34 HERITAGE / AEDELHARD / ALDO GROUP / AMERICAN APPAREL / ANONYMOUS CONTENT / BC CANCER FOUNDATION / BEAUTYMARK / BETH RICHARDS SWIMWEAR / BETSEY JOHNSON / BONLOOK / CANADA GOOSE / CHIP WILSON / CHRONIC TACOS / EAVOR TECHNOLOGIES / ERIC + LANI / EDWIN JEANS WATCH / FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM / FRIENDLY UNIVERSE / THE FLYING PIG GROUP OF RESTAURANTS / GILLIAN SEGAL DESIGN / GOLDFISH PACIFIC KITCHEN / HOLBORN GROUP / HOOTSUITE / HUDSON BAY COMPANY / IZA JEWELRY / JOE FORTES / KGHM / KIT AND ACE / LA MAISON VALMONT / LEONE / LIJA STYLE / LITTLE BURGUNDY / LULULEMON / MAISON LOUIS JADOT / MACKAGE / MARY RICH / MATAHARI BAGS / MAVI JEANS / MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE / MOE’S HOME FURNISHING / MR GRAY SOCKS / NICOLAS FEUILLATTE / OAK BAY MARINE GROUP / OAK + FORT / OAKRIDGE CENTRE / OCIN SWIMWEAR / OLIVIA PALERMO / PARTY SKIRTS / PETER LEHMANN / RIDE CYCLE CLUB / REIGNING CHAMP / RODEN GRAY / SECRET LOCATION / SEGURA VIUDAS / SONS + DAUGHTERS EYEWEAR / SORRY COFFEE CO. / SPENCE DIAMONDS / TIFFANY & CO / TRIA HOMES / TOP SHOP / UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA / US&THEM / WESTBANK CORP. / WINGS + HORNS
VERY POLITE team is led by four unique creatives, bringing their diverse skills together, to create a business that helps other businesses thrive and grow. Collectively they have worked with some cool brands.
I'M ANDREA MESTROVIC.
Andrea has 15 years of experience in global marketing, communications strategy, luxury brand management, digital and social strategy, and media planning. Her work spans a wide spectrum of industries, including publishing, advertising, hospitality, beverage, travel and tourism, technology, fashion and retail. In 2004 she was the founding partner of a global public relations firm, and is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and published author – she has been the international editor for Olivia Palermo for over six years. Andrea headed global public relations for Kit and Ace, a technical apparel retailer with record international growth, between 2014 and 2016. Most recently, she was the vice president of marketing for Mark Anthony Group of Companies. Andrea has been honored with 2017 Top Forty Under 40 Award by Business in Vancouver Magazine.
I'M DYLAN REKERT.
Dylan did not write this bio. Dylan wants nothing to do with this bio. Nonetheless, here are a few things you should know about Dylan.
Dylan is an award-winning creative director and filmmaker. In 2015, his internationally acclaimed short film “Roar” was nominated for seven Leo awards. In the last decade, he has led creative teams across numerous industries, ranging from tech and luxury apparel to mining, real estate, tourism, hospitality and beverage. His passion for storytelling and the fresh perspective he brings to brands has consistently landed him in front of the likes of Vice, Refinery29, Conde Nast Media, Petromedia, Copper & Theory, University of British Columbia and Whistler Brewing Company, to name a few. He is the creative visionary behind some of Canada’s most innovative brands, such as The Next Big Thing (Hootsuite Company), Kit and Ace, Sorry Coffee Co., The Nine O’Clock Gun Company and Ride Cycle Club. Dylan has won numerous Applied Arts Awards for his work at Kit and Ace, and his work has been featured in the New York Observer, Creativity Online, Harper’s Bazaar and Surface Magazine.
I'M JJ WILSON.
JJ has spent most of his career in luxury fashion apparel and athletics with companies like lululemon, Holt Renfrew and Wings+Horns. JJ co-founded Kit and Ace, a technical luxury apparel brand, which was recognized by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2016. JJ is also the creative force behind Ride Cycle Club, a series of indoor spin studios he co-founded in 2014 with locations in Vancouver and Toronto. He was recently named one of Marketing Magazine’s and BCBusiness Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30.
I'M ALAN CHAN.
Alan is a licensed commercial airline pilot.
Alan also happens to be a distinguished editorial and commercial photographer. He specializes in fashion and lifestyle photography with a style and technical perfectionism that is uniquely his. He is based on the West Coast, but splits his time between Vancouver, New York and Hong Kong. Alan’s photography work, combined with his diverse experience in art directing and production, make him a master of multiple creative domains. His clients include Fidelity Denim, ALDO Group, Top Shop, American Apparel, LEONE, Hudson’s Bay Company, H&M, and Kit and Ace to name a few. His work has been featured in multiple Conde Nast and Hearst publications including Vogue US, GQ US, Wired, W Mag, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, as well as British Vogue, GQ UK, Marie Claire AUS, Sharp AUS, New York Magazine, The New York Times Style, Nylon Magazine, and more.