If you ever wondered what in the world I do at my job or what influences my personal style, check out the Q&A I did with the Lotus Leaf Style Blog!
1. What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m typically the first one at the office (keener status) so, getting my coffee or making breakfast is always priority #1. After that, day-to-day tasks vary. I oversee Lotus Leaf’s social pages, the blog (heh heh), communicate with media, often providing product info or hi-res images as well as assist when it comes to activation on various accounts (media list building, monthly reports or research). We also throw amazing events at Lotus Leaf and I’ll help with the planning and execution, which is one of my favourite parts of the job!
2. What do you love most about your career at Lotus Leaf?
My position as Senior Account Coordinator combines creative writing, editing, media relations, event planning, social media, styling and it’s all within the realm of fashion & beauty. How could I not love it? I’m the type of gal who needs to be creative in order to feel fulfilled and my position provides that platform. I’m also lucky to work with a young, dynamic team who loves going out for mac and cheese lunches as much as I do.
3. What advice would you give to those looking to work in the fashion industry?
There’s the typical advice, “Work hard, be passionate, network,” which is fine and dandy but I think having a sense of humour is one of the greatest qualities you can have while working in the fashion industry. Between dedicating long hours and constantly being on your feet, you have to be able to laugh at yourself from time to time.
4. Which #GIRLBOSS do you look up to, and why?
Eva Chen. Hands down. I first fell in love with her work while she was the Beauty Editor at Teen Vogue and have since followed her career. She’s down-to-earth, loves being interactive with her followers on social media (her SnapChat stories are top notch) and her writing style is one I hope to emulate – raw, relatable, honest, fun. Not to mention her fashion sense is impeccable. One time I wrote an email to Eva telling her how awesome she is and to my surprise, she responded! She’s the cool aunt I wish I had.
5. You were a beauty intern with FASHION magazine, what are the best beauty tricks you’ve learned?
I loved my internship at FASHION! What I learned isn’t so much as tricks, but an expansion of my beauty knowledge. I suddenly became hyper-aware of the ingredients contained within the beauty products I was using such as parabens, lead, formaldehyde, etc. As a result, my beauty collection is mostly organic or toxic-free.
6. Tell us one thing about yourself that people may not expect.
I can ride a unicycle.
7. You’re super sporty, what tips do you have for busy girls trying to stay fit?
Create a schedule, i.e. every Monday & Wednesday you go for a 30 minute run and every Sunday you do an hour of Pilates. Also, do an activity you like, not something you think you have to do. Yeah, I get it, you’re busy, but you’re never that busy that you can’t take a couple of hours out of your week to do some sort of activity. Get that beach bod going! No excuses girlfriend!
8. What’s on your summer bucket list?
HAHA! Funny you ask, I actually have a summer goals list EVERY summer and challenge myself to complete it by September. I’ve completed a few already, such as horseback riding and running the Ottawa half-marathon, but ones I haven’t completed yet include eat dinner on a fancy rooftop (does anyone have suggestions?), write a completed book of short stories (and somehow get them published, eventually), join a dance class and try out henna tattoos.
9. What influences your personal style?
Lookbook.com is my dictionary for all fashion outfit ideas. If I want to wear fringe shorts but don’t know how to put an entire outfit together with them, I type “fringe shorts” into search on lookbook.com and hundreds of ideas pop up! It’s how I chose my #OOTD today (shh!).
10. Tell us about your outfit today.
As I said, it was influenced from an outfit I saw on lookbook.com ;). It’s summer-esque, comfortable and I honestly don’t know how I haven’t spilt or stained anything on those white pants yet.