Robyn Chalmers of Fashionista 514, Montreal
This week, Canada’s best dressed took a break from the usual colour bonanza in favour of black and white with divine textures, cuts, and accessories.
Kristin’s indisputably charming look illustrates the often ignored but serious power of buttons. I’m now convinced that gold buttons are the best kind of buttons, as they transform her blouse from ordinary to extraordinary. Meanwhile, the pearl buttons of her jacket perfectly complement its scalloped trim – primarily in the sense that both are elegant details, but also in that both allude to the ocean.
Rivaling the magnificence of Kristin’s jacket is Robyn’s white jacquard blazer (close-up here). She pairs it with an otherwise all black ensemble of lace, leather and metallic trimmings – unlikely ingredients to a summer-perfect getup. And can we take a moment to ooh and aah over her Preen for ALDO RISE sculptural shoes (close-up here)? They’re downright amazing.
If you’ve ever attempted to wear knitted shorts, then you know they’re the hardest thing to pull off. Bianca does it admirably by incorporating them into an outfit that’s more dark and futuristic, and less cute and casual. Jay has a similar look going on and pulls off his knit sweater with plunging neckline with equal success. Plunging necklines are, of course, a summer style essential. You can take that one to the bank.
Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto
Jen Tam of Her Waise Choice, Vancouver
Jay Strut of Jay Strut, Toronto
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Mélanie Brisson, Montreal (Image Credit: Stefania Yarhi for Textstyles)
It is said that visualization is key in transforming a wish into reality. This week’s best dressed made it no secret what it is that stands at the top of their wish list: a tropical paradise!
Samantha’s sublime outfit encompasses all the ingredients for the perfect summer getaway: colossal palm trees, blue skies, and rock climbing rope for the purpose of fashion, not exercise. The spectacular two-toned ‘do makes me think of some of my favourite things, such as layered drinks, sunsets, and flamingoes.
Nelia and Rana both wore stunning pieces featuring nostalgic beach scenes from the Prada Spring 2010 RTW collection. I love that Nelia wore her beach print dress to the beach – so jealous! Rana went for a decidedly harder look, what I would call tropical paradise-meets-concrete-jungle.
Mélanie’s outfit doesn’t explicitly follow the tropical theme, but the medley of brilliant colours does remind me of coral reefs…
I think I might need a vacation, too.
Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto
Anonymous, Montreal (Image Credit: Street Scout)
Samantha Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto
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Marta Tryshak of With Love Gabrielle, Toronto
This week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook finds ladies dressed impeccably and suitably for a spectrum of intriguing scenarios.
It seems that Marta fittingly put together her outfit as if it were a deconstructed painting for her visit to the AGO exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. Her white top and pants are a blank canvas that she’s transformed into a masterpiece with fun prints and punches of bold colour. Am I reading too much into Marta’s ensemble? Or is she the Picasso of Canadian street style?
Standing in front of what appears to be prison doors, Vanessa imparts a don’t-mess-with-me attitude in a white varsity jacket, sports bra, and black leather shorts with mesh trim. This is by far the best interpretation of the black-and-white bee-striped prison uniform I’ve seen to date.
The crystal ball in the background of Mina’s photo makes it painfully obvious that Professor Trelawny, professor of Divination at Hogwarts, was the source of inspiration for Mina’s look. Mina certainly looks magical with her perfectly-tied headband (executed with a spell, I assume), magnificent Prada sunglasses, and orange and gold statement earrings.
Mina Sadat-Hosseini of Glitter in my Veins, Vancouver
Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/Beijing
Septembre Anderson of J’Adore, Toronto (Image Credit: Kyle Burton)
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