She’s Got FLARE: Much VJ Liz Trinnear

The tone deft Toronto-based TV personality shares her choice hangs and favourite shops

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Liz Trinnear, 26, Much Host/VJ

After dreaming of a career that would marry her obsessions with music, comedy and pop culture, Trinnear got her big break by winning Much’s VJ Search 2.0 in 2009. She was the first woman to score the gig. Trinnear regularly chats up today’s biggest musical acts—Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato, to name a few—and now, she’s adding another area of expertise to her CV: fashion critique. At this year’s Much Music Video Awards on June 15, she’ll co-host the MMVA Red Carpet Special, interviewing VIPs and weighing in on the night’s most show-stopping garb.

Style Mantra: “It’s constantly evolving. Some days I wake up thinking, WWBD? (What Would Beyoncé Do?). Other days, I want to dress like a Swedish street-style blogger. I think it’s smart not to define your style too much and instead wear what makes you feel your best.”

Closet Envy: “Mary-Kate and Ashley, always and forever, since the days of Michelle Tanner.”

Designer Roll Call: “Alex­ander Wang, Beaufille, Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant.”

Choice Footwear: “Nike Free Runs. It’s considered cool to wear running shoes now, and I couldn’t be happier. They work with everything and have changed my world comfort-wise—my feet thank me on a daily basis.”

Currently Reading: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.”

Diva Disposition: “An ideal playlist includes Beyoncé, Robyn, Katy Perry, Aaliyah and TLC.”

Extracurriculars: “Jewellery making, befriending strangers, watching bad television, discovering new music, having solo dance parties and travelling the world.”

Saturday Schedule: “Brunch at The Federal, a stroll into Kensington Market and drinks on a patio, followed by a nap to fuel myself for an epic dance party at night.”

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