• Compassionate

    We are both compassionate to the core. We love helping people in any way we can. Whether it be a shoulder to cry on, or to donate to a local charity, we are always trying to help those around us.

  • Vulnerable

    We don't shy away from the real stuff. We believe when we are vulnerable, we make real connections, feel less alone in our thoughts, and overcome internal struggles.

  • Personal Growth

    We love to be continuously learning about ourselves. Whether it's through feedback or experience, we love to learn & grow to become the best versions of ourselves.

Meet Co-Owner Sophie

Sophie is Velenzia’s creator, invisioner and die hard shopper. Sophie was born and raised in a small town on Vancouver Island until she found a new home in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She worked hard for many years to accomplish a Bachelor's Degree in Business and a Diploma in Fashion Marketing. Sophie’s passions involve helping others, graphic design, styling, and food (big foodie). If she’s not working hard on the business, Sophie can be found hanging with her 2 children or out for coffee with her girlfriends.

If you have met Sophie before, you'll know she skips the small talk and jumps right into the deep stuff. She learned at a young age, the value of being vulnerable with those around her.

Sophie feels a deep passion about self esteem and confidence as she struggled with it as long as she can remember. Not feeling good enough.. smart enough.. loveable.. were common thoughts she had through out her life. Having overcome these intrusive, negative thoughts, has given Sophie a desire to help others build confidence and self worth.

Meet Co-Owner Elissa

Grew up in the small Northern community of Chetwynd, British Columbia. At 16 years old she left her family and community to live with her Grandmother outside of Barrie, Ontario. After appearing as the Sunshine Girl, in the Toronto Sun, offers to represent international brands as a promotional model, led to landing several international calendars sold world-wide. Working with Brands such as Zebra Publishing Studios, Budweiser, Virgin Mobile, Monster, Molson Canadian, ect… This gave Elissa her first crack as an Entrepreneur and an independent contractor. After spending a few years on the Toronto modelling scene the dark side of the industry became very prevalent. Sexual harassment, body image shaming, self esteem issues,  manipulation, people using and abusing their positions was shockingly, culturally accepted, before the large social movement of “ME TOO”, came on the scene.her girlfriends.

After leaving Toronto and the modelling industry behind, Elissa pursued a Legal Education at the Donald School of Business. Upon Graduation, she married her soul mate and relocated permanently to Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2015. At this time the economic state of Alberta and Fort McMurray was dire. Landing a job after graduation was like looking for a needle in a haystack.  Then came the 2016 wildfire. Canada's 2nd most costliest disaster in history. After 6 months of evacuation and a standing, but damaged home, Elissa moved back to Fort McMurray with her husband, where they opted to repair their home themselves. After a lot of hard, dirty, and really smelly work and a few extra insurance bucks left in her pocket, Elissa decided to roll up her entrepreneurial sleeves again, to fight back against the culture she left behind in Toronto. Armed with the mission to empower women, one outfit at a time and most importantly the desire to build a platform and culture of positivity where women could work together in fashion, to bring a new light to the industry through modern e-commerce.