She's Got FLARE: Erika Altosaar, Visual Artist, Illustrator, Designer

She's Got FLARE: Erika Altosaar She's Got FLARE: Erika Altosaar
Erika Altosaar, 22, visual artist, illustrator and designer

Where: Following art school in Montreal, this Francophile is back in her hometown of Toronto.
Why: After New York publisher Brown Griffin discovered her work online, her haunting drawings were made into two books, L’Étranger—which was picked up by Opening Ceremony—and L’Anonyme.

In her words:

If your style were a film: Monica Vitti in Red Desert.
If you could steal from anyone’s closet: Dorothea Tanning’s or Ashley Smith’s. One wardrobe from the past and one from the present.
Favourite corner of the world: Northeast Europe.
Style lesson: Dress for your body. Don’t wear words across your chest or bottom.
Closet treasure: A collared crop top of my mother’s from the South of France 20 years ago.
Designer admiration: Chloe Comme Parris.
Wish list: Loose trousers, cable-knit sweaters.
Beauty essentials: M.A.C Pinch O’ Peach blush, Burberry Brit eau de toilette.
Current soundtrack: Bombay Bicycle Club.

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