She's Got FLARE: Hudson's Bay Graphic Designer Daeun Janet Kim

By weekday, Daeun Janet Kim invents new ways to use iconic Hudson's Bay motifs. By weekend she graces Toronto's hidden (and happening) habitats

Kim in her Moss Park apartment; Photograph by Michelle Jun

Kim in her Moss Park apartment; Photograph by Michelle Jun

Daeun Janet Kim

24, Graphic Designer and Creative Assistant at Hudson’s Bay: “I work with the design team to create the heritage brand product extensions, from bikinis to tote bags— it’s exciting to mix the old with the new.”

Closet Case: “I’m a bit obsessed with Emmanuelle Alt. Just a bit.”

Uniform Drerssing:  “I live in destroyed Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans in the summer, and I always wear two gold Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane rings on my index finger.”

Photograph by Luke Murphy

From left: Kim and Maxwell Chin, her cinematographer boyfriend, Kim’s Shih Tzu-Chihuahua mix puppy, Matcha, and two of Kim’s cameras; Photograph by Luke Murphy

Lust List: “My boyfriend’s Rolex.”

Beauty Buff: “Minimal and natural: argan oil as a nighttime moisturizer, coconut oil for hair and body.”

Hidden Talent: “I received a Polaroid camera as a birthday gift and I’ve started a nude portrait collection using Impossible Silver Shade Cool film, a new black-and- white instant film. I love that it’s so unpredictable. My portraits are on”


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Hudson’s Bay bag, $50, Saint Laurent Rings, $505 each, at Saint Laurent. Acne Studios sunglasses, $310, Opening Ceremony shoes, $400,

Toronto Go-To: “The Beach [in the east end]. I grew up by the water in Vancouver, so I was a little skeptical of Toronto’s ‘beach’ at first, but it is beautiful there.”

Shopping List: “The White Space at Hudson’s Bay carries some of my favourites: Theory, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Elizabeth and James. Gravity- pope is also great. I used to shop at the Vancouver location—there’s now one in Toronto and I couldn’t be happier.”

Left: Beside Book

From left: Beside Book The Unbearable Lightness ofr Being by Milan Kundera (Harper Collins). Diptyque Eucalyptus candle, $72, Holt Renfrew. Olie Biologique 100% Usda certified Organic Argan Oil, $40, oliebiologique.comRight: Le Select Bistro on Wellington Street. “Order the Omelette for brunch, Steak Frites for dinner”