She's Got FLARE: Gracie Carroll, Fashion Blogger

Gracie Carroll, 24

A fashion blogger (graciecarroll.com), freelance writer and publicist, this globe-trotting Toronto native has worked at magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including Teen Vogue in New York. We asked for the scoop on her international style secrets.

Visual inspiration
: “Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson, The Coveteur, photographs by Petra Collins and Fifi Lapin.”

Designer picks: “My talented friends such as Jessica Mary Clayton, Diepo and Thomas Wakeford.”

Closet staples: “My black leather motorcycle jacket, vintage Levi’s denim jacket, a good silk blouse and sunglasses.”

Currently coveting: “A Chanel 2.55, end of story.”

Frequent flyer: “I only take pieces that I can wear more than once and [that] will take me from day to night. For shoes, my favourite heels and a pair of Converse usually do the trick. My Jil Sander bikini is a must for the beach.”

Top shops: “Liberty London in London, The Narwhal in Toronto and Tokio 7 in New York City.”

Beauty essentials
: “Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, YSL lipstick in hot pink or red, Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara in black, Nars Bronzing Powder and M.A.C Cream Colour Base in Hush.”

Hair service: “I get my hair cut and coloured by Ronnie of SheShe Beauty [in Toronto].”

Foodie tip: “Frankies Spuntino near Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is my new favourite. I went there for the first time on my 24th birthday and it blew me away.”

Brunch spot
: “Lady Marmalade in Leslieville during the week, Dim Sum at Noble in Chinatown on the weekends.”

Signature fragrance: “Gardenia by Marc Jacobs.”

Fashion splurge: “My Marc Jacobs bag that I bought the first day I received my first credit card (in first year university). I still have it and love it!”

Guilty pleasures
: “I get a sick joy out of watching really, REALLY bad reality TV shows. That, and pizza.”

Watch Now: FLARE's Mosha Lundström Halbert joins fashion writer Gracie Carroll for a shoe-shopping expedition at The Room.

 

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