Monday, 9 November 2009
stylist heather cameron
How fabulous is this? Heather Cameron is a successful Canadian stylist and producer who lives on an organic blueberry farm called Missing Goat. When she's not creating beautiful images, she makes jam. What a life!
Which five words best describe you? Goofy, a giggler, determined, creative... oh, my husband just added spunky!
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? I was a shampoo girl at a hair salon for about a week. The silver-haired old lady with the herbal tea hair rinse was the end of that career. I was hired at a florist to serve customers, then became their top designer. From there I started my own floral company out of my home in Vancouver and did weddings for five years. We then bought an organic blueberry farm in the country and to promote my florals, I invited Victoria magazine to come for tea and pie. They did. It was my first magazine experience. They suggested I become a stylist to which I replied "What's that?". Ten years later, it's my full time gig.
What's your proudest achievement? Hmm. Well there are two. One having a fabulously funny daughter two years ago. Then for work, it would have to be when I was hired by O at Home magazine last year.
What's been your best decision? That I'd never work for O at Home magazine again.
Who inspires you? My Mom for her strength, and bloggers - it's all new to me. I've been blogging for a month now, and it's so amazing.
What are you passionate about? Organics, being as green as I can, and teaching my daughter the same. I'm also passionate about white and good pie crust. If you can't make good crust, then forget about the pie. Try a crumble perhaps.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? To force myself to do what scares me most.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? My husband said Oprah, but she would intimidate me into speechlessness. I'd have to say Audrey Hepburn. Beautiful in every way.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I want to be a painter like my dad.
What are you reading? Being a full-blown dyslexic, reading is not fun for me. However, I am reading as many blogs as I can these days. I'm very addicted.
images via heather cameron