Happy last official day of summer!
With everything that has been going on over here at V.O.C., I don’t think Summer could have flown by any faster! But as sad as we are to see it go, we are so excited for all of the things that Fall has in store for us — including amazing new arrivals and some new brands, exciting ventures with our improved website, and the introduction of our lookbook!
With that said, we thought that for this blog we would highlight one of the amazing people we have been fortunate enough to work with on our website and lookbook: our model Alexis! We figured it’s only fair to give you the scoop on the face of our website, who rocks it on each photoshoot set and who we think highlights our clothes in the best way.
Here’s a look at the Q&A we did with Alexis, to give you guys a sneak peek on a few of the many awesome things to know about her! ...Plus, we're sharing a few behind-the-scenes shots from our latest shoot as well!
Q: Where is your hometown?
A: Okanagan, British Columbia
Q: What do you love about Toronto?
A: I’d have to say that it’s probably the diversity I see around the city.
Q: What is your go to restaurant?
A: LOCAL, a great restaurant in Liberty Village with an amazing patio. (Also located steps from V.O.C.!)
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I love to play basketball! But other than that I spend a lot of time walking around the city with my girlfriends. None of us own cars, so we use that as an excuse to explore the city by foot.
Q: What is the one beauty product you can’t leave the house without?
A: Chapstick, definitely! And I don’t usually wear a full face of make up everyday! So when I get my makeup done at a shoot, I love going out and showing it off. I also try to pick up some makeup tips and tricks at shoots so that I can apply them before I go out at night.
Q: What are your favourite pieces from this shoot?
A: I love all of them, really! But I really like the cozy Free People sweaters, and the body-con Velvet dress - it’s so elegant!
Q: How would you describe your off-duty style?
A: I normally keep it casual and wear athletic wear when i’m not working.
Q: What is something interesting that you did this summer?
A: I visited the South of France for a photoshoot. While I was there I travelled to Saint-Tropez, Nice and Monaco. The photoshoot only lasted an hour, so I had the rest of my five days out there to explore.
*Special thanks to our photographers, Robin Gartner and Kate Watkinson, for getting such great shots of Alexis for our website! We couldn't be happier!