Trendsetter and savy businesswoman, Kiera Fraser was the recipient of the “Young Entrepreneur Award” at the recent Board of Trade OBA Awards. Kiera owns and manages Je Suis Prest Boutique, located in Brunswick Square; a chic clothing store with high end fashion and unique, fun and swank attire and accessories. Kiera (and Je Suis Prest) is an exciting breath of cosmopolitan air to the uptown.
We decided to have some fun and ask Kiera a few questions. She, being the fun-loving lady that she is, obliged…
Do you have any formal training?
Yep, I started in retail working for American Eagle when I was 16, and then for Target 3 years in an executive position before I moved to NB to open my own store. I love retail 🙂
What has been your favourite project/event so far?
The fashion shows! Most recently the Holiday Fashion Party at the Canterbury Lounge on the 18th of November. We showcased our new holiday dresses, raised money for Coverdale Center for Women and had a fantastic night!
Where do you work?…and for how long?
I own a very awesome women's clothing store, Je Suis Prest Boutique in Brunswick Square. We opened on April 1, 2009, they called me a fool 😉
What do you like best about uptown Saint John?
The people! Such a happy little town… and the variety of things uptown. We have awesome restaurants, cute little shops and something new popping up everyday.
Who is your favourite musician?
John Mayer, or anything acoustic… or any attractive man with a guitar really…
What place on earth inspires you?
Maces Bay by the ocean. Where I spent most of my summers and one of the most beautiful places ever. Oh and Paris, my second favorite city besides SJ.
Sour gummy worms. And lately, a big yummy burger from Relish! (Shhh!!)
Do you have any pets?
A golden retriever, Kali, who thinks shes a cat.
What do you like to eat for breakfast?
Coffee, coffee and more coffee.
What is your favourite drink?
Spring? Summer? Winter? Fall?
All of them! But mostly Fall for the fashion.
Do you have a nickname?
What is your favourite hangout uptown?
The Canterbury Lounge, Happinez and Starbucks.
What book are you reading right now?
“Driven: How to Succeed in Business and Life” by Robert Herjavec and The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.
What is your favourite thing to wear?
Ohhh don't get me started… clothes are my weakness! Anything from my store, specifically a pretty dress, or jeans and a sweater.
Describe yourself in three words.
Oh boy. Ambitious, eccentric andddd perfect? Just joking! 🙂
Congratulations again to Kiera on her much deserved win! Be sure to stop by Je Suis Prest, say hi…and indulge your sense of fashionista!