MT Meikle is the founder and an owner of La Closette. MT has over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, as a stylist, a model, and in fashion merchandising. Through La Closette, MT shares her belief that fashion should be accessible to all, regardless of body type and budget. With a keen sense of what is current and a realistic view of wearable style, she brings her well-trained eye to many happy, confidently dressed men and women from all walks of life. MT also offers her fashion knowledge to the corporate world through presentations, fashion consulting to retailers and designers on market development. Prior to founding La Closette, MT earned her BScN at McMaster University and practiced for over a decade as a registered nurse specializing in public health, mental health and eating disorders.
Irene is an owner of La Closette, and author of the Substack newsletter, In Moda Veritas. Irene is passionate about helping people express their authentic and best selves through their clothing. In her work, she shares her conviction that by building a wardrobe from the inside out, clothing can transform lives by building self-confidence, whilst adding beauty and whimsy to people’s lives. Her meticulous and detailed-oriented nature means she is also chiefly responsible for La Closette’s operations. Prior to joining La Closette, Irene earned her LL.B at Western University and practiced as a securities lawyer in Toronto.
Sonia Querin is a personal style consultant at La Closette. Her undeniable French flair and passion for the arts, dance, theatre, music and literature colours her world and that of her clients. For Sonia, personal style is more than just clothing – it’s about embracing the language of fashion to express one’s true authentic self. A great shoe, a unique accessory, a wink, a smile, a je ne sais quoi that simply makes you, you. Her time spent abroad has helped her develop a keen eye for carefully crafted, quality yet wearable attire. A garment’s cut, proportions and fit are the standards she looks for and celebrates when working with her clients. Moreover, Sonia instills in her clients the belief that joy travels when we feel confident and strong in our fashion choices. That feeling of empowerment translates into everything we do, say or share. Dressing can be a joyful and elevating experience when we approach it with both passion and an open mind. Prior to joining La Closette, Sonia nurtured her love of fashion and retail by representing several luxury brands, in addition to holding senior merchandising and consulting roles. Most recently, she was founder and owner of an online boutique shop where she married her entrepreneurial spirit with her love of design. According to Sonia, never doubt the passion of the heart…and the power of a great red lipstick.
Lauren’s background is in editorial floral design as a stylist and artistic director. Her work has been featured in publications such as Toronto Makes, Vogue Weddings, Glamour Germany, Door la Repubblica, Phaidon’s ‘Bloom’ book and a recent collaboration with Kelly Wearstler was featured in AD China. She has styled and created artistic installations in Portugal, France and Los Angeles. Time spent living in Berlin and Toronto alongside an appreciation for the creative pragmatist approach to style has helped shape her understanding of how getting dressed can make us feel both appropriately represented and confidently ourselves.