These days Donna is Director of Programming for CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards), is a board member of the Toronto Chapter of Fashion Group International, and is a mentor for the Toronto Fashion Incubator.
Donna’s one of those women who, no matter the topic, her input is thoughtful, insightful and often irreverent. A generous dose of her infectious curiosity, humour and intellect along with an impressive roster of guests has brought a refreshing depth to the topic of fashion through her new podcast Fashion Talks.
She’s a definite Boss.
WHAT IS CAFA?
It’s like the Academy Awards for the fashion industry.
WHAT’S YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FASHION?
I love deciding what to wear everyday. It excites me.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE EVOLUTION
When I was younger it ran the gamut from preppy to being a rebel and trying to make my school uniform funky. I’d pair cowboy boots with my uniform kilt. Then I discovered vintage and fell in love.
FAVOURITE PLACE TO SHOP VINTAGE
Kensington Market, Toronto
ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FORTIES
ADVICE FOR YOUR 39 YEAR OLD SELF?
Aging is not a measuring tool for success.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED IN YOUR FORTIES?
Before your forties you think you should have accomplished a lot of stuff. But, when you get there you realize it’s a time for beginning things. I started the Podcast in my forties and it’s one of the joys of my career.
Fortyology Podcast Coming Soon!