Odessa Paloma Parker
Fashion Editor/Content Lead/ Stylist/ DJ
One thing I’ve learnt from all the women I’ve interviewed so far is that as women, we don’t have to live a life that is prescribed to us by anyone- the society, our parents, or even ourselves. Today’s guest Odessa Paloma Parker is definitely one of the women who has been fully embracing her weirdness and celebrating who she truly is.
Being the Fashion Editor for The Globe and Mail, creator of the Vintage Crawl– an annual event participated by Toronto’s best vintage shops, and now the Content Lead for Tokyo Smoke and Van Der Pop, Odessa has created big things quietly. But her personal style is far from mute.
In this interview, Odessa shares her journey from being feeling like an outcast to a confident woman; her takes on the fashion industry that is based on people’s insecurities; and history lessons on how/why cannabis has been attached to stigma.
Photography: Vai Yu Law
"The people that I really like are gravitating towards me because of my weirdness, instead of the people make me feel shitty about it. I also feel like everyone should just do their own thing and be their authentic self. There is no point to suppress who you are. " - Odessa Paloma Parker