Hometown: Toronto, ON
“There is something inside of me that tells me that I’m exceptionally good at what I do.”
Shernett is an entrepreneur and an individual. She has her own label, Swaby, and operates a successful store of the same name. She is very hands-on in every aspect of her business, from cutting and sewing to renovating her retail space. Her attention to detail and flair for style have landed her in Lucky magazine.
Shernett studied at the Academy of Design in Toronto. She describes her line as a unique concept of wearable art.
Vices: Ice cream (old-fashioned butter pecan from Baskin Robbins).
Pet Peeves: Disorganization and being late.
Best outfit: Skinny pants from Swaby and a loose fit silk chiffon blouse.
Worst outfit: Skirt with flats and a T-shirt.
Most embarrassing moment: Running into the guard rails when I went go-kart racing at the age of 16.
First celebrity crush: Clint Eastwood.
Current celebrity crushes: Keanu Reeves and Jude Law.
If you could be anyone for a day, it would be: Oprah Winfrey.
Dream job: Creative director of my own label.
Worst nightmare: First one to be kicked off Project Runway Canada.
Favourite guilty pleasure movie: Dumb and Dumber.
What's in your purse/manbag? Toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup and sketchbook.
Last movie that made you cry: Legends of the Fall.
I can't leave the house without: My cell phone and wallet.
Most annoying traits: I am always talking about work when I'm not at work.
Your inspiration: People who are the best at what they do: Wayne Gretzky, Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods and Michael Jackson.
Favourite food: Ice cream.
Favourite piece of clothing: My sweater dress with leather patches on the front.
Favourite designer: Alexander McQueen.
Best song for sketching: Anything Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton or Frank Sinatra.
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