The Team

Meet the Frockers:

 

Lisa Owen (formerly Delorme)

Co-Founder and CEO

lisa@rentfrockrepeat.com

Lisa Owen’s sales career began when she was just seven years old – selling chocolate covered almonds in an effort to raise funds for her bowling team. After completing her B.A. in English at Carleton University, the young and ambitious professional worked for over two decades at some of the world’s largest corporations including Coca-Cola and Xerox. For three years, Lisa served as President at the Art Institute of Toronto (AiTO), recognized in the industry for its prestigious Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, and Merchandising programs. She also spent four years as Vice President at AiTO’s parent company, Education Management Corporation. Through her vast experience, Lisa gained the insights and experience to lead marketing, sales, and P&L responsibilities at one of Canada’s most promising new e-commerce businesses, Rent frock Repeat. Lisa relishes this opportunity to turn the retail model on its head and lead the sharing economy while ensuring women across Canada of any age, race, or economic status have the opportunity to enjoy luxury while reducing their fashion carbon-footprint.

Lisa’s favourite RfR dress: Theia, Silver Blonde Beaded Gown


RfR KristyKristy Wieber

Co-Founder and President

kristy@rentfrockrepeat.com

For as long as Kristy Wieber can remember, she yearned for a career that would ignite her passions for art and fashion. Throughout her studies in Fashion Merchandising at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, Kristy would also draw and paint. Fascinated by cosmetics and the way in which it could transform any woman, Kristy worked with leading cosmetics brands in the U.S. and Canada, including Clinique, Prescriptives, Stila, and Philosophy for over fifteen years. Throughout her experience in the cosmetics industry, as both a makeup artist and manager, Kristy oversaw event planning, inventory control, sales strategies, team building and training.

Relocating to Canada in 2003, Kristy shifted gears and transferred into Executive Recruiting. With a creative hunger that wouldn’t die down, she took a position with The Art Institute of Toronto. Shortly after, she was recruited by the marketing firm that did all the school’s campaigns, Big Clic Inc. Here, she oversaw SEO, SEM, PPC, direct mail and email campaigns, lead generation, conversion, user experience and account management.

With over 3 years of experience in marketing and account management, 15 years of sales management experience, 10 of those years specific to retail, she was ready to start something that would bring together her talents and be part of the sharing economy at the same time.  Along with her business partner, Rent frock Repeat came to life, allowing women all across Canada to RENT a new designer dress for a fraction of the retail cost.  Becoming an entrepreneur to a collaborative consumption business that disrupts the retail norm has taught Kristy countless new skills and lessons and gives her a chance to make an impact on women, the environment and the retail landscape.

Kristy’s favourite RfR dress: ML Monique Lhuillier, V-Neck Green Floral Gown


Sandy Silva

Chief Merchant

sandy@rentfrockrepeat.com

Sandy thought she was going to become a lawyer – she has a BA in Economics and a BA in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University. She then decided to “do something else” for a while and never looked back. She’s worked in the buying offices at HBC and Sporting Life, and on the wholesale selling side at Tommy Hilfiger and Jones Apparel Group. Most recently, she worked at the NPD Group as their head of Fashion and Prestige Beauty and Industry Analyst where she often spoke at associations and media about trends in both industries.

Sandy’s favourite RfR dress: Christopher Paunil, Diamond Slash High Neck Halter Gown


Melanie Hoefs

Community Manager

melanie@rentfrockrepeat.com

Melanie has been passionate about Fashion for as long as she can remember, starting at the age of five, when she asked her mom for the latest prom issue of Teen Vogue as her birthday gift.

During her studies at Humber College in the Fashion Arts program, she discovered a passion for colour theory and digital marketing. Throughout College, she interned for Rivini as a Designer Assistant. Upon graduation, she interned at Rent frock Repeat and was promoted to Social Media Coordinator. After one year with RfR, she shifted industries to expand her career in social media, and took on the role of Account Manager at a food marketing agency, Branding and Buzzing. After 2 years, Melanie realized how much she missed the Fashion world and came back to the Rent frock Repeat tribe as their Community Manager.

Melanie’s favourite RfR dress: Aidan Mattox, Pink Chablis Beaded Gown


Catherine Butler

Team Lead & Stylist

catherine@rentfrockrepeat.com

Catherine loves being part of the amazing Rent Frock Repeat team and being surrounded by fabulous designer frocks on a daily basis! She has been working in retail for over 23 years and most recently worked at Kleinfeld Bridal Salon in Toronto.

Catherine also has a passion for mid-century vintage jewellery and is a designer in her own right. Her handmade jewellery collection sells online through Etsy.

Catherine’s favourite RfR dress: Phoebe by Kay Unger, Robin’s Egg Midi Dress


Kelsey Lee

Showroom Coordinator

kelsey@rentfrockrepeat.com

A long-time lover of beavertails, music, dance and trying her hand at new things, Kelsey Lee has found her way into the fashion industry. She possesses a Bachelor of Music Degree from Carleton University and a post-graduate diploma in Arts Administration and Cultural Management from Humber College. In 2015 the opportunity arose for her to take on a small business of her own called Dream Birthdays. With this challenge came a new love of entrepreneurship and marketing.

When she’s not in the showroom, you can find her performing with her sister in their musical duo, event planning, or running! Fashion, styling and consignment have always been hobbies of Kelsey’s, and she has thoroughly enjoyed integrating the two at RfR.

Everyday Kelsey is more inspired by the intelligent women that she is surrounded by at RfR, each offering such unique talent. With everything she is learning, Kelsey hopes to open her own boutique someday in her small hometown of Cornwall, ON.

Kelsey’s favourite RfR dress: Theia, Silver Blonde Sleeveless Beaded Gown


Sasha Codrington

Stylist

sasha@rentfrockrepeat.com

Sasha has a flair for working with refined lines and minimal compositions, which helps her create sophisticated looks when she styles.

Her interest in fashion began at a young age and she got her start working in dresses and designer at Hudson’s Bay, before moving into different tasks such as visual merchandising and event planning. From there, Sasha began working in styling at RFR Ottawa, and moved to Toronto to continue working with the company and further her studies. Sasha is currently cultivating her fashion knowledge studying Fashion Communication at Ryerson University, and pursuing an interest in fashion advertising and editorial campaigns. On the side, she collects shoes… far too many shoes.

Sasha’s favourite RfR dress: Nha Khanh, Black and White Floral Graffiti Print Top and Skirt Set


Monika Jacobi

Stylist

monika@rentfrockrepeat.com

Monika’s passion for fashion started at the tender age of five when she would create ball gowns using wrapping paper for her dolls. She pursued her creative career and graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. Monika has designed for Abercrombie and Fitch and Joe Fresh. Over the last two years, she has travelled and resided in New Zealand and Australia getting inspired by nature and immersing in new cultures. Monika utilizes her creativity while working with environmentally conscious brands and ones that incorporate collaborative consumption.

Monika’s favourite RfR dress: Nissa, Emerald and Poppy Belted Coat Dress


Julia Cork

Stylist

julia@rentfrockrepeat.com

Julia Cork is a Canadian fashion designer and stylist who recently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. During her studies, Julia specialized in Bridal Design and Evening Wear, and graduated with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Art History.

Julia has been a part of the Fashion and Bridal Industry for seven years and has debuted her own collection at various fashion events, including FIT’s Future of Fashion Show, The Neiman Marcus Showcase and The Fusion Fashion Show. Upon graduating, Julia worked as the Bridal Workroom Coordinator at Vera Wang and then as Assistant designer of Evening wear and Bridal at Paula Varsalona. Julia recently moved back to Toronto to pursue her dream of creating her own bridal fashion line.

Julia’s love and passion for design allow her to style her clients with a chic, modern and feminine flair.

Julia’s favourite RfR dress: Lucian Matis, Royal Blue Off-Shoulder Petal Detail Gown


Mary Rose McLennan

Stylist

maryrose@rentfrockrepeat.com

Mary Rose was the go-to stylist for family and friends from a young age. She has never been fearful of pushing fashion boundaries. Mary Rose loves falling in love with clothing and accessory pieces – and helping those around her do the same. Mary Rose strongly believes that renting for every event has the ability to set your personal style free. You are no longer wrapped up in questions like “will I wear this again?” that come with purchasing dresses or accessories.

Mary Rose began her career working at a thrift shop where her love for sustainable fashion consumption and exceptional customer service evolved. She attended Humber College for public relations and George Brown College for fashion management where she further developed her skills in communication and fashion. During school, Mary Rose worked at a lingerie store where she discovered the importance of fit in helping people feel beautiful, sexy, and comfortable in their own skin.

You will find Mary Rose at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show every six months where she spreads her love for unique and vintage items from her collection. On weekends during the summer, Mary Rose teaches motorcycle safety training with MTOhp.

Mary Rose’s favourite RfR dress: Nissa, Deep V-Neck Enchanted Garden Embroidered Velvet Gown


Sarah Zoschke

Stylist

sarah@rentfrockrepeat.com

Sarah has worked in the sales departments of renowned media and publishing companies such as St. Joesph Communications and HarperCollins Canada. Writing and weddings are her passion, which is exercised through her past positions at The Wedding Planner Magazine as Managing Editor and Blue Diamond Resorts as a Destination Wedding Planner. She aims to take her expertise in the industry and apply it creatively to all of her endeavours. You can read her work on the RfR blog, Frockology.

Sarah’s favourite RfR Dress: Aidan Mattox, Blush Beaded and Fringe Cap Sleeve Dress


Audrey Lee

Stylist

audrey@rentfrockrepeat.com

Audrey likes a classic, yet effortless style. Minnesota born and raised, Toronto and Minneapolis winters may have something to do with her obsession with coats (owning far too many coats!)

She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Strategic Communications before making the move to Toronto to join her Fiance (whose hockey career brought them to Canada, go Leafs!)

Audrey’s fashion experience includes personal styling, as well as styling shoots for the biggest mall in America.

Audrey has a love for meeting new people, travelling, donuts and boxer puppies.

Audrey’s favourite dress: Theia, Sleeveless Scarlet Fever Gown


Kailee Kilburn

Stylist

kailee@rentfrockrepeat.com

Kailee has had an arrangement of passions from a young age, which have curated into a multitude of occupational undertakings. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications in 2015, she began writing for her blog Multifaceted, and became a Copywriter for a Web Design company. In an exploration of more creative ventures, Kailee began her journey as an RfR Stylist. Her cultivated customer service and style allows her to create unique and personal looks for all her clients.

Aside from her styling she also practices creation through her homemade designs found on Etsy. You can find her at her shop MultifacetedSpace.

Kailee’s favourite RfR dress: Aidan Mattox, Black and White Peony Sheer Overlay Gown


Rebecca Wengle

Stylist

rebecca@rentfrockrepeat.com

Rebecca Wengle is a Canadian fashion stylist and Image Consultant. Rebecca first started her wardrobe styling career when she took on the role of a senior editorial stylist at PRODUCT Toronto, a magazine started by a group of artists. The magazine featured real people that made this city what it is and featured Toronto based restaurants, artists, athletes, musicians, and, designers.

Rebecca later branched off from the magazine and landed a gig assisting Toronto based luxury menswear designer HDHomme for their Fashion show in Toronto as well as fashion designer Cheryl Kocot for a private fashion show. She also helped to open two of the largest luxury department stores in Toronto, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom while juggling her freelance wardrobe styling and continuing to grow her business.

Rebecca’s love and passion for fashion and people allow her to style her clients with an edgy yet, playful style.

Rebecca’s favourite RfR dress: Lucian Matis, Lava Red Origami Sleeveless Gown


Pippa Girling

Events & Administrative Coordinator

pippa@rentfrockrepeat.com

Pippa is an Events Coordinator (both wedding and corporate) working in the Greater Toronto Area. She joined the Rent frock Repeat team in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the company and its commitment to collaborative consumption.

Pippa always aims to achieve the “WOW” factor, so guests always leave with long lasting memories of a well-organized and fun event. She continues to use this philosophy in her work at RfR as their Events & Administrative Coordinator.

Pippa’s favourite RfR dress: Lucian Matis, Maui Strapless Black and White Floral Dress


LJA Bolongaita

Assistant Inventory Coordinator

lja@rentfrockrepeat.com

LJA recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University focusing on Economics and Global Studies. Prior to coming to Rent frock Repeat, she has worked in a variety of roles within the audit, insurance, marketing, and government fields. After graduating she wanted to involve herself in the startup scene and is inspired by being part of a passionate female-led startup. In her spare time, LJA also works as a contract product designer for early startups.

She’s been following Rent frock Repeat since seeing them on Dragon’s Den in her first year of university, so it’s almost surreal for her to be working here!

LJA’s favourite RfR dress: Halston, Black and White Paintbrush Halter Dress 


Cathy Tang

Logistics Associate

catherinetang@rentfrockrepeat.com

Cathy grew up in Montreal and went to study Biomedical Sciences at McGill University. Even though she is a techy and tomboy at heart, she has been working in the retail industry for over ten years, most recently as an area manager specializing in operations and inventory control.

She loves the lively and original perspectives of working at a female lead start-up and of course, being surrounded by elegant gowns. Her passions are art and architecture, golf, and fantasy sports.

Cathy’s favourite RfR dress: Yumi Kim, Parisian Blue Floral Wrap Dress


Lily Dizon

Seamstress

lily@rentfrockrepeat.com

Since she was little, Lily has dreamed of being a princess with giant fluffy ballgowns. After studying Fashion Design and learning how to make her own gowns, she joined the RfR team at the previous Ottawa location as an Operations Intern. Lily has since taken on the role of RfR’s Showroom Coordinator, and moved to Toronto to further her education. In her free time she loves to knit, bake, play video games and take long naps. You’ll probably see Lily around with a ball of yarn in her bag and a big box of baked goods. She loves to share.

Lily’s favourite RfR dress: Romeo and Juliet Couture, Black, Pink, and Blue Lace Cocktail Dress


Chelsea Trudel

Stylist & Event Coordinator

chelsea@rentfrockrepeat.com

Since the age of 4 years old, Chelsea has always been a creative junkie! Her mother would find her in her own little corner making clothing out of paper. At the age of 17 years old, Chelsea decided to leave her small town to pursue her dreams and move to Toronto to attend the Fashion Arts Program at Humber College. She graduated with an Honors Diploma and Event Planning Certificate. During her College Career, Chelsea took on many Event Planning projects at the school and accepted a position as a Sales Specialist for MaxMara within Holt Renfrew. From there, she moved on with her extensive knowledge in fashion and focus her attention towards a new role at Burberry Ltd. as the Accessories Department Specialist. After 2 years, she was ready for a new challenge! She received her dream role at Tiffany & Co. as a Sales Professional, where she was able to use her hunger for style and creativity in the world of jewelry. Four years ago, Chelsea walked into Rent frock Repeat with the aspiration to be one of their stylists! Since then, she continued her education in Image Consulting and has partaken in an Event Coordinator position where she is able to speak at Events and share her love for the company! Chelsea’s passions are creativity, style, and fitness. In her spare time, you bet she is still using her creative skills towards drawing, painting, jewellery making, and her new interest in ceramics!

Chelsea’s favourite RfR dress: Catherine Deane, Venetian Red Silk and Lace Cocktail Dress

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