Q&A's with those who inspire me most...

I've had the opportunity to interview a few incredibly bad ass women and men who are disrupting the fashion and beauty industries for all the right reasons. Here are a few of my favourite interviews from over the years.

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Q&A With Vegan Leather Handbag Designer Silvia Gallo of jeane & jax

It’s always refreshing when you learn about an individual that’s disrupting the fashion industry for a good reason. Silvia Gallo is the owner of jeane & jax, a Montreal-based vegan handbag line that encompasses the importance of cruelty-free fashion and is a PETA approved vegan brand and a partner in the movement of shifting the focus from leather to vegan leather.

Q&A With Gentle Fawn Digital Marketing Specialist Kelsey Dech

Witty, charming, and a social media vixen are just a few ways you could describe Kelsey Dech, Gentle Fawn’s digital marketing specialist and former Style Nine to Five social media intern. We had the chance to chat with Kelsey and ask her a few questions about her new gig and also receive some advice for those looking to launch their career in the world of fashion marketing.

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Q&A With Toronto-Based Lingerie Designer MARY YOUNG

In a world where women are constantly judged by their size and appearance, feeling sexy and confident in one’s own skin can come as a struggle. Thankfully there are brands like MARY YOUNG – a lingerie and loungewear line – that praise females for their differences and empower women to feel comfortable with their bodies.

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Q&A With Ashley and Phil of basd Body Care

Phil LeBeau and Ashley Meston are the masterminds behind basd Body Care; an up and coming Canadian plant-based body care company with a passion for promoting self-love and truly feeling good in your skin. I had the opportunity to chat with Phil and Ashley and learn what attracted them to the natural beauty industry, what sets them a part from the competition and what keeps them motivated.

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Q&A With Toronto Fashion Designer Hayley Elsaesser

Known for her bold prints and never shying away from colour, Toronto-based designer Hayley Elsaesser is taking the fashion world by storm. Since launching in 2013, Hayley has shown her collections at Fashion Weeks around the globe and Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kat Von D, and Winnie Harlow are just some of the big names who can be seen rocking Hayley’s designs.

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Q&A With Jamal Abdourahman, Founder of Vancouver Fashion Week

Now in its 17th year, Vancouver Fashion Week is a diverse and innovative fashion experience that features both established and emerging designers. I had the opportunity to chat with the visionary behind VFW, and got an inside look at how VFW has evolved over the years and where it’s going.

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Q&A With Jewellery Designer Suzy Yahya

Suzy Yahya is a Toronto-based jewellry designer that men and women need to get on their radar. She is the owner and designer of Expectancy Rings, a line of affordable luxury rings for expectant mothers and fathers to celebrate, announce and commemorate the expected arrival of their newborn. SNTF recently had the opportunity to chat with Suzy and learn about the ins and outs of running a jewellry business and what it takes to stand out from the crowd.