After graduating with a degree in education, she began teaching in various remote places in Canada, including the Arctic. Surrounded by solitude and nature in their purest forms, she came to value the powerful beauty in austerity. It was during these years that Beely began to develop her style: understated, punctuated with "imperfections" and unexpected features, and timeless.
In 2016, she launched Designed by Beely, and debuted its first collection ECHO at Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017. Her collection has been showcased on runways in Toronto and the U.S. as the featured label. Huang's "modular-fashion" style offer versatility and edgy sophistication for professional women looking for pieces that transition between seasons and functions.
On Sunday, November 18, Huang will be putting her self-training to the test by squaring off against three other talented designers from across North America on Stitched! where she has the chance to land a big $10,000 prize and help bolster her fashion career.
From delicious dim sum in Markham to casual drinks and great live music on Spadina Avenue in Toronto, Huang takes us on a delicious whirlwind tour of her favourite spots in the Toronto GTA.
I love going for dim sum at Century Palace Chinese Restaurant in Markham. I've been eating at this long-standing restaurant since I was a child because it is one of the few remaining places that still offers an authentic dim sum experience: they still have aunties pushing out food carts and shouting out the selection, and year-long Christmas decoration.
I'm always in the mood for roti, and one of my favourite places is Caribbean Queen Roti Hut in Etobicoke. It is a cozy little family-owned spot with homemade flavours and an environment that makes you feel like you've been invited to someone's eclectic home for a meal and are served by friends.
Lin Garden is a must-try for Indian-style Chinese cuisine. It is tucked away in a little plaza and won't win any interior design awards, but its local charm and friendly family-owned vibe is what I love most.
When I go out for drinks, I'm going for atmosphere, and my go-to is always Grossman's Tavern. You won't find a pretentious drinks here, but you will find live music, a diverse crowd, and a welcoming, laid-back vibe!