Amy Nelson is the face behind the blog “Flying a Kite” and the creator of a world where fashion and poetry grace the same page.
CF: I understand you will be involved in Jumble Boogie, What will you be selling?
Me and my mom will be selling preloved garments of mine.
.CF: Can you tell us a bit about your blog?
I’ve been taking style photographs and writing prose for my blog since 2008. My blog is my way of traveling away from the daily commute; it gives me the opportunity to creatively express myself. Each post consists of written words alongside photographs of my daily outfits.
CF: Describe your personal style in one word
CF: What inspires your poetry?
Woes, worries, loved ones, and the outside world.
CF: Not relative to where you actually live, where do you feel most at home?
I feel most at home when I belong to the audience of a live music show. There is nothing quite like hearing the strings of a guitar echo right in front of you… Especially the guitar of a musician you’ve spent many nights listening to. I always imagined, if I were to ever lose my home or a loved one, I would just spend my savings on concert tickets. I think concerts are a better therapy than any pill or medicine.
CF: What do you have to say to people that commonly believe fashion does not exist in Calgary?
Attend an event, and open your eyes. If you don’t believe fashion exists here, then change the way you dress. I do believe fashion is contagious and if you dress whimsically, you’re bound to inspire someone on the bus or in the bookstore.
CF: If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t blogging, I’d probably be playing my banjo and trying to invent a zero calorie chocolate bar.
CF: What will you be wearing a lot of this spring?
Sunscreen, knee-length dresses, wedges, and braids to keep hairs from tickling my bare skin.
CF: What do you wish for your future?
My dream is to live by the ocean and make an income through poetry books or song writing. I want to have three little babes, a man who plays for me his songs, a garden filled with wild flowers, and a whole lot of food in my kitchen.
- Arielle Kiser
Image courtesy of www.amyflyingakite.com