Meet Our Muse Rowan

Our latest campaign features five amazing and inspirational woman, one being Rowan. I first met Rowan about 4 years ago while studying fashion at Ryerson. Before she and I even spoke, I was captivated by her genuine smile, full laugh and all around positive energy. Over the years I’ve known Rowan, these things haven’t changed. She’ll always be the one to make you laugh and keep your spirits up. She has great energy, always brightening up any room she’s in, not to mention she’s insanely passionate and driven. 

To get to know Rowan a little better I asked her some fun and personal questions that give you an insight to her amazing soul.

1. In what ways has social media impacted the way you view and define beauty?

I think one of the most prominent ways that social media has impacted the way I view beauty is that it has opened the door to so many more people, places and things in this world that I wouldn’t have been able to see before. I can literally scroll through any social media platform I have and see something beautiful from all over the world in the span of 5 minutes. It’s also super cool to see how other people see beauty. Whenever someone takes a picture they see beauty in a different angle than you might have viewed that exact same thing.

2. What inspires you?

I love how people can interpret things differently and from their perspective ultimately create something different. No two people ever create the same final product even if they use the same thing and/or experience as reference. So I guess you could say people themselves inspire me. People before me, people around me now and people I’m going to end up meeting. I love imagining how everyone’s minds work as they get into that creative zone, which in turn makes me want to get into my own creative zone.  

3. Who is the most influential person in your life?

I’d definitely have to say my aunt Colleen is my everyday idol. She’s an all ‘round amazing person who is always willing to help others. She is also a super hard worker and a kick ass boss at her company Bensimon Byrne, which is a really cool advertising agency within Toronto. Did I mention that she’s super smart too? Because she is.

4. Which of your physical attributes do you love most?

I love my smile the most and that’s simply because I love to laugh. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m always laughing. I’m proud to say that it’s a very obnoxious laugh so even if you don’t know me you’ll still hear it.

5. What’s your favourite MARY YOUNG bra?

I love the Bra Top. It’s super comfortable, flattering and even though it has a lot of coverage I find it’s still sexy, especially with the added straps along the waist (Did I also mention the low back? – Yum). It’s great as a bra under a basic shirt, but if you’re just not in the mood to wear a shirt, because sometimes shirts are overrated, you can wear it as top too. It lives up to its name ever so gracefully.