Originally from London, England, Marion started her fashion career in 2001 at the renowned British fashion house, Ghost. There she worked her way up from apprentice to manager, buyer and merchandiser. After moving to Vancouver, Marion turned her love for fashion into a unique, low pressure, customer-led shopping experience with the opening of Tenth & Proper in March of 2007.
Tenth & Proper offers a unique selection of European and Canadian womenswear with a focus on times, ageless and well cut styles. Comfort is paramount when choosing styles for the boutique as Marion believes that comfort should be the most important consideration when you are adding to your wardrobe. “It’s hard to look good if you don’t feel great in what you’re wearing.” says Marion “So, be realistic about choosing things you know you’ll wear because you feel good in them and they complement your existing wardrobe.”
CANADIAN HOME TRENDS What are youmost excited about right now?
MARION FUDGE Fall collections are rolling in!! Fall pieces offer the perfect transitional styles for life in Vancouver all year round. This year, I am seeing some fantastic styles and colors, and there are some very special yarns being used in knits. Vests are all the rage this year as well, and I will be offering several versions and colors!
CHT If you could go back 20 years, what advice would you give your younger self?
MF To believe in myself and my skills, and to have faith that my tenacity in the fashion business will pay off!
CHT Name one thing on your bucket list.
MF Seeing the East Coast of Canada
CHT What is your favorite room in your house?
MF My living room, it’s a quiet space full of light and where I regularly prefer to meditate.