Best of Style Profile – Week 2!

On Fridays we publish Style Profile– a popular blog where we feature local women in outfits from our store. This time of year, it’s time to revisit some of our favourite posts!

First up this week we have  Ana Bailão, the city councillor from Ward 18.  Ana has had a busy year, having been appointed our city’s Housing Advocate and working on a joint venture with Covenant House to provide housing for sex trafficked victims among her other varied duties.

We’re pleased that Ana was able to take time out of her schedule last fall to show her support for small business and the independent fashion community by modeling some outfits for us.

Best of Ana

  • Dress: Jayne – Mandala Design, regular price $138, now on sale for $96.60
  • Shoes: Lonna Mary Jane, regular price $100, now on sale for $50

Here is the fabulous Katherine O’Neil who also took time out from her busy schedule of work and family to show off some of our outfits in the fall.  Katherine is a very successful businesswoman who supports and coaches a team of women in creating their own wealth with Arbonne intl.   On top of her successful career, Katherine loves to travel and hang out with her family!  She really is a woman having it all in life!

best of lexi

  • Dress: Lexi – Studio Fresh, regular price $189, now on sale for $141.75

And finally, we wrap up the week with writer/educator/mom/business owner Carrianne Leung.  Last year Carrianne was on a book tour to promote her successful novel The Wondrous Woo, and she posted this love note on our Facebook page:

Hey Fresh Collective, I was just in Vancouver and Calgary on a book tour, and guess what was in my luggage? All my precious pieces from Fresh Collective designers, of course! They were perfect for my book readings, and I got many compliments. Thanks again for dressing me in style.

Awww… Carrianne!  We love you!  We can’t wait to see what your 2015 looks like and keep you in style for all your adventures!

bestof carrianne2

  • Dress: Brinn – Mandala Design, regular price $138 now $96.60
  • Shoes: Lonna Mary Jane, Hush Puppies, regular price $100, now on sale for just $50



Best of Style Profile

On Fridays we publish Style Profile– a popular blog where we feature local women looking fabulous in outfits from our stores. This time of year, it’s time to revisit some of our favourite posts!

First up we have the awesome Carrianne Leung who had a very exciting year as her book, The Wondrous Woo, was nominated for a Toronto Book Award.  Aside from being a writer (and an awesome one at that!) Carrianne is a busy mom, an educator and a business owner.  Here Carrianne looks cute, professional and stylish in an outfit that would be perfect for a reading or for teaching a course.

Best of Carrianne


  • Dress: Stella Panel Jumper – Mandala Design, regular price $168 – now on sale for $117.60!
  • Top: Erika – Mandala Design, regular price $78 – now on sale for $54.60
  • Shoes: Lonna Mary Jane, regular price $100 – now on sale for $50

Next up, we have the one and only Kat Shura, the creative mastermind behind the ever popular Curious Oddities jewellery line we’ve been selling for several years at all three stores.  These days Kat is busy in her Hamilton, Ontario studio making up the most beautiful spring collection yet!    Here Kat is wearing a simple tunic and leggings with her own Miz Mooz boots from a previous season; the perfect outfit for meeting with a jewellery client, working at one of the many shows she does or just working in her studio.

Bestof Dania

  • Tunic: Dania Tunic – Desserts and Skirts, regular price $125, now just $75
  • Yoga jeans: select styles are on sale at 50% off at Kensington and Roncesvalles
  • Jewellery: Check out the Curious Oddities Designer Studio Clearance Sale at Kensington.  Necklaces are $12. Earrings are just $5!

And finally, we have the wonderful Angela Saini.  Angela had a busy 2014, with numerous gigs, being named “One of Toronto’s best indie songwriters” by Examiner as part of CMW, and the release of her video (featuring dresses from Fresh Collective!) Something Like I’m Beautiful.


  • Dress: Greta Sheath- Mandala Design, regular price $148, now on sale for $103.60.
  • Shoes: Edye – Hush Puppies, regular price $100, now on sale for $50

Tune in next Friday for another three lovely ladies from our community!  And in the meantime, we hope to see you in our stores snapping up the last of the sale items!  🙂


Fresh Collective Style Profile- Carrianne Leung

Name: Carrianne Leung
Occupation: Educator, Writer, Business Owner, Mother. In other words, very occupied.
Age: 47. Loud and proud.
Lifestyle: Frenetic fun.


Dress: Brinn Houndstooth Dress – Mandala Design $138
Shoes: Lonna Mary Jane – $100

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? Family. Friends. Social justice. Inspiration. Books.

What would you like to be remembered for? Generosity.

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.


Dress: Lexi Sweater Dress – Studio Fresh $189
Necklace: Curious Oddities – $48
Shoes: Lonna Mary Jane – Hush Puppies $100

 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 with OCAD U cool kids, I co-own an organic grocery store, I have a 7-year old kid. I’m a writer and do readings – the pieces that I get from Fresh are able to transfer into all these scenes.  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.


Top: Erika Comfort Jersey Tee – Mandala Design $78
Dress: Stella Panel Jumper – Mandala Desgn $168
Bracelet: Ch-ch-ch- chains – BurfurtART $45
Shoes: Lonna Mary Jane – Hush Puppies $100

What do you have that you want to promote?  I launched my novel The Wondrous Woo last fall, and it’s been a wonderful year, culminating to being shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards. A second novel is in the works! Also, please shop at Multiple Organics, the specialty grocery store that I co-own with Nupur Gogia. We are “fresh”, too!

Is there anything else we should know about you? My superhero power is that I can sleep – anytime, anywhere.

Where can people find you on social media? I am on twitter and facebook!