Wherever you are in the world, there’s a certain energy that each city has when it comes to style. Whether you’re in rainy Vancouver, sunny LA or busy New York you can tell that people are inspired by what each place has to offer.
With Tempt Brands is based in Montreal, we love to get inspired and learn from our fashion community. So we thought what better way than to share our Top 5 Fashion Influencers with our Tempt Brands family. We shot and interviewed each influencer in our Montreal studio. Continue reading to learn a bit more about each influencer and discover the personality behind the style of each of our modern muses!
Cary Tauben, Celebrity Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant
Cary Tauben is one of Canada’s most in-demand fashion stylists and has worked with many celebrities and brands to create his unique grunge-inspired aesthetic. Citing his grandmother as one of his first inspirations, Cary now looks to street-style as well as the fashion greats of the 90’s when crafting his looks. Most notably his recent collaboration with plus-sized babes Ashley Graham and Jordyn Woods for the Addition Elle campaign.
Wearing: One Teaspoon Jumpsuit
TB: What’s the best part of your job?
CT: Meeting interesting people and creating timeless photos.
TB: Who do you look up to in the industry?
CT: Carlyne Cerf Dudzlee, Carine Roitfeld, Grace Coddington
Corey Shapiro, CEO of Vintage Frames
Building a brand out of an idea, Corey Shapiro is known for outfitting some of the highest profile celebrities (check his instagram page) with one of a kind vintage sunglasses. That’s about as exclusive as it gets, and when Lady Gaga or Gucci Mane want the perfect accessory to complete their look they turn to Vintage Frames. Corey is always working on great styles for shades that push the envelope of fashion.
Wearing: Lawless tee and Jack And Jones Jeans
TB: What accessory do you not leave the house without?
CS: Corey always has a great pair of sunglasses and his signature gold chain on.
TB: What would you say is the hardest part of doing your job?
CS: Picking great styles that catch the attention of fashion influencers and celebrities alike.
Nikki Yanofsky; 5x Platinum Singer, Song Writer, and Producer
She made history at 12 years old when she was the youngest person to perform at the Montreal Jazz Fest. The fame at a young age has not changed this Montreal native who’s love of music came at a very early age. Her love for vocal Jazz sets this talent apart as an old soul, and it shows in her classic but clever style. Nikki is releasing new music this year and is always traveling. Follow her Instagram to get a peek into her life on the road doing what she loves.
Wearing: Levi’s 501 Classics
TB: What era of fashion are you inspired by?
NY: I love the 70’s style.
TB: Describe your personal style.
NY: My personal style, has always been pretty classic with a retro flare.
Randi Kupfert; Owner of RKloset, Stylist, Personal Shopper, and Fashion Consultant
When you meet Randi you know you’re dealing with a seasoned fashion professional. Throughout her career she has focused on educating her clients and making great style accessible to them. Her business focuses on closet edits, personal styling, as well as professional styling gigs.
Helping you unlock your personal style and giving you the confidence to strut your stuff is all in a day’s work for Randi.
Wearing: One Teaspoon sweater and skirt
TB: What’s your fashion pet peeve?
RK: When people wear jeans with a hem that are too long and aren’t a perfect roll-over-a shoe type of look, or don’t naturally cut off at the proper length which is the ankle length. This ends up looking frumpy and adding girth to the bottom of the leg which is super unflattering instead of looking tailored and sleek. Also, it is equally unflattering to wear jeans that stretch out and look loose (when they are not meant to be the boyfriend Jean). Depending on the body type I always try and push my clients to go a size smaller on a stretchy jean to avoid looking wider on the legs because it will inevitably stretch regardless.
TB: What designers are catching your eye right now?
RK: I love the edginess of Oliver Rousteing for Balmain, his styles never disappoint. As well as Tommy Hilfiger’s new collection which is so chic, sophisticated and fresh
Jessica Concannon, Blogger of Westmount Fashionista
Jessica’s style is unapologetically feminine and that’s what so infectious about her blog, Westmount Fashionista. As an influencer who’s worked with brands to help them show their better side, and she juggles her several projects while being a new mom. Follow Jessica’s instagram @WestmountFashionista to check out her chic outfits; featuring her pregnancy looks, her handbag pics, and her different hairstyles!
TB: If we peeked in your closet, what would we see?
JC: According to my husband, if you peeked into my closet you’d see way too many pairs of shoes! However, I’d say you’d see a mix of class and feminine pieces that are a mix of high-end designer investment items and more accessible brands. I’m a total sucker for Chanel, you’ll find everything from some killer ready-to-wear pieces and bags to vintage accessories.
TB: Tell us about your favourite trends for Fall 2016.
JC: For Fall, I’m loving rich jewel tones and velvet. I totally have my eye on a velvet suit in the style of Yves Saint Laurent’s famous Le Smoking.
We had a lot of fun on set with the whole crew testing out different looks and talking about what fashion means to us and what makes Montreal special.