Questions by Tybie Lipetz @Tybielipetz
What are the top 3 must haves in your closet?
At the moment I’d say, a pair of dark denim boot cut Hudson jeans (stupidly comfortable), a blazer and good ol’ Frye boots.
What’s your go-to outfit?
A flowy printed silk mini-dress with boots or booties.
What’s your go-to store?
I find myself in Club Monaco more often than not. Pretty much everything in there is really, really nice. Club Monaco couture as I like to call it.
Who’s your favourite designer?
I’m not sure about one favourite but I love Chanel – classic chic.
Are you effected by trends? Are there any trends at the moment you love or hate?
I’m usually slightly hesitant with trends at first, it took me forever to start wearing skinny jeans because I was sure it was a trend that wouldn’t last. Faux fur is so hot right now and I think it can look great but I’m not sure it works on me. I did just purchase a pair of red jeans though, takes me back to the 90s. In a good way.
What advice would you give to young women/men trying to find their personal style?
I’d say, peruse fashion magazines for inspiration and observe people whose style you appreciate, then pick and choose styles and looks that speak to you. Go with your gut.
What’s your opinion of fashion magazines? Do you read them?
Fashion magazines are great as I said to draw ideas from – People Style Weekly and InStyle are ones I look to for inspiration from time to time.
What was your favourite style decade? (grunge, hippy, 40’s, …)
I love the 1920s. Everything looked so classy and elegant – double breasted suits, dropped waist dresses and ridiculously cool hats.
What does style mean to you?
To me, style is a way of expressing something about yourself. There’s an art to it, an inventiveness and a creativity. I find beauty in fashion and wearing beautiful clothes makes me feel good in my insides.
Do you dress for yourself or for others (ie: your man or work)?
I always appreciate someone noticing and commenting positively on something I’m wearing, but I think even if no one was around, I’d still want to wear nice things. It feels good to look good, let’s not mince words.
How has your personal style changed over the years?
When I was younger I wore a lot of hand-me-downs and sweatshirts with animals on them. In my teens I was SUPER conservative, I shopped at Jacob and Smart Set religiously. My go-to outfit circa 1999 was khaki pants and a collared shirt under a wool sweater. Then I went through a phase where I didn’t want to wear anything that could be construed as girly. I’m much more fashion conscious now than I’ve ever been; I’ve discovered the fun of it.
Have you ever felt pressured to look a certain way? Why? What did you do about it?
I don’t think so…I’ve always chosen to wear what I think makes me look nice and feel good.
How would you describe your style?
Post modern awesome. Just kidding. Classic post modern awesome.
What’s your favourite accessory?
Simple gold Tiffany’s heart lock pendant, from a special someone. Because isn’t that what really counts? Shiny expensive things. Just kidding. Shiny expensive things from your loved ones that show how much they care, as indicated by a monetary value.
RED CARPET QUESTION
How do you like to dress for the Red Carpet?
A nice dress that accentuates my features – alluring and bootylicious while still keepin’ it classy.