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Toronto-based interior-design guru Christine Dovey describes her style as a mix of girlie with a little edge. “I get excited by things that are quirky,” she admits. It’s no surprise that her refined aesthetic propelled what began as a simple e-design service—Dovey created mood boards for clients’ own DIY projects—into a full-service business with international reach. Now, Dovey is expanding her design repertoire: She’s flipping a house and has a decor collection and a reality-TV show in the works.
Silk dress, Derek Lam 10 Crosby ($635); shearling vest, Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth ($799); gold-tone-steel and cubic-zirconia cuff, Michael Kors ($270); gold-plated-brass cuffs, Hervé Van Der Straeten ($640 and $655); gold-plated-resin necklace, By Malene Birger ($425); leather “Val” booties, Rachel Zoe ($495). All items available at Hudson’s Bay (thebay.com).
Gold! Suede! Fringe! ’Tis the season to channel your inner glamazon with sky-high heels that perfectly complement your LBD.
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Ballet flats don’t have to be basic. Opt for a wild print and stand out from the pack.
Catriona Smart wrote for a friend’s blog before launching Coco & Cowe, a lifestyle site that she calls “your digital best friend.” Smart and her team are always on the hunt for the best jet-set destinations, restos and fashion finds. Her career advice? “People are so afraid to put something out there that they stop themselves,” she says. “Just start!”
Polyester blouse, Nic+Zoe ($148); lamb-leather jacket, 3.1 Phillip Lim ($2,075); cotton jeans, Citizens of Humanity ($259); gold-plated-metal ring, Diane von Furstenberg ($98); silver-finish metal bracelet with blue beads ($46), gold-finish metal bracelet with orange beads ($46) and gold-finish metal bracelet with anchor detail ($58), all Alex and Ani; gold-tone-metal and amethyst resin necklace, KARA Kara Ross ($95); rhodium and crystal earrings, Vince Camuto ($28); suede “Cardio” pumps, Nine West ($125). All items available at Hudson’s Bay (thebay.com).
Next time you reach for black on black, think again. Pump up the volume with a bold hue instead. Who says you have to shake off the winter blues?
Consider the loafer your new BFF. This French-girl staple will give you the laissez-faire flair you’ve been after, whether you’re at work, on a date or having brunch with your squad.
THE URBAN RANGER
Is your favourite fashion uniform jeans and a white T-shirt? Step up your everyday look with some edgy booties.
If Hana James’ effervescent personality is any indication of the benefits of juicing, we’re stocking up, stat. The Torontonian opened Greenhouse Juice in 2014 with Anthony Green, plus five partners who work behind the scenes in New York and Los Angeles. Since its launch, the juicery has opened five more locations across the city, quickly becoming the go-to for a pick-me-up. When James isn’t serving up organic, cold-pressed elixirs behind the counter, she’s concocting new recipes (the superfood-packed smoothies are her brainchild) and working with a holistic nutritionist to ensure that everything on the menu is as good for you as it tastes. While the Greenhouse Juice team has a no-compromise motto when it comes to sustainability (glass bottles are a must) and produce (it’s always 100-percent organic), James is quick to point out that they don’t take themselves too seriously. “We like to call ourselves ‘recreational juicers,’” she says.
Merino-wool and acrylic sweater, Opening Ceremony ($375); viscose T-shirt, Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth ($29); wool and mohair pants, 3.1 Phillip Lim ($580); silver-plated bracelet ($150), silver-plated twisted bracelet ($135) and silver-plated and leather bracelet ($150), all Uno de 50; leather “Stan Smith” sneakers, adidas ($110). All items available at Hudson’s Bay (thebay.com).
THE COOL GIRL
These snappy kicks are too nice to stow in your gym bag. Besides, sneakers are no longer just a treadmill staple. Just ask Gigi Hadid. Join the off-duty-model club with a pair of cool retro trainers, all-white runners or floral flatforms. We even give you permission to wear them at the office.
THE CITY SLICKER
Take the classic knee-high boots to new heights by pairing them with a flirty dress, chunky knit and skinny scarf—our favourite accessory this season—for an haute take on equestrian chic.
If your ultimate playlist is ’90s R&B (Mariah meets Whitney meets Aaliyah), it’s time to embrace the throwback vibe and lace up a pair of military-inspired boots.