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Cuckoo for Sue Randhawa

Optician of 25 years, business owner ( The Optical Boutique ) , wife, mother and fashion icon. Sue Randhawa encompasses fashion in every aspect of her life with utmost elegance and ease. Sue is a “fashionista with a passionista” ( as self proclaim ) regularly being featured and interviewed in the most exclusive fashion sources.

For all of these reasons we have fallen in love and going Cuckoo for Sue. 


Licensed optician, writer, blogger and a fashion lover. –
Twitter: @opticalboutique  Instagram: @theopticalboutique
Where are you from?
I was born in India but have resided in Vancouver for most of my life.

Whats your dream job?
My dream job would be to be a buyer for Galeries Lafayette in Paris. My favourite city in the whole wide world. I would be involved in everything from clothes to jewellery to shoes to eyewear (of course). 

How do you describe your style?
My style. As as you know, I can go from one extreme to another. Believe it or not, not that long ago, my wardrobe consisted mainly of black. Then I realized the power of colour! My style is constantly evolving, fashion has endless possibilities. I like to keep re-inventing myself to show people they too, can do the same. With each passing season, my choices are getting bolder and bolder. 

Where do you get your style inspiration?
My style inspirations come from everything around me – people that I meet, my surroundings, the city that I happen to be in…Milan, Paris, London and New York are all wonderful places to draw inspiration from. People like YOU Felix, I especially love and adore! 

Which famous person ( dead or alive ) do you turn for inspiration?
A famous person that I turn to for inspiration would somebody who has lived and experienced life. Someone like historian and and interior designer Iris Apfel. Anna Dello Russo is another amazing lady. These are women who are not afraid of making choices and living by them. They don’t compromise and feel no need to explain or justify. 


What is in your bag at this very moment?
At the moment, in my purse I have my most important possessions. Things that I simply couldn’t live without, meaning my phone, business cards and my lipstick. The brighter the lipstick, the better prepared I feel. I can take on anything with these things in hand. Meetings, deadlines, photo shoots, trauma, drama…

Most sentimental wardrobe item?

he most sentimental item in my wardrobe is my Dsquared military inspired jacket that I bought in Milan. A to die for piece that I will never part with. 


Which designers are you particularly excited about right now?
The designers that I’m exited about at the moment are (locally) Alex S.Yu, Connally McDougall, Evan Clayton and Evan Ducharme. Dries van Noten, Comme des Garcons and newcomer Stella Jean on an international level. I’m always interested in who’s doing what. Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and Dior are all changing what they’ve traditionally done. Last fall I had the opportunity to attend some of the shows at Paris Fashion Week for the first time. An amazing experience which I intend on repeating this year.

Everyday go-to store?
Every day go to store for me is TopShop in Vancouver and the Room in the  Bay. House of Vintage always is always full of surprises.

Which store would you choose to max your credit card?

To max my credit card out I would go Galeries Lafayette in Paris. 

What’s the first thing you would do after winning a million dollars?
After winning a million dollars, the first thing I would do is gather my closest, dearest friends and family to celebrate with me. Then I would take some time off to travel with my husband and children. 

Which famous celebrity do you see playing you in a movie about your life?
I would choose Angelina Jolie to play me in a movie.

If you could have lunch with anyone ( dead or alive) who would you choose and why?
 If I could have lunch with someone dead or alive it would be Isabella Blow. I would love to know about her life, her eccentric style of dressing was unparalleled.

If you could fly anywhere right now, where would you go and who would you bring with you?
I’d love to fly to attend Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai and I would take my dear and wonderful husband with me. 
Drink: A
n Appletini Martini.
Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani.
Blog/ Magazine: m
an Repeller by Leandra Medine.
 “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston. 
Spot In the City: Gastown. 

Photos Credit @StreetScoutMe


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