Citizen Profiles: Rebecca Emlaw
Name: Becky Emlaw
Job Title: Co-Owner
Where were you born: Picton, Ontario
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Co-owner of Citizen, Becky, is also co-owner of Arterie Boutique (located close-by in Mile End). Becky's passion for vintage clothing started young and she almost always manages to dress in head-to-toe vintage, effortlessly. Becky is extremely talented in the sewing and modification/re-working of vintage clothing department ;) You may see Becky in the boutique or on the dance floor at one of our vernissages!
WHY DO YOU LIKE SHOPPING VINTAGE?
There are so many reasons I love to vintage shopping. As a job, vintage shopping has become more fun because Lara and I are always searching for new spots, in small towns or other cities to explore. The hunt has always been part of the charm but now we can plan adventures around and because of shopping.
CATS OR DOGS?
Omg Cats. I grew up in the country and cats were always part of my youth.
DENIM OR LEATHER?
Denim has always been the choice of the common person. It's accessible and durable and I love the idea that we can manipulate it and make it part of our identity. I have a jean jacket I stole from my brother in law that he bleach dyed in high school in the 80s. He was (is) into heavy rock and electric guitar metal bands.
BOWIE OR JAGGER?
This debate was always a thing in my family. My oldest sister is a huge stones fan but introduced me to Bowie when I was 12 and I've been obsessed ever since.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LEO DICAPRIO MOVIE?
I have been listening to the Romeo and Juliet sound track a lot lately and thinking about the 20 something boy faced Leo from that movie.