She’s Got FLARE: Michelle Bobb-Parris, Photographer & Blogger

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She's Got FLARE: Michelle Bobb-Parris, London Street Style Photographer & Blogger

Photo by Fiona Garden, Makeup by Bobana Parojcic

She's Got FLARE: Michelle Bobb-Parris, London Street Style Photographer & Blogger

Photo by Fiona Garden, Makeup by Bobana Parojcic

She's Got FLARE: Michelle Bobb-Parris, London Street Style Photographer & Blogger

Photo by Fiona Garden, Makeup by Bobana Parojcic

This London-based Toronto transplant has style in spades. Not only does her fashion blog, Who Is Bobb Parris, capture her adopted city’s best-dressed, she’s also frequently photographed (for the likes of Vogue.com and Club Monaco) in her own signature look: a charming mix of tomboyish pieces paired with peppy prints. Luckily, this lawyer-turned-shutterbug isn’t shy about her style selects.

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Designer favourites:
“Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin. Blame it on my childhood obsession with all things French, from film to food to fashion.  Ialso adore the intellectual and the unexpected that Miuccia Prada delights us with every season, and anything from Dries Van Noten.”

Closet staples:
“A few white shirts, a leather biker jacket, cropped ’50s-style trousers, brogues and wingtips.”

Last supper: “Gingi’s Izakaya in Berlin has the best Japanese food I have ever eaten. It’s run by a sushi-obsessed Turkish gentleman.”

Sunny escape: “Cadiz in the south of Spain. Essentials in my suitcase: ’50s-style Esther Williams bikini, Jil Sander Market bag, vintage Polaroid camera and Missoni tunic.”

Making the cut:
“I trust Scott at the Errol Douglas salon in Knightsbridge to cut my hair. Errol Douglas himself has an MBE [Member of the Order of the British Empire] from the Queen, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong!”

Beauty bag:
“I cannot live without Vitamin E oil as a night treatment for my face. All-natural mineral make-up from Mineral Fusion is simply the best cosmetic line for my sensitive skin, with goodies like sunscreen and antioxidants built in.  For my hair, I recently started using the MOROCCANOIL treatment oil, which keeps my natural hair bouncy and soft.”

Shop talk: “Marc by Marc Jacobs’ store in Milan—you can shop, then linger eating aperitivi at Cafe Marc Jacobs; Claire de Rouen Books in London for an unrivalled range of photography and fashion books; Honey Fig in Toronto for all-natural beauty products.”

Best investment:
“My tweed three-piece pantsuit and scarf from Sportmax. I bought it when I was still in law school and wore it the day I went to [The Sartorialist] Scott Schuman’s book signing. Garance Doré was there and took my picture for her blog.”

Spritz fix:
“I keep going back to Dolce Vita by Christian Dior. Apparently, it just smells like ‘me.’”

Wish list:
“A Charlotte Olympia Pandora Perspex box clutch. It’s elegant and beautifully designed.”

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