As our Smithery event at the pop-up store in Niagara-on-the-Lake has its date set to Saturday, October 15th, we are re-featuring Smithery’s very own #LeadingLady Mavis Huntley who will be coming down to the store with her team to meet with our style seekers and do a personal fitting and styling event with us! The event co-organized by Smithery and Style Canada will take place at ‘the edit’ and will feature a fitting session with styling and try-ons to help women determine their body shapes. To read more about Mavis and her mission in business keep scrolling down! Hoping to see you at our Smithery Event, so for more details keep your eyes peeled on our events page.
Mavis Huntley – Stylesmith, mother, and entrepreneur
SC: What led you to pursue your career?
MH: At the time I was working for an advertising agency, running a department of more than 25 people but still lacked the self-confidence that stemmed from not knowing how to get dressed or put together an outfit. I hated shopping, didn’t have time to shop, would buy off the mannequin (you know, the size zero mannequin that doesn’t resemble my body shape at all), and never wanted to invest in clothes because I was always on the ‘verge’ of losing those extra pounds. I thought there must be more women out there like me, and Smithery was born.
SC: What has your career path looked like?
SC: What’s Smithery all about?
SC: How would you describe your role with Smithery?
SC: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your career to date?
SC: What obstacles have you overcome to get to where you are today?
SC: What’s your biggest strength?
SC: What’s your biggest weakness?
SC: How would your friends describe you?
SC: How would your colleagues describe you?
SC: If you have one goal for Smithery and one goal for yourself, what are they?
SC: What are some personal career/Smithery milestones you’re proud of?
MH: I realize that having advertising as my background and maintaining a lot of those relationships has really given me an advantage to running a business that I don’t take for granted. Some milestones include when Smithery turned into a six-figure company, finding an amazing photographer who helps grow and showcase our business on the regular (this was a serious pain point in the first few years of businesses), being featured in an impactful segment on Cityline, featuring real women as models (so many that inspire me and I’m lucky to call friends), and being a mom – something I never thought I’d be, but its turned out to be my greatest accomplishment
SC: What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
Last modified: September 26, 2022