Fortnight Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2017

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FORTNIGHT HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017:

Interview By: Liron Davis
Photos By: Women Of Fortnight

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, one thing is certain – it’s holiday gift guide season! Here at Fortnight we wanted to do things a little differently. Rather than just presenting choice pieces, we turned the task over to our fans. Five women showcase their favourite sets through photos they took themselves (or with a little help from their friends) and share their best gifting stories. After getting some gift guidance from these compelling women, be sure to get your Fortnight gifts in time for the holidays. For our Canadian and American friends, place your orders by December 18 to receive your goodies before Christmas. All international orders should be made by December 14. And no matter what gifts you give or get, we wish everyone a cozy, comfortable and beautiful holiday season!


Photo Credit: Emma Doerksen

Photo Credit: Maddison CT

Photo Credit: Maddison CT

AMI is a student, artist, and activist. She’s wearing the Ivy Classic Longline and High Waist in Black. By day you can find Ami making coffee at the woman-run Tucana, and by night you’ll find her studying sexual diversity studies and computer science at the University of Toronto. She also works with high school students through a national arts non-profit. In her free time, she embroiders, take photos, and pet all the cats in her neighbourhood.

FORTNIGHT: How does wearing Fortnight make you feel?

AMI: Wearing Fortnight makes me feel beautiful and glamourous. It makes me feel confident in my body and in myself as a powerful, capable woman. It’s like a hidden layer of armour I wear before facing the world. Wearing Fortnight is an act of self-love that makes me feel stunning.

FORTNIGHT: Who would you gift Fortnight lingerie to and why?

AMI: I would gift Fortnight to my best friend. Her encouragement of body positivity and self love has always inspired me, and she deserves lingerie that will continue to make her feel gorgeous. She sets an incredible example every day by lifting up all women, and gifting her Fortnight would help make her feel special, like the way she makes me and countless others feel.

FORTNIGHT: When do you feel most comfortable in your body?

AMI: I feel most comfortable in my body when I treat both my mind and body with care. This means being kind to myself, nourishing myself, and allowing myself to rest when I need to. When I feel my best, I look my best. Learning to love my body for what it is instead of what society thinks it should be has been an important and ongoing process. I believe we all need to celebrate body positivity for all bodies every day. By being comfortable in our own bodies, we can help others feel the same in theirs.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?

AMI: During a difficult time in my life, someone I care about deeply gave me a stack of post-it notes entitled “Things to Remember.” Each note had an affirmation, sentences like “you are breathtaking” and “you are deserving of love and community.” It was a personal and extremely meaningful gift that I still cherish and look through when I need encouragement.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the best gift you ever gave to yourself?

AMI: The best gift I ever gave myself is my collection of house plants. Caring for something and watching it grow is so rewarding. It’s a reminder that anything can flourish over time when given love and energy.





ANDREA is wearing the Ivy Classic Wire Bra and High Waist in Navy/Black. She describes herself as a “clothes horse and music fan.” Andrea is currently helping people with their online stores and digital presence. In her spare time, she takes sewing classes and makes playlists for friends.

FORTNIGHT: How does wearing Fortnight make you feel?

ANDREA: Wearing Fortnight makes me feel elegant and confident.

FORTNIGHT: Who would you gift Fortnight lingerie to and why?

ANDREA: I would gift Fortnight to anyone who loves pretty things. Anyone who loves supporting local, women-run, Canadian brands. Fortnight garments are so beautifully constructed, which make for a truly thoughtful gift.

FORTNIGHT: When do you feel most comfortable in your body?

ANDREA: Dressing in one of my favourite outfits is when I feel most like myself. For me, clothing is my form of self-expression. Normally, a mix of funky vintage and something perfect from Horses Atelier.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?

ANDREA: I’m incredibly sentimental. My partner, Zac, got me George Harrison’s album Dark Horse for my birthday this past year.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the best gift you ever gave to yourself?

ANDREA: The best gift I ever gave to myself was getting a facial from Province Apothecary.





HILARY is a Toronto-based UX designer, digital product designer and educator. She’s wearing the Ruby 3-Piece Demi and Low Rise Knickers. Hilary is also a proud mom to a beautiful German Shepherd puppy named Freddie and Arvis, a grumpy rescue budgie.

FORTNIGHT: How does wearing Fortnight make you feel?

HILARY: Wearing Fortnight makes me feel like a grown-ass woman – beautiful, sexy and intentional.

FORTNIGHT: Who would you gift Fortnight lingerie to and why?

HILARY: I would gift Fortnight to my sister Gen and my best friend Camille, obviously. They both follow their hearts to make their dreams come true, even when others doubt their vision. Gen and Camille are incredible femmes who are so brilliant, so driven and so true to themselves.

FORTNIGHT: When do you feel most comfortable in your body?

HILARY: I’m an amateur powerlifter, so I feel most comfortable with and proud of my body right after I crush a big lift.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?

HILARY: Only a couple of months into our relationship, my now husband gave me a rose gold ring, that I wear always, with the date that we became official engraved on it in tiny Helvetica numbers.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the best gift you ever gave to yourself?

HILARY: The best gift I ever gave myself was permission to seek professional help for my depression and anxiety.





KATHARINE is a 23-year-old Toronto native and is wearing the Luna Longline and High Waist Combination in Cyprus/Black. As a creative, Katherine’s passions include art, fashion and photography. She is currently studying Digital Communications and is a model and photographer on the side.

FORTNIGHT: How does wearing fortnight make you feel?

KATHARINE: Wearing Fortnight makes me feel timeless and beautiful. I didn’t know what to expect from a bra that didn’t have wire for support but it exceeded my expectations. Having good fitting lingerie really can change the way you view your body! Both the underwear and the bra fit like the designers had my body shape in mind; which left me feeling very comfortable in my own skin.

FORTNIGHT: Who would you gift Fortnight to and why?

KATHARINE: The great thing about Fortnight lingerie is that it isn’t necessarily age-specific. I think Fortnight would make a great gift for mothers, friends, or partners. The pieces are so well made and fit different body types so well.

FORTNIGHT: When do you feel most comfortable in your body and why?

KATHARINE: I don’t know why, but I feel most comfortable in my body in the morning. When I wake up and see myself in what I feel is my most natural state, I feel beautiful.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve ever received and why?

KATHARINE: The most meaningful gift I received was a sketchbook. As an artist, I go through phases of self-doubt. At times I question my work and often compare it to others; something I’m sure many can relate to. Someone had given me a huge sketchbook as a birthday gift months after talking about hobbies and it really surprised me because they had never seen any of my work. It meant a lot to me because I felt like someone valued certain aspects of myself that I sometimes doubt.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the best gift you ever gave yourself?

KATHARINE: As weird as it sounds, a haircut. When I was 18 I decided to cut all my hair off after years of repeated damage. I had never rocked a buzz cut and had no idea how it would look but decided to go for it anyway. My new look really pushed me all the way out of my comfort zone, and enabled me to redefine what femininity meant to me personally; leaving me with a new sense of confidence.


Photographer: Jordan McKeown, Makeup Artist: Danielle Grad

Photographer: Jordan McKeown, Makeup Artist: Danielle Grad

Photographer: Jordan McKeown, Makeup Artist: Danielle Grad

TIFFANY is a blogger and social media marketer for Toronto brands. She’s wearing the Mira Longline and High Waist in Dusk. Tiffany creates content for her blog out of her passion for unique pieces of clothing, travels and collaborations. She is finishing her undergraduate studies at Ryerson University for Marketing Management. If she isn’t working on new ideas for Unsalted Honey, she’s navigating the streets of Toronto for the latest sweet treat!

FORTNIGHT: How does wearing Fortnight make you feel?

TIFF: Wearing Fortnight makes me feel sexy. There’s something about putting on a matching set before class or work that gives me that extra oomph throughout the day! It’s the foundation to a great outfit, feeling confident yet a little bit naughty.

FORTNIGHT: Who would you gift Fortnight lingerie to and why?

TIFF: I would definitely gift Fortnight to Estée Lalonde since she is a Canadian boss babe who I look up to. She’s a You-tuber turned fashion and beauty guru who wrote a book and started her own podcast that explores subjects ‘close to her heart’ which in turn, has motivated me to follow my dreams.

FORTNIGHT: When do you feel most comfortable in your body?

TIFF: I feel most comfortable in my body when rockin’ a hot outfit complimented by a sexy set. Feeling sexy on a weekday is just as important for me as it would be on a Saturday night!

FORTNIGHT: What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?

TIFF: Creating memories with the people I love is the most meaningful to me, so I would definitely say my birthday in Montreal that my sister planned. It was a real treat.

FORTNIGHT: What’s the best gift you ever gave to yourself?

TIFF: My trip to Thailand was definitely the most meaningful gift I gave myself. Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.



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