Friday, November 28, 2014


Jay: "My style is trendy. I used to play hockey so it's also a little bit sporty. I try to have an outdoorsy feel. I'm inspired by English model Ricki Hall. I like his whole look and the vibe he gives off."

TorontoVerve: "What's your favourite memory of 2014?"

Jay: "I would have to say signing a contract with a talent agency as an actor and model. It's an interesting career change."

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Thursday, November 27, 2014


"My style is always changing. I try to stay true to myself and not follow trends. I want to be comfortable in my own skin."

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


"My style is easy, eccentric, and different every day. I don't follow any particular niche, but I'm kinda into dorky men's fashion these days."

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


"My style is easy layers."

Follow Jayde on Instagram. She says there's "a lot of talk on it about tacos. I love tacos."

Saturday, November 22, 2014


"My style is all over the place. Somedays I dress comfortable and somedays I dress up like a pin-up girl. Whatever the weather allows."

We previously captured Kellie's street style last year.

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Friday, November 21, 2014


"I like cyber-goth clothing and fluffy things like this sweater. I'm inspired by Brooke Candy and Grimes, and a whole lot of people in platform shoes."

Thadea is a musician and describes her sound as "alternative rock inspired by old-school blues, but then I started making drum and bass a few months ago. I really took a weird jump (laughs)."

You can check out her music at

Monday, November 10, 2014


"I don't even know how to describe my style. I go vintage shopping sometimes. I get inspiration from random fashion blogs, but I'm not following any particular movement or anything."

Friday, November 7, 2014


Riley: My style has always been vintage. This top is from the lingerie section of The Salvation Army. My mother inspires me. She's the most womanly woman I know. She would never leave the house in anything less than lipstick and a pair of pumps and I think I just took everything from her -- especially now that I'm grown up. Lipstick is like my weapon (laughs).

TorontoVerve: What are you most happiest about this year?

Riley: I've been working on this startup company all year and we just incorporated. It's a film company based in Nova Scotia and we're going to produce the kind of projects that's going to put Nova Scotia on the map. I'm so over-the-moon excited about it.

TorontoVerve: You moved to Halifax from Toronto. What has the transition been like for you?

Riley: It's hard to go from a big city to a small centre. You lose the diversity and energy, but you really have to figure how to create it on your own. You can either fade into the background and decide it's a small town, I should just stay home and watch Netflix, or you can just go out and make crazy waves. I feel like I've done more things in the past year in a big way than I would have done in Toronto in the next five years.

TorontoVerve: How would you describe the street style in Halifax?

Riley: There's not much street style in Halifax, but when there is, people are so ambitious about it and they're completely unapologetic. They do not care. They would just throw it all out there and I have to admire them for that.

Riley's vintage street style previously appeared on TorontoVerve two years ago.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

David & Oge

David: I'm not sure how to describe my style, but Oge inspires me.

Oge: My style goes from edgy to sporty.

Check out David's blog The Smiling Pluviophile. "It's my written work with pictures."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Caroline: My style is cool, calm and casual. The triple "C". I like to dress according to how I feel. My style is very governed by what is typically associated with male fashion. I've always liked to wear loose clothing. As I've gotten older, I've learned to appreciate my femininity, which is mostly shown in my face, jewellery and by the way I style my hair. I like to wear kicks, baggy pants and t-shirts. That's when I feel sexiest -- not when I'm wearing a skirt. I feel strong this way and that's when I feel more beautiful.

TorontoVerve: You're a photographer. How would you describe your creative work?

Caroline: It's raw. I always want to capture realism. When I see a photo, I want to be able to feel that I know that person -- like I'm almost getting emotionally attached. I prefer to do portraits and doc-style. Something that conveys a story -- something real. I'm not into the bravado or what you see in most magazines. I think the photos in advertisements are awesome, but they don't make me want to buy clothes. However, sometimes they make me want to put on make-up and cuddle with a guy at the beach.

Check out Caroline's photos and videos at or visit her Instagram.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


"I follow the trends of my intuition. I bought this coat last year at Mama Loves You Vintage and now mohair sweaters are trendy, but probably Mama Loves You knew that would happen. Although I'm not looking so glamourous today, I'm inspired by old glamour photographs -- beautiful shots of glamourous people throughout history. I love Katharine Hepburn's style or 40's glamour like sheers and sequins with a masculine cut."

Check out Glyde's Instagram. She says her photos are "a provocation to make you see yourself. I hope for others to also reflect on how they're integrated in lovely things in our lives."

Glyde's street style previously appeared on TorontoVerve twice before.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Chrystal: My style was just thrown together.

TorontoVerve: What's your inspiration for your tattoos?

Chrystal: They're my life. Every single one of them tells a story. A very long story and I'm not done telling it yet.

TorontoVerve: What's your favourite memory of summer?

Chrystal: My favourite memory was actually in Spring. It's when all the women go crazy and don't care about style. They're so happy it's warm that they just want to be naked outside. It's my favourite time.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Luis: I think patterns are the best colours -- something gay to brighten up the day. I'm inspired by designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. She's always inventive. She can make something ugly look beautiful.

TorontoVerve: What's your favourite memory of Summer?

Luis: The nude beach on Toronto Island. It's the best place to be in the city.