Global Street Style: The Canadian Edition

By  July 16, 2013

We closely follow the sartorial choices of our own Canadian Glam bloggers, not only because they creatively dress through four full seasons and we could use the inspiration, but because we love to put the spotlight on real life girls whose approach to getting dressed in the morning is familiar, yet fresh. Luckily for us, they document their stylings and let us know where they score amazing finds on home turf. Get to know the ladies behind three popular Canadian street style blogs.

ALEXANDRA GRANT

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Name: Alexandra Grant
Site: ToVogueorBust.com
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Age: 26
Profession: Social Media/Marketing Manager
Twitter Handle: @ToVogueOrBust
How would you describe your personal style? Classic and comfortable with a feminine spin.
Where do you shop? Everywhere from Value Village to J.Crew to H&M! I love eLUXE for an amazing online shopping experience.
Favourite designer? Dion Lee, hands down.
Who takes your photos? My boyfriend, my sister, my friends, fellow bloggers…really most people in my life have stepped in at some point or another to snap an outfit for me!
Fun Fact About You: I’m a total jock – I run, swim, play field hockey and soccer, and I love to weight train. I’m just as comfortable in soccer cleats or runners as I am in heels!

ANNA BONIECKA

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Name: Ania Boniecka
Site: aniab.net
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 27
Profession: Model/Blogger/Photographer
Twitter Handle: @ania_boniecka
How would you describe your personal style? Dark & simple. My favourite colour palette is white, black and grey. I like to layer oversized tops with skinny jeans and leather leggings. Anything that has in some way been inspired by Alexander Wang is an immediate sell for me. He is my weakness.
Where do you shop? Zara, H&M, Holt Renfrew, Local Boutiques (Primitive in Calgary, Suasion in Victoria), The Outnet
Favourite designer? Alexander Wang
Who takes your photos? My fiancé Tyler Stalman
Fun Fact About You: Tyler and I run a photo company, we post our favourite work on amodelphotographer.com

JILL LANSKY

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Name: Jill Lansky
Site: theaugustdiaries.com
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Age: 25
Profession: Blogger and student
Twitter Handle: @augustdiariesca
How would you describe your personal style? Casual chic, with a bit of an edge. My goal is to look chic, but effortlessly so.
Where do you shop? In Vancouver, I usually shop at Zara, Aritzia, or H&M. There’s also some really great vintage shops on Main Street like F as in Frank.
Favourite designer? This is a tough question. Yves Saint Laurent is one of my all-time favourites because of what he did for fashion and women (’70s pantsuit anyone?) but my modern favourite designers include Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, Celine and Isabel Marant. I also love A.L.C for great everyday clothing.
Who takes your photos? Mostly my boyfriend, Kit Matkaluk, who is actually a great photographer, and sometimes my girlfriends or my sister.
Fun Fact About You: I’m a pretty die-hard hockey fan. I don’t know where I got it, since I don’t have any brothers, but I love hockey like any good Canadian girl.

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Name: Lolitta Dandoy
Site: FashionIsEverywhere.com
Hometown: Montreal
Age: 33
Profession: Fashion journalist and blogger
Twitter Handle: @lolittadandoy
How would you describe your personal style? Def’ eclectic! I’m influenced as much by past decades than other cultures. I especially love India and have been wearing bindis for a decade.
Where do you shop? Everywhere! From the tiniest thrift shop to the very commercial department store, and I love church sales!
Favourite designer? Yves Saint Laurent… then and always!
Who takes your photos? Mostly my husband
Fun Fact About You: Lolitta is my real name… and I lived in the Amazonian jungle when I was a baby (which probably explains why I love animal prints so much).