Name: Kate Horsman
Occupation(s): I am a blogger, writer, stylist…put more simply a Jill of all trades
Who is your role model? I’m not certain that I have one. It’s an interesting question for me. Perhaps I can’t just identify one person who has all the qualities I strive to have.
What do you like most about your job? That its constantly evolving, I can go anywhere with it, and all my experiences broadens my world.
Daily ritual: Well there are a few, but they’d all be lost without my dog Sarge who is always at my toes wherever I am. So I would have to say our daily walks are most certainly my most important ritual.
The most rewarding part of my job is: Meeting people. I love human psychology and understanding peoples “stories”. Fortunate am I to hear them if they are shared.
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? In general I would say one of my biggest strengths that has helped me in all areas of my life would be my independence. I’ve always, for lack of a better term, “marched to my own drummer” and stayed true to who I am.
Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: If I were to choose one, it would be Jay-Z. I’ve never been so star struck. He has been a long time idol of mine for sure. I think I had adrenaline flowing for a solid week!
Favourite quote: ”the world breaks everyone, afterward some grow stronger at the broken parts” Ernest Hemingway
Describe your personal style: I tend to revolve around a few styles but they would all have the basis of a little Steven Tyler, a solid hit of Kate Moss, maybe a dash of Johnny Depp, but with a nod to the classics too.
Dream vacation spot? I would have to say Bali. But I am pretty content anywhere that is above 25 degrees and has a surf break.
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? I love taking pictures of people. I don’t do it as much I would like to. At times it feels a bit voyeuristic. But there are so many interesting faces and people that just seem to scream out to be photographed. But this part, is just a hobby.
What has been your favourite event to attend? That would have to be going to the Stella McCartney Fashion show at Paris Fashion Week this past fall. Completely surreal filled with so many memories. On a slightly different tone but equally fantastic was my best friends wedding.
Favourite Vancouver Restaurant: I would have to say L’abbatoir. I do feel like we are quite spoiled in Vancouver with some exceptional dining though.
What is your biggest indulgence? Hmmm it’s a toss. Fine linens or fine scotch ;)
If there was more time in the day you would: spend more time with my friends!
Favourite social network: twitter. Tweet tweet tweet.
Favourite Blog: I just spend hours on bloglovin and peruse blogs from everywhere!
Where do you go for good ideas? If I am lacking in inspiration I usually take to the archives….old magazines that I’ve collected or books. Revisit something that I previously though to be beautiful. And music…music is key in my world. Perfect segue….
Last song you downloaded: It’s an oldie, Rebel Rouser by Duanne Eddy
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done? I feel like I probably haven’t done it yet…but to date, I suppose it would be achieving the success and level I did as a ballet dancer formerly.
What are you obsessed with right now? Reading!!! I go through books like Johnny number 5 in short circuit.