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CADETTE WOMEN | Lian Najarian

CADETTE WOMEN | Lian Najarian

No words can accurately express just how grateful I am to know the incredible – Lian Najarian (New York-based art director, photographer and social media lead at Tanya Taylor). Once again, I need shoutout the internet for enabling like-minded people like Lian and I to connect, while being in different parts of the world, Lian being in the US, and me being in Canada.I first discovered Lian and her work just over a year ago when she shared a stunning photo wearing a Female Form Necklace (truly an early Cadette supporter!). I noticed straightaway, from her collection of photos, that this woman was ambitious, had a refreshing &...

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VIDA Series | Margaux Zanetti

VIDA Series | Margaux Zanetti

Introducing – The VIDA series; featuring real women who each share a story around an experience of change or growth that they recall, and how it was an important part of their growth along their journey.The second of the series is Margaux Zanetti. Margaux is the community lead at the Toronto-based Counter Culture Agency. We have been friends for several years now – and believe me when I say, I am grateful to know this woman. Ever since first meeting, Margaux has been such a sincere supporter of Cadette – visiting me at every local market and pop-up I take part in. She is a true...

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VIDA Series  |  Cynthia Nguyen

VIDA Series | Cynthia Nguyen

Introducing – The VIDA series; featuring real women who each share a story around an experience of change or growth that they recall, and how it was an important part of their growth along their journey.Truth be told, I’m always nervous when asking someone to open up, be vulnerable and honest about real challenges they’ve come across. But I’m empowered to push beyond that initial feeling because I know these conversations are necessary to inspire and strengthen one another; we ultimately discover that we share so many more similarities in emotions, experiences, and moments of perseverance, than we realize.The first of...

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CADETTE WOMEN | Ani Wells

CADETTE WOMEN | Ani Wells

I first met Ani Wells of Simply Suzette this past December when we were vendors at a holiday market. One of the best things about taking part in local markets is connecting with fellow creatives, makers & entrepreneurs in the city. And more importantly, seeing those exciting introductions grow into some pretty special friendships.  I'd say that sums up the wonderful bond between Ani and I. After that first encounter, we kept in touch via social media and I soon asked her to model Cadette's Spring 2019 collection. And throughout these past several months, we've had many invaluable conversations around each of our journeys as solopreneurs; we've...

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