Looking for work in the Canadian fashion or beauty industries? Then you should get to know Vancouver-based entrepreneur Christie Lohr, and spend some time on the career websites she founded, Style Nine to Five and Beauty Nine to Five. There she connects job seekers like you and me with employers like The Bay, Harry Rosen and ALDO. When she’s not helping us find our dream jobs, Christie is busy blogging, giving expert style advice on local television and…singing in the shower. Curious? Read on.
The Backseat Stylers: What’s the best part of your job?
Christie Lohr: Opening doors for job seekers by creating a place they can find typically hard to find jobs in the fashion and beauty industry.
What’s your earliest fashion-related memory?
Going to pre-school in a loud tropical floral print blouse and mismatched, huge earrings and blue eyeshadow. I thought I was such a trendsetter! I did this after my mom dropped me off at the morning babysitter.
Speaking of trendsetting, tell us about a fashion faux pas you’ve committed.
Wearing men’s plaid boxers and letting them show by having my dickies (men’s pants) hang low. This was during my skater phase in the 90′s grunge era!
Now that you’ve given up your boxers and dickies, what’s the one item in your closet you can’t live without?
A 3/4 length black wrap sweater from JNBY.
Where are your favourite places to shop?
Zara, Topshop and outlet stores in the States!
If you were throwing a fashionable dance party, who would your three guests-of-honour be?
Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Kravitz and [fashion blogger] Aureta Thomollari.
What songs do you sing in the shower?
Either an oldie like “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac or a new one like “Pay Phone” by Maroon 5.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
KD and Mr. Noodles.
Image Credit: Georgia Esporlas