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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 16, 2013 Edition


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto

We’ve got boys on the brain. We’re generally all about the lady style bloggers when it comes to the Lookbook, but this week their male counterparts deserve a little recognition.

On one end of the country, we have Vancouver’s Mc Kenneth, one of Canada’s most prolific Lookbook.nu users. He churns out uber cool outfits like nobody’s business, and this week’s quilted black bomber and white shorts getup is no exception.

On the other end of our fair nation is Newfoundland’s Chris, a physician by day and style blogger by night. He’s a newcomer with no shortage of skinny ties, pocket squares and gingham in his closet. Each week’s outfit is more dapper than the last. He had us at “Indochino jacket”.

Keep it up gents! We’re loving what you’re serving up.


Alexandra Nikolajev of I’m A Little, Toronto (Image Credit: Wild Eyed)


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto


Chris Nicholas for Lookbook.nu, Newfoundland

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 26, 2013 Edition


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Victoria

Just when we thought we had the aesthetics of our favourite Canadian style bloggers all figured out, one of them trotted out a delightfully unexpected get-up.

Ania, who regularly serves up one fierce look after another, has a penchant for dark colours and leather, and whom we’ve never seen crack a smile on her blog, blew us away this week with one of the cutest personal style posts we’ve featured to date. In it, she’s grinning from ear to ear, wearing a watermelon sweater and floral print cap, and carrying a skateboard she adorably confesses to not knowing how to ride. Cute overload? Not a chance. In fact, now that we’ve seen this side of Ania, we’re hoping she’ll come out to play more often.

How about you, dear readers – new season, fresh look?


Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto


Bianca Venerayan of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 5, 2013 Edition


Caillianne Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto

Head to toe coordination is always risky business – the results can either be a stroke of sartorial genius or a complete, tacky flop. This week, Canadian style bloggers really committed, and took their looks to the next level.

Caillianne had us seeing red: from her herringbone coat to her tie-dye jeans to her printed tote – not to mention those signature scarlet lips – the lady in red never looked so fierce. Neither did her dog, Cubby.

Kassandra‘s outfit this week was an ode to floral denim. She upped the chic factor of her printed jeans and matching button-down with a fitted navy blazer and gold accessories. Kudos on a styling job well done.

Too much of a good thing? Never. Especially when there’s a patterned Canadian tuxedo involved.


Kassandra Camponi of Kastles, Edmonton


Nigel Lew of The Honest Romantic, Vancouver


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – February 22, 2013 Edition


Julia Monson for Lookbook.nu, Toronto 

If, like us, you’ve been shying away from the printed pant trend, it’s probably about time you get on board. According to some of our favourite Canadian style bloggers, patterned pants are going nowhere fast.

This week, Krystin sported a teal animal print pair with just the right amount of sheen, Ivy donned a green pair that contrasted perfectly against her sunny yellow jacket, and Nelia chose a black-and-white striped pair she fondly calls her ‘Beetlejuice pants’. In fact, Nelia confesses to owning 20+ pairs of “crazy pants” – now that’s dedication.

Are you a printed pant hoarder like Nelia, or a neophyte like T and me?


Ivy Xu for Lookbook.nu, Vancouver


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto


Andrew Eirich of The Realist, Edmonton

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – January 11, 2013 Edition


Lisa Dengler for Lookbook.nu, Toronto/Zurich

While most of us bundled up in our winter coats over the holidays, Nelia wore the most charming outfit during her vacation in Punta Cana. She couldn’t have looked any more perfect for a tropical getaway in her white daisy lace dress, pink earrings, and yellow bracelets.

Though it’s not nearly warm enough for naked limbs at home in Canada, Ania and Dani surprised us with their midriff-baring looks this week. I’m the kind of person who will wear three shirts under a parka in zero degree weather and stare incredulously at anyone wearing anything less, including joggers in spandex, barelegged ladies in skirts and ballerina flats, and boys walking around on campus in gym shorts (WHY???).

I would wear snow pants regularly if that were acceptable among adults. I admire Ania and Dani for being brave enough to show some skin in minus-zero weather, and looking chic and totally badass (and not insane) while doing it.


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto


Bianca Venerayan of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – Best of 2012!


Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto

As occasional style bloggers, we’ve come to a less than obvious conclusion: style blogging isn’t easy. Put on some clothes, snap a photo or two and call it a day, right? Not quite.

So much thought goes into the production of a personal style shot that will keep readers coming back for more. The look: arm party or no arm party? Ankle booties or platform pumps? Hair up or down? The location: this graffiti wall or that one? Open field or busy city street? The pose: look straight at the camera or whimsically away from it? Lean in this doorway or sit on that park bench? It’s enough to make your head spin, but those who do it well have it down to a fine art.

That’s why this year we left the personal style blogging to those who do it like they mean it, and launched The Canadian Street Style Lookbook. There are some seriously stylish folks across our fair nation, and we wanted to introduce them to you. And, as 2012 comes to an end, we decided to take on the impossible task of rounding up our 10 favourite looks from the year.

From fabulous Lookbook regulars like Nelia and sisters Caillianne and Samantha to less frequent but no less chic contributors like Anya and Sydney, we’re in awe of just how sartorially gifted these 11 bloggers are. We bow down to your abilities to keep the outfits creative, the backdrops fresh and your bodies perfectly posed from week to week.

To all who were featured in the Lookbook this past year, thank you for the incredible blog fodder. We can’t wait to showcase more of our favourite bloggers, as well as some fresh new faces, in 2013!


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/Beijing


Anya Georgijevic of I’m The It Girl, Vancouver


Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – December 21, 2012 Edition


Justyna Baraniecki of Chameleonic, Ottawa

There are two incredible street style photos this week that literally made my jaw drop.

Justyna is an obvious one – she looks like a 7-foot-tall goddess who has just stepped out of a fairy tale. Her lace blouse is gorgeous, but it’s her full-length skirt, comprised of layers of sheer red fabric, is the highlight of her look. The clothing, the pose, and the snowy background combine for a breathtaking image.

Another stunner this week is Aliya in her dark denim shirt with contrast stitching, gold skirt, and chic hat. The brim of her hat swooping over her face makes her look rather mysterious, don’t you think?


Jen Tam of Her Waise Choice, Vancouver


Aliya Akhmedeeva of Click To See More, Montreal


Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/Zurich

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – December 7, 2012 Edition


Ivy Xu for Lookbook.nu, Vancouver

Canadian winters are worth enduring for one reason and one reason alone: boots! (And possibly layering opportunities.) This week, our favourite style bloggers showed off some fabulous cold weather footwear.

Jay’s Diesel black lace-up boots are too good to be true, and were made for his delightfully oversized camo jacket. While the mixing of black and brown normally makes me shudder, Anik’s two-tone stacked heels are definitely an exception to the rule. I’m also digging the gently scuffed look of the boots, which I’m thinking was either achieved during a holiday shopping excursion at an impossibly crowded mall or at a rodeo. Caillianne’s Balenciaga shoes aren’t exactly boots, but they’re not not boots, either. They simply defy categorization, and that in itself is something worth appreciating.


Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal


Kimberly Lyn of The Souls of My Shoes, Toronto


Liz Clark for Elizabeth Victoria Clark, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – November 23, 2012 Edition


Lolitta Dandoy of Fashion Is Everywhere, Montreal

When it comes to pants, the most adventurous I get is wearing the same black pair five days in a row, but this week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook is giving me major pant envy.

I love the sheen of Kristin’s Express jacquard tweed pants and think that they would be perfect for holiday parties – wouldn’t that gorgeous shade of blue go well with the colour of champagne? Caillianne’s choice of legwear involved decidedly less sheen and a lot more shine. Her dazzling Maison Martin Margiela for H&M leggings with mirror sequins are no less perfect for the holidays and would surely brighten (literally) any holiday occasion. Also looking super chic this week was Liz, who did a brilliant job styling her Isabel Marant snake print pants with neutral pieces.


Liz Clark of Elizabeth Victoria Clark, Toronto


Caillianne Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto


Joandy L. for Lookbook.nu, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – November 9, 2012 Edition


Liz Clark of Elizabeth Victoria Clark, Toronto

When it comes to accessories, have you ever thought about wearing a glove-shaped coin purse necklace around your neck? Donning a turban to protect your head from the fall chill? Or hanging a cat sweater casually over your handbag? No? Me neither. But this week’s round of personal style bloggers made just these bold choices for their accessories, and they all look amazing!

Caillianne worked a Maison Martin Margiela at H&M (launching next week on Nov. 15!) glove necklace and a vintage turban into a killer black-and-white ensemble that balanced chic on top with sporty on the bottom. The Beckerman clan can always be counted on for creative ways to accessorize.

There are tons of animal sweaters these days that are super cute and not at all kitsch (though I personally enjoy kitschy sweaters), and Alyssa shows us a fun way of wearing one – without actually wearing it. Hanging a sweater over your handbag is a genius solution because then you can have two amazing tops on you rather than just one (this would be the opposite of ‘less is more’ but would achieve the same effect – a brilliant outfit)!


Alyssa Lau of The Ordinary Peoples, Edmonton


M’c kenneth Licon for Lookbook.nu, Vancouver


Anonymous, Halifax (Image Credit: Melissa Jane Dube for Fashion East)

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