Angela has been in my life for some time now, but we had never officially met! She worked with my husband Steve at the Drake back when he was working there, and she did some work with Fresh Collective a couple times when we dressed her for shows and a video. At the shoot was the first day I had had the pleasure of meeting in person, and wow, what a pleasure! Angela is lovely, creative, a good business person and fun to work with! I loved hearing about her music career and how she goes about it, and was very inspired about all the things she takes on to be successful! – Laura-Jean Bernhardson, CEO and founder of Fresh Collective
Name: Angela Saini
Age: some kilometers travelled!
Lifestyle: Travelling songstress, sometimes casual drink-slinger
Dress: Orphee – Annie 50 $219; Bracelet: Myka $159; Shoes: Edye Lonna Heel – Hush Puppies $100
Style Coach notes: Angela and I both loved the gold tones of this dress with her hair and skin tone, and the lush brocade fabric would be a great dress to perform or be photographed in, but work equally well for a nice dinner date. -Laura-Jean
What’s a typical day like for you?
I don’t have a typical day in many ways! Some days start with writing, some with the many administrative tasks I do on my computer, and sometimes I wake up in another city. Every day always involves coffee! Sometimes some running around Toronto. The best days always end with playing a show.
What in your life is really important to you?
Fun! Enjoying it. Even when it’s busy, I try to find the joy in everything. Balance is also key. Sometimes I just need to go for a walk or do some yoga. And sometimes everything is not about me and I want to spend time with people that I love. Music is very important to me, but the journey is everything.
Dress: Jayne washed stripe shirtdress – Mandala Design $138; Bracelet: Myka $159; Shoes: Lonna MaryJane – Hush Puppies $100
Style Coach Notes- Angela looks amazing in this dress with its vibrant colours and the black accents. The style suits her figure well (and a lot of figures!) with the band that accentuates a high waistline and then the skirt that just flows over hips. ~Laura-Jean
What would you like to be remembered for?
Uplifting people. My voice. My songs. Maybe even in that order.
What role does fashion play in your life?
Being onstage is a big part of what I do, and what I look like is a pretty big part of being “Angela Saini.” Feeling confident, and being comfortable are really important to me, onstage and off, and those two things play a role in every fashion decision I make.
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?
Amazing designs! Very forward and fresh looks for everyday wear. I can feel very comfortable and super cute at the same time! Dressing up or dressing down in style is easy to do when you have such great options.
Dress: Greta Chain Sheath – Mandala Design $148; Bracelet: Myka $159; Shoes: Edye Lonna Heel – Hush Puppies $100
Style Coach notes – Angela was drawn to this dress immediately, and we both loved the bright olive green colour on her. The shape comes in subtly at the waist, but it’s in no way clingy so it’s comfortable and flattering. This dress packs amazingly well so it would be great for Angela’s busy tour schedule, or for anyone who travels. ~Laura-Jean
What do you have that you want to promote?
I am playing at The Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St.) Thursday, September 18th at 7:30pm for the “Bare Bones and Up Front” series. The show takes place in The Gallery alongside Spencer Burton. Tickets are $20 on Ticketmaster: click here for more info!
I am going back to Europe and touring Germany, Holland, and England this November. Shows are always up to date at my website: http://www.angelasaini.com
I recently released the music video for “Something Like I’m Beautiful” featuring clothes from Fresh Collective. Also broadcast on VMix on OMNI TV nation-wide.