Cities like Paris and Milan might be better known for their fashion-forward inhabitants, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have our own glamorous Canadian fashion maidens who can walk the red carpet with the best of them!
This Stockholm-born bombshell moved to Canada at just 2 years old. After a series of small but important roles, she hit it big when she was cast in Watchmen, and she’s been gracing red carpets with her brave, edgy fashion sense ever since.
White peplum dress: Never one to take the safe and boring route when it comes to style, Akerman takes a simple white dress in a new direction with this modern peplum design. Break free from the typical sweet and flirty summer dresses with this bold embellished peplum look (neimanmarcus.com, $192).
Beaded black clutch: Rock the black and white trend that’s so popular this season with the help of a beaded black clutch (nordstrom.com, $96), which will contrast beautifully with your clean, white dress.
Wraparound black heels: Add an extra edge to your crisp, white look with the help of a pair of sky-high strappy heels (aldoshoes.com, $70).
Silver jewellery: Akerman adds pops of sparkle with silver jewellery. A filigree bracelet (overstock.com, $66), a pair of drop earrings (forever21.com, $5) and a dramatic opal-style ring (wallis.co.uk, $5) will add major shine to your look.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Between rocking out in concerts and attending red-carpet events, this British Columbia–born singing sensation has to make a huge variety of looks work for her — and boy, does she ever! Whether it’s a grungy stage ensemble or an elegant and feminine Hollywood event gown, Jepsen makes it all look good. And now you can get her modern, trendy look for yourself.
Flirty pink dress: Though she might rock leather shorts and ripped tights in many of her acts, Jepsen isn’t afraid to rock a slightly more girlie look. And with this pink print fit-and-flare dress (nordstrom.com, $150), you can work her flirty, feminine style too.
Floral platform shoes: Bright, bold platform shoes don’t scare her, and they don’t need to scare you either. These floral platforms (piperlime.gap.com, $200) will make a fun and flirty addition to your summer wardrobe.
Studded white belt: A studded belt such as this white studded skinny belt (asos.com, $5) will cinch your waist and add an edgy flair to an otherwise girlie look.
Silver necklace: Make your look extra glamorous with an eye-catching silver necklace (sears.ca, $25).
Even on a cold and rainy day, McAdams manages to look drop-dead gorgeous. So when the colder weather starts to loom, don’t despair at the fact that your vibrant ensembles may no longer be ideal. Simply turn to this sleek, modern and edgy combination, worthy of our talented London, Ontario, native.
Edgy LBD: The classic little black dress gets an edgy update with this shiny round-neck variation (zara.com, $40).
Black coat: From special nights out to professional meetings, a sleek black coat (mango.com, $110) is sure to come in handy for a variety of occasions.
Nude-and-black shoes: Nude shoes and black shoes both are useful to have in your closet, since they go with all kinds of looks. But the bone-coloured body and black ankle straps of these modern heels (aldoshoes.com, $70) take that practicality to stylish new heights.
Black clutch: Complete your look with a sleek black clutch (nordstrom.com, $85) that’s small enough to hold in your hand but big enough to carry all your necessities.