With her platinum blonde hair, expertly manicured nails and always-on-point makeup, Katrina Olson-Mottahed is an influential fashionista with a look that is polished from head to toe. Often dressed in figure-flattering feminine silhouettes accented by pops of colour and sparkly accessories such as sequined boots, her look is both fearless and elegant. “When I go out, I’m gonna bring it,” she says.
As director of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) Olson-Mottahed is a leader on the local fashion scene and a strong social-media influencer as well. She is particularly passionate about supporting Canadian fashion designers and often wears Canadian clothing and accessories (such as the dress, blouse and skirt by Montreal’s Unttld seen in the images below). “I always find it unfortunate when designers feel they have to leave Canada to ‘make it,'” Olson-Mottahed says. “I hope by buying and wearing their pieces they can continue to create collections in Canada, adding jobs to our own fashion industry.” If this chic mom of two girls has any say, that industry will continue to grow and shine.