From the FashionTalks vault comes a fantastic conversation with one of the nicest fellas ever. A compelling origins story is so inspiring and Paul Mason's story of how the international sensation, Fashion Santa, came to be is no exception. Paul is proof that you never know what is waiting for you around the corner. The road was full of ups and downs and Paul weathered it all with grace, warmth and, naturally, the spirit of the festive season. Paul and Donna cover not just Fashion Santa, but what Paul observed about people/ what we gain from some lightness in life - and all of this pre-pandemic. Follow Paul on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fashionsanta/ Follow host Donna Bishop on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisisdonnab/ Follow our producing partner CAFA on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cafawards/

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It is not often you hear of someone being drafted as a linebacker for pro football and then pivoting into the fashion industry, but that is exactly what James Yurichuk, CEO of Wuxly has done. James and I have a fascinating conversation that moves between his suburb roots in Ontario, Canada to his love for brand campaigns to how his Brazilian girlfriend inspired a 180 move to starting a parka company to working with serious cultural icons. James is not your traditional fashion insider and how he thinks about his position in the industry is incredibly unique. With inspirational parallels between sports and entrepreneurship, James is full of insights that he shares openly. Learn more about Wuxly - https://wuxly.com/ Instagram - http://bit.ly/3i6CNOg Check out host Donna Bishop - www.thisisdonnab.ca Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thisisdonnab/ Thanks to our producing partner - www.cafawards.ca Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cafawards/

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Myles Sexton is a force of nature. They are a Creative Director, HIV & Sobriety Activist, model, makeup artist, content creator and lover of all things fashion and travel. In this episode Myles talks openly about how fashion has been an integral part of their life, whether it be their roots on the east coast of Canada, their decision to come forward about living with HIV, the honour of wearing the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress and so much more. Follow Myles: @mylessexton www.mylessexton.com Watch the video as Myles shares that they are living with HIV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MmYyfmFOoM Follow host Donna Bishop @thisisdonnab Learn more about CAFA @cafawards www.cafawards.ca

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Is there a connection between our body and our subconscious mind? Atarah breaks down this powerful connection, shares his personal journey and love of fashion and how the clothes we choose can impact our belief system. So much to take in on this one! Follow Atarah and connect to book a session: https://www.instagram.com/atarahvalentine/ Follow host Donna Bishop: https://www.instagram.com/thisisdonnab/ Learn more about our producing partner the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards: @cafawards

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Yossi has not just worked in fashion, it is in his DNA coming from a family of tailors. From running his own retail business to transitioning his expertise and inspiration to consulting for international brands with a unique, holistic approach. Through out this conversation, Yossi and Donna discuss: - the important relationship between business and mindset - how fashion does not equal clothing - the dramatically evolving relationship between brands and consumers - the powerful analogy of brand as religion - his words of wisdom at the cusp of a new year Follow Yossi Fisher: @yossi_fisher Book a free consulting session with Yossi www.yossifisher.com Follow host Donna Bishop @thisisdonnab

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It is About Far More than Bras & Underwear with Chantal Carter of Love and Nudes. In this episode Chantal Carter shares: * her inspirational and dramatic spark that planted the seed for Love and Nudes * what it means to be seen, and not be seen, in fashion * how she created her own opportunity * what it means to see other companies, larger companies, take a bite of your market Where to find Chantal: @loveandnudes www.loveandnudes.com Where to find Donna: @thisisdonnab @fashiontalkspod To learn more about CAFA: @cafawards www.cafawards.ca

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Meredith Shaw is a leader of Canadian Fashion Authority, On-Air personality on CHUM FM and Style-Expert on The Social + The Marilyn Denis Show. Meredith inspires women of all sizes across the country through body positivity activism, modelling and style expertise. Donna and Meredith talk about: * Working in fashion as a curvy woman * The language of body types * Taking the emotion out of size * The challenge of the word "inclusive" sizing * Dispelling myths of curvy women Mentioned in this Episode: @diana.dares http://www.marielleelizabeth.com/ https://www.hilarymacmillan.com/ Where to Meredith Shaw: * @meredithshaw - including her body language series * https://www.femmefaire.ca/ for the MEREband in support of Girls Inc. - a National Organization encouraging young women of all backgrounds to be strong, smart and bold Where to Find Host Donna Bishop * @thisisdonnab * @fashiontalkspod Our Producing Partner @cafawards - the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards

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Fashion designer Tanya Taylor is full of surprises. Whether it is dressing strong, powerful woman (hello, Michelle Obama) or sharing her unique journey to fashion design or talking about the joys of print and colour, Tanya is full of optimism and inspiration. Follow on Instagram: @fashiontalkspod @thisisdonnab @tanyataylor

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Before COVID, Donna Bishop sat down with fashion designer Catherine Addai. She has an amazing story of turning her side hustle fashion brand, Kaela Kay, into an international sensation. From being featured on CNN to infusing her Ghanaian roots into her designs, Catherine shares her journey with humour and directness.

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Before COVID, host Donna Bishop sat down with two powerful and passionate entrepreneurs who put purpose at the centre of their brand: Elle AyouZadeh, found of Zvelle, and Pegah Kargar, founder of Repaint History. Both business owners speak openly about starting their brands, how they infuse purpose through every aspect of their operations and the challenges and joys of running a fashion company.

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