Nobody puts baby in the corner, especially here at The Style Spy. Instead we throw our in-house Baby Girl, ALIYAH SHAMSHER in the Spotlight – her new weekly column. Aliyah, our Girl of the Week, will be profiling great designers, buyers, and editors from across Canada – a big feat for a cutie who is so pint-sized (like the Olsen twins)!
I’m rocking: Wilfred cropped trousers, American Apparel Tank, Obey leather bomber, Aldo shoes, and vintage jewellery from my mom’s jewellery box.
Feel my best in: Beautiful lingerie.
Future career aspiration: To be a sitting editor at a fashion magazine, either in Canada or abroad.
Can’t live without: My Repetto ballet flats.
A style you secretly want to try: None, but my style is constantly evolving with each day that passes. It’s more of a realization as I discover what I like and don’t like and the type of clothes I want to wear. That being said, making mistakes along the way is probably the most fun, I have a closet full of mistakes.
Indulgences: Spending time with my favourite people, watching old movies and generally doing absolutely nothing.
Fave beauty treatment: Sleeping past noon.
Your fashion mantra: Simple and gorgeous.
Top three fashion wintertime essentials: A chunky knit sweater (still needs to be purchased), a warm fire and a pile of magazines and books.
What intrigues you about personal style: Fashion today is so open-ended. It’s not about one particular style, but a multitude of different inspirations, allowing everyone to express themselves. However, I think the challenge now is sifting through all the choices out there and finding what really works for you; clothes that transcend trends. Personal style is about playing for keeps.
Dream shopping partner: Carine Roitfeld.
Fave magazines: Vogue Paris, American Vogue and W.
Who’s closet would you like to steal: Melanie Huynh, Junior Editor of Vogue Paris.
Style icons: Carine Roitfeld, Melanie Huynh, Geraldine Saglio, Caroline Sieber, Claire D’Helens and Sofia Coppola.
You’re excited to be writing Spotlight because: With each interview you’ll get an entirely new perspective on style and working in the fashion industry.