Aleesha Harris is a journalist and blogger from Vancouver. She covers fashion and beauty for The Vancouver Sun and Province, as well as lifestyle and travel at CovetandAcquire.com. She’s an amateur photographer and videographer and a designer handbag collector — for which she considers herself to be a bit of an expert. When not writing about all things fashion and beauty, Aleesha can be found riding her horses, or planning her next travel adventure.

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Instagram: @aleesha_h

What was your first job?
A stablehand at a therapeutic riding centre.

Best advice for people getting started in your industry?
Think before you say ‘no’. You never know where an opportunity may take you.

What are your favourite media outlets, not including your own?
InStyle, Glamour, Horse Rider’s Journal and New York Times

Three of your favourite accounts to follow on Instagram?
@gucci, @beigerenegade, @natgeo

Best interview you’ve ever had?
Hands-down, David Yurman. We talked horses.

Worst?
No comment, but it was recently.

What rule(s) do you live your life by?
Be open to new opportunities. Work hard. Be nice.

I hate?
Traffic, crowds and misplacing things.

I love?
Family, my horses and designer handbags.

You’re boarding a plane tomorrow. Where are you headed?
Probably New York.

Favourite Kardashian/Jenner?
Khloe.

Who would be cast to play you in the movie version of your life?
I’ve been asked this before and I always find it so difficult to respond to. I’ll have to get back to you on that one …

Binge-watching?
Horrible made-for-TV holiday movies.

Reading?
A vintage Western book by Elmer Kelton.

Role model?
There’s too many to count, but basically any strong (and nice!) woman who has carved a role for herself in fashion journalism or business.

Song of the moment?
Guiltily, “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake.

Favourite app?
Instagram.

One thing you can’t live without?
Water 😉