LIBBY SHUMKA is the Media Relations Manager for Tara Parker Tait PR and this week’s Girl of the Week! I met Libby at the Agent Provocateur Champagne Breakfast last week and was totally coveting her simple yet sophisticated style. This girl knows how to wear denim and make it look good! Libby has a degree in Communications and landed her first job as a producer with Fashion Television in Toronto. She traveled the world to fashion weeks while meeting and interviewing various fashion icons of our time (talk about major job envy!) Libby also spent a year living in London and another year in France (amazing!). So now that we’ve established that she is living my dream life, ladies, meet Libby.
Wearing…Current/ Elliott Cropped Zipper Jeans, Stella McCartney Scalloped Trim Silk top, YSL Tribute Sandals and Agent Provocateur Fifi bra in Cream.
My personal style is…Depends on the day… I live in jeans and heels but I love to dress up. Lucky for me, dressing up is part of my job. And I work in an office full of stylish girls who aren’t afraid to experiment, so I’m constantly inspired by their fashion choices.
Beauty routine…Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel, Creme De La Merâ€™s The SPF UV Protecting Fluid, Chanel Vitalumiere foundation, AG Deep Conditioner and Joe Fresh Beauty Waterproof mascara. I’ve tried every mascara ever made and it’s worth the drive to Superstore.
Favourite local shops…Agent Provocateur for lingerie, Violet for romantic, girly tops and dresses, BCBG, Blubird, BeautyMark and Holt Renfrew for everything else!
Most recent purchase…I have a rule – for every piece I buy, I donate something from my closet to Dress for Success. Needless to say, I give a lot away. I was just in New York for Fashion Week and did a bit of damage at J. Crew and on the 8th floor at Saks. And I got a bunch of gorgeous tiny things for my four nieces.
Three items in my bag…YSL Touche Eclat for the mornings after the late nights, almonds and my LV agenda. I’m old-school, I still write everything down.
Fall essentials…Flat boots, skinny jeans, cozy sweaters and a minidress or two for date nights.
Feel most comfortable in…Super high heels, skinny jeans and flowy, feminine tops, though the minute I get home, it’s Free City sweats.
Favourite travel spot…Too many to name, but my best friend built a house on the beach in Hawaii and waking up there is pretty much heaven.
Indulgences…Lavender lattes at Medina, massages at Vida, Tojo’s Tuna Tataki, weekend getaways and spending time with my family.
Current wishlist…A sparkly Balmain minidress, a new Smythe blazer and the Celine Luggage Bag in black.
Weekend wardrobe…Cargo pants, t-shirts, flats and scarves. I’m obsessed with scarves this year.