Geeky Chic
3 years ago
Toronto Street Style: A Saga of Girl Crushes

Like Mona, I have had my share of girl crushes before, but have you ever had a family crush? You know, where you have had to think twice about breaking-up with an ex because you would have missed his/her kin? Melissa and I spotted Stefanie and her family (mother, father, aunt and uncle) taking a stroll on a hot Sunday afternoon in Toronto. We started chatting, and as it turns out, all are involved in the arts in one way or another - actors, interior designers, screenwriters.They were all very warm, the ladies very fashionable (sorry dad!) and also very supportive of our upcoming magazine, The Genteel!

Naturally, creative expression runs through Stefanie’s veins – she studies fashion design, shuffling between Toronto and Paris to learn and develop her craft. She looked positively angelic in a radiant summer white dress, with a chic gamine cut to match! Her pop of colour a la clutch and scarf completed her look perfectly. Stefanie, I am looking forward to following your work!

Writing by Irene Kim, photos by Melissa Sung


The Goods: 

Dress, Line
Shoes, Aldo (not shown)
Bag, Louis Vuitton
Scarf, Ted Baker
Sunglasses, Ray-ban

3 years ago
Toronto Street Style: Striking Style Inspired by Unlikely Coupling

Make-up artist Ashley Lovsin is a photographer’s dream - striking, stylish and a radiant spirit to boot.  First, her hair.  I have always appreciated a great short cut on a woman and looking at Ashley, how could one not appreciate it too?  The cut highlights her features and captures her personality beautifully.  She has done many variations of the short cut in the past, and this one in particular was inspired by an unlikely coupling.  The side shave was inspired by talented Swedish pop star, Robyn (“doing amazing things these days!”), and the platinum white by the dignified elegance of ladies of a certain age.  I love hearing from where people draw their style inspiration as it reminds me that inspiration can literally come from anywhere.   

As for her outfit, Ashley’s black could very well have been white.  The combination of sheer materials and delicate details resulted in a feel that was far from somber, but rather sweet and light!  

But, even Ashley, with her bold style, feels security with a little length on top of her head.  I understand where Ashley is coming from, but I say to go with whatever she wants - her instincts are right on! 

Story by Irene Kim, photos by Melissa Sung
The Goods:
Top, Sirens
Skirt, Value Village ($2.99!)
Shoes, Spring

3 years ago