March SalvEdge Fashion Ambassador:
Mattea Henderson – Miss Intercontinental Canada 2017
Mattea is one of those people who you can clearly describe as beautiful inside and out. With her confident, outgoing, unselfish, motivated personality we are sure to see more great things from her! We are honoured to have her as a friend of SalvEdge Boutique, and grateful to have had her showcase these pretty looks from our current inventory.
How would you describe your personal style?
Clearly not as fashionable as my little sister! Elegant structured pieces that can be feminine is a theme that dominates my closet. If you give me a pair of dark wash jeans, a simple shirt and blazer, with a pair of killer heels and a jacket I will be in love! Hands down my favourite outfit, and something you’ll constantly see me in.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion to me is just an extension of your personality. It is another way to make a first impression without you having to speak. Fashion is not just an extension, it is an expression of who you are, what you want, and what you want to say all at once.
What do you like about SalvEdge Boutique/consignment shopping in general?
SalvEdge Boutique, in my opinion, is a premium boutique in Calgary that you can find whatever you are looking for – including designer at a steal of a price. When I first discovered SalvEdge, it was because I loved small boutiques, but when I found out it was consignment I was head over heels! It probably helped that I found that unbelievable pale baby pink trench coat that I wear any occasion I can work it into an outfit!
Consignment shopping is something that I have done since I was little. My parents bought us a pair of jeans, a couple t-shirts and made sure we dressed appropriately for the weather. But if we wanted anything ‘brand name’ or that was deemed too expensive, we were in charge of that cost. I have found consignment to be my saving grace as a business student, a beauty queen, and someone on a budget. Also knowing that consignment is environmentally friendly and embraces recycling is an added benefit to making you feel good about shopping!
What are some of the most memorable moments or life-changing experiences you have had as Miss Intercontinental Canada?
I recently represented Canada at the 46th Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Hurdgara, Egypt for most of January. Throughout pageants, people around the world create predictions of who they believe will place and who to watch, usually accompanied by a little write up about each delegate. A life changing experience was learning how people viewed me; the impression I left on those from the Miss Intercontinental Organization, our host hotel, my fellow contestants and the general public.
“If there was an award for captivating personality, it would be Mattea Henderson. Our team absolutely loves this girl and her outstanding personality. She has the aura which attracts you more and more every time you see her.” –The Great Pageant Community.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Wow, 10 years. I would love to say that I can still fit into my jeans from today, but realistically, I would hope to be working in some form of marketing, public relations, or being a spokesperson for an inclusive, evolutionary company inspiring change in our world. Broad statement, but I want to keep my options open. I know the next 10 years are going to be filled with challenges and change, but I hope it makes me grow and become a better person.
If you could tell your younger, more inexperienced self anything to prepare you for the real world, what would it be?
I would tell my younger self Put You First. I know that doesn’t sound ideal coming from a ‘Miss Canada’, but it took me a long time to learn that it is okay to put yourself first in life. I recently have learned to love myself and be grateful for everything. I think its important in the real world to accept that you are not perfect and things do not come easily, but by loving yourself, you put yourself first. If you are grateful for all the little things that make you who you are, it will make the real world that much more wonderful.
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