She’s Got FLARE: Style Star Caroline Issa

Montreal-bred and London raised, this refined editor and street style darling details her chic picks.

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She's Got FLARE: Caroline Issa

Photo by Anthea Simms

She's Got FLARE: Caroline Issa

Photo by Anthea Simms

She's Got FLARE: Caroline Issa

Photo by Anthea Simms

She's Got FLARE: Caroline Issa

Photo by Anthea Simms

She's Got FLARE: Caroline Issa

Photo by Anthea Simms

Caroline Issa, 34 hails from Montreal but calls London home. Fashion director of Tank magazine and editor-in-chief of online daily Because, Issa dresses the part in le smoking suits and big-ticket heels. Here, this street-style darling details her chic picks.

Designer loyalty
: “Stefano Pilati for YSL for his tuxedos, Erdem for his lace dresses and Céline by Phoebe Philo for her clean tailoring.”

Brunch go-tos
: “The Natural Kitchen in London, or Calories in Montreal.”

Wish list: “A Miu Miu coat, Carven sweaters and Gianvito Rossi stilettos.”

Signature scent
: “Frédéric Malle’s Lipstick Rose.” Closet essential: “A rainbow of Equipment blouses.”

Top shops
: “Dover Street Market, The Shop at Bluebird and Start London.”

Vacation spots: “Singapore for the food, Beirut for the buzz, Shanghai for its rapid changes and Ibiza for the hills and the beach!”  

Best online buy
: “I got some great pastel colour pleated skirts a year ago on eBay, before the pleated skirt craze this season, so that was lucky! And I love buying beauty products online too [at] CultBeauty.co.uk. Just got some great hair shampoo and conditioner by Rahua which tames my frizz!

Caffeine fix
: “CocoMaya in London [and] Café Santropol in Montreal.”

Closet staple
: “A rainbow of Equipment blouses.”

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