Kaitlyn Bristowe needs no introduction. The Alberta-born beauty spent time in Vancouver on a dance scholarship before becoming a spin instructor in the city. She went on to star, of course, on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars. She’s a podcaster, a winemaker and a Smash + Tess collaborator. And, she’s our content creator of the month! —Vita Daily
Hi Kaitlyn! Tell us a bit about yourself to start.
Who is KB … that’s a loaded question. I’m a small-town girl with big feelings. I love my family and friends more than anything. I’m proud of who I am growing into. I’ve been on a self-love journey for a while, striving to understand who KB really is. I am tough yet soft. I’m intentional and yet I still I make mistakes. I am competitive and get caught up in comparison, but I am a flawed human being trying to build a capacity for fear. I like a good book, a bad joke. I love expressing myself through dance, music and style. I love to empower women and give people including myself a voice. I work hard and play hard. And nap harder. I am a golden retriever/any kind of dog lover. Cats are cool, too. Birds are not. I’m a true Gemini-Cancer mix and sometimes I confuse even myself. I am always trying to evolve and I know that happiness isn’t a destination; it’s a state of mind.
How do you use your platform to impact those who follow you?
My platform is meant to show the rawness and realness of everyday life. I have always wanted to be raw and authentic, even though I know it might not please everyone. That’s how I feel that I truly connect with my audience. I want to show it all: my triumphs, my struggles and everything in between.
What’s your top social-savvy tip? Do you have any advice around how can we all be a little kinder/more compassionate online?
Online really opens the door for reactivity and impulsiveness, and I think if we could all just take a step back and take the time to process before we react, we may rethink some of the unkind thoughts that are said. A rule that I believe if everyone applied, social media would be a much different place is, “Would I tell this person this exact comment I’m writing to this person’s face?” If the answer is no, then you shouldn’t write it to someone either.
What’s your personal style/beauty/ wellness mantra?
To take care of myself from the inside out. I not only like to feel beautiful when I am all glammed up for a photoshoot or fun event, but also when I am taking care of myself physically and mentally.
Winter isn’t everyone’s favourite season, but how do you find pleasure in it?
I love that the holidays come with the wintertime and for me, that generally means being able to spend quality time with my family. I love cosying up, playing card games, drinking wine (Spade & Sparrows preferably!) and being with the ones I love most.
What are some of your favourite things to do once the cold weather hits?
I like skiing, going to hockey games and wearing my favourite cosy comfies!
What are your top tips for staying warm and cosy when the weather outside is frosty?
Even though I like winter, I don’t like to be cold, so I layer up and wear clothes that will keep me warm. And more than any season I like my winter clothes to be comfy as well. That’s why I was excited to create another Teddy collab—the Teddy 2.0 collection—with Smash + Tess. Can’t get enough of a Teddy. Also, not sure if anyone else feels this way, but I like warm vests because if I’m doing things around the house or out for walks, I like to have my arms free. As long as my body is warm, and I have a beanie (toque for my Canadians!), then that’s enough to keep me warm!
What’s your fave piece from the range and why?
Such a tough question, but I really love the Bundle Up Vest! I like that this one is longer in length to keep more of my body warm, and it can be so versatile. Plus, the rose colour is stunning, and a personal favourite of mine.
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