June 29th, 2009
Stamp of Style
In case you missed the stacks of hay piling up around the city, Stampede begins with a bang this weekend.
But if you can’t face dusting off the ubiquitous uniform of plaid and riding boots, it’s time to don a modern take on the required western wear.
The cowgirls T-shirts ($59) by local skateboard line Lilly Lab are a fresh take on Stampede garb that can be worn long after The Greatest Show on Earth ends.
Canvases of red-lipped cowgirls courtesy of Banff-based painter LG are photographed and screened on Calgary-made cotton tees. To add the one-of-a-kind touch, LG embellishes each top with added artwork.
Now that you’re a bonafide cowgirl (it says it right on your T-shirt), you just need to find that special cowboy.
At Leo Boutique, 810B 16th Ave. SW, Calgary, 403-410-9236, www.leoboutique.com