For this Style Profile, we went to Brandy’s favourite restaurant near our Queen Street store, Sud Forno to show off some great pieces from our spring collections. Whenever Brandy makes a trip into Toronto from Cambridge, the two musts on her list are Fresh Collective and Sud Forno! It’s obvious this photographer has great taste and the gorgeous restaurant proved to be the perfect backdrop for Brandy’s naturally beautiful style.
Name: Brandy King
Occupation: Photographer, Business Owner
Marjorie dress by Melow par Melissa Bolduc. $184.
Floral Trave Sling Shoes by Hush Puppies, $80.
Dyed Howlite necklace by Curious Oddites. $55.
I chose this outfit for Brandy with her lifestyle in mind. Brandy’s always on the go, and this comfortable yet polished dress is just the thing to get her through a summer day. She can get up and go (in comfortable flats!), do a bit of editing then head out to meet a client.Next would be some errands and a lunch date with her hubby, and then some more meetings. She could even go straight to a dinner out with the girls or with her in-laws, looking fantastic from morning to night.
This dress is flattering for any figure with the draping caused by the wrap. It accentuates an hourglass shape and falls gently over tummy and hips. Best of all, with the layers of fabric, it doesn’t reveal every little detail of what’s underneath.
What’s a typical day like for you?
My days are filled with as much inspiration as I can pack into them.
I start most days with exercise and a good breakfast and then I’m off to the races. If I’m not shooting photographs, I’m editing them, meeting with clients, working on my website or other promotional material to help share my art with the community.
It’s also important to me to spend quality time with my supportive (and dare I say handsome) husband, amazing friends and wonderful family.
What in your life is really important to you?
Doing what I love and making beautiful things. It seems simple but sometimes, making time for what you love can be the hardest thing you ever do. It’s worth it.
Also, it’s important to be myself and be happy, as often as I can be.
Amy Dress by Michelle Carey. $198.
Rose Lonna T-Bar Shoes by Hush Puppies. $100.
Soutache Necklace by Victoria Sorkin. $85.
This playful dress is a perfectly fun look for Brandy. The fitted empire waist and full skirt compliment her curves and show off her tiny waist. The dots suit her joyful and creative personality, and we chose rose coloured shoes and a matching necklace to add an extra touch of femininity.
This is a great dress for lot of occasions and can be styled in many ways to get various looks. Brandy can try a light belted cardigan over top to make it slightly more serious, tights, boots and a blazer for cooler weather, and a red belt and red shoes for a nautical feel. When a dress looks this great, you want to find a lot of excuses to wear it!
What would you like to be remembered for?
If I am to be remembered, I’d like it to be for inspiring people to do what they love and for loving without condition.
What role does fashion play in your life?
Fashion plays two MAJOR roles for me.
It’s the art I live my life in. It gives me confidence as a business owner and a woman, to go out in the world everyday and engage people about my
It’s the paint on my canvas (so to speak). My specialty is photographing people, so what they wear is a huge part of the final image. I try to help coach my clients on what will work well for the final image we are trying to create.
Fresh Collective stands behind the unique product they sell. I love that they support local designers and that you know the pieces you leave with will last for years. The service is also outstanding.
Melina Jacket by Melow par Melissa Bolduc. $160.00
High Rise Skinny Yoga Jeans. $120.00
Rose Lonna T-Bar Shoes by Hush Puppies. $100.00
Peach Malone Bag by Matt & Nat. $130.00
Ring by Curious Oddities. $25.00
Hand printed and dyed Scarf by Katie Walker. $40.00
As a creative professional, it’s important for Brandy to show up to see clients looking polished and, well, fabulous. As a photographer, her clients are trusting her visual judgement so presenting herself well put together is a great opportunity to show her taste and sense of colour, scale and shape.This unique jacket is perfect for Brandy with it’s simple styling, asymmetrical shape and easy style. It’s trim and polished, and oh so stylish. The asymmetry is flattering to almost any woman’s body as diagonal lines play up length and an hourglass shape.
The Yoga Jeans Brandy’s wearing look oh-so- casual and ever-so-stylish. They also allow total freedom of movement and comfort which is essential for Brandy’s busy life. The hand printed scarf adds an artistic flair and the pink shoes and purse add a playful and feminine touch.
What do you have that you want to promote?
I’m an experienced lifestyle photographer with a full time studio, who specializes in location work (it’s much more dynamic).
I’m excited to introduce our High-School Senior portrait package, which includes hair and make-up, multiple locations and unlimited wardrobe changes! High-School Senior portraits are about capturing each teen’s individuality, during this transitional period in life (and having FUN doing it!).
Visit our website at www.brandykingphotography.com to learn more about our package options and to get to know more about me and the individualized artwork I can create for you and your family!
Contact me directly at email@example.com for questions and availability.
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrandyKingPhotography
Is there anything else we should know about you?
I married my best friend, I love vintage cars and all things beautiful.