Stephanie Hoff, Of Eco-Friendly Design House Obakki, Dishes On Her Fave Things

A Vancouver DJ-turned-marketing director exemplifies the city's easy-breezy, creative-cool style code

Photo by Hana Pesut

Photo by Hana Pesut

Stephanie Hoff, 28, Marketing Director at Obakki

Personal Style: “Modern contemporary accented by vintage menswear staples.”

Most Worn: “My Obakki Kaya coat—bias aside, it’s my favourite cocoon of the season [besting all-stars] from Céline to Comme to Cacharel. I’m wearing it with everything from my YSLs to my Nike Roshe runs.”

Professional Perk: “Working collaboratively with creative director Treana Peake and the Obakki design team to tell humanitarian-driven stories through our campaigns. It’s a passionate and personal process that is inspiring to lead.”

Lust List: “The Acne Quebec scarf (I already own it in two colours), a Jil Sander Milton clutch, a vintage 1987 X-Rated Swatch.”

DJ Set Picks: “‘I Love Your Smile’ by Shanice, ‘Hit It and Quit It’ by Funkadelic, ‘I Just Wanna’ by Cam’ron.”

Clothes Horse Source: “The Kitsilano location of Gravity Pope is always a top-notch shopping experience, especially if you’re being helped by manager Natalie Tersigni. The fact that Inventory Stockroom exclusively retails menswear doesn’t stop me from frequently popping in for flawlessly selected reads and handcrafted housewares.”

Antique Hunter: “Beggars Banquet is a monthly pop-up vintage market with an eclectic assortment of clothing, accessories and crafts.”

Good Eats: “The Acorn has guilt-free, casual dining with raw, vegan and gluten-free options [that are] always seasonal and typically local.”

Best Night Out: “The Elk Room at The Diamond.”

Favourite DJ Venue: “I DJ’d a close friend’s wedding reception this summer on the Sunshine Coast at a beautiful resort called Rockwater. I love to play at weddings and house parties for friends the most.”


Clockwise from top left: “Gene Café at Main and 8th, I have a single-shot, almond milk latte.” Jil Sander bag, $715, Acne top, $365, Vintage Swatch watch, $340, Skullcandy headphones, $250, Obakki water bottle, $45, Maison Martin Margiela boots, $645, Your Vigor For Life Appals Me: Robert Crumb Letters, 1958-1977.