Sep 20

Druh Farrell’s Back to Style Inspiration

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It’s Back to Style time downtown this month and it’s a good time to think about your personal style. What inspires you? I asked Alderman Druh Farrell where she gets her style inspiration.

I inherited my sense of style from my mother, who owned a boutique on 17th Ave in the 1980s.  I worked at a tailor shop on the weekends when I was 15, and then made accessories for my mother’s store.  I went on to design school and eventually designed and exported a line of children’s clothing for 17 years. My mum advised investing in fewer quality pieces and I still wear some treasures from her store and ones that I’ve made.

I like to mix vintage couture pieces that I collect when I travel with basics from stores like Femme Carriere, Club Monaco, Banana Republic, or Holt’s, then add something unexpected such as a fun piece of jewellery from a local designer.  Although I don’t have a lot of time to shop, when I have the opportunity, my first stop is downtown. I asked my colleague, Gian Carlo Carra, if he could define my style and he came up with “Urban Pixie Librarian”.

You might also be interested in Alderman John Mar’s style staples.

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