Fashion has always been important to me, just as a natural form of self-expression.
I think that, especially as a young girl, I was brought up and taught that this was a very special thing for young women.
My baba always looks really stylish; she taught me about textures and colours and putting things together, and it really became an exciting art form for me as a little girl– to actually choose my clothing.
“I first came across Monika at one of her pop up shops at Yonge and Eglinton. I saw a dress in the window that was just so perfect for me, I couldn’t even believe it, and I was like, ‘Should I go in, should I not go in?’
But then I saw a little dog, Chilli was by the door, and I’m a huge dog lover. And then the first person I experienced in the shop was Monika!
She’s so energetic and positive, lovely and helpful.
"I've always just loved fashion and hair and stuff, I like being different, and I feel as though Moni "Monika" really connects with that and gets me.
I met Monika about 11 years ago now, and she would just be making stuff in her basement and I would be like 'oh my gosh!', I just love all her designs.
I wear them on the regular, every day pretty much, and I'm constantly getting comments. So many of my clients in Fergus see what I wear and love it and want it.
I love the feel, and the flow. Everything actually fits to the size, and so comfortable. Her pieces are just so versatile!