What I Wear To Work: Brodie Lawson, CFL Host

Wardrobe Essentials 

For the most part my style is pretty laid back, tomboy with a little something girly. My essentials are J.Crew white v-necks, GAP or Paige jeans, Adidas sneakers, cute espadrilles in the summer, booties in the fall, a big pair of sunglasses, a CFL ball cap, pink lipstick, and a feminine jacket or an oversized sweater (I love Zara jackets and Aritzia sweaters). My go-to handbag is an oversized tote — I am six feet tall so the scale works and they fit all the stuff. All of it.

Favourite Item in your closet

  • Preppy — a soft pink Cupcakes and Cashmere knee-length topper coat
  • Sporty — adidas leggings

The Purge Rule

At this point it’s the most cliché, but it’s the honest truth — I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo two summers ago and it changed my whole perspective on purging. Her philosophy is to categorically dump everything you own onto the floor (shirts, then pants, then dresses etc..), go through it item by item and only keep the stuff that brings you joy. Sounds out there, I know, but it actually worked for me and I was left with a tidy closet with the things I enjoyed wearing most. Since that huge purge, I try to only buy and keep stuff I truly love. If I try it on and take it off more than once a season, or there’s something I’m holding onto only “incase I need it,” I donate it. I still use her method at least once a year because things accumulate. I know this method doesn’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re struggling in this area I would highly recommend giving it a try!

Describe your work uniform

I would describe my work uniform as preppy/sporty! I tend to pair preppy styles and colour combinations with something sporty to keep it casual (and practical) for the football field and our show, CFL This Week. I gravitate towards feminine prints and styles which can look a little too precious on camera, so I try and contrast that with clean lines and athletic details. Adding a cute sneaker to basically any outfit has been my favourite way to achieve this feel. My favourites: a colourful pair of Stella McCartney’s for an athletic look and a textured black pair of Gazelle’s that are a little trendier and sleeker.

From interviewing the league’s top players and coaches to sharing behind-the-scenes moments with fans, Brodie Lawson holds the job that many dream of. The host of Canadian Football League’s digital properties, including CFL.ca and all other CFL Channels, Brodie shares the lessons she’s learned on and off camera in her career to help encourage young people to find their strength, set goals, and follow their dreams. In addition, Brodie is a dynamic and energetic host of events, who brings her enthusiasm to every stage.

What I Wear To Work: Liem Vu, Global News’ The Morning Show

Photo Credit: Nick Pimenoff

Wardrobe Essentials

My wardrobe essentials are black shoes, black joggers, and a black t-shirt. See a theme there? No, I’m not trying to be your friendly neighbourhood fashion blogger with minimalist and monochromatic fashion. I’m the complete opposite, actually. I love loud patterns, bright shirts, and architectural jackets, but the only way to pull those off is to have a solid fashion anchor. By wearing black shoes and black pants, you can go super loud and outlandish on top without being too distracting or workplace inappropriate.

Favourite Item in Your Closet

Definitely my black and white Saturdays NYC button up (seen in the picture). The shirt is inspired by the glaze brush pattern often seen in ceramic work. It’s bold and brash yet minimalist at the same time. It’s easy to dress up (with a blazer) or down (with jeans) and that versatility is what I look for in all my shirts.

The Purge Rule

One for one. If you buy something new, get rid of something old. It’s a rule that I’m still trying to commit to. Everyone has a bad habit of holding on to things they don’t need. Unless it’s a staple like a blazer or jacket, it’s always best to consider whether or not an old item in your closet is worth holding on to.

Describe Your Work Uniform

Thankfully, The Morning Show really supports my outlandish fashion choices. Heck, I wore overalls on the show once. My daily work outfit usually starts with a pair of black golf joggers and then I pair them with a bold and bright short-sleeved button up shirt.

Liem Vu is a Toronto-based journalist and television personality. He can be seen weekdays on The Morning Show. Vu’s sense of curiosity and passion for storytelling bring him to the front lines of breaking news. Liem has written for both local and national publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post. In 2011, he produced and hosted a series of investigative features for MTV News, focusing on hot-button sociopolitical issues aimed at Canadian youth. 

Liem is an avid music fan, insatiable foodie, and all-around nerd. Prior to his career as a journalist, he moonlighted as the lead singer of a barbershop quartet called ‘The TemptAsians’ and has seen every episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer at least twice.

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What I Wear To Work: Vedika Solecki, PR Maven

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Name

Vedika Solecki

Occupation 

Founder of Sheek PR

Wardrobe Essentials 

I work in PR so my number one essential is quality black basic, black tees, black tanks, and black jeans — no one does this better than Alexander Wang — and then I build my wardrobe out from there. I also think everyone needs a couple of good bags, one cute tote for lugging all your stuff around and then a cute purse for the essentials. That last essential is a cute pair of sunglasses which add that finishing touch to any outfit.

 Work Uniform 

I call it ‘PR Chic’. My days can be hectic running between clients and events, so I always need to be wearing comfy shoes (but I have a pair of heels on standby in my bag) and versatile clothing, usually layers. I need to be able take my sweater off and throw on a blazer for a meeting without changing anything else.

 Favourite Item in Your Closet 

I think it would have to be my Givenchy mini Antigonia bag; it’s classic, timeless and the perfect accessory to any outfit.

The Purge Rule

Much to the dismay of my closets, this is a rule I haven’t quite figured out. I always aim to buy timeless pieces so I struggle with purging anything by convincing myself that they are all ‘heirloom pieces’. I do try to give clothes to my friends and my Sheek PR girls so that at least if I can’t wear the pieces, I can still visit them and see them.

Founder and principal director at Sheek PR, Vedika Solecki aka Ved Sheek is the newest movement in Public Relations. Based in Toronto, Vedika and Sheek PR are breaking the televised Public Relations facade. Vedika applies transparency to her work and uses cutting edge strategies when gaining exposure for clients. Her tactics have solidified Wildfox, The Capture Group, Coco & Breezy, Portland Variety, Brimz Hats…just to name a few.

Vedika is also the author behind the newly launched VedSheek.com, where she shares her experiences (in fashion, style, beauty, entertainment, and more!) and invites everyone to join her on her journey in the crazy PR industry.

WHAT I WEAR TO WORK: JACKIE PEREZ, IN-GAME HOST FOR THE TORONTO ARGONAUTS FOOTBALL CLUB

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Name

Jackie Perez

Occupation 

 In-Game Host for The Toronto
Arogonauts Football Club

Wardrobe Essentials

I love planning out my outfits- it gives me a chance to express myself and get creative. But there are days when I don’t have time to think about that. My absolute essentials in the closet include: a black blazer, dark denims, black heels, tees and tanks in black, white and grey. Oh and I can’t forget my Daniel Wellington watch- it’s my favourite accessory that I rarely leave the house without.

Favourite Item in your closet

The items in my closet change depending on the season. Right now, I’m loving my tan booties. It’s my go-to for shoes that can dress up any outfit and it’s also one of my mostcomfortable in the high heels department. I’m running around or standing for long periods at a time- it’s fashionable and functional.

The Purge Rule

Every few months I rearrange my closet and there are usually a few items I haven’t touched all year. The ones I don’t intend to wear again, I put in a donation bag and ones I’m still unsure about I’ll hold on to for a little bit in a storage box. If I don’t wear it in the coming year, out it goes!

Uniform

Because we’re in an outdoor stadium, weather really factors into what I choose to wear. Most of my key outfit pieces come from ArgosShop.ca and I get to show off a little creativity mix and matching to fit my style: comfortable, a little swag and a touch of feminine chic. On game days, an Argos hat is a must! It’s my lucky charm that I love wearing and makes me feel comfortable. I think I’ve collected about 11 Argos hats over the years!
Television Personality Jackie Perez continues to take the sport and entertainment world by storm as the game day host for the Toronto Argonauts Football Club. In her spare time, Jackie loves spending time with family and friends, exploring new spots, trying new foods, and living an active and healthy lifestyle.