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StruggleCircle

Naomi Brearley

StruggleCircle by StyleCircle is a critical audio space for discussing the struggles of being an emerging fashion professional in Canada. We also unpack the big issues plaguing the fashion industry globally and how they impact our lives. Listen here for an intelligent lowdown on everything from fashion news, to trends, to gossip. We are produced by students of Ryerson University. Developed in collaboration with CJRU 1280.

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May 15, 2018 Naomi Brearley
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In our sixth and final episode of Season 1, three of our StyleCircle executives unpack what it takes to collaborate as a fashion professional in Toronto. The Toronto fashion industry is quite small and in the case of collaborating that can be both helpful and challenging. On the one hand it makes meeting people easy as most industry members work with the same people and move in similar circles. But it can also be daunting if you're an emerging professional trying to break into a particular...
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May 7, 2018 Naomi Brearley
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In this episode the team questions why an industry like fashion, which is mostly dominated by and catered to women, is still run by men. Have you ever noticed that fashion media and the people who make up companies are mostly female, and yet the highest echelons of power in the industry are positions held by men like Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and the like? Well we have, and we want to talk about it. Why is it that a "progressive" industry like fashion hasn't had its #MeToo...
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May 2, 2018 Naomi Brearley
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This episode we dive deep into the challenges the fashion industry is currently facing with diversity, inclusion and authentic representation. Diversity in fashion means many things and involves many intersectional, and often times complicated layers. Whether it is racial diversity, or religious, gender, or body diversity, talking about inclusivity in fashion is a lot. But it needs to be done if we are to move forward. This episode we have 3 amazing guests, Ubah Guled, Vanessa Smikle and Nabra...
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Apr 2, 2018 Naomi Brearley
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In this episode, our team breaks down what it takes to maintain your physical and mental health while hustling in fashion. Being busy fashion students, who wear many hats, and balance school with side hustles, jobs, friends and family we often find ourselves burnt out and overwhelmed. The Book's Art Director Alicia Churilla joins us to talk about on campus health resources, finding balance and the benefit of a bath to keep your mind and body in check. Now that it's April we are swiftly...
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Mar 26, 2018 Naomi Brearley
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In this episode our lovely podcast team returns to talk about working in fashion, interning, volunteering, freelancing and hustling with two special guests Daniela Ponzo and Zoya Shaban. As students struggling to make it in fashion while still going to school we unpack what is really needed to succeed in fashion and how to even get your foot in the door. We also talk about your rights at work as a paid or unpaid worker and remind you about the launch of The Book Issue 03, happening April 12th...
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Mar 19, 2018 Naomi Brearley
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Welcome to StruggleCircle by StyleCircle! In our first episode we introduce our lovely podcast team and lay the ground work for future episodes. We discuss everything from the exhaustion caused by fashion month, collections that confused us, the hassles of online shopping and more! We also share juicy details about the upcoming launch of The Book Issue 03, happening April 12th in Toronto.