On Thursday, Tana Monkgeau’s t-shirt went viral, with many of the city’s touts and bloggers commenting on it.
But it was Monkgeaus wardrobe, a pair of pants, that was the talk of the town.
Mongeau wore a pair with a “t” on it in a nod to her gender.
The term was used in the late 19th century, meaning the tassel or corset of a woman’s clothing, and was used by women in Victorian society.
The t-shirts have a black collar, a black top, black pants and black shoes.
But Monkgeaux also chose to wear the pants in black with a red cravat.
Monkgeau told the crowd that she was inspired by a pair she had in her closet from her father, who lived in the early 1900s.
“My father had a pair that he would wear with a black cravate around his waist,” she said.
“He loved to be seen in a dress.
And he would say to me, ‘Why not wear it?'”
Mongeaux’s mom, Tina Mongeaux, told CBC News that the pair were her daughter’s inspiration.
“She was always the first one to tell me she was wearing pants, because she had been wearing a skirt and a thong.
And I always knew that it was a very feminine thing,” she told CBC.
Tina said Monkgeux was the daughter of an architect and her grandmother.
“I think they were both in their early 30s and that’s why it was so funny, because they were like, ‘You know, I want to wear pants,'” she said, laughing.
Monks fashion senseMongeaus style is a mix of the old and the new.
It has an eclectic approach to everything, she said: vintage, contemporary, contemporary day.
The pieces she likes to wear include a blazer with a white belt, black trousers and a red lace cravata.
She’s worn her black pants with a tassey bow in the past, but Monkgeu says it’s “very hard to keep the bow in a pair when you’re wearing black.”
She also likes to have a cocktail party dress, or an all-black jacket and skirt.
She likes to do her hair up, with a long black hair in a bun and a turtleneck or blazer.
Monkes fashion sense, which is reflected in her Instagram, shows a lot of love for old-school clothes, especially a black-and-white striped dress, she told the CBC.
“It’s very comfortable, it’s very feminine, and it’s so classic, but it’s also very modern,” she explained.
“It’s so versatile.”
But Monkge said she also likes the modern, feminine look, because it fits with her style.
“There’s a lot more that’s feminine, a lot less white,” she admitted.
“And I love the simplicity of the style, the way it looks.”
“I’m a girl in a suit,” MonkgeAU told the Winnipeg Free Press.
“The suits, they’re not going to suit you.
I’m a woman in a blouse.
The blouses I wear, I like the colour.”