“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are,” – Joseph Campbell.
I live in Vancouver with my amazing partner and our two dogs. I’m excited about a business I’m starting soon with my girlfriend. I’m a believer in freedom, kindness, respect, gratitude, and elegance.
I’m inspired by beauty, people who do extraordinary things and devote their lives to making a difference. I’m a constant traveler. Africa makes you humble, these photos speak so much of who I am….
How did you arrive at your Style Statement?
After my lovely session with Carrie, I couldn’t wait for her to call me back and share my two magic words. The I heard: “I think your style statement is Elegant Freedom.” Instantly, I knew it was me, my whole life I’ve been Elegant Freedom, I just never said it out loud. I was thrilled and excited. Totally makes sense. That’s me!!
It was ‘love at first sight’. From that moment my affair with elegance and freedom unfolded in every aspect of my life.
What was the first experience that reflected your Style Statement?
The very next day, when I woke up, I had a-ha moment. Suddenly it made sense why I felt so ‘out of air’ at my job. My compass was off; 20% of who I am wasn’t inspired. I realized why I wanted and needed to start my own business.
Is there a specific event, goal, or desire you’re applying your Style Statement to?
Yes!! My own business.
My very good friend and I are opening our own business and knowing our Style Statements helps us navigate our actions and reach results we desire. It also helps us understand and encourage one another on our journey.
What does your Style Statement mean to you? How do you interpret your first and second words?
It keeps me grounded and focused in order to be free. It provides an awareness of what works and what doesn’t work for me. It helps me navigate through every day without loosing a momentum. I now understand and embrace my need for independence and freedom in order to create results I desire.
Carrie emailed me this quote by French aviator, adventurer, and author, probably best known for his classic children’s book “The Little Prince”, who was also an aircraft designer, and I love it.
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” This is perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said.
Elegant: Elegant moves with grace. Uncomplicated. Refined. Ease. Poised. Direct without being forceful. Create power with simplicity.
Freedom: Ease of movement. Full access. Candidness. Free spirited. Natural. Independence.
What do you like to be noticed and appreciated for?
Creating change, kindness, wisdom.
What inspires you? How do you know when you’re inspired?
Love. People who make a difference. Knowledge. Books. Traveling. Nature. Animals. My partner. My dogs. My family. My sister. My friends. Beauty. Art. Museums.
I know I’m inspired when I’m fully immersed in the moment.
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Comfy jeans with organic t-shirt a great pair of Fiorentini and Baker boots. Accessorized with a beautiful, elegant necklace, stud earrings, and ring. Would probably add a gorgeous scarf by Peace Treaty.
Five Books That Have Inspired You?
- Le Petit Prince (every child should read this book).
- Life of Pi
- Hero with Thousand Faces
- Eat, pray, love
10 Things that you love…
Chocolate. Elephants. My partner. My dogs. Pasta. Italy. Paris. Africa. Smell of fresh flowers. Traveling. Timeless elegance of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.
You have $500 to spend on whatever you want. What would it be?
Ticket with a stop (for a few days) in Paris on route to Africa. ($500 wouldn’t be enough but would certainly help….)