AN ERA OF INFLUENCE
The mysterious influence of 80's fashion somehow, rather unknowingly held me in it's crosshairs as a youthful Canadian. Before I really knew what fashion was about, Elle UK, and Elle FR were my textbooks. Complete collections adorned my shelves and were meticulously cared for and memorized month after month. Roberta Chirko was the model with whom I became captivated with. Countless covers and editorials with Roberto stuck in my head, her playful innocence and beauty was everything I admired. I could relate to the youthful, cheeky, fresh, sporty and even daring looks that photographers and art directors together with Chirko created. I was young, I was sporty, I had straight brown hair with a fringe, I was she in my eyes. I will always remember the times I channeled Chirko's looks with my amateur eyes. To date, I still love her looks. However, years later, and faced with another move in front of me away from the beautiful city of Stockholm, I made the mistake of discarding hundreds of issues. They were the art in my flats, nothing on the walls, just rows and rows of Elle with new obsessions in my life like, Abitare and Domus. I will never forget them, and wish I had them today to share with my girls and study all over again. Here are a few of my favorites.
Thanks for the years of inspiration.