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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 18, 2014 Edition


Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver

It’s a print story this week on the Canadian style blogs, and we’re loving it.

From Alanna‘s gorgeous floral maxi dress in Vancouver to Krystin‘s pretty-in-pink look in Toronto to Katia‘s retro print-on-print action in Montreal, our nation’s most stylish put on a lesson in rocking bold, vibrant prints.

Will you be following their lead?


Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto


Katia Nikolajew of Bewolf, Montreal

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Stylin’ from the Backseat: Queen’s Plate 2014

We love getting all gussied up for big events here at The Backseat Stylers, and there’s no bigger occasion for us this summer than last week’s Queen’s Plate. On a day when the dress code called for fancy fascinators and chic frocks, our philosophy was simple: go big or go home.

Literally, it seems, which explains S’s predilection for extremely oversized headpieces. She got a taste for large hats at our first Queen’s Plate last year, and would’ve had a tough time topping that sartorial outing if not for the incredibly talented David Dunkley, official milliner of the Queen’s Plate and purveyor of the gorgeous (and ginormous!) floral headpiece S sported. T, on the other hand, went for a more understated fascinator, opting instead to make a bold statement with her eye-catching metallic candy wrapper clutch and reflective sunglasses.

Both of us donned black and white with pops of metallic silver; save for the giant blue flowers atop S’s head, of course. S’s floral-on-floral getup was a nod to favourite Mary Katrantzou, while T repped Canadian in a dramatic VAWK vest. Our looks complemented each other rather nicely, though admittedly accidentally.

With yet another set of tastefully over-the-top Queen’s Plate ensembles under our belts, our #QP15 garb will have to be even bigger and bolder. Thank goodness we have a year to prepare ourselves.

On S: David Dunkley fascinator / Mary Katrantzou dress / Prada shoes / Chanel clutch

On T: David Dunkley fascinator / VAWK vest / Zara shorts / Alexander Wang shoes / Maison Martin Margiela for H&M clutch

Image Credits: Mauricio Calero, Becca Lemire for She Does The City

Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 11, 2014 Edition


Assa Cisse of My Curves & Curls, Toronto

What better time to have some fun with fashion than when you’re not cocooned in a heavy parka? This week, Canadian style bloggers took advantage of the balmy weather to add some flare to their outfits.

Alanna sported a sherbet-hued matched set (with co-ordinated shoes to boot!), Assa rocked the oversized ruffle with an off-shoulder look, and Ania donned some snake print and the requisite cowgirl hat for Calgary Stampede festivities.


Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto


Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 4, 2014 Edition


Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto

This week, we’re all obsessed with head-to-toe white looks, thanks to Sonya here in Toronto and Claire over in Vancouver.

Sonya sported a lovely crochet lace frock that had us instantly clicking to snag our very own, while Claire’s effortlessly chic white separates and matching shoes had a similar effect on us (i.e. wear to buy a pair of white sandals, stat?).

Are you rocking the summer whites too, or are you weary of spilling your ice cream on your bright white duds?


Lily Nguyen of Bleed For Fashion, Vancouver


Claire Liu of Von Vogue, Vancouver


Alyssa Lau of Ordinary People, Edmonton

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – June 27, 2014 Edition


Alex of Alex’s Closet, Montreal

This week on the Canadian style blogs, it was all about fun and fabulous prints. From Jenny‘s floral frock to Alex‘s striped blazer, Krystin‘s checked dress to Gabrielle‘s palm tree-print top, every outfit was an ode to another print.

Bloggers from across the country have gone print happy and – thanks to them – so have we.


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto


Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/New York


Assa Cisse of My Curves & Curls, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – June 20, 2014 Edition


Jackline A. of Sincerely Miss J, Toronto

This Saturday’s Summer Solstice marks the longest day of 2014. For style bloggers across the country that means more hours in the day to get their style snaps in – and they’ve definitely been taking advantage of the sun’s extended hours over the past week.

From Jackline and Krystin in lovely, ladylike frocks on the streets of Toronto to the Beckerman sisters in their typically delightfully outlandish looks on the MMVA’s red carpet, Canadian style bloggers officially welcomed the arrival of summer in very chic fashion.


Alison Hutchison of Styling My Life, Vancouver


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto


Alex of Alex’s Closet, Montreal

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – June 13, 2014 Edition


Jill Lanksy of The August Diaries, Vancouver

This week in Canadian street style, it was all about statement dressing – no wallflowers here.

Jill paired a hard-to-miss bright yellow frock with a fierce pair of lace-up heels for a party-perfect look, Sonya brought the drama in a royal purple floral print dress and seasonless ankle booties, and Sasha knocked it out of the ballpark with a jaw-droppingly hot skirt suit that was anything but corporate and boring.


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto


Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto


Cailli and Samantha Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto

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Stylin’ from the Backseat: Garden Party

On a recent visit to The Room at Hudson’s Bay in Vancouver, Charlotte Dellal, aka the creative genius behind accessories brand Charlotte Olympia, said, ”I love to design for women who dress from the feet up.” That certainly explains my ongoing obsession with all that Dellal does. Her line is an endless supply of gorgeous statement shoes I just can’t get enough of – and that definitely call for dressing from the feet up.

Take last week’s Power Ball ensemble, for example. I’ve had the most amazing Charlotte Olympia sandals sitting in my closet for some time now waiting for their first outing, destined to make their debut at one of Toronto’s biggest art parties of the year. Working from the bottom up, I paired the foliage print and sculpted heel sandals with my newly acquired 424 Fifth laser-cut pleather skirt and my favourite floral print Erdem top.

A match made in sartorial heaven? Quite possibly. Case made for dressing from the feet up? Most definitely.

Erdem top / 424 Fifth skirt / Charlotte Olympia shoes / Chanel bag

Image Credit: Stefania Yarhi for FASHION Magazine

Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – June 6, 2014 Edition


Lily Nguyen of Bleed For Fashion, Vancouver

Fashion bloggers across the country embraced the green part of the colour wheel this week – right in line with our own current obsession with the hue.

Vancouverites Lily and Alanna both sported mint-y fresh ensembles; the former rocked a Carrie Bradshaw-esque tulle skirt, while the latter declared the state of her life – busy with a capital ‘B’! – on a cropped tank. On the other end of the green spectrum, Toronto’s Sonya and Lookbook newcomer Elif, from Montreal, both showed teal some love – through a girly frock and statement pants respectively.

The bottom line? We’re seeing green, and we couldn’t be happier about it.


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto


Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – May 30, 2014 Edition


Assa Cisse of My Curves and Curls, Toronto

Nothing says spring like a bevy of floral print outfits, which is exactly what Canadian bloggers across the country served up this week.

Montreal’s Gabrielle rocked a floral bomber for a sporty vibe, Calgary’s Ania donned a lovely floral A-line skirt on her Asia trip, Vancouver’s Lydia edged up a summery frock with a denim moto jacket, and Lookbook newcomer Liat wore floral-on-floral for the ultimate in floral ensembles.


Gabrielle Lacasse of Dentelle+Fleurs, Montreal


Liat Neuman of YomanChic, Toronto


Dani Roche of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto

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