If I were to sum up Mum’s style in one word, it would be fearless. That word actually sums her up in almost everything she does from learning to fly planes, modelling in Paris, to opening Canada’s first boutique hotel, the lauded Auberge Saint-Antoine, whose unique decor is infused with that same quality.
Since Muffy was a big inspiration for the creation of Kiki Price we naturally wanted to do a Q&A to share with our readers our muse’s fashion journey. - Lucy Price
What is your earliest fashion memory?
My trips to the states over Christmas with my mother, either to Chicago or NYC. Those were big time fashion moments for me. We would got to Marshall Fields in Chicago or Bergdorf’s and Bloomingdales in NYC. For shoes, we would go to A.S. Beck. My mother said that’s where she found the best looking shoes.
Whose style have you admired most over the years?
My mother, she was the most stylish person I ever knew. She had really beautiful clothes but she wasn’t a slave to labels the way fashionable people are now. She had a personal shopper when she went to NYC who would get her a selection of stuff, not just clothing but jewelry and hats and shoes and gloves.
Then of course, Monique (my best friend and business partner of thirty years). She had such a fearless way-out-ness. She could pair Levi’s Jeans with Yoji Yamamoto and an Hermes purse before anybody did that sort of thing. Like putting diamonds on blue jeans.
Speaking of diamonds, what drew you to our Practical Magic shoe?
Well the bling-bling, of course! I really love that. And they are comfortable!
What’s your most important criteria when buying shoes?
Comfort is number one and then colour.
Have you always been fearless when it comes to your personal style?
I’m going to say yes. I often like the unusual and I really don’t worry too much what others think.
What do you think about being age-appropriate?
I think that's missing out on a whole lot of fun!
What’s you approach to putting together an outfit? Where do you start?
Typically I've worn a lot of black so I would force myself to inject some colour or a twist into my outfit as often as I could either with a bright jacket or scarf or the bling of my Practical Magic shoes.
Lately, I’ve been wearing a lot of paler colors and I like to layer several complimentary shades on top of each other.