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#WhatDrivesYou: Tiyana Grulovic, Fashion Director at FLARE Magazine

January 16, 2014

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Tiyana Grulovic is an award-winning fashion journalist with 10 years of professional publishing experience. As FLARE Magazine’s fashion director, Tiyana oversees cover shoots, works with both established and up-and-coming photographers, styles editorials and writes fashion-related copy. Prior to joining FLARE, Tiyana helmed the fashion section at The Globe and Mail and Globe Style Advisor magazine. She has appeared on eTalk, Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show and the E! channel.

What inspired you to work in fashion?

Curiosity. What we wear says so much about where a person or society is at that particular time. It’s so much more than surface level aesthetics.

Career highlights? / Most memorable moments? / Breakthrough moments?

Styling the super-rocking Zoe Saldana for FLARE’s January cover. Not only was she a stylish, intelligent woman, she was able to carry an excellent conversation. She ended up buying four pieces that I pulled for her, probably the biggest compliment ever. That’s maybe my coolest moment yet.

What do you love most about what you do?

Collaborating with a stellar team who I can laugh with.

What is your definition of success?

Being challenged and inspired by what you do and actually giving a damn about it.

Any tips for young up-and-comers breaking into the industry?

Check your egos, learn from everyone you can, go slowly and earn your credentials. Also, have fun. Fashion should not at all be serious.

Dream dinner date with anyone, from past or present and why?

Kanye West, if he would let me get a word in. Maybe Jane Birkin can come over for dessert?

Style icon when you were growing up? Style icon now?

90s Winona Ryder, always and forever.

What is your staple fashion item right now?

Probably something boring and black, like jeans or chelsea boots, which I can default to every day without looking like a total slob.

Join the Toronto Fashion Incubator for a Q&A with Tiyana Grulovic!
Meet Tiyana Grulovic for a Q&A about style and career opportunities in fashion/media.

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Location: Toronto Fashion Incubator, 285 Manitoba Dr., Toronto

Time: 5:30 p.m. Coffee and networking; 6 p.m. Q&A

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