It comes as no surprise that I actually first “met” TERRENE CONWAY through Twitter. Since then I’ve run into her at our Style Spy events and even at random restaurants and events. It’s always a pleasure running into Terrene as she is such a sweetheart and is always well-dressed. I love her girly and sophisticated style so I just had to ask her to be Girl of the Week. Terrene is a communications manager for a non-profit company while studying part-time as a public relations student. She is also a health nut, runner and yoga enthusiast with a sincere penchant for fashion and design. Ladies, meet Terrene.
Wearing…H&M gray silk blazer, Forever 21 floral top, Mavi Serena jeggings, beaded bracelet from Fine Finds & bangle from my travels (Indonesia), shoes from Asos.com, and Sephora by OPI matte Metro Chic nail polish.
My style is… Classic-feminine with a touch of bohemian.
First memorable fashion purchase…I have enjoyed sketching fashion since I was really young. When I was in elementary school, I used my allowance to buy my own sewing kit, and literally cutting apart every unwanted article of clothing and bedding in our house, to create the clothing in my sketches.
I’m sure my Mom loved that…I never leave the house without: Manicured hands, SPF on my face (Clinique Moisture SPF tinted moisturizer), CO Bigelow lip tint in pink mint, my camera, and my blackberry.
Most prized possession…My collection of vintage clutches, costume jewellery accumulated during travels, and an antique gold and opal filigree ring passed down from my grandmother.
Weekend wardrobe…Skinnies, flats, a casual, oversized tee topped with a blazer and a big comfy scarf that can be wrapped several times. When the sun is shining a light, airy dress or romper, sandals, sunnies and stacked bangles.
Fave accessory…A cute clutch, a statement piece such as an oversized cocktail ring, or a vintage silk scarf.
One thing every girl should have…Can I choose three? Great friends, the opportunity to travel the world, and a career that she’s in love with.
Guilty pleasure…Purchasing (overpriced) foreign magazines on a monthly basis; Vogue (Italia, British & French) and Italian fashion magazine, Moda. I always tell myself I’m going to stop buying them as virtually anything can be found online these days, but I save the editorials that I love and nothing beats having them in print.
Drink of choice…Sparkling wine and herbal tea.
Fave local hot spots…I don’t frequent anywhere in particular, but I do enjoy Gastown locales The Diamond and Boneta. Habit on Main Street has fantastic brunch, love the atmosphere at Hapa Izakaya in Kits, and Maenam on 4th avenue for great Thai.
Repeat buy…Essie nail varnish inLollipop, Dior’s Diorshow mascara, Rosebud lip salve and Chance Eau Tendre Chanel fragrance. Generally speaking, dark denim skinny jeans, boyfriend blazers, and girly dresses can’t have enough!