Name: Andrea Shoust
Occupation: Fashion Blogger & Teacher
Location: Toronto, Ontario (originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)
When and why did you start your site?
RCsaveAS was created in March of 2011 – for as long as I can remember I have right-clicked and saved what I love about fashion - I decided that instead of continually punishing my computer’s hard drive and memory space I would create a blog to document my obsession. In many ways, it is my digital inspiration board!
How would you describe your site?
I think that RCsaveAS is an extension of myself – it represents what I love, and what inspires me, in the fashion industry on a daily basis
Where do you get your inspiration?
Street-style fashion blogs & fellow bloggers – they are often the most creative
Who are your style/beauty icons?
I have a serious thing for Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) and Taylor Tomasi Hill – those women can do no wrong in my books!
Describe your personal style.
‘Chiffon meets Leather’ (if that makes sense lol) – I love feminize pieces but there always needs to be an edge to balance it out
What was the best style/beauty advice you were given?
Dress for yourself – and no one else…ever
and LAYER! I cannot express the power of layering – makes or breaks an outfit
Where are your favourite places to shop?
The bulk of my closet consists of Club Monaco, H&M, Wilfred, and vintage pieces
What are your favourite trends for this season?
1) Fur – which elevates an outfit to a new level of opulence in my books
2) Coloured Pants – totally having a moment right now
Style/Beauty Pet Peeve?
Cleavage – can’t stand it!
What do you never leave home without?
The basics: my iPhone, lipstick, wallet, and keys (duh!)
What are your five essential items that you think every woman should own?
1) A leather jacket
2) A gold watch
3) A fantastic pair of sunglasses
4) A killer statement necklace (I love Dannijo)
5) A great pair of booties
…Can you tell I love accessories?
Where do you see yourself and your site in five years?
Doing what I am doing right now… teaching amazing people and having a creative outlet that I am passionate about – I love getting up each morning and being inspired by what the fashion world has to offer – it’s an incredible industry!
What's on your nightstand?
Bio Oil, Moroccan Oil, and J.R. Watkins Medicated Ointment
Tell Petite Adventures readers something random about yourself.
I was a former national athlete and professional swimmer (retired in 2007)
I also have a Masters Degree in Education.