Volume 13 Issue 1 » 13 Boldness is key in a masculine-yetfeminine tuxedo ensemble from Nordstrom Pacific Centre. A Smythe peak lapel blazer dramatically tops Rag & Bone Simone cigarette pants. The black velvet bow tie by Dion is the perfect formal complement. Vehicle: 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD social causes I am passionate about, and they are led by entrepreneurial women I admire and respect. Since I’m in the business of fashion, what role does fashion play in your career and everyday life? My lifestyle revolves around work and my family. For going full-speed at work and being very hands-on at home, I need clothing that offers proficient functionality. Whether it be behind-the-scenes comfort, understated luxury, or unconventional chic, I enjoy simplicity and character in my clothing. I wear a lot of black-on-black. Fit, style, and the cohesiveness of an outfit are very important to me. I learned how to tie a proper tie from my Dad before I even learned to tie a bow! What does style mean to you? What is your go-to outfit? I believe that style, grace and beauty should be incorporated into every aspect of your life, including your work, no matter what you do for a living. When it comes to styling, it is pretty universal, be it my personal style or the events and editorials we produce. Make bold statements and graceful movements. Obakki is my favourite local designer, so I love throwing on her modern but comfortable pieces. I love how everything produced by Obakki has a twist of feminine strength. How would you describe your personal style? Definitely New York chic, black-on-black! I am a minimalist at heart. I actually prefer to buy one exquisite designer piece per season over having my closet cluttered with too many things. We heard that you have a personal connection with Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles. Tell us the story. One of my first memories with my Dad is travelling in our family Range Rover. It was burnt orange with cream interiors. My Dad was surveying some new land for a new development project and it was a field of sunflowers. That picturesque scene of the beautiful burnt orange Range Rover set against the sunflowers has always stayed in my head. I love being outside, so a vehicle that handles the rugged outdoors is very appealing.