Tag: teen style

Hell Bunny, Mystical dress for a teen.

A trip to Edmonton in my house is a signal something NEW will be purchased from Rowena’s on Whyte Ave.  In the past I have purchased accessories and shirts for my Miss. H and this time I bought the Hell Bunny Mystic dress.

Since we are not in the area of the shop sizing is an issue for us YET after Miss. H measured herself and followed the sizing chart on the website we were able to determine she would fit an XS.

I was pretty confident from previous purchases that if it did not fit, she would grow into it and I also knew she would have this piece for sometime because of the elastic insert in the back of this particular dress.

I first decided on this dress because of the print, we are equestrians so the cheeky vampire unicorns was most fitting as well as their pink and lavender colour set on a black back drop with cupcakes and cute skulls.  Two nice shoulder straps hide a undergarments and she was happy to have the longer length as this is her first dress.

Upon calling Miss. H at home and posting only a picture of the fabric, she was on-line in a flash and figured out what we had bought her.  Once we returned home even in her utter excitement it did not take her long to get dressed and show off her new pretty dress.

I really like the shape on her and the neckline of the dress.  It fits her well and I am super happy that I know I can confidently purchase the Hell Bunny dresses for her and they will fit. Miss. H does not want to wear a crinoline or petticoat with this dress as that is more my style YET this dress would look great with one as well.

When I was at Rowena’s I noted there were a couple colour variations and Miss. H told me there was also a shorter version with a halter neckline.

Super CUTE..! If you have a teen and are looking for a party dress or any occasion dress I would scoot down to Whyte and pop into Rowena’s to see what they have, you never know what you will find.  In fact you will find a complete outfit.

Tell them the Boss Mare sent you..xx


10762 – 82 Ave.EdmontonAB.(780) 439-5445




Fresh eyes, inspiration from teen fashion.

For the love of fashion and all things that are cute and pretty or maybe not, to have choices and to own them, where does this come from?

Do we come to determine our desired look through emulation of others or are we driven by our selves to look different from the rest.

When I see a teen or youth I wonder how they are really inspired, I look at them and their fashion choices wondering what their message is if any? I want to see them, to know their creativity as they are a reminder to look at ourselves through fresh eyes.

I have always appreciated teen styling specially the few that are the risk takers, the ones that are willing to step apart from the rest.  They are inspiring, do we have to understand it or like it, it is more that you appreciate they are doing it.  To adorn one’s self is such a celebration of where you’re at or you’re simply making a statement.

Dressing and fashion in an unconventional way is very much appreciated in this family, I believe one of the greatest gifts I have afforded my kids is the freedom from societal pressures.  This allows them to be the individuals they are and embrace their own creative expressions through their interests and how they dress or present themselves.

With my background in hair design I am the first to offer up fun hair styles and hair colouring to change things up and my daughter has always taken full advantage of this.

Our favourite place to source alternative wearable fashion in the form of accessories to clothing is Rowena’s in Edmonton.  A fabulous equal opportunity place to shop at for our family because you can find stuff for a wide range of ages and both genders can be found here.  I think it is brilliant my teen can find selections that fit and work for her style and I too find my dresses and bags, not a conventional thought we can shop together yet it is fun.

She finds pieces that mean something to her or inspire her because of their colour and design or simply because they say something in a way that represent her in any given moment.

At first we tended to purchase accessories such as necklaces and hair pieces and then moved into shirts and tank tops.  Pretty much all that you can think of there is sure to be a sampling of if you look through the shop, with the family in tow and 3 sets of eyes we are always sure to find something.

I see in my daughter that the more she is able to make more choices for herself the more she is willing to be creative and take risks which she learns and grows from.  I think it is a great freedom to be able to express yourself through your fashion choices and to have this freedom as a teenager helps support being an individual and knowing who you are and how you feel about yourself.

It is ok to be different and it is beautiful to stand out and we are so great full for a shop like Rowena’s to offer the clothing we choose to dress in.


10762 – 82 Ave.EdmontonAB.(780) 439-5445