“Confidence is a big part of personal style. When I see a confident person, style oozes out of them.”
Photograph by Colin Way. styling by Kara Chomistek. Hair and makeup by Teslin Ward.
Bella Freud sweater from Net-a-Porter; Banana Republic blouse; Burberry skirt and coat; Louis Vuitton bag; Prada glasses; Tag Heuer watch from Calgary Jewellery; Tiffany & Co. bracelet and earrings; Behapi Double Tour bracelet and H bracelet, both from Hermès.
When you’re as involved in the community as Sharie Hunter, there is a need to develop a style that seamlessly transitions from work to play.
As principal and managing partner at the award-winning design firm Arthur/Hunter and chair or co-chair for numerous events involving the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Calgary Opera, Hunter is in charge of some of the most high-profile arts and fashion events in the city. “For me, design, fashion and art are all connected,” she says. “There is no separation.”
Hunter, who is also a contemporary artist, says her style takes a lot of influence from the arts, and her job and role in the community allow her the freedom to express herself. “I have a licence to be more creative than if I was in a more traditional role,” she says.
Hunter’s style is modern and confident. She has a penchant for designers such as Prada and Burberry that tie together her feminine look while keeping with a monochromatic palette. But an outfit would not be complete without something from her signature collection of eyewear. When it comes to glasses, the bolder the better.
“I’ve always embraced fashion to be fun and a perfect outlet to represent yourself,” Hunter says. “The whole head-to-toe is one big statement for me.”
Lightning round with Sharie Hunter