Fresh Collective Style Profile – Casey Jane Tuninga

I have been a part of Fresh Collective’s Style Coach team since last November. Mark Foreman’s labels Address and Bionic were an instant wardrobe obsession for me. His fabrics are stunning and I always found they suited my body type perfectly.  It means a lot to me to support Toronto based designers which is why Bionic was a perfect fit as Mark is even from the same neighbourhood as I am, so I was thrilled when I was asked to model for and style myself for this blog Style Profile.

– Casey Tuninga, Fresh Collective Style Coach

Name: Casey Jane Tuninga

Occupation: Stylist Extraordinaire

Age: 27

Lifestyle: Letting the creative times roll

Style Coach Notes: Having a rather androgynous frame I always had difficulty really showing off my femininity, most dresses seemed to take over my body instead of framing it. When I tried on my first Bionic dress I felt like the lovely lady I wanted to show to the world. I felt elegant and the dresses fit so perfectly around every area I wanted to accent. I am in my late 20’s and being in the fashion industry I need to look more grown up and professional. I am always networking and need to be a strong representative of my work. (Dress: Veronica Wrap Dress - Bionic - $119, Shoes: Pepper - Miz Mooz $150)

Style Coach Notes: Having a rather androgynous frame I always had difficulty really showing off my femininity, most dresses seemed to take over my body instead of framing it. When I tried on my first Bionic dress I felt like the lovely lady I wanted to show to the world. I felt elegant and the dresses fit so perfectly around every area I wanted to accent. I am in my late 20’s and being in the fashion industry I need to look more grown up and professional. I am always networking and need to be a strong representative of my work. (Dress: Veronica Wrap Dress – Bionic – $119, Shoes: Pepper – Miz Mooz $150)

What’s a typical day like for you? Every day is a little different. Mainly I’m between Fresh Collective Roncesvalles and Kensington. I do yoga in the morning with my lovely roommate and go next door and have a coffee with my mum. When I’m not making magic happen at FC I’m usually planning photo shoots with up-and-coming photographers and designers.

What in your life is really important to you? I have a strong passion for supporting and working with local artist which is why I chose to be a part of Fresh Collective. My friends and family are a big part of my life and I am always making time to laugh and connect with them.

Style Coach notes: I chose to wear Bionic dresses that would give me a figure and add that extra femininity to my silhouette. The wrap style of the Genia Dress was perfect because it made curves where I usually don’t. The V neckline is perfect for my small bust size and it makes me feel really elegant. The Miz Mooz Pepper Heels were a match made in heaven as they are not too high. I have long legs and sometimes shy away from heels that are too high as I feel like a giant. The pattern really worked with my semi fair skin tone and made me feel confident and sexy.

Style Coach Notes: I chose to wear Bionic dresses that would give me a figure and add that extra femininity to my silhouette. The wrap style of the Genia Dress was perfect because it made curves where I usually don’t. The V neckline is perfect for my small bust size and it makes me feel really elegant. The Miz Mooz Pepper Heels were a match made in heaven as they are not too high. I have long legs and sometimes shy away from heels that are too high as I feel like a giant. The pattern really worked with my semi fair skin tone and made me feel confident and sexy. (Dress: Genia Wrap Dress – Bionic $109, Shoes: Pepper – Miz Mooz $150) *Casey is pictured with Bionic designer Mark Foreman

What would you like to be remembered for? I’d like to be remembered as a strong and driven woman who never gave up. A woman who succeeded in living the life she wanted. Oh, and winning a pizza pocket eating competition, that would be rad.

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What role does fashion play in your life? I always remember the scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s when Holly Golightly gets out of a cab and elegantly walks towards a building. She takes out a croissant and dips it in her coffee while staring at a Tiffany display window. She calls this her red days, whenever life seems crazy she gets in a cab and goes to Tiffany’s to escape in diamond heaven. That is fashion for me, its a passion, an escape, and a way of life.

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective? That I am supporting local designers, I’m buying fashion made directly from the creative source. I’m also supporting a local business that in return supports me.

(Dress: Courtney Jersey Dress - Bionic $109, Shoes: Pepper - Miz Mooz $150)

Style Coach Notes: I just love the loose and drapey fit of this dress, and feel great in it. It can be dressed up or down and accessorized in such a variety of ways, I could easily get away with wearing it several times each month! (Dress: Courtney Jersey Dress – Bionic $109, Shoes: Pepper – Miz Mooz $150}

What are you up to these days? I have a blog I’ve been writing for the past two years about the ups and downs of being an artist and living creatively. However I make sure to include a ton of funny and embarrassing stories about being a mid twenty female in downtown Toronto. www.sailorparc.wordpress.com
I also have my Styling portfolio and Website that showcases my recent freelance work in fashion, television, and print. www.sailorparcstyling.wordpress.com

Is there anything else we should know about you? I used to be a comedian performing in clubs around Toronto. I also have an addiction to late night pizza pockets and Fresh Prince of Bel Air marathons on Netflix.

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