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