You might run into Girl of the Week GRACE ALTOBAR at Front & Company – she works in the consignment department – hello, first dibs! A recent fashion school graduate, Grace would love to pursue a career in fashion merchandising – in the meantime, over the next few months, she hopes to discover all the hidden fashion gems in Vancouver (suggestions people?). Meet the lovely Grace…
Wearing…3.1 Phillip Lim pink polka dotted dress, vintage leather belt, Spring cognac cutout open-toe shoes and Forever21 bracelet.
My style is…All over the place – I like to switch it up depending on what’s going on with the fashion world. I follow trends a lot and I try to keep up with it..I also find myself mix and matching everything from designer pieces with vintage and with “cheap mall-brandy” names, and I try to make all three elements look expensive.
Hair tricks…I like to keep that as a secret. I do however use John Frieda Frizz-Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse and Garnier Fructis hairspray. A curling iron, and 25mm rollers depending on how I want my curls to look.
Wish list…This oversized gold runway watch by Michael Kors that’s been on my wish list since Christmas. Asymmetrical Cropped Pullover by Alexander Wang and Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots.
Best find ever at Front…This AMAZING Gianni Versace thigh-high boots that I bought from my employers consignment two years ago. It was in mint condition considering the fact that she bought it back in the late 80’s – it was well loved.
Fave piece in your closet…I have this 1940’s inspired dress that my dad brought back from the Philippines a few months ago that always get me smiling everytime I look in my closet. And all the designer pieces I have in my closet.
Fave places to shop…I’m a Main Street girl and I literally live 2 blocks away from the trendiest local boutique shops. The largest consignment store on Main, Front & Company is definitely on top of my favorite places to shop, there is always something new everyday. I also love walking down to Temple of the Modern Girl, and F as in Frank – I never leave that place empty handed. I shop just about everywhere! You can find me shopping at the mall, at vintage shops in Gastown and West 4th and to outlets stores all the way in Seattle.
Three essentials in your purse…Waterproof mascara & eyelash curler, my debit card, and 1.5 oz Johnson’s baby powder that does wonders for me at this time of year. I’m currently using this mustard leather hobo bag by Cole Haan.
Drink of choice…Red wine and hot chocolate from The Grind.
Can’t live without…Lip Smacker lip balm – my day is ruined without it! Arts and fashion IS my life.
Photo by Nicole Soon