For the average Winnipegger, our daily job usually consists of a drive to and from work. Drives such as these are often accompanied by music or a radio station to help pass the time or provide entertainment. My drive included a trek across Osborne Village to the town of Sanford, Manitoba.
Embarrassingly enough, I found myself creating imaginary relationships with different radio hosts (complete strangers). This was a relationship where I felt like I knew so much about the radio person, yet they knew nothing about me (nor did they know I existed). I can literally have a genuine laugh in my car, simply by listening to two people joke on the radio. When I’m not laughing, I often picture or even make up what these people might look like (being the fashion nut that I am). I think about what kind of outfits or style these radio personalities might have; therein lies the origination for my “familiar voices” posts. Currently, I am in the process of interviewing a few popular radio hosts that my fellow Winnipeggers may have also developed radio relationships with over the past couple years. I hope you find their answers as riveting as I did. The posts will keep coming as long as they keep responding! Cheers.
This post features club promoter and radio host Marcel “no sex” Williams from the radio station Streetz 104.7. Marcel was kind enough to answer some of my questions regarding his personal style! Please see below:
1. What do you wear to work?
I guess it really all depends on what my plans are for that night. I’m most often alone at the station during my shift, so realistically pants are optional. You never really know when someone may walk in, so I try to keep things clean with at least some clean denims and a nice sweater or dress shirt.
2. Does fashion play a role in your life?
I’m also a club promoter and stand-up comedian, so fashion does play a role when I’m on stage or in a night club.
3. Does being on the radio allow you to wear whatever you want?
It’s the least ‘visual’ of all my occupations; however, being able to dress down, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.
4. From the best of my knowledge, being a radio host doesn’t just mean being on the radio- you are hosting many different events at many different venues- can you briefly tell me a little bit about these events, and an example of what kind of outfit you might wear at them?
It’s a case by case kind of thing. For example, this year Streetz hosted Adrenaline Adventures which was a wake-boarding event on a man-made beach. I felt comfortable in shorts, vans and a tank top; however, at a formal event it’s better to come prepared in a fitted suit.
5. Are there any Winnipeg or even Canadian boutiques that you support and love to buy clothes from?
Majority of my clothes comes from The Urban Bakery although I am known to pinch a dollar and shop around and some thrifty locations to piece an outfit together.
6. Do you remember a particular outfit or accessory when you were young that you wore all the time?
Growing up I was a huge fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I had a pair of slip on TMNT shoes and if I could find that same pair now in a size 13, I’d still be rocking them.
Thanks Marcel- you’re a champ, only 57 more days to go!
Ta ta for now!