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Ally & L-A  are friends who live in Halifax. They have opinions about fashion and they want to share them with the world. Sometimes serious, often humorous, this a blog about the styles and fashions they love and love to hate. They publish three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the occasional bonus post for big events.

The name of the blog is a shout out to HRM legend Joel Plaskett and his song ‘Fashionable People’. We heart Joel and we definitely heart the song. L-A firmly believes it should be on a Gossip Girl soundtrack.

So, exactly who are the ladies behind Fashionable People?

Ally: Halifax native, trained in PR and known for her awesome style. Part of this style comes from her tendancy towards ridiculously expensive shoe purchases. She also has the unique ability to hide said shoe purchases from her loving husband with such believable excuses as, “These? My coworker bought them for me!”. Her living room is cluttered with back copies of Vogue, Elle, Fashion and Nylon magazines. Throwing these out would result in divorce.  Her dream job is to open a second hand thrift store full of incredible designer vintage. She has recently opened her own PR business.

L-A: is actually Lesley-Anne Steeleworthy. That’s a lot of name, which is why she often goes by L-A.  Originally from Newfoundland, L-A was trained as a journalist and is currently studying to be a PR pro like Ally. She adores fashion mags and spends far too much time online looking at clothes and handbags that she can’t afford.  The love of fashion started early with her first magazine subscription to Flare when she was only ten years old. At the time, she thought she’d grow up to be a designer and would draw designs for her Barbies and used Fashion Plates obsessively. While her fear of the sewing machine put design dreams on hold, her love of fashion (and writing about herself in the third person) has never waned. She’s just focused that love into online fashion journalism.   She also makes and sells crafty things.

Both ladies are followable on Twitter:



Even better is that the blog has it’s own twitter account:

@FPQT is us. We’d be honoured if you followed along.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. thenewisthetrue permalink
    September 16, 2009 12:56 am

    I looooooooooved fashion plates. Until they got boring.

  2. Caroline permalink
    December 25, 2009 1:35 pm

    Very cool! Will keep an eye on your blog!

  3. kel permalink
    October 15, 2010 10:55 pm

    Soooo glad to have found this site! I too obsess about fashion and have done since superstar barbie (circa 1978) couldn’t find a thing to wear on her date with Ken! I just had to help her out and make her a skirt out of a tea towel. Sigh, good times.

  4. lesley permalink
    June 15, 2011 10:18 am

    Fashin plaates for life!!

  5. July 8, 2012 12:39 pm

    Laughing Out Loud with this blog.

    Do you have any upcoming features on local designers in Halifax? I am just starting out but would love to hear from you!

    Will keep on reading and excited for more.

    • allygarbs permalink
      July 9, 2012 7:59 am

      Thanks! We often feature local designers. You can touch base with us through our gmail account fashionablepeople at gmail dot com. We’d love to hear from you!

  6. August 15, 2012 10:56 pm

    Hi FPQT! I don’t know if you’ve seen the Liebster Blog Award process (it’s everywhere on WordPress) but it’s a fun way for blogs to get more exposure and connect with others who are blogging (not that you need it!) I’ve nominated your site. If you want to play, just follow the link:

    • allygarbs permalink
      August 16, 2012 1:24 pm

      Thanks for letting us know!!

  7. May 7, 2013 11:40 pm

    Hello :) Nice looking blog here. Thanks for putting link on my post the other day.

    • allygarbs permalink
      May 21, 2013 7:15 am

      Love YOUR blog! Thanks for coming by!/Ally


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