Style Profile – Katherine O’Neil

Katherine O’Neil and I met just over a year ago when I joined Arbonne as a consultant. Aside from my awesome career as Fresh Collective’s Regional Manager, I have my own Arbonne business and I love doing both!
From the moment I met her at our region meeting I knew I wanted to be just like her! Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Katherine has a way of bringing out the leader in you and making you feel so special. She is someone who I just love to spend time with as she is so inspirational.
We just had our Global Training Conference in Vegas this past week and it was my honour to help her find the perfect dress for her to lead her training in. Katherine lead a training in Vegas to over 12500 consultants so it was important that she looked the part.
– Jane Haselgrove, Regional Manager at Fresh Collective

 

Name:  Katherine O’Neil
Title:   Independent Consultant and National Vice President with Arbonne Intl.
Occupation:  Mom, Entrepreneur, Wealth Creation Coach, Wellness Educator
Age: 42
Lifestyle:  on the go with the appropriate dash of daily belly laughs and quarterly travel fixes – I love my passport 🙂

What’s a typical day like for you?  Mornings are the mad dash getting the kids to school, then I fit in a workout and really start my day.  The rest depends – it’s a mixed bag of coffee meetings with clients, coaching calls with my business team, volunteering at school, or reading a book on the couch in the afternoon sun with a Chai Tea.

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Dress: Kaleidoscope Dress- Mandala Design, $128
Bag: Melissa Bag by Taska, $129

Style coach notes: Katherine is vivacious and just glows with an inner beauty.  Her life is busy so comfy dresses like this one make getting dressed quick and switching gears easy.  This dress doesn’t sacrifice style though, with its bold print, fitted bodice and flirty keyhole opening at the neck.

What in your life is really important to you?  My family is everything to me.  They are the driving force behind all that I do.  My friends keep me grounded – I love how it doesn’t matter if it was two days or two years since I’ve spoken with some, there’s a connectedness that’s always there.

What would you like to be remembered for?  Having played full out and for leaving people better than how I found them.  Everyone has an invisible sign that says make me feel important.

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​Dress: Destination Dress – Diane Kroe, $225
Necklace: The Simples by BurfurtART, $38

Style Coach notes: Katherine travels a lot and this convertible dress is perfect.  It can be worn several different ways from this sassy halter style to a look that’s all business.

What role does fashion play in your life?  It’s fun!  I love colour no matter the season so I use it to express my mood.   My Parisian grandmother used to always say that a woman’s best piece was  the confidence that came from within.  It’s all about how you wear the clothes and not how they wear you.  That said, there’s nothing like a flattering cut and amazing fabric that hugs you in just the right spots.   I am also a sucker for an amazing pair of boots.  Now if I can only master the different ways to tie a scarf!

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Book a complimentary Perfect Fit Wardrobe Makeover today in any of our stores. You’ll leave feeling confident, gorgeous and inspired about fashion and life.

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Dress: ​Drape 14 Dress​- Studio Fresh, ​$179​
Necklace: Ch-ch-ch-chains – BurfurtART, $​65​

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Style Coach notes: Katherine’s confidence shines through in this artistic-looking dress with a loose fit, slouchy pockets and abstract print.  The shorter length shows off her fab legs, and works perfectly with the slouchy fit.  The proportions of this dress are just right for her figure and her lifestyle.

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?  What’s not to love?  Everything there is unique and made to not only look but feel fabulous on you.  The colours, prints, versatility….I could go on.  As someone who loves to travel, these clothes are your suitcase’s best friend.  And I love how you can shop guilt free – home-grown, responsibly made clothing with attitude and flair.  And the people working there are fantastic – they get you to try things that you would never think of and voila, a new favourite 🙂

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Dress: Hourglass dress – Obakki, $280
Necklace:The Simples by BurfurtART, $38
Shoes are her own

Style Coach notes:  Here’s a bold number that suits Katherine to a tee.  The curves of the colour blocking accentuate her figure, and wearing something this graphic gets a woman noticed as a confidence leader.

What do you have that you want to promote?   I left a successful career in the corporate world 5 years ago – something I never imagined myself doing but I was so tired of juggling between family, career and more – and am now an Independent Consultant and National Vice President with Arbonne International.  I have an incredible Health & Wellness business that has allowed me to fit my work around my family and my personal priorities and not the other way around.  I love getting to create a life by design that is full of positivity and the best is showing others how to do the same, educating people on not just their physical but financial health as well.  It’s all about creating more choices and freedom to truly leave a legacy for your loved ones, for causes that matter to you and to live in the moment with abundance. Between the friendships, fun and the growth, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  www.katherineoneil.myarbonne.ca

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Top: Eliza Top – Kabuki, $128
Skirt: Eliza Skirt- Kabuki, $108

Style Coach notes:  This top and skirt offer a lot of versatility for Katherine to mix and match with other pieces from her wardrobe.  Great for travel, this outfit has stretch for comfort and packs well without wrinkling.

 

 

 

Style Profile – Emilia Farrace

In this edition of our Style Profile series, we feature Emilia, a creative professional and CEO of a creative agency. Here she shares her love of life, her glowing personality and some daring looks for business and play!

Name: Emilia Farrace
Occupation: Founder + Creative Director at Simply Elaborate Creative Agency
Age: 29
Lifestyle: On the go, with a full schedule, iPhone in one hand, coffee in the
other, and a smile on – always.

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Dress: Hourglass dress – Obakki $280.00
Bag: Malone – Matt & Nat $130.00
Ring: Curious Oddities $25.00
Shoes: Black Lonna T-bar – Hush Puppies $100.00
 

 

 

Emilia runs her own creative agency, and this dress is perfect for landing that big new client. With the clean but bold lines, it’s very sophisticated and grown up, and in it she presents the image of a very confident and powerful woman who can get results for her clients. Because Emilia is young, and looks radiant and youthful, she may find some people don’t take her seriously as a business woman. This dress erases any doubt that she is the one for the job, and that she can get the work done! The colour blocking plays up and flatters her curves, but the high neckline and below knee length is all business.

 

 

What’s a typical day like for you?
Not typical! Rarely do I have two days that are the same, but that’s where the fun is! I’m always meeting people: potential, current and old clients, friends, family and usually it’s all over Toronto and the GTA – so I need to be in clothes that are comfortable and versatile.

What in your life is really important to you?
It’s really important for me to maintain a balance in my life of personal and professional activities. My family and friends will always be number one, and it’s really important to me to cultivate and strengthen those bonds constantly. Also, working with Scribble Me Silly, art for kids, is very important as I feel it’s a great opportunity to allow those that are transitioning into teenagers, and then young adults feel empowered and strong in their lives.

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Dress: Linen Shirt Dress – Atelier B $164.00
Shoes: Rose Lonna T-bar – Hush Puppies $100.00
 

 

This is a great piece for Emilia’s wardrobe because of its versatility. It can be worn in cooler weather with tights and a sweater or blazer, and in the summer it’s a no fuss stand alone piece. The fitted waist and flared skirt accentuates Emilia’s body and complements her curves beautifully. On its own, it’s casual and fun. With accessories, she can change the look from business to flirty, and everything in between. Atelier B makes great minimalist pieces that fit beautifully and are a blank canvas for your self-expression.

What would you like to be remembered for?
I really feel strongly about helping other people share their voice with the world. I love helping others in all aspects of my life and would love to be known for being there for them in need, and when just having a ball.

What role does fashion play in your life?
I love having fashionable, and classic items as part of my wardrobe. I spend more time paying attention to business growth so when I find something that fits, looks good and makes me feel good – it needs to last.

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Dress: Marjorie – Melow $184.00
Bracelet: Rock Candy – BurfurtART $45.00
Shoes: Tan Lonna T-bar – Hush Puppies $100.00 

 

 

Obviously this colour is just stunning on Emilia’s skin tone. She just radiates! Bold colours say “I’m confident!” and the shape and drape of this dress allow you to really feel poised. With the double layer of fabric, and the drape created by the wrap, there is plenty to hide anything you may not want to show in the tummy area. The lines created by the wrap create a strong hourglass shape. The fabric also has a fantastic swing to it when you walk and is soft and comfortable to wear. The tan shoes are a great neutral to complete the look, and complement the orange dress and the brown and golden tones of Emilia’s hair and skin.

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?
I love that the clothes feel like they’re made for my body. Everyone who I’ve ever dealt with at FC is always willing to help and find the clothes for me to try on – because they know my style just by the clothes I walk in wearing. They always dead-on with their choices.

What do you have that you want to promote?
I founded Simply Elaborate Creative Agency that specializes in helping small to medium sized businesses develop their brands, design and develop their websites, and we also take care of social media content creation! We love partnering with our clients to create customizable and easy-to-use websites.

Is there anything else we should know about you?
I just started learning how to knit! Although, I’m not very good at closing infinity scarves, I definitely love seeing the scarf get longer!!

 

 

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Location Credit:

This Style Profile was shot on location at Cafe Pamenar across the street from our Kensington location at 307 Augusta Ave.  They have great coffee served by cute and friendly baristas!