A Foxy lady is someone who has their own unique sense of style, lives vibrantly and has a true zest for life. We couldn’t think of someone who fits the description more than our dear friend Meghan Telpner, Nutritionista. We sat down with her to talk about her new book, and an exciting jewelry collaboration we did together! We just finished reading her book which is both inspiring and life changing. It truly challenges the way you think and feel about food. We were so excited to ask Meghan some questions about her best-selling book.
For those Foxy fans who don’t know you yet, tell us about yourself.
I am a fashion school grad, turned advertising exec, turned nutritionista extraordinaire. After graduating with a degree in fashion, I began working in the fast paced world of advertising where I began experiencing some rather alarming health issues. After three years, and nineteen doctors, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease- an autoimmune, anti-inflammatory condition. Without a known cure, my options were medications and surgery to manage the debilitating symptoms. This was where it all changed. I decided to break a few rules of convention, and try something different. This led me towards exploring nutrition, yoga and meditation- all things that were very new to me. Within a month I was symptom free from this disease and inspired by own experience, I decided to maintain my retirement from advertising and went back to school to study holistic nutrition. And that is how I landed where I am today- running an online cooking school, leading life-changing destination retreats and sharing all of my knowledge, tips, tricks and strategies for living a vibrant life in my new book UnDiet.
What is your creed and what are the creed necklaces?
My creed is something I wrote one summer afternoon at my family’s cottage. I wrote it as a personal mantra for health and happiness and it soon evolved into a philosophy that was guiding both my work and my life- though there is little division. After sharing it on my website, we received so many responses from readers about how much joy, happiness and inspiration it was bringing them. This was when I had the light bulb moment that I wanted to wear my passion. I wanted to keep a reminder of it on me always. And I immediately thought of Foxy and what a great fit it would be to working with their amazing team on this project. That was how the creed necklaces came to be.
Why did you choose Foxy Originals as your partner in creating them?
Because I love Foxy! On the surface, it may not seem like we have that much in common- beyond our love for pink. Lime green and turquoise (how did we end up with the same colour scheme). We share the desire to make life fun, vibrant, and inspired. One of the lines in my creed is to be “Youth, truthful, playful and funful”. That pretty much says it all. Foxy Originals embodies this in every piece they design right to every woman they adorn in their treasures.
Tell us about your new book?
UnDiet is a fabulous, practical, and modern guide to true health. Without ever using the word “diet,” I encourage major life changes small step by small step in a fun and encouraging voice, and an “abundance mindset.” This book is ideal for those seeking a health promoting way of living.
UnDiet answers the question many people have when they realize it’s time for a change in their diets, a change in their health, and a change in their lives: Where do I start? UnDiet offers a simple, attainable, and most importantly, maintainable approach to living life well. Through the book, readers are guided toward optimal health by incorporating simple lifestyle modifications. UnDiet offers a lifestyle based not on deprivation and painful restrictions, but vitality, mindfulness, and joy. When we raise the bar of how we care for and think of ourselves, that standard gets raised in all aspects of our lives.
What makes your philosophy in this book different than all of the other fad diets?
What makes UnDiet different is that it is not a diet. It is effective, fun and awesome because it simplifies the whole concept of health- and in doing so in reversing chronic health challenges, whether it is hormonal imbalances or weight issues and everything in between. UnDieting is a lifestyle philosophy that is easy to incorporate and unlike fad diets, is maintainable as a fulfilling and abundant lifestyle. There are no weird shakes, pills or starvation. It’s just about doing things that feel good for us. The purpose of UnDiet is to educate women on how they can tune into their own bodies and really decide for themselves what they need- in both food, and exercise and even relationships. Health is an all-encompassing thing and the book covers all of it. The best part is that it is just so simple.
If you could also tell us which chapter you think relates to the Foxy philosophy?
There is a chapter in the book, Chapter 8, called There Is No Away. It’s about how our purchase decisions- whether it is food, clothes or just stuff, leaves a trail. There is garbage made in the production and garbage made when we’re done with it- and all of this we think disappears when we throw it “away”. Given that the land of “Away” is actually a garbage heap away from the city, that typically still shares the same planet as us- the waste we make never really goes away at all. This is why I love to bits the recycling program that Foxy offers- where instead of getting rid of old pieces that we may be tired of when we want to rock a new style, we can simply send them back and they get made into new goodies. Not to mention- while we’re on the topic of Away and making waste on the planet, I love local and Foxy and I- well, we’re both kicking it here in Toronto.
We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Meghan. She went against the grain and started her own journey to health and wellbeing. It’s been a pleasure for us to follow this road, which has led Meghan here to sharing the amazing UnDiet.
“Each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten you to the next place, and the next place, up to this very moment.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
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Announcing ‘Foxy by Foxy Originals’ for Target!
We are excited to have designed an exclusive line for Target Canada! The line is Made in Canada and officially launches this week in Target stores.
Q: Is Target going to have the same pieces that are in the current Foxy Originals collection?
A: The Foxy by Foxy Originals line for Target is a different line exclusively for Target Canada stores. None of the pieces carried at Target stores are found in the current Foxy Originals assortment. These are all unique pieces.
Q: Is the line still going to be made in Canada?
A: Yes, the entire Target line is made in Toronto! Materials continue to be lead and nickel free. Only the best for our Foxy fans
Q: When will I be able to get my hands on this amazing new collection?
Target stores are opening up across the country throughout 2013. To find the closest location near you visit:
We wanted to share with you our excitement that we’re now part of Newmark Showroom in NYC! Lucky for us, we met Stevie at Accessories the Show in NYC this past January. She has been showing Foxy to all her buyers in the East Coast and so far they’ve loved our new SS 2013 Collection.
Newmark—formally known as Prophet—is a multi-faceted showroom located in the heart of Manhattan, New York’s fashion. With over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, the members of the Newmark team are experts at building and maintaining relationships and launching new brands in the market. Newmark showroom covers the entire East Coast, carries a plethora of lines, and fits many different markets.
Some examples of some incredibly successful brands that Newmark has helped to become household names are: Tease Tees, Sweetees, Luxe, Sky, True Religion, 2 be free, Habitual and Yummie Tummie.
They’ve helped Foxy to launch in some great new locations; Thredz Clothing Boutique, Francine’s Fashions, Smith & Scott and E.B Barett to name a few.
We’re looking forward to a successful relationship with Newmark and check out some cute photos of our display in their showroom! Are you interested in becoming a Foxy Wholesaler in the East Coast? Contact Newmark: Stevie@newmarkshowroom.com
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Foxy is featured in the Toronto Star business section today! There might be Foxy copycats but they can’t outfox us! Check out the article HERE.
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