As soon as I could dress myself, at the tender age of three, my mom said I would change outfits at least 4 times a day every day. Even then, as a wee little girl who couldn’t make her mind up, I loved experimenting with fashion and putting together different outfits. (And creating huge piles of laundry for my mother in the process!) I grew up dancing and performing and was always excited to dress up in various different costumes that usually included a whole lot of sequins and glitter! I started my personal Edmonton-based fashion blog Marie a la Mode in 2010 to document my outfits and share my style and love for fashion with my readers. Blogging naturally lead to fashion and wardrobe styling and since launching my website and business I’ve been featured on Breakfast Television Edmonton, Global Edmonton, in Fashion Magazine, Avenue Edmonton, WHERE Magazine, Mod City Magazine, on CBC Radio Montreal, 630 CHED, in The Edmonton Journal, The Calgary Herald, The Vancouver Province, The Vancouver Sun, Southgate Centre, West Edmonton Mall’s Style Blog and other numerous fashion blogs. I have taken advantage of all the amazing opportunities that have come my way including blogging for Western Canada Fashion Week, styling for CMT Canada/Lark Productions, Georgie magazine, The Libertine, West Edmonton Mall, Penningtons, photographer Harvey Miedreich and Mode Models, hosting shopping parties and fashion shows for Jacob, French Connection and Le Chateau and happily giving fashion advice to my clients, readers, friends and even strangers I meet on the street!
Although I love working in the “glamorous” fashion industry and styling beautiful, professional models, my passion lies with working with regular women of all shapes and sizes from all different walks of life, helping them feel good about themselves. I agree with the saying “True beauty comes from within” however I believe that when you look in a mirror and feel confident about what you are presenting to the world and absolutely love what you are wearing, this helps increase your self-esteem and feel even more beautiful and confident on the inside. I truly enjoy helping women find a style that works for them, reflects who they are and makes them feel positive about their life. My goal is to make each and every one of my clients feel amazing after I’ve worked with them. I feel really lucky to be able to do what I do and it is my pleasure that I share my love of fashion and eye for style with you!