Thursday, November 3, 2016


Odessa: I really like mixing patterns, prints and textures. I have fun with my style. I think people smile when they see me. Rockstars from the sixties, like Jimi Hendrix, inspire me -- like Jimi Hendrix. He had a casual elegance. He wasn't afraid to rip a curtain down and make a blazer with it. He had a special eye for finding beautiful things.

TorontoVerve: What's the best advice you've received in life?

Odessa: My mom said, "Be true to yourself." If you don't fit in with other people, that's OK. That's given me the courage to take risks with colour. I work in the fashion industry so I'm often standing against a sea of people dressed in black. I encourage people to go with their instincts and be free to express themselves.

Odessa is the fashion editor of Globe Style. Follow her on Instagram.

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