Erica Wark: Stylist + Fashion Expert
Photo Credit: Throne Photography
Frivolous, evolving and classy are just some words that come to mind when thinking about Erica Wark’s vibe and persona. A nationally recognized stylist, TV personality and fashion expert, her styling aesthetic is all about marrying unexpected pieces + inspiring others to look at fashion in innovative and unique ways. With appearances on CTV’s, The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, eTalk, Steven & Chris, BT Toronto and Entertainment Tonight Canada, Erica is the epitome of ferocious fun, pushing the boundaries + ultimately helping men and women find their true-style selves! To get your style fix from a chic Canadian perspective, visit her website: ericaonfashion.com/stylist/.
How would you describe your personal style?
Haha, I’d say it’s chaotic – and by that I mean it’s always changing. I love classic pieces, but I’m also about pushing the envelope when it comes to trends. I’m always willing to try something new!
What is your favorite item in your closet and why?
Wow… there’s no way I can choose just ONE thing! There are so many things I love in my closet (hence why they’re in there haha!); I suppose right now I’m coveting my new Proenza Schouler jacket I picked up at The Room’s summer clearance sale – it’s pretty fierce!
Have you ever had a “What was I thinking” moment about something you have worn?
Oh God yes… mostly in the late 90’s, early 2000’s. I tried the ‘grunge thing’ briefly back in high school… not a good look for me!
What is your favorite fashion era and why?
I’m honestly enjoying what’s going on now – the way fashion is being driven by the consumer and by what WE want to be wearing. It’s almost as if we’re at a point where all the best decades of fashion have been compiled into the last few seasons with new and fresh perspectives – loving the versatility and options!
Where do you shop?
Anywhere and everywhere. As a stylist, I essentially shop for a living, so I’m always finding great items all over the place. I love boutiques like TNT, Mendocino, Vincent (an adorable shop in Ottawa) as well as places like Holt Renfrew, ZARA and Joe Fresh. Oh, and I love to shop online. You can find some pretty sick deals… it’s amazing.
What would be your theme song and why?
It changes with my mood… right at this moment I’d say hideaway by Kiesza – great song… plus she’s Canadian!
What are you currently coveting?
I’m loving the flat suede OTK boots that Stuart Weitzman has come out with for fall… will probably pick up a pair of those beauties.
Whose closet would you want to raid?
Diane Kruger, Zoey Saldana… Miranda Kerr, Tamara Mellon… I could probably go on and on…!
What fashion trend would you like to see go away?
Mom jeans… why are they even back?!
Who are a few of your fashion icons?
Victoria Beckham, Madonna… Beyoncé and her sis Solange are killin’ it these days. Kate Moss, Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn… once again, the list goes on!
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What is your secret obsession?
I LOVE Maybelline’s nude lipsticks – they are the perfect shade for a neutral lip!
How would you describe Toronto style?
I think Toronto has great style! There’s such a wonderful mix of people who create this amazing community of fashion-lovers! It’s incredibly eclectic and unique – walking the streets of downtown Toronto, you never know what you’re going see!