I first became acquainted with then editor-in-chief of Flare Magazine Lisa Tant, back in June 2012 when she published a sketch I posted on twitter of her and her fabulous team. It was my first little taste of publicity and it appeared alongside her eloquent final editor's note in that role. I was so grateful to her then for that small act of kindness. Years later we reconnected when she began working for Holt Renfrew and what began as a small admiration from afar quickly blossomed into one of my most cherished professional relationships and friendships. I have so much respect for Lisa and everything she does, not to mention an envious eye for her fabulous wardrobe!
I passed along a few questions recently to get Lisa's take on the importance of taking notes in style and she also dished out a little fashion advice for us too! If you want to soak up even more of her fashion and lifestyle wisdom check out her amazing website and make sure to follow her on instagram and twitter!
WHAT IS THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GIVEN/RECEIVED?
LT: Wheather it's about my career or my style, "Be Yourself" is a golden piece of advice. I can only feel really confident when I am totally being true to myself. It's when one's personality really shines.
IF WE COULD PEEK INTO YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?
LT: Surprisingly, not a lot of black! I love colour, pattern and shine so you'll find a sweet little collection of super chic Dries van Noten toppers, Sacai lace and Greta Constantine evening wear.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE STYLE ESSENTIAL YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT?
LT: A very well worn soft denim jacket from the Gap. I layer it under everything from my Dries toppers and over my workout gear.
WHERE CAN WE COMMONLY FIND YOU TAKING NOTES?
LT: Everywhere! I scribble my ideas when I'm on a plane, the subway and by my bed in the middle of the night.
HOW IMPORTANT IS HAVING A GOOD NOTEBOOK IN YOUR LIFE/JOB?
LT: It's essential! I'm a storyteller so I'm always jotting down ideas or phrases that intrigue me.
MATCHING YOUR NOTEBOOK TO YOUR OUTFIT...YAY OR NAY?
LT: Yes please ... especially when it's gold!
Big thanks to Lisa for joining our #WriteStyle spotlight series and highlighting our "Style Stroll" Notebook! Shop all of our brand new metallic gold notebooks here!