Q & A with Carleton Eckhardt


Carleton Eckhardt visits Pink Martini Collection

A graduate from George Brown College, where she studied Fashion, Carleton Eckhardt has since worked as a freelance stylist, personal shopper, merchandiser, and manager for some of the top names in the industry. Like a ‘fashion-ninja’ there is nothing this fashionista can’t stand up to. Currently, Carleton works for one of the shoe industry’s top, and most coveted brands-Stuart Weitzman.

Not only does she exhibit natural talents in the art of fashion but Carleton also tests the music world with her feature on  ‘You Say You Want Me‘, an electro-pop track by Dan Haid -available for sale on itunes in early December. When I first heard this song, all I wanted to do was go out with the girls and hit the dance floor.  After playing it for my colleagues at Pink Martini Collection, it was a unanimous: amazing

Check out her interview with us below!

Check out Dan Haid’s new electro-pop track  “You say you want me” featuring Carleton (she’s singing) at magcloud.

What is your favourite thing about your job? The ability to have fun and to be creative.

What drives you to be involved in this wonderful world of Fashion/Art/Design? I have always been generally interested in the arts because it’s an outlet for personal expression. I love that I am able to use my imagination to bring visions to life.

What inspires you/Who inspires you? I draw inspiration from everything! People, places, things…anything can ignite an idea.

What is the greatest thing about being involved in Fashion? What is the worst? The greatest thing about fashion is that there are no boundaries. For me there is no worst thing.

As a customer, what is it that customers want? Customers want that “effortless” look; this consists of stylish, versatile pieces that are easy to put together.

If you could give our readers your top personal fashion tip-what would it be? Be yourself and dress for you. Also, don’t be afraid to try new things! Fashion is about having fun and experimenting.


– Shoe Designer?: Stuart Weitzman

-Restaurant?:Zee Grill – the best seafood in Toronto!

-Coffee Shop? Starbucks

-Movie? Clueless

-Book? To be honest, when I do find the time to read it’s mostly fashion and design magazines

Day of the week? Sunday

What draws you to Pink Martini Collection as a label?

The Pink Martini Collection combines classic and modern style to create versatile, feminine pieces that are ideal for wearable, everyday looks.

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