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Behind the SeamS With

Mo HandaHu &

clutcH culture By AngelA CAmpAgnoni, HRm fAsHion Columnist photos JennifeR gAlliott

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hile I have often been quoted using the term “fake it till you make it,” I can honestly tell you when meeting the force of nature known as Mo Handahu, there is nothing fake about this lady. She’s a genuine person with an infectious laugh, and you can’t help but find yourself smiling around her presence. I can say, in a business where integrity can often be lost, it has been a treat watching Mo’s vision and designs blossom over the last few years I have worked with her in Halifax’s fashion scene. As I go behind the seams with Mo, I encourage you to check out her blog and vibrantly coloured clutch designs and discover all that is Mo.

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AC: Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What’s your educational background? What are your general professional and nonprofessional interests? MH: I design clutches for my brand, Clutch Culture, and also curate a blog called Lion Hunter, which focuses on my personal style and all the amazing things that I come across. I have a degree in Business from Acadia University, and I live in Halifax where I’m carving my own path in the fashion industry. AC: What does fashion mean to you? MH: Fashion is a means of expression for me. I can use different articles of clothing to create a look that gives the best visual of my personality and what I’m about.

AC: Where do you get your inspiration? MH: I try to be as open minded as possible, as there is inspiration in everything around us. I love colour, I love watching, talking and learning from other creative people. I also just try to live life as best as I can because I’m bound to go through things that will shape me to become a better person and designer. AC: What are some of accomplishments as a designer?

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MH: I’ve been featured by some amazing media outlets like CTV and CBC, FASHION Magazine, Huffington Post Canada and Flare Magazine. I’ve also showcased my brand at Atlantic Fashion Week.

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FineLifestyles Halifax Summer 2013  

Exclusive look at the entertainment, beauty, health & wellness industries in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Exclusive look at the entertainment, beauty, health & wellness industries in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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