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Lori-Anne Krausewitz in Bloordale

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Where did you grow up?

Barrie, ON.

What brought you to Toronto?

University brought me here in 2002.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a Milliner. I make hats and headpieces!

How did you get started?

Back in 2008, I started making feathered headpieces and reworking old hats to accompany my collection of vintage dresses. My then roommate, urged me to take a bunch of my pieces to a few shops downtown and see if they’d sell them. Sure enough, I had three stores pick them up and then shortly after, I had brides contacting me wondering if I could make my pieces in ivory and wondering if I do custom work.

What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?

Ahhhh….Bloordale! It’s a really quiet, laid back neighbourhood. Plus, everything I need is a short bike ride away.

What’s the last treasure you found?

Well, I didn’t find it but my Mom finally relented and gave me her charm bracelet that I’ve been coveting since I was a child.

If you were going to eat your last meal in Toronto, where and what would you eat?

Ooooh, can I pick two? On the cheap, the vegetarian platter at Nazareth Ethiopian and then across the street to BakerBots for THE BEST ICE CREAM SANDWICHES EVER!

OR

If I want to treat myself, I’d go to Woodlot. I’d eat loads of their sourdough bread, bowls and bowls of their french onion soup and pretty much anything off their veggie menu.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

After watching “When Björk Met Attenborough” and seeing her perform last summer I’d have to say Björk.

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

Nick Drake, “Hazey Jane ll”.

What does Toronto need that it doesn’t have now?

Better and safer bike paths and walkways to our waterfront.

See Lori-Anne’s work at www.lakrause.com. Follow LaKrause on Tumblr and Facebook.

© 2012 Arden Wray