Meet Joanna

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We met up with Joanna.  We love her off duty Mom look (she’s a brand new mom).

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What does style mean to you?

Joanna: How somebody portrays and presents themselves overall.  It’s about the whole package: hair, makeup and a great outfit.

Tell us about your style.

Joanna: I always want to look polished and professional- with a bit of added flare.

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What’s that one item you can’t live without?

Joanna: Heels.  I love to wear heels. Boots. Pumps. It doesn’t matter.  Wearing heels usually makes me feel confident. They elongate my frame.

You mention confidence.  What does this mean to you?

Joanna: It means being comfortable with yourself. It means being sure of your abilities as well as how you look to others. For me, it also means being comfortable in my own style.

People who have a lot of confidence usually stand out to me. It’s all in the way they present themselves. When people stand up straight or walk with purpose, they just stand out and come across as very confident.

By the way, we love your handbag.  Is that a go-to for you?

Joanna: Yes! This bag is special to me.  I found it on a trip to NYC with my husband.  I can wear it with jeans and a t shirt or really dress it up.

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What makes you smile?

Joanna: My baby.  I’m a new mom.  This is been a great journey so far.

Also, just enjoying the simple things in life with my husband- even just going for coffee with him.

I love to travel. Anywhere in Europe is perfect for me.

This is a hard question. What words would you use to describe yourself?

Joanna: This is a tough one.  I would say accomplished – I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot so far.  Confident is a good word to describe me.  Ambitious – this describes me too.

Want to see more of Joanna? Follow her on Instagram at @colourmoibeautiful.

Meet Jennifer Bergman

With a smartphone + 120 seconds of your time, we’re celebrating YOU!

Here we go!

We got a change to catch up with Jenn and ask her a few questions about style and confidence.

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What does style mean to you?

Jennifer: To me, style is a visual expression of yourself – of your personality, how you’re feeling and your confidence.

Can you share some thoughts on what your personal style is?

Jennifer: Comfort + style is very important to me.

I don’t want to have to tug at garments or struggle in heels that are too high for me.  I’m a tomboy at heart and I play a lot of sports.  I always have some type of sports injury so I have to be able to walk comfortably, especially for my profession.

As the head of a wedding and design consultancy, I’m usually in a classic, timeless black dress at a client’s wedding. I have to be able to move – all day long. I do like to wear heels or wedges so comfort is very important to me, especially after a 14 hour day on site at one of my weddings.

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What’s that one item in your entire wardrobe that you can’t live without?

Jennifer: For fall, my leather jacket is my go-to.  It’s classic and edgy.

Other than that, comfy jeans are a must for me.  I can wear flats or throw on a pair of heels and that works for me.

What does confidence mean to you?

Jennifer: A lot of it is really just knowing yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. I find that as I get older, I know myself better and I don’t really care much what others think.

Confidence comes from within. You can try and fake it but true colours really do shine through so it’s always best to own yourself and own how you are.

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What brings a smile to your face?

Jennifer: Sunshine and beautiful days in the river valley.

What words would you use to describe yourself?

Jennifer: Energetic, Poised, Calm, Creative, Adventurous

Jenn Bergman is THE WOMAN! She’s THE wedding + event designer in Edmonton, Canada. You can follow her work on Twitter or Instagram (@jbweddings).