As one of our favourite female fashion bloggers, we were pleased as punch to have a chance to catch up with the wonderful Jetset Justine for our most recent instalment of our Style Spotlight series. Justine Iaboni is one of Toronto’s best rising blogging stars and has notably worked with some of the top brands in the world, fusing her effortless-looking style with fun and engaging writing.
Define your style in 3 words.
eclectic, elegant, and a little bit weird.
What are some of your own style ‘rules’ that you like to live by?
My style rules – I’m reinventing them every day. Basically I try to always have something vintage in my outfits and always wear a nude lip. I love clean lines and worry more about the silhouette than anything else. I also love the interesting pairing of colours, fabrics and textures.
What are your ‘go-to’ shopping destinations?
I do most of my shopping at CFTO Eaton Centre, in fact, I’m one of the Toronto Style Ambassadors this year for the mall. I also love some smaller one-off retailers in other cities like What Goes Around Comes Around in NYC and some of my favourites stores like Luisa Via Roma, are in Italy.
Do you have any favourite local designers?
I adore the work that Mikhael Kale has been doing and I love me everything by BAZZUL. One of my long time favourite local designers is Caitlin Power – her aesthetic is always articulated so well in her designs. I love Quill & Tine (touchscreen) gloves – I have a pair in pony hair that are so sexy. I adore Nella Bella handbags as well – they are vegan and super chic. They are my go-to for travel. And can’t forget Saltwater Collective with their ocean friendly outlook and designed for city life.
Where do you currently shop online?
I rarely shop online. Idk it freaks me out and I’m all about touching the products and the service experience. I love the conversation with sales associates that I trust. I love to window shop, too. I peruse online stores to see what’s new but I hardly ever make a big purchase. Sure, I’ll shop at Zara online; that’s a no brainer. But I buy all my luxury in store.
If you could give style advice to your followers, what would it be?
There’s always next season.