Today's final style profile with CBC's Workin' Moms (Tuesdays at 9:30 EST) takes a look at
Anne Carlson's work look. As a Psychotherapist, who works out of her home, Anne arguably has the most fashion flexibility of the four women – but she needs to pull it together for clients. Anne may just be my favourite – I love her unapologetic frank personality and practicality. I could see her character balking at the thought of buying outfits just for client appointments – she would demand that her wardrobe do double duty and choose pieces that work for both weekdays and weekends. And why not, we workin' moms go non-stop to get those #MomFTW moments, there's no reason that our wardrobe shouldn't be held to the same task.
WHY THIS WORKS:
This Alexander Wang, from Holt Renfrew, tunic goes high style when paired with heels but offers chic comfort when worn with sneakers.
Worn over leggings on the weekends and trousers during the week – there's no stopping this piece.
Some more hardworking pieces for the winning mom (click to visit retailer):
In this interview, I meet with Lisa Corbo, the visionary behind the boutique George C. Highly respected for her flawless aesthetic and adventurous appreciation of design, it's no wonder that the boutique recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, no small feat in an ever changing retail landscape.
In today's episode of The Style House TV, Lisa shares her thoughts on style and the wardrobe strategy typically reserved for her clientele. You can watch the full interview below.
For our first episode of 2017, I sit with Hedvig Alexander, the founder of Far & Wide Collective. The concept behind this chic retailer is that they connect talented artists in post-conflict and emerging countries (think Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan) and connect them with the North American market. It's an all around feel good strategy: local jobs are created, it seems a sustainable initiative and the pieces are beautiful, something that consumers will want to purchase independent of the charitable aspect. Here's a clip from the interview.