Name: Chella Monique Levesque
Occupation(s): Marketing Manager at Brian Jessel BMW
Who is your role model: My mother. She is one of the most selfless people I know and she has been an amazing mother. She has been so supportive throughout my career and always encouraged me to take risks despite the consequences. She taught me how to be fearless.
What do you like most about your job: : In addition to representing such an inspiring brand, I also have the ability to raise money for local charities and foundations through special events including the Cabriolet Gala at Brian Jessel BMW.
Daily ritual: Always starts with checking twitter feeds while cuddled up in bed. Venti dark roast coffee with two splenda is a must from Starbucks on the way to the office. Bar Method™ workout 5-6 days a week to keep those pencil skirts and Herve Leger dresses looking fabulous. It’s a 1 hour class that has you in and out and dramatically changes your body. I am so addicted.
The most rewarding part of my job is: Having the honor of donating money to local charities that helps creates change in communities and positively impacting lives.
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry?
- Always looking for best practices from all industries
- Taking risks
- Asking a lot of questions
- Surrounded myself with inspiring, supportive, and successful people
Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: Olympic Gold Medalist in Pairs Figure Skating, Jamie Sale during the 2012 Olympic Games. I was so overwhelmed that I started to tear up. I still watch their Olympic performance and cry every time!
Favourite quote: Life is not measured by the amount of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.
Describe your personal style: My style mantra: “ There is no such thing as over the top” I can often be found wearing a lot of pink, jewels from designer Elsa Corsi and sky high heels.
Dream vacation spot? I die over Paris…each time I fall more and more in love.
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? I have always loved detail photos of flowers so I can blow them up to put on my walls in my home office.
What has been your favourite event to attend? I recently attended FWE Sparkle Gala in February which was so inspiring and exceptionally well done at the Fairmont Waterfront. So far this year it is my fav.
Favourite Restaurant: Blue Water Café and Raw Bar– I love to cozy up to the bar with a glass of wine from their extensive list and the best sushi in Vancouver.
What is your biggest indulgence? Travel, travel and more travel. But for my home I would say fresh cut flowers, especially, pink peonies and white lilies.
If there was more time in the day you would: Go for more walks on the seawall and volunteer more.
Favourite social network: Twitter and Facebook. I am still on the fence about Pinterest.
Favourite Blog: Style File Blog
Where do you go for good ideas? Style.com; BizBash; Vogue
Last song you downloaded: Make You Feel My Love by Adele. This song talks about love and the struggle we all face at times. When we struggle it is important to remember that there are some that will do anything to Make You Feel Their Love...
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done? The Bar Method™workout. It creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics that seriously reshapes and elongates muscles.
What are you obsessed with right now?
Fashion Skull Scarves
from Alexander McQueen in pink
Crème Brûlée Laura Mercier bath and body products
Macaroon color inspired accessories
Pink Bow Valentino heels