About Carolyn ROHALY

My parents told me when I grew up, I could be anything — as long as I was happy. So I always follow my dreams — and I’m the happiest person I know!

I’ve been an urban planner, fashion designer, international development worker, celebrity assistant (David Cronenberg, Rachel McAdams, George Stroumboulopoulos), talent manager, garage band rock 'n roller, publicist - and was even one of Canadaʼs first fashion bloggers! I love writing so much, I wrote a novel inspired by my experience volunteering at Toronto Fashion Week. After a chance meeting on a film set, Diana Ossana (writer and producer of Brokeback Mountain) became Military Chicʼs first champion, encouraging me to publish my manuscript. I live in Toronto, love dresses, glitter, detailed lists, clipboards, and know the vital difference between Champagne and Prosecco.

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About MILITARY CHIC

After volunteering at Toronto Fashion Week for four seasons, the backstage rush and outrageous industry rumours stuck with me. I knew I had an irresistible backstage story and had to write Military Chic. Everyone asks if any of the characters are real, so I’ll confess: Gigi LaFaux is basically me -- or the punky, perfect problem-solver I want to be. If Toronto fashion insiders see similarities to people they know, well... then they have stories to share too! I originally wrote this as a fun gift for the friends who endured Fashion Week battle with me. Then I met an Oscar-winning writer/producer who said it was perfect and it should be published. So here I am, releasing Military Chic for everyone who, like me, loves fashion and a great holiday read.

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ABOUT MY BLOG

I want to write about things I love: movies, music, TV, culture, design, art, fashion, sewing, vegan eating, health & wellness, and reading (especially biographies - boy, do I love reading biographies). So yeah, I’ll be writing about that stuff because it makes me happy — and I hope it makes you happy too.