Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/Beijing
At the last signs of winter, I packed away my fur, leather and wool. And then slowly but surely, the leather pieces came back out of hibernation, even as the temperatures soared. On days like this one, I was sweltering in my little leather shorts, but I didn’t mind. All for the love of leather, right?
Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels that way. Vanessa donned a head-to-toe black leather get-up that literally rocked my world this week. Her perforated peplum top was simply divine, and her pants fit like a glove. The accessories, a Chanel bag and Alexander Wang shoes, were right on point. She looked as ridiculously hot as she probably felt wearing the ensemble in balmy summer weather…pun intended.
Despite the fact that there was no leather involved, Kassandra’s denim shirt and floral pants combo also knocked my socks off this week. Her necklace was perfectly placed, and her smile (the very best kind of accessory) simply brilliant. They’re contagious, I hear, and I find myself grinning right back at my laptop screen.
I propose we start a revolution: more smiling and less thoughtful gazes into the distance (I know, I’m guilty too!) in personal style posts from now on. Who’s in?
Kassandra Camponi of Kastles, Edmonton
Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto
Kimberly Lyn of The Souls of My Shoes, Toronto
Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal
Kate McLean of O My Heart, New Brunswick
Jen Tam of Her Waise Choice, Vancouver