Faire de la Mode emerged from Ranae’s fine arts background and exposure to the fashion industry. Scouted at just age 12, she started her career in the modelling industry and became influenced by her work with some of Toronto’s most talented designers such as Pat McDonagh, studying their design process and becoming infected by their passion. Her love for fashion would be forever imprinted but she would later leave her modelling career to return to her more introverted maker roots, trading painting and sketching for creating wearable art.
In 2012, the Faire de la Mode (pronounced: Fair-do-la-mud) Etsy store was launched and directly translates from French to English to “make fashion” but means something closer to showing off your own style. Always with a minimal, bohemian flair, Ranae sought to define Faire de la Mode as an inclusive sisterhood, a celebration of girl power, representative of women of all backgrounds and orientations. Each collection is a curation of minimal jewellery with maximum style, ethically handcrafted with quality materials at a fair price.