As the in-game host for the Toronto Raptors, a Spokehaus spin instructor, an Adidas brand ambassador and a social media influencer, Kat Stefankiewicz is one busy bee!
Living both a creative and active lifestyle simultaneously, Kat regularly shifts from one project and place to another with little time in-between. So it’s a *must* to always have some major necessities in her bag to keep her going. We recently had the chance to catch up with Kat and ask her the age-old question… “What’s in your bag?” Scroll through some of her fave ~essentials~ below.
Header Image: Edison Sigua
Adidas Ball Cap: Most women have a shoe problem but I have a hat problem! It may be the introverted extrovert in me, but hats are my comfort zone. I adore them as an accessory to a game day look or a Friday night out. I’m also often running between work and teaching spin, so they cover the sweaty hair crisis with charisma.
Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Face Mask: A full face of make-up and jet-setting are attached to my line of work and with that comes dehydrated skin. This is always in my bag when travelling. It’s rejuvenation [has skin] glowing in a matter of minutes.
Rose Gold Beats Headphones: Music is my homegirl. I am literally listening to music every moment of the day that I can listen to music. Growing up as a dancer has really influenced my wide respect for all types of music. From hip hop to indie rock, country to jazz, they all sit happily on my playlist. These rose gold ones also add a little bit of spice to my look.
Journal: The congestion on the morning streetcar, the smell of cookies as you pass the bakery on the corner or even locking eyes with a stranger—these all trigger creative inspiration for me on the daily and I write these ideas down immediately. As an artist you’re always searching for a pulse. It often grows into something bigger. I also believe in creating pen and paper tales about the highs and lows of life, wise words, inspiration, lessons and love. Call me old fashioned with the notebook, but the contents have unconsciously been my guidance for as far back as I can remember.
Book—Currently The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: Reading is another form of inspiration [and escape] for me. I always have a book tucked under my arm, whether fiction or non-fiction. This is one of my all time favourites.
Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses: These are my go-to because they work with both the glam and off-the-clock vibe.
Fisherman’s Friend Citrus Lozenges: My voice is my tool so I need to keep it happy.
Consonant Skincare Come Clean Wipes: From wiping off my camera make-up to wiping off the sweat post workout, these all-natural wipes are a staple.
Extra Charger: Don’t get caught with a low battery, that’s when the magic always happens.
MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger: I’m a big fan of red lips and kicks! A bold lipstick doesn’t only add a glow but a little confidence too. This is my go-to shade. Sophisticated with a fiery twist; the name says it all!
Invisibobble Hair Elastics: The ‘set to gym’ vibe seems to be repetitive in my bag but these elastics have also saved my hair through the grind of curling irons and sweat.
RX Bar: Snacks save lives for the girl on the go. All natural yet delicious [snacks are] hard to find so I have these on hand at all times.
By: Brooklyn Neustaeter