Style Profile – Tammy Gunn

Name: Tammy Gunn
Occupation: Chief of FUN & FITNESS at the Live OUT LOUD Movement
Age: 38 going on 21 years old!
Lifestyle:  Active 

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Shop this look!  Hat here. Top here in green, black and blue.  Bag by Matt & Nat here. Shop these shoes in plum and grey.  (Skirt is in store only at this time)

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Shop these shoes in plum and grey.

What’s a typical day like for you?  I get up in the morning and start with walking my 6 year old boxer/or running him, then off to emails, creating the day and selecting music and choroegraphy, followed by some media marketing and a shot of espresso!  The daytime is spent alot on the business side and then night because zumba ZUMBA ZUMBA!!

 What in your life is really important to you?  Family is very important to me and so is the future for ALL children in the world! 

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All pieces shown here available at our Queen street location.  Hoodie by Oom Ethikwear, leggings by Fate Designs and Boots by El Naturalista available in black and red.

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What would you like to be remembered for?  Making a difference in people’s lives.  

What role does fashion play in your life? Fashion is a statement of creativity and personality.  I am usually in workout gear but to step into a funky dress or pant suit makes me feel sexy and successful!

 What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?  Honestly, in my experience, it is the staff. They can put things together that I never would have imagined would work. I usually walk into the changeroom thinking “really? Are they sure about this?” and then I step out feeling and looking AMAZING! I never could have that transformation on my own!

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Shop this top here and more tops from Yasmine Louis here.  Shop Yoga Jeans here.

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These boots by El Naturalista available at our Queen street location only at this time.

What do you have that you want to promote?   My business is all about empowering women to live a stressfree live and feel confident sexy and FABULOUS!! I do this through teaching zumba fitness and laughter yoga. My classes are created in a way that every muscles is worked, you are laughing alot in class and you walk out completely sweaty and smiling from head to toe! First class is always free so there is no commitment. I think my classes speak for themselves and leave you wanting more! Our schedule is online check me out on You Tube….put in Tammy Gunn and many videos (including my boxer dancing) will pop up!

Is there anything else we should know about you? I am easily approachable and do lifestyle and health coaching for those who want a little more than just the fitness component.

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook

Twitter 

Website

 

Get the Look for Fall: Tunic and Leggings

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Why this look rocks:  Comfort and easy style!  So easy to throw on, and easy to accessorize. Having a few tunics and a couple pairs of leggings will make every morning easier as you get into action!

The leggings: Fresh Collective is carrying SPANX Essential leggings and we’re in LOVE with them.  A wide flat panel at the waist holds everything in firmly, and doesn’t dig in to create another line under your top like some other leggings do. The brushed jersey fabric looks great and is comfy all day long.  Order here: SPANX leggings or come into our shops to try them on!

How to accessorize:  Mix up the look with long necklaces, scarves, flats, mid-heels, boots and belts.  Tunics and leggings are very versatile and can be a Sunday brunch look or a fancy out for dinner look.

The tunics: Local Toronto label Desserts and Skirts has been producing best selling tunics for years!  This season, designer Nicole Boudreau has hit a home run with these four gorgeous designs.  Pick up one, or collect them all!  Available in store or online.

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Buy them here: Far left (sorry, not available online at this time), second, third, fourth.

All four tunics are available in all locations of Fresh Collective.

The models: The four lovely women above are participating in our 30 Days of Style Profiles.  At Fresh Collective we like to feature women from the community in our clothes to show a variety of “models” that our customers can really relate to.  We hear time and again that our customer really love this type of marketing as it helps them better envisions what they would look like in the outfits as opposed to seeing clothing only on professional models.  Aside from looking AWESOME in our outfits, we want you to feel confident and powerful to get important things done in your life, whether that’s being an amazing mom, running your business, teaching the leaders of tomorrow or all of the above!  That’s why we like to profile what the women of the Style Profile are up to and what they’re passionate about.  Check out more on these four fabulous ladies here:  Joanna, Kara, Rebecca, and Susanna.

 

 

Style Profile- Kara Isert

Name:  Kara Isert
Occupation:  Owner of Sparkplug Coffee, fresh roasted coffee delivered to your door!
Age: A few well-earned grey hairs
Lifestyle: urban adventurer

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Dress: Studio Fresh Boho Dress $189, now on sale for $151; Shoes: Elaine (Black) – Miz Mooz, $190; Necklace: BurfurtArt $48

 

What’s a typical day like for you?  Every day starts with a big mug of coffee, of course. Monday / Tuesday I blend up & mail out fresh roasted coffee to customers across Canada. Other than that, there is no such thing as typical. Pretty much every day includes some work on building Sparkplug Coffee. The rest of my time is spent on adventures with my sweetie (Joe), volunteer work, hanging out with friends, riding my vintage Vespa.

(Above) Kara shares what she’s passionate about: Coffee and her business Sparkplug Coffee!

 What in your life is really important to you? Family, friends, Joe & good coffee.

What would you like to be remembered for? My great taste in friends.

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Tunic: Dania Tunic- Desserts and Skirts, $125; Leggings: Essential Leggings- SPANX, $99; Necklace: BurfurtArt $48

 

 What role does fashion play in your life? Fashion is helpful for letting people know who I am –  fun, playful, confident and not super conventional. Wearing funky, interesting clothes and accessories makes me happy and also creates an easy talking point for establishing connections with new people.

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?  Fresh isn’t important just for coffee! I love the fresh styles and unique designs. All the Fresh Collective staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. And I love that the designs are created and made locally.

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Top: Jo Slouch Top – Mandala Design, $64; Necklace: Trish Necklace – Blooming Brilliant, $62; Skirt: Sara Flip Skirt – Mandala Design, $78; Shoes: Elaine (Black) – Miz Mooz, $190

 

 What do you have that you want to promote?  I’m on a mission to make your favourite cup of coffee come from your own kitchen. Try out Sparkplug Coffee – order online at www.Sparkplug.Coffee (yes, a .Coffee domain!) with a choice of 6 delicious coffee blends, whole bean or ground for your coffeemaker. Order 1 bag to try it out or put it on Autopilot to have coffee sent every 2, 3 or 4 weeks – never run out again!

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Is there anything else we should know about you? I live in one of Toronto’s oldest, newest & best neighbourhoods – Corktown – and am on the board of our local community association, the Corktown Residents & Business Association (www.Corktown.ca). Whatever your neighbourhood, I highly recommend getting involved in your community association. It’s a good way to meet your neighbours and be informed about the changes going on where you live.

 Where can people find you on social media?

the Sparkplug Coffee website  www.Sparkplug.Coffee

@SparkplugCoffee for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

Sign up for Sparkplug Coffee email news and immediately download our tip sheet: 8 Easy Steps to Great Coffee Every Time.

 

 

Fall “Must Haves”!

Fall “Must Haves” are those pieces that you want to wear everyday.  They add versatility to your wardrobe and just seem to go with everything.  Here are the first of the “Must Haves” we’ve selected for you!

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Jo Slouch Top by Mandala Design – In all three stores and online

This top is already a best-seller and we just got it in!  Anyone who knows Mandala’s tops (and many of you own about nine of them, like me!) knows how versatile, comfy and long lasting they are.

 

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Hematite Shrug from Jennifer Fukushima – Available online and in all three stores.

What it’s made of: 100% Merino Wool
How to care for it: Hand Wash Cold, Hang to Dry
Where it’s Made: Made in Toronto
What it feels like: Super comfy fabric, lots of stretch for ease of wear.
How is the ease of fit: Fit is a little loose, great for most figures, sleeves are long and fitted.

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Two Way Cardigan by Brenda Beddome – in all three stores and online.

This is a new improved version of a cardigan we sold out 3 times last year!  The fabric is a cozy sweater knit, and the drape and fit is just perfect.  You’ll want a couple colours in this perfect cardi before it sells out again.

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Higher Power Spanx Shaper – in all three stores, available soon online

If you like having a shaper for those times when you want to be all smoothed out under a clingy dress, this is the one to get. It’s so perfect, we are calling it a “Must-Have!”

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Spanx Essential Leggings – Only available in stores at this time

These seriously are the essential leggings.  Made by the fabulous Spanx brand, they are all you need for wearing with those fabulous fall tunics, slouchy sweaters and cozy cardis. Holy smokes, with these you are going to be comfy and cute this fall.

Thanks for checking out our current “Must Haves”.  We’ll be adding to the collection each week as new arrivals come in!  Happy fall!