Sarah’s passion for writing led her to study journalism throughout post-secondary school. After graduating, she coupled her love for words with her love for all things fashion and beauty and entered the fast-paced world of public relations.

During her time in PR, she represented a wide roster of high-profile fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. At The Kit, Sarah assists with developing, securing, and executing brand collaborations, liaising with clients to develop content that is exciting, impactful and beneficial to The Kit readers.

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Instagram: @sarrahchan

What was your first job?

My first unpaid “job” was as a production assistant’s assistant for a day when I was in high school. Basically, I found a Toronto-based music video producer on Facebook and sent her a message asking how she got to where she was (at the time, I wanted to be a producer). Luckily, she was super sweet about my creepy approach and invited me to shadow her on set for a music video she was shooting the following day. I mostly cleaned props, but it was probably the day that I knew I wanted to do something related to the media world.

My first real job in the industry was at a PR agency in Toronto where I represented various fashion and alcohol brands.

Best advice for people getting started in your industry?

Intern! In most creative industries, you won’t get your foot in the door any other way. I’d say about 95 per cent of the people you look up to in any area of the industry probably started as an intern.

What are your favourite media outlets, not including your own?

It’s a tie between The Cut and Refinery29. I also have a guilty love for JustJared, but I’m not sure that counts as media.

Three of your favourite accounts to follow on Instagram?

@HumansOfNY, @TheDogist, and @JosefineHJ for style inspiration.

Best interview you’ve ever had?

In my role at The Kit, I don’t do a lot of interviews since I’m not on the editorial side of the magazine, but I did interview Chuck Hughes once which was amazing.

Worst?

None so far!

What rule(s) do you live your life by?

Be nice to everyone.

Life is so much bigger than the little things that stress us out day-to-day (something at work, our commute, etc.).

I hate?

Not having a plan for everything. Going with the flow is not something I’m good at.

I love?

A nice, cozy, rainy day.

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

Surprise me (but make it somewhere with good food).

Favourite Kardashian/Jenner?

Style-wise, Kourtney. Personality-wise, Kylie.

Who would be cast to play you in the movie version of your life?

I’d cast myself, duh.

Binge-watching?

I recently binged Big Little Lies in one sitting, with absolutely no regrets.

Reading?

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

Role model? 

Overall, my dad. But I also look up to a lot of the women I’ve been lucky to work with/meet through my job. Whenever I get to work with women who are successful and intelligent, but also genuinely kind and down to earth, it inspires me to be like that.

Song of the moment? 

Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA — “All The Stars

Favourite app (or whatever you are downloading these days)?

Instagram and Pinterest.

One thing you can’t live without?

Coffee.