Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a Toronto-based fashion and lifestyle blogger and brunch enthusiast. In my free time, I like to ponder over why I never received an admission letter to Hogwarts.
What inspired you to start your blog?
I’d always been passionate about writing, and needed an outlet for my creativity. I didn’t really know what area of work in the creative industry I wanted to get into, so I figured I would do a little bit of everything and use a blog as a means of expression.
Who are some of your fashion inspirations/icons?
In terms of people I draw direct inspiration from, I’d say Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. However, when it comes to fashion icons/people I’m totally in awe of, it would be J.W. Anderson, Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo.
How would you describe your personal style?
Minimal, low-maintenance, comfortable.
What are your top recommendations for shopping in city?
I personally love shopping at Canadian retailers. 90% of my wardrobe is from Aritzia and Oak & Fort. In terms of stand alone boutiques, I love Smoke + Ash on Queen West.
What is the story behind your Instagram handle @icingandglitter?
It’s funny because whenever I tell people my blog is called Icing and Glitter, they take one look at my Stan Smiths and chunky sweater and respond with a confused expression. The story is that I used to be obsessed with baking (cupcakes in particular) when I initially thought of a name for my blog. So although my blog has absolutely nothing to do with icing or glitter, the name sort of stuck and I decided to go with it.
In your opinion, what are three things that instantly amp up a look?
A hat, a moto jacket, and a comfortable pair of shoes so you can walk with confidence.
You mention you’re a brunch enthusiast. What is your top pick for brunch in Toronto?