Our Style Profile series is where we feature some of our fabulous outfits in real life, on real women. In the third edition of our style profile series, Carrieanne lets us in on her life, her thoughts on style, and how she rocks her favourite Fresh Collective pieces.
Name: Carrianne Leung
Occupation: Academic, Student Support Services, Business Owner, Writer, Mother.
Age: in the wilds of the mid-40s
Lifestyle: fast mo/slow mo/fast mo/slow….
What’s a typical day like for you?
If I can get my kid and myself out the door in time, both of us clean, dressed, fed and with lunch in hand by 8:45 AM, then the hardest part of the day is over.
What in your life is really important to you?
Laughing so hard until I double over and my stomach hurts.
What would you like to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for being generous – with time, spirit, love and friendship (even money when I have it!)
What role does fashion play in your life?
I have always loved fashion. I grew up in the 80s with the likes of Cyndi Lauper as a style influence, so I appreciate a particular whimsy in clothes. I was also a Goth for 5 minutes in the 90s and will always have a love for the melancholic fashion statement. In other words, I have range.
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?
Where do I start? I am sure that at least half of my wardrobe comes from Fresh Collective designers. Being a 40 something woman who must juggle multiple roles – I work at OCAD university, I co-own an organic grocery store, I have a 6-year old kid, I just got a novel published and will be doing many readings – I need clothes that can fit all these scenes. The pieces that I get from Fresh are able to do that for me. I love the colour, the prints, the amazing cuts and shapes of the clothes and how well they are made. They are also classic in an unconventional sense – they outlast the other 5-minute trends in fashion and still come off as very current years after purchase. I also love that they are made and designed in Canada.
What else do you have going on in your life?
I just launched my first novel. It’s called, “The Wondrous Woo“, and can be found on bookshelves at your local book store as well as Amazon.
I also have an organic grocery called Multiple Organics on Dundas West. We are “fresh” too!