As Style Advocate, Deanna translates
the latest fads and trends in Fashion and Interiors
into tangible, relevant information to help you discover Your True Standard of Style!
Creative Direction and Styling
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I n the same year that Tom was making 'Cocktails' in Jamaica, Jamie Lee had a 'Fish called Wanda' and Robert Palmer was 'Simply Irresistible', Deanna was earning her degree in design and manufacturing from the International Academy of Design and Technology, Toronto.
Zig-zagging her way across the fashion trade, she worked behind the scenes of the runway shows and toiled in the factories of Toronto's garment district in iconic Canadian Fashion Houses such as Alfred Sung, Marilyn Brooks, Talbots, and Bob Hii for Holt Renfrew - Canada's 'Little Black Dress' of Department stores, all while creating bespoke pieces for her personal clientele.
Life on the Fashion Freeway moves in many directions with the lanes of Fashion and Interiors eventually merging. Skipping ahead several years, this is precisely where Deanna found herself in 2001: a recent divorcé renovating a 19th century Victorian, in lieu of therapy.
So dilapidated-the house that is, it should have been razed, but Deanna could only see the grand potential in its soaring ceilings, ten inch baseboards, Victorian fireplace and a teeny tiny claw-foot tub.
Since the principles of design are constant: functionality, balance,
proportion and of course-form!, Deanna used her years of experience in the fashion trade and applied them to her new surroundings, creating a gem of a doll house!
This opened up an entirely new world of design and opportunities for Deanna! Her landlord was so impressed with her creative efforts and the finished results, he suggested she assist in all of his properties' renovations!
To make it all legit she achieved Certification in Interior Design and Styling and has been revamping her own client's homes ever since - giving advise on colour selections and furnishings, curating clients' rooms, and re-configuring spaces to make them more efficient and comfortable
- all while maintaining her 'roots' in the fast lane of fashion - oh come on... you didn't think she was a natural red, did you?