erin Kleinberg is a creative, designer, a visionary… and founder of Metier Creative — a branding and advertising firm based in Toronto and New York. We sat down at her office on Dupont to talk about her entire story and very many lives she has lived, from dressing Mischa Barton during the OC heydays, to working for Alex White at W Magazine, to being a costume Designer for Jared Leto. Then starting her own clothing line, starting the Coveteur, and then starting Metier with her best friend Stacie Brockman, representing clients like Ouai and Stuart Weitzman, Moda Operandi and Dior, to name a few.
amy patel is a creative, stylist and "influencer". Before going full time with her creative career, Amy spent 10 years in finance, working her way up to being a VP all the while, garnering a following on social media by sharing the outfits she wore to work. In this episode, we talk about how she juggled two different lives, being a goal-centric person, and the importance of staying true to yourself while also pushing yourself out of your comfort zone
Avery Plewes is a costume buyer and designer based in Toronto. She has worked on the films Hannibal, Everything, Everything, Jeremiah Terminator Leroy and the TV show Suits. We sat down to talk about how she found her path without a traditional university education, what it takes to make it in the industry, along with her experience as a woman in film.
Anjli Patel is a fashion lawyer who specializes in Intellectual Property and Trademark Law, working very closely with Toronto-based designers including Greta Constantine and Sid Neigum. In this episode, we talk about trusting your gut, dealing with impostor syndrome and, a topic that I think Anjli is a master at: the incredible art of networking.
Julie Clark is the founder of Province Apothecary, an all natural skincare company based in Toronto. I sat down with Julie to talk about how she started Province Apothecary, which by the way, was a side hustle long before it became a full grown company. Julie also tells us about learning how to use natural products to create a skincare line, including the difference she noticed when she switched to all-organic, and her focus on supporting local farmers when sourcing ingredients.
Rachel Sheehan is the owner of Penny Arcade and Tambourine, two incredible vintage stores in Toronto. Rachel tells us the story of opening a pretty niche small business before vintage was cool, the process of curating her collection today and how she hopes vintage can change the way we consume fashion.
Evelyn Chick is the Bar Manager at Pretty Ugly, a very cool cocktail bar in Parkdale, Toronto. Evelyn moved to Toronto from Vancouver several years ago and hit the ground running by working at one of the city’s most notable restaurants, Harbord Room, which sadly closed its doors in 2016. We sat down to talk about how she transitioned from bartending as a job to a career, the challenges she faced moving to a new city, the support she found in her mentors and the community she’s hoping to create for young bartenders in the city.
Stephanie Brownlow is a Branding Strategist who works with brands like Shopify and RBC, along with Naked Beauty Bar, VSP Consignment and F. MILLER. In this episode, we talk about what branding actually is and how she got into it, starting from retail, then going to October’s Very Own, also known as OVO, as a Production Manager and working her way up to Director of Product Development + Special projects, then going freelance and today running her own agency, Carry Corp.