HIWI with Andrea Traynor

HIWI with Andrea Traynor

HIWI with Andrea Traynor

WELCOME to HIWI!!! Rhymes with KIWI and stands for HOW I WEAR IT

In this blog, we invited Andrea Traynor, Canadian lifestyle and travel blogger and founder and editor in chief of the mommygearest.com site, to answer some fun HIWI questions and we loveeeee her answers! You may have seen Andrea on some of our Instagram posts; a lovely model with great artistic vision and it truly shows. 

Andrea Traynor is a dynamic influencer and lifestyle blogger known for curating a vibrant online presence that seamlessly blends style, wellness, and authenticity. Her content goes beyond the surface, often delving into personal anecdotes and experiences, creating a relatable and genuine connection with her followers. As a testament to our appreciation for the vibrant community that follows both Andrea and Kate Austin Designs, we're thrilled to announce a special collaboration giveaway. Valid until the 10th of December, enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card which you can use on the KAD website! Check out all the giveaway rules on our Instagram post linked here → Giveaway!!

And now, HIWI!

1. What are your fave shoes?

Anything that’s built for comfort, because I have terrible feet! I love the Vionic brand and the Stella McCartney for Adidas line makes really cool runners that are super-cushiony. Archie’s flip flops are another simple but comfortable choice. If I need to dress up, I have a few pairs of Valentino Rockstuds that always do the trick, but they fail miserably in the comfort department.

2. Tell us a public figure you admire. 

That’s a tough one. I don’t really admire people I don’t personally know since you never truly know what those public figures are like behind closed doors, without their PR machines in play. I admire my grandmother who came to Canada as a war bride in the 1940s after surviving a precarious childhood; I admire my parents who managed to put my brother and me through university with very average salaries; and I admire single parents who are making it work in the toughest economy they’ve probably ever faced.

3. What are you watching/reading/listening to right now? 

I’m always listening to a true crime podcast — RedHanded is my favourite — and I have SIX! The Musical on repeat in the car when I’m not listening to CHUM FM. I’m also completely obsessed with really bad (but oh-so-good) reality TV, like Real Housewives, Below Deck and Love Island.

4. Please share a fashion tip?

Wear what makes you happy! If you like trends and fast fashion, great. If you like timeless classics, go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t wear white after Labour Day or you should “dress your age.”