Workspace | Alicia Quan of Alicia Fashionista

The Anthology’s Workspace column takes us inside the creative spaces of some very creative people.

Her last name isn’t actually Fashionista, but if you follow Alicia’s blog Alicia Fashionista, that’s probably how you know her. And it’s no wonder — with her love of all things sartorial, and a site that chronicles that love affair, she’s known for her personal style.

In her own words Alicia Quan takes us through her workspace — suitcases, third wheels and all…

1. I work from home, but was forced to improvise an office setting in our one bedroom apartment.  I turned an antique vanity into a desk in our living room and spruced it up with a printed place mat.

2. Since my work could technically be 24/7, I’m always glued to a computer screen!  I’d say my time is split between my giant Acer PC and my trusty iPad.  It’s a running joke in this apartment that my iPad is the third member in our relationship, as it often gets all my attention.

3. Call me old fashioned, but I still write my to-do lists and scribbles in a lined notebook.  I simply love writing out notes and then crossing off completed tasks!

4. My favourite Anthropologie mug.  There is always a cup of coffee near my workspace.

5. I get all my business cards printed at, and always have some handy at events.  I also hold onto all the cards I collect while networking, all kept in this simple card holder.

6. Another favourite antique find was this mustard yellow suitcase.  I’ve turned it into a mini display of things that make me smile, and a spot for current documents and/or product samples.

P.S. Click your way to Alicia Fashionista to see the fruits of her workspace.

P.P.S. Check out the first post in the Workspace column and find out how Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess smells when she blogs. Click through the second post to find out where Anya Georgijevic of I’m the It Girl started her footwear obsession. Find out how Kumiko Ide of Tribal DDB keeps her workspace fresh to death. Take a look at jewelry designer Justine Brooks’ works in progress and her favourite places to work very, very remotely. Take a look at Lisa Wong of Solo Lisa’s cat-decorated desk and Anna Cohen’s converted stable in Denmark.

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  • Reply Petite Adventures September 29, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Love her workspace – using the old suitcase as a display case is so genius!!


  • Reply Kelsey Dundon October 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Isn’t it just the smartest idea? So neat (and tidy!).

  • Reply Workspace | Erica Lam of The Style Spy | The Anthology October 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    […] Wong of Solo Lisa’s cat-decorated desk and Anna Cohen’s converted stable in Denmark. And Alicia Quan’s yellow suitcase desk storage is definitely an idea worth stealing. […]

  • Reply guengue rabia October 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

    salut alicia j aime etre amie je suit a face book

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