Interviews




Designer Stephanie Ray On Her Career Wear Label Grayes

With the balmy temperatures upon us and another Canadian summer ahead of us, nine to five gals are officially wondering what to wear to work. After all, evening plans with friends, the sticky humidity in the air and the more laidback vibes in the office can certainly leave you in a style rut.  Wondering how to update our own business wardrobes, we caught up with emerging Canadian designer Stephanie Ray of women’s work wear label Grayes. 

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Accessory Designer Jennifer Behr Chats With Real Style At White, Toronto

When we last caught up with Jennifer Behr in 2016, the New York City-based accessory designer had made a trip to Toronto and stopped by Yorkville bridal boutique White, Toronto. Two years later, the creative soul who is known for her bridal headpieces and feminine hair decorations has now branched out into the world of fashion jewellery. We talked to Behr about accessory trends for this season and much more.

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Fashion Art Toronto Designers Bone & Busk And Steven LeJambe On Creative Inspiration

Recently, Real Style had a chance to catch up with Toronto designers Katharina Mior of Bone & Busk and Steven LeJambe of Steven LeJambe Designs. Both of these Canadian design stars have a unique aesthetic, and also recently presented collections at Fashion Art Toronto earlier this season. Here’s everything you should know about their creations.

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Robin Lawley, Denise Bidot And Jess Lewis Talk “Straight/Curve” Fashion Documentary

Recently, Real Style had a chance to attend and review the Canadian premiere of the Straight/Curve fashion documentary. In addition to viewing the inspirational doc, we also spoke to plus size models and stars Robin Lawley and Denise Bidot, and producer Jess Lewis.

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Narces Designer Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi Discusses Eveningwear And Prom Fashion

With prom and wedding season rapidly approaching, Real Style decided to turn to a Canadian expert to learn more about mastering eveningwear for spring. Just in time for galas and wedding bells in the coming weeks, we caught up with Toronto-based eveningwear designer Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi from Narces.

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Jonah Jay Designer Jilian Naiberg Chats Eco Friendly Fashion At The Green Living Show

Recently, Real Style had a chance to chat with emerging Toronto designer Jilian Naiberg at the 2018 Green Living Show. Naiberg is the founder of Jonah Jay, a rising Canadian label which focuses on eco friendly and ethical fashion.

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Emerging Canadian Designers Vandal, KQK & Candace Daniela Talk To Real Style

Lately, the True North has become home to a number of rising fashion design stars. For Canadian fashionistas, wearing local fashion has become easier than ever, with a plethora of options to choose from. Recently, Real Style sat down with up-and-coming designers Ronald Tam of Vandal, Karen Quirion of KQK and Candace Daniela Lau to learn more about trends, inspiration and idols.

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Montreal Designer Pascal Labelle Talks Collaborating With Canadian Olympian Phylicia George

Recently, Montreal outerwear designer Pascal Labelle presented a show at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, which featured Toronto-born Olympic athlete Phylicia George. From Labelle’s fabrics of choice to George’s must-have wardrobe staple for Spring 2018, here’s everything that they had to share with us about their team effort. 

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Jewellery Designer Liana Louzon Of Rocking Vibe Talks Spiritual Energy And Creativity

Although jewellery is most commonly viewed as a form of adornment, Canadian designer Liana Louzon believes that her pieces are about far more than just the outside. As the founder of Toronto-based label Rocking Vibe, Louzon is the creator of a line of jewellery based around the concept of positive energy.

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Canadian Designer Tara Rivas On Her New “Red Hot” Collection And Spring Must-Haves

As an emerging Canadian designer, Tara Rivas has been earning a name for herself over the past couple of seasons. The Toronto-based rising star recently presented her Red Hot collection at Toronto Fashion Week in February, and wowed audiences with her line of sleek scarlet pieces.  Intrigued by Rivas’ artful use of colour and sexy yet well-tailored design aesthetic, we spoke to the up-and-coming talent about her fashion journey. From her favourite tips for sporting bright red (which is largely featured in her work) to her style essentials for Spring 2018, here’s everything that Rivas had to share with Real Style.

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Indian Canadian Designer Mani Jassal On Creating Her East Meets West Aesthetic

We spoke to Canadian designer Mani Jassal about bringing her cultural influences into her work, her fabrics of choice and her breakout into the Los Angeles fashion scene. Read on to learn more about this rising design talent, and her sartorial journey so far.

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Adam and Ania Taubenfligel Of Canadian Label Triarchy Talk White Hot Denim

Although seasoned fashionistas have been sporting denim throughout the decades, the classic fabric never fails to make a comeback, time and time again. You’d almost think that jeans would be played out at this point, but Canadian siblings Adam and Ania Taubenfligel beg to differ. Their Vancouver-born and Los Angeles-based denim label Triarchy is truly a family matter, with designer Adam and brand manager Ania working alongside their brother, business director Mark. Recently, we had a chance to chat with Adam and Ania Taubenfligel about everything denim.

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Montreal Jewellery Designer Caroline Néron Talks Design, Travel Inspiration And More

As a Canadian jewellery designer and a former actress, Caroline Néron certainly knows her way around glamour. We spoke to her about her travel experiences, creative sources and the fellow Canadian designer who inspires her the most.

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Designer Diarra Bousso Niang Brings Her African Heritage Into Her Canadian Handbag Label Bouswari

Toronto-based Diarra Bousso Niang hails from Senegal and has used her background to inspire her rising accessory label, Bouswari. The African-born and Paris-educated Bousso Niang can be found focusing on her passion- creating handbags which take design cues from her heritage. Real Style caught up with the designer about her deep love of handbags, design journey and much more.

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Footwear Designer Tanya Heath Talks Interchangeable Heels And The Rise Of Fashion Tech

Like many other stylish women, Tanya Heath believes in putting her best foot forward. However, unlike other trendsetters, the Ottawa-born and Paris-based footwear designer has founded a line of shoes with adjustable and interchangeable heels.

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