I started blogging about 3 years ago while I was modeling. It was a creative outlet that allowed me to showcase my style and aesthetic. It took a bit longer for me to decide what exactly I would post about.
My background’s pretty unique. I was born in Toronto and grew up in Florida, and I traveled internationally a lot from a very young age. I think this has really helped build my interest and appreciation of fashion and culture on a global level.
What would you say was your greatest challenge?
It was a huge adjustment for me to move back to Florida in order to finish up my Bachelor’s. Trying to focus on studying and being in school when all I wanted to do was work on my blog was the most difficult thing.
There were more than a few times I considered giving up on my blog whenever I felt overwhelmed but I’m so glad I kept at it. In the end, I learned how to use my time and resources more effectively.
Simple and clean. I feel like that has really differentiated myself from the "street style" craze that consists of very busy-looking shots. The focus is on the clothing shown through the in-between moments, which I feel are always the most authentic representation of a style post. It should be all about the person in the photo.
I'm really inspired by the minimal, Scandinavian aesthetic – very clean and simple photography, lots of movement and no distracting extras. Street style on the internet can also be very inspiring and influential. It's amazing because you can see what styles are trending around the world all from the comfort of your bed. I've definitely gotten into the habit of checking my blog roll first thing in the morning while drinking my first coffee.
My style is tomboy chic – cool, but not that cool.
Where do you get inspiration?
I'm very inspired by images. I think that explains my obsession with Pinterest and Tumblr. I also love going to the magazine rack and picking up a batch of printed fashion magazines to go through.
Bullett, Russh, Love & Lula are some of my favorites. I have stacks of old issues I can't bear to toss. It's nice to have a little gallery to flip through when I'm looking for styling inspiration.
I have a minor obsession with white walls and industrial spaces. I hate greenery in my photos because I feel like it makes the image less focused and powerful. I'm not a fan of bullshit. I show people my aesthetic and vision. Nothing extraneous. Everything in my photos is with purpose.
Whose style do you admire?
Mija of Creators of Desire. She has an incredible knack for making basics look cool. With pieces like slouchy denim shorts, white button ups and black ankle booties, she's the prime example of elevating the white tee & jeans look.
What’s your favorite look for fall?
Although it still feels like summer here in LA, I can't wait to break out my oversized sweater collection. I'm loving oversized turtlenecks this season. Paired with waxed denim or sheer black tights and a mini skirt, sweaters look super cool and badass. Fall is definitely my favorite season.
My favorite street to bum around on is Abbott Kinney in Venice. I'll usually be in an oversized sweater, ripped skinnies and ankle booties. Super laid back, "off-duty" vibes.
Where’s the best place to visit this time of year?
I love big cities, so NY is definitely a go-to this time of year. The leaves changing colors, big coats and giant hot lattes.
I'm actually going to Montreal in November for a campaign shoot. I was born in Toronto but have never been to Montreal..very excited to explore that city and enjoy weather that is actually cold. I also plan on heading to New York in the spring for Fashion Week and will probably end up on a photo adventure in Palm Springs again over the next few months.
What are your favorite stores and designers as of late?
My favorite designers include Saint Laurent, A.L.C, The Row, Iro and Alexander Wang.
I'm also a self-diagnosed online shopping addict -- Revolve Clothing, Nasty Gal, Asos, Missguided and The Outnet are a few of my favorites.
Any dream collaborations?
Everlane, The Dreslyn, Aritzia and Barneys New York.
I'd also love to collaborate with beauty brands like Cover Girl or Maybelline. A feature on The Coveteur would definitely be an "I know I made it" moment.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
It's crazy how much has changed for me, even over the past year. In five years, I'd like to be living in New York, doing a combination of styling and social media. A position as a fashion editor would be amazing down the road.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm a classically trained dancer – does that count? I was super into ballet until I started modeling. I haven't danced in a while so I'm probably really bad now.
What’s on your iPod, bookshelf or movie list at the moment?
I've recently gotten back into the Strokes again. Been listening to a lot of Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys and Airborne Toxic Event too. All old stuff that I was super into four years ago. It's fun to revisit music I remember listening to on repeat driving to school.What’s your mantra?
Keep it simple. It makes things so much easier when you boil things down to just the basics.