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Oh, Snap! Insta-Savvy Model Grace Mahary Poses for FLARE

The Canadian model plays social media star (no stretch there) in the season's most like-worthy pieces

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Cape, top and skirt, all Valentino. Headpiece, Jennifer Behr. Shoes, Jimmy Choo. Phone, iPhone 6, Apple. Shot on location at Colette Grand Café, colettetoronto.com (Photo: Norman Wong; Styling: Jillian Vieira)

When you’re one of Canada’s reigning top models, thousands of likes are just an Instagram away. In any given shot, Grace Mahary—the wide-eyed, cocoa-skinned former basketballer from Edmonton—may be striding down the streets of Seoul, putting in a set of crunches while on vacation in Mexico or, most notably, boarding the Victoria’s Secret jet to hit the London runway for the brand’s legendary annual fashion show. Mahary’s 83,000-strong following—hailing from Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and beyond—is along for the ride. “I’ve always felt compelled to put on a show,” the 26-year-old says of her catwalk skills, which she hopes will someday transfer to film and television (she’s currently enrolled in acting classes). She already has a built-in audience watching her every Nike-meets-Givenchy-clad move. “It’s how people are working in every industry now,” Mahary says. “This is the social age.”

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Dress, Dior. Pants, Sportmax. Bracelet, A Peace Treaty. Shoes, Jimmy Choo (Photo: Norman Wong; Styling: Jillian Vieira)

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Coat, Gucci. Nose ring, A Peace Treaty (photo: Norman Wong; Styling: Jillian Vieira)

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Top, wrap, skirt and shoes, all Acne Studios (Photo: Norman Wong; Styling: Jillian Vieira)

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Coat and hat, both Miu Miu. Sunglasses, Cutler and Gross. Shot on location at Super Queen’s Market, 596 Queen St. W. Toronto (Photo: Norman Wong; Styling: Jillian Vieira)

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Jacket and skirt, both Jacquemus. Top, Laurel DeWitt. Earring, A Peace Treaty. Shot on location at Dynasty, dynastytoronto.com (Photo: Norman Wong; Styling: Jillian Vieira)

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Coat, Mary Katrantzou. Boots, Sergio Rossi. Phone, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple (Photo: Norman Wong; Styling Jillian Vieira)

 

Hair and makeup: Sabrina Rinaldi, P1M.
Nails: Nargis Khan, P1M.
Model: Grace Mahary, Elmer Olsen Models.
Production: Jessica Tjeng, zincproduction.com.

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