Did you all have a wonderful long weekend? Mine was amazing! I went on a shopping trip across the border and then spent some time with friends we haven’t seen in ages, they are visiting from Hong Kong. I will show you my purchases some other time … but I do have to say that Target is always the highlight of the trip!
Couple of weeks ago N Introduced a series called “Get to know us” … now it’s my turn to answer those questions.
Here we go! xo m
Describe your style in five words or less.
Casual elegance and of course basic.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration?
I mainly get my inspiration from the 60’s style icons such as Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, and Ally McGraw, I do however dress in a lot of blacks and simple clothes which I accessorize.
If you could have been born in another fashion era, which one would you pick?
Of course it would be the 60’s.
What has been the biggest reward of blogging?
Our amazing followers! We have got to know so many of you and it is amazing to be part of this blogging community.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Settled with family, living in the city and hopefully running the business with N on full time basis!
What advice do you have for new bloggers?
Be ready to open up about your personal life and blog because you truly enjoy it; do not make it feel like it’s a job or a chore.
See above answers and do have to say that I LOVE Coco Chanel and her vision.
Favorite Toronto neighborhood for shopping:
Bloor Street and Yonge Street (north of Eglinton).
Tennis shoes with skirt suits—yay or nay?
No way … but I do have to say that I am a repeat offender of wearing my UGGs to the office in winter months. For the ladies that wear runners with skirt of pant suits to work I suggest they invest in cute and comfy pair of flat shoes if heels are such a pain for them!
How do you feel about Crocs?
Not for me, don’t see the point.
Biggest fashion pet peeve:
Wearing tights with a short top that doesn’t cover your butt … I do not need to see the outline of your thong/underwear or the outline of the front lady parts. When did this become a style?
Five winter wardrobe essentials for every Torontonian:
You have to have super warm winter jacket, cozy scarf, skinny jeans or jeans that can be easily tucked into your boots, riding boots are of course a must as well and you will also need a warm drink in your hand.
Favourite current trend:
I love all the colour blocking, there are pops of bright colours everywhere!
Trend you would like to see disappear forever:
Fake eyeglasses. People who actually wear eyeglasses, usually wish they didn’t have to, aka ME.
Do you see any current trends that could become classics?
Bright colored skinny jeans!
Favourite local blogs:
Let’s see …. There are few that I read on regular basis, Kitka by the owners of Mjolk, Lark and Linen by a Toronto based interior designer, Ask Ink Remains by a former coworker and recently Toronto Standard.
Most practical shoe for Torontonians:
Boots and a pair of comfy stylish flat shoes. I like to think that Toronto is a very walkable city (we walk almost everywhere), so a pair of walking shoes are a must!
Favourite shoe in your closet:
Just like N, I have too many pair of shoes in my closet (I used to collect sneakers … I have about 50 pairs), aside from that I do have to say that my pair of satin peep toe heels by Enzo Angiolini are my fave.
Your go-to wardrobe items:
Scarf, premium pair of jeans – ladies trust me it is worth the price, my Aldo brown boots and a simple blouse.
As a designer I instantly feel attracted to black, but I love grays and corals.
And now, the lightning round—
Red lips or nude lips?
Love nude lips! I can’t pull of red lip!
Sequins during the day?
During holidays, sure!
Flats, stilettos, or wedges?
I love my flats.
Prints or solids?
Leggings as pants?
Are you more likely to splurge on a shoe or a purse?
Shoes … there might be lots of walking.
Finish this sentence: “I never leave home without my . . . ”