Wednesday, July 19, 2017


"The best advice I've ever received is, "Do what you want to f#%king do." It took me years to do what I f#%king want to do and now here I am downtown, pursuing my dream in real estate and I'm meeting a lot of amazing people."

TorontoVerve made #6 on Street Style News' Most Popular!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


"My style is very casual and Afrocentric. I like to wear who I am. Fashion designer Ituen Basi inspires me. They make ancient African fashion contemporary."

Zubaida is a designer and made the pictured bag. Check out her Instagram to see more of her creations.

Monday, July 17, 2017


My style is glam-rocker chic. Lady Gaga inspires me. She's like a chameleon. One day she looks like one thing, the other day she looks like the next. I'm the same way. You can't typecast me. People tell me, "Less is more." I tell them, "More is more."

Follow Keila on Instagram.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017


My mom tells me to be myself and love myself. She knows who she is and that's something I'm still working on. Natural beauty is more attractive than being someone you're not. I'm at a place now where I'm soul searching. I'm leaving for Europe for a month and I'm not bringing any make-up at all. I want to be comfortable in my own skin and not depend on what others think to be happy.

Read Haley's 34 Days of No Make-Up on her blog.

TorontoVerve made #9 on Street Style News' Most Popular!

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Naro is a fashion model and is no stranger to TorontoVerve. I've captured her impeccable street style three times before. Yesterday, she walked passed me on Bloor Street West and I called out to her. She turned, smiled and responded: "That's not my name."

Aw, geez. I felt so stupid. Turns out that I've mistaken Naro for another fashion model who's also appeared on the blog several times. Seeing my embarrassment, she gracefully let me off the hook. "That's OK," she said. "It happens all the time. She's my doppelgänger." Wow! She wasn't kidding. With shades on, their resemblance is startling.

After a few quick snapshots, I asked her to share the best advice she's ever received: "My surrogate mother once told me don't make assumptions. Communication is key. You never really know what the situation may be unless you ask. It's helped me grow as a person and have better relationships."

TorontoVerve made #10 on Street Style News' Most Popular!

Follow Naro on Instagram.

Naro was featured in Winner's Spring fashion campaign: