Funny & Fashionable: The Women of Parks and Recreation

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Oh Parks and Rec, you had as going there–one minute you’re cancelled, the next thing we know you have another season coming up! We love, love, love the ladies of Parks and Recreation. Sure, we love Aziz and Ron Swanson’s moustache, but we love the reign of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) even more. Knope is a strong feminist, great politician, a loyal friend, a super-fan of her local community, and she’s good at everything (fishing, crafting, hunting, being a manager, dealing with difficult people) except she’s a hoarder, so you know. Mind you, she gets by with a little help from her friends: the best nurse in the whole wide world, Ann Perkins (played by Rashida Jones aka “a beautiful, powerful muskox”) whose journey to self-assurance and motherhood has hitherto been hilarious, the ever-sarcastic April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), and Donna Meagle (Retta), whose flair for business and a luxurious life makes every millionaire look like a joke. The show passes the Bechdel Test, stars 3 women of colour (and at least three of these four women self-identify as feminists in real life as far as we’ve read!!), and we can’t wait for Season 6!

LESLIE KNOPE (Amy Poehler)

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French Connection no sleeve shirt, 105 CAD / Oscar de la Renta black and white jacket, 1,045 CAD / STELLA McCARTNEY zipper pants, 540 CAD / L.K.Bennett round toe shoes, 200 CAD / Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag, 395 CAD / Circle jewelry, 8.42 CAD / Forever New diamante jewelry, 13 CAD / Crate & Barrel “Waffles”, 18 CAD

ANN PERKINS (RASHIDA JONES)

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French Connection , 42 CAD / River Island tuxedo jacket, 72 CAD / Blumarine skirt, 600 CAD / SPURR high heel pumps, 24 CAD / Carolina Bucci gold hoop earrings, 1,675 CAD / Beaded jewelry, 26 CAD / Ileana Makri diamond necklace, 1,465 CAD / Lancôme lip gloss, 19 CAD

DONNA MEAGLE (Retta)

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Ballantyne patterned cardigan, 320 CAD / Joie , 210 CAD / MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch waist pants, 94 CAD / Chain necklace, 11 CAD / Sheer scarve, 23 CAD / MAC Cosmetics lip stick, 16 CAD

APRIL LUDGATE (Aubrey Plaza)

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Madewell crop shirt, 330 CAD / H&M plus size shirt, 32 CAD / French Connection jacket, 160 CAD / Warehouse skinny leg jeans, 67 CAD / Oxford shoes, 35 CAD / Satchel hand bag, 5.79 CAD / Long chain link necklace, 15 CAD

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