I don’t know about you but I am getting a little restless for the arrival of Spring. I love winter and I love the snow but the moment stores start getting their spring stock I start getting excited for short sleeves, skirts and sandals. We are planning a trip to Jamaica because I have too many swimsuits that need the love and enough translucent skin to cry for help. Not that I need any more excuses to start stocking up on my spring wardrobe early.
With the arrival of warmer temperatures Holts is my first stop to scope out what we will be wearing in the coming season. My history with Holt Renfrew goes way back to when we first came to Canada. The brand itself is a Canadian fashion staple and I was lucky enough to get my toes wet in the world of luxury when I did my first modelling gig there in the early 2000s. Even though their high end designer pieces are literal goals, the contemporary department is where you can actually find me. With highly coveted it girl brands like Acne, Self Portrait, Loeffler Randall and Cult Gaia it’s basically my Instagram feed come to life and I can not get enough. Get ready because 2018 will be your most stylish year yet!
wearing: Bash dress, Acne Studios boots, Staud bag, Temple St Clair necklace, Eugenia Kim hat
on Adrian: Dolce & Gabbana Kitten sweatsuit, Buscemi shoes
Over the years of working and shopping at Holts this is where I met some of my favourite people. It’s interesting that the path of every Canadian fashion girl, or guy, I know leads directly back to Holts. For obvious reasons. Consider me lucky that for this year’s spring preview I got to work with my friend, and one of Holt’s top personal shoppers, Adrian Thacker. When we planned to shoot the newest and coolest for spring he put together his top picks based on what he knew about my personal style and I have to say he knocked it out of the park. There were pieces waiting for me that have been on my wishlist for months and pieces I didn’t even know I wanted that ended up coming home with me that day. On top of having an amazing selection of everything a girl can possibly want, the Holt Renfrew personal shopping experience really brings things up to the next level. With the tucked away personal shopping suites you feel like you are in the privacy of your dream walk in closet, sipping on champagne (or sparking water), making very important fashion decisions and having stylists at your disposal for all needed advise and encouragement. From my shopping experience over the years I know not to leave pieces I love behind. Building your perfect wardrobe is a lot of work so laying out strong foundations with the help of people who live and breathe fashion and everything there is to know about it is always a good idea. And don’t think you have to be a yes man to everything they suggest, many people feel intimidated by personal shoppers because they don’t want to come off as disrespectful, but every stylist knows there is a difference between fashion and style so if you aren’t feeling like yourself speak up, everyone loves a good fashion challenge.
Make sure to check out the newest Spring 2018 edition of the Holts Magazine now available online. xoxo