Monday, April 1, 2013

Interview with Sam from Paper People!

Sam has been working with head designer, Jenn for the past several months, guiding the social media and directing attention to the online store! 

She works part-time directly with Jenn, focusing on seasonal marketing strategies and bringing fun contests and styling ideas to the devoted Paper People customers.  Don't forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop!

What is the best part about working with Paper People Clothing?

I love working with Jennifer's team, as her staff is filled with stylish, artistic people.  My favourite part is brainstorming for our styling sessions when we get to take Paper People products and wear them according to our personal style.  We get to show our viewers how practical the garments are and how we influence them with our own persona!  I love how Jenn is really open to us making an outfit truly our own!

Fast Fashion is such a fad.   Why do you think Paper People Clothing will stand the test of time?

I knowww Paper People will stand the test of time because they focus on reclaiming quality garments and repurposing them into classic items that will remain stylish in design forever.  Also, you can tell Jennifer Fukushima's passion for her business and her smart, level-headed approach will keep her in competition for a long time, as she is a force to be reckoned with!
How would you describe the city of “Toronto”s fashion?

Toronto has great style.  Everyone has their own approach and it is evident in the way that people mix high and low fashion with international and local design.  Having a change in season as well, gives us the opportunity to look forward to building our wardrobes for the weather accordingly.  It's fun shopping for spring dresses in the winter.  It gives us months to think about how we will wear them!  Toronto has so many options, and I hope everyone shops local!

What kind of advice do you have for someone who is interested in running their own creative business or working in a creative industry?
Work for someone.  It's fun to go out on your own, especially if you are dedicated - but it's much better to have a little bit of "real world" experience.  As long as you are passionate and dedicated, there's nothing you can't accomplish!  I would also say, to stay strong.  It's emotional being self employed, but the perks are definitely worth it!

Tell us about some other creative projects you have on the go?
My favourite past time is my blog, it's a fun daily approach to fashion that is manufactured in Canada!  The concept is that every week I focus on a different designer.  I photograph, style, model and write the blog, Samantha Stylish - I love being able to put outftits together from designers right across the country.  Of course featuring Paper People is a favourite too!  Check it out

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