Sadly as most of the leaves have come and gone and the temperatures getting colder, the end of fall is around the corner. This is one of our last fall features as our fall fashion will soon transition into winter fashion, brrrr. Yet for the mean time fall still here and so our fashion feature and today we have a lovely and inspirational young woman who we couldn't help but feature!
Fall Feature: Antonia - Sales and Operations Director at PRIDE & EGO INC.
What inspired you to get into fashion?
I don't think there was just one thing that inspired me to want to work in the fashion industry, I think it was a combination of experiences that I had. Like many people I at one point dealt with insecurities which lead me to follow fashion trends to try and fit in, however I think it truly began when I started modeling. I had worked in retail a while and knew the way trends worked but that was the extent of my interest; I modeled in Ottawa for a short time and loved that it showed me another side to the fashion industry that I had not seen in retail. Since then I have developed my taste and knowledge of fashion and more importantly my own style through magazines, blogs, and of course my work with PRIDE & EGO INC.
If you could shop at only one store, what would it be?
Wow that is hard! I love so many stores; Zara, Club Monaco, Vero Moda, Mexx. I think I would choose Zara , they have a good mix of smart casual and dressy pieces and are very on point with fashion and trends. Their styles and large selection work well for my current lifestyle!
What's your favorite fall fashion trend right now?
It’s definitely over done right now and going out of trend as it has been around since the beginning of fall, but I have to say leather accents. I still love them! I am not crazy for too much leather in an outfit. I think that's something that stands out about my style; I pick and choose which trends I want to wear and I make them my own by ensuring they are pieces which will last longer than the season.
Who is your fashion icon?
I am inspired by so many people's style, even fictional characters like Olivia Pope on Scandal! For me it’s more about the style, I am minimalist and I like it when the pieces are classic and can be used for various types of outfits. I love what Olivia Pope wears on Scandal, it’s simple and classic however the colour tones would never work for me with my fair skin. I think it’s important to have a fashion icon that has a similar body type to you since for me the fit of the clothes is the most important feature. You will be the first to know if I have one particular fashion icon!
How do you put together an outfit or a style?
I used to be awful at putting together outfits because although the outfit looked good it didn't necessarily work for me. I think that's what I have gotten really good at, finding pieces that look good on me and work well together which makes putting together an outfit super easy since almost anything in my closet will work! I never just buy one piece for itself; I buy the piece with an outfit in mind. I am inspired by images online or in magazines but I use those more as a reference when I am shopping, I don't really go out looking for an entire outfit I saw online or anything like that.
About PRIDE & EGO INC:
"We create timeless, individualistic pieces that are essential parts of every man’s wardrobe.
We focus on creating unique pieces that appeal to style savvy men, while still remaining functional for day-to-day use. We focus on the essential elements which define a quality piece of clothing
PRIDE & EGO strives to create and inspire the finest designs in men’s clothing, coupled with characteristics which unite both elegance and ingenuity" - PRIDE & EGO
If you gentlemen have not already given this great company a look , we advice you to do so immediately! You can check out PRIDE & EGO at www.prideandego.com. We love the concept of this company and adore their outlook on style and the importance of quality. Antonia and the team at PRIDE & EGO are an inspirational group of achievers and we highly recommend you familiarize yourself with this company. You can follow PRIDE & EGO on twitter @PrideAndEgo and on Instagram @prideandego. Also make sure to follow our feature Antonia on twitter @AntoniaStiedaSa or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org