About FINE & DANDY co.
Call it serendipity if you must, but the only rational explanation is magic.
It happened in a low-rise apartment building in Toronto, Art Deco, naturally.
Three women from three different continents somehow converged in the same place at the same time. Bound by a shared passion for the same variety of strange beauty, a very unusual, alchemical bond occurred.
With careers in advertising & creative direction, consumer goods, and interior styling, their mutual experience, fervour and desire to create products they could not find elsewhere galvanized the creation of Fine & Dandy Co. in 2018.
Paying homage to Victorian, Mid-Century, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Post-Modern, Gothic and Modern Art genres, Fine & Dandy Co. tips its hat to classic, timeless design, and re-imagines it.
A traditional living room? Or a glamorous parlour where smoke, jazz and laughter practically linger in the air… Oh, the possibilities!
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
Shelley started her career as a technical illustrator of finds on an archeological dig of a Roman villa in Tuscany. From there, a love of all things antique was born.
Shelley became an Art Director after earning a degree in Fine Art and Art History at The University of Guelph, and a Communication and Design diploma at The Ontario College of Art and Design.
With 20 years’ experience as an Art Director in Advertising, she uses her skills in all media to nurture ideas, shape brands, and forge connections. Shelley’s award-winning work has been recognized on local and global stages, in shows ranging from Cannes and the Clios to London International Awards.
When Shelley is not hard at work, she enjoys learning, creating, and discovering wonderful things with her talented young son, Jonah. Shelley's ardour for antiques often results in the acquisition of large pieces of furniture whose scale precludes them from entering her home, yet she continues to collect.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Carla’s love of history, nature, culture, science, animals, and a very vivid imagination have served as the raw materials for her work as an award-winning Creative Director in the consumer packaged goods and lifestyle industries.
Her work has appeared both nationally and internationally in publications such as Vogue, Allure, InStyle, and Cosmopolitan magazines, as well as in retailers such as Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.
Her desire is to mingle past and present, Victorian, Mid-Century Modern, and everything in between, creating something altogether new. Carla enjoys cats of all varieties, specifically those in large, theatrical hats.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Trained as an interior designer, Jill has done everything from decorative painting, art directing, wardrobe and prop styling in the film and television industry, to selling furniture and antiques. Jill has worked as a residential and commercial designer for the last 16 years.
Her innate passion and enthusiasm, along with her uncanny ability to find the most incredible things, help transform her clients’ homes into layered and personalized spaces.
Jill is inspired daily by her 8 year old daughter Mia Maude’s imagination, creativity and beautiful way of seeing magic in the world.
Her compulsion to constantly rearrange furniture is something she and her family have learned to live with.