Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I've met many people on my quest to capture street style, but none stand out more than Masta Myst -- an incredibly charismatic and hugely energetic bicycle courier.
As you can imagine, he barrelled down the Annex streets like a rocket, and it was quite the task to catch up with him in our car, but I successfully grabbed his attention after practically throwing myself in the path of his bike.
As I was photographing him, his magnetic personality and bright ensemble also caught the attention of several passerbys -- one of whom was a little girl who demanded that her mother take their picture together.
"I describe my style like 80's Village People. In the street, fox on the box, and renaissance-type shit. I'm inspired by Victor Willis and Ray Simpson -- both men played the cop in the band. The hottest cop on the disco scene! People say that I'm a dancing machine!"
TorontoVerve made #8 on Street Style News' Daily Most Popular Chart:
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
"My style statement is high impact. I take big bites out of fashion. I don't wait into trends -- I jump into them. I love high impact pieces and I wear them everyday. I don't save them for special occasions. There are a few people who inspire me -- I love Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton and the 15 year old in me has to say Gwen Stefani."
Julia is the fashion and beauty director for Canadian Living.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
"I kinda just go for whatever I think will work with whatever. My main inspirations are 50's black turtlenecks, velvet underground, Lou Reed, Beetles, and old-school rock 'n' roll. I also have an appreciation for musicians who mix masculinity with femininity in their style."
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
"My style tries to balance work and park appropriate. For the summer that means slightly oversized shirts, and slim, cropped pants paired with black oxfords or tan brogues."
"I don't really know that much about fashion, but I like clean lines and simple patterns -- nothing too ornate. My parents are from Hong Kong, so I get to travel there pretty often and shop. I got this blouse from there."