Coming from the European vibe of Montreal to Canada's biggest - and most American feeling - city, I knew in advance that I wanted to do a raw, urban street style shoot, like the kind of photos taken of show goers at New York Fashion Week. Unlike the other look from Toronto that I shared last week, where matching my outfit with the Distillery District was meticulously planned, all I wanted was a typical, American crossing with those iconic yellow traffic lights, for which these photos could really have been taken anywhere in the city.
I usually shoot in deserted back alleys or on quiet streets to appease my boyfriend (and photographer) so we can usually control what is going on in the background, take our time and not normally be interrupted (or stared at haha!). Lewis would describe these photos as very “cluttered” however I like the slapdash and spontaneous look of this shoot – the odd car or person walking in the background does not bother me – I hope you guys like it too.
The weather in Canada at this time of year is very unpredictable and although we were lucky enough to have wall-to-wall sunshine for our entire trip to Toronto, there were moments where a winter coat was still very much needed. Having bought it rather late in winter, I took the opportunity to wear my much-adored yellow coat, which goes perfectly with the traffic light and got numerous compliments over the weekend. With such a statement coat, I like to keep the base relatively simple so opted for jeans and a white shirt. However, this is no ordinary shirt. This ruffled beauty from Zara is the perfect cropped length at the front and has a lovely dropped hem at the back, which I find to be a very flattering shape and looks incredible billowing in the wind behind me.
With statement outerwear covered, the only way to finish off this relatively simple look was with some statement footwear. Enter these amazing pink glitter Converse, which I picked up back in December in a thrift store and have only been able to air now that Canada’s snow has melted. Paired with a fishnet sock, this is the perfect juxtaposition between a girly, princess shoe and grunge staple and adds another fun element to the outfit indeed.