downtown Hamilton and Limeridge, as well as Mapleview in Burlington."
What are your favourite colours to wear?
"Light blue and pink!"
What is your favourite to hang out at Mac?
"Student Centre and Hamilton Hall"