Style Profile : Gayle Dress!

Each week on our Style Profile we feature a different woman from our community wearing outfits from our stores.  Let’s revisit some of these awesome women who are up to big things in the world!  Here we’re featuring three fabulous ladies showing off three versions of the best-selling Gayle Dress by Mandala Design.

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Suha Jethala is the Residential Sales and Marketing Manager for Bullfrog Power, so she is saving the environment every day by signing up more people for sustainable green energy for their homes!  Suha, you ROCK!  See more about Suha and Bullfrog Power here: BLOG


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Pink candy floral, pink kitsch floral, pink stripe, and orange wavy maze.

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Samantha Hurwitz is all about empowering others through leadership skills.  With her company Flipskills and her book Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration, Samantha is creating a future of leaders and team players who get things done!  See more about Samantha here: BLOG.

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Brina Ludwig Prout is a Baby Boomer, and member of the generation that’s going to change the face of “empty-nesting” and “retirement” forever.  She is passionate about intergenerational collaboration being key to improving the world. “Younger generations will ultimately lead us through this time of change in the world and we should use our skills, wisdom, and lived experience to guide and mentor them” says Brina.  Read more about her and her work with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Ontario here:  BLOG

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Pink candy floral, pink kitsch floral, pink stripe, and orange wavy maze.


Jane recommends: The Charlie Slouch Tee

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Today I’m featuring another piece from Mandala Design – the Charlie Slouch Tee. So simple and beautifully cut and draped to fit and flatter so many body types. It comes in a rainbow of colours at all of our locations.

Buy the Charlie Slouch Tee online here: BUY NOW

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Jane shows off three different looks with the Charlie tee and simple black jeans.

This piece is a fantastic wardrobe builder.  At FC, we want you to be choosing versatile pieces you’ll love for a long time and be able to wear in many different ways.


Here, Samantha Hurwitz, author of Leadership is Half the Story, shows off a Charlie Slouch Tee with a Sara Flip Print Skirt also by Mandala Design.  See Samantha’s Style Profile here.

This one is a no-brainer staple to get for your wardrobe- so much so that many of our customers grab several in a variety of colours. You can mix it match it with pants, skirts, blazers, sweaters. Dress it up or down for work or play.

Just check out all the ways we’ve styled it and get inspired!

Buy the Charlie Slouch Tee online here: BUY NOW


Here Rachel Zuckerbrot, our Style Coach at Kensington, pairs the Charlie tee with a BurfurtART necklace and diamond patterned pants from Brenda Beddome.


Angela Osmond, our Store Manager at Roncesvalles shows off three looks with the Charlie Tee.


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Style Profile- Samantha Hurwitz

Name: Samantha Hurwitz
Occupation: Chief Encouragement Officer of FliPskills; author, speaker, Leadership & Followership coach
Age: 49, enjoying it & excited about my fifties


Dress: Gayle Dress, Mandala Design, $128; Purse: Willem- Matt&Nat $124


Lifestyle:  Embracing a work/play lifestyle and loving my new downtown Toronto condo and life: lots of walks, bike rides, yoga, yummy food, dates with my husband, and connecting with new people. It’s lively and dynamic! One thing that has exceeded my expectation about Toronto is how friendly people are and how easy it is to meet new people.

I skype and travel often for work and play. We have 5 kids around the world – London U.K., Brazil, Halifax, Montreal and Port Credit.

What’s a typical day like for you? That’s part of the fun! My schedule is fluid with lots of variety. Most days involve connecting with people, meeting new people, collaborating, creating, coaching, writing and learning.

What in your life is really important to you?  My family & friends.  Expanding my horizons: new things, knowledge, experiences and people.  Living a healthy, active, compassionate life.


Top: Charlie Slouch Tee – Mandala Design, $58; Scarf: Ambrosia Scarf – Jennifer Fukushima, $69; Skirt: Sara Print Jersey Flip Skirt- Mandala Design, $78; Bag: Schlepp Bag- Matt&Nat, regular price $115, now 20% off at $92.


What would you like to be remembered for?  I’d like to be remembered for being warm, encouraging and engaging!

What role does fashion play in your life?  I love clothes and accessories!!! Always have. For me it’s much more than a uniform – it’s a creative expression of who I want to be out in the world: colourful, cheerful, eye-catching and interesting while still being comfortable and practical.

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?  I love the values, entrepreneurial spirit and creative flair that FC espouses. I love that the merchandise is beautiful, functional and unique. I love the engaging, easy-going service approach to help customers find the exact right piece or outfit not simply make the sale. Shopping at FC is a relationship not an event.


Top: Carli Print Jersey Slouch Tee – Mandala Design, $68; Purse: Akibo Clutch- Matt&Natt, $79; Skirt: Denim Pocket Skirt- Desserts and Skirts $88; Bracelet: Colleen Poitras


What do you have that you want to promote?  I’d love people to buy and read Leadership Is Half The Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration available at bookstores and online bookstores all over. It’s our new book, published March 3rd by the University of Toronto Rotman Press. It’s a very contemporary conception of how to be highly collaborative and most effective when you are leading AND following in your partnerships and organizations.

 It’s really different than what’s out there. People are saying it’s “timely, refreshingly quirky, absolutely practical, important, a must-read”.

 Is there anything else we should know about you?

I met my awesome and brilliant husband, business partner and co-author 10 years ago. We began researching and developing the ideas for the book, and dating. So this book is very personal and passionate, anything but the usual, especially for the leadership genre.

Where can people find you on social media?

We launched a new website and facebook page for events to complement the book: or and and we’re Sam&Marc@FliPskills_com on Twitter.  Connect in!!!