photo: David Donnelly for the CBC
This is my blog, Textstyles.ca launched in 2008. My name’s Stefania Yarhi and I’m a writer/photographer, oh yeah, and blogger. So let me tell you how this whole thing got started.
Fashion and the arts were always my beat. I toyed with being a painter, but a literature degree won out.
I went to school, interned at a publishing company and was hired soon as I put the pen down on my last University exam. I was as an Editorial Assistant on a great team working on a cool project. I had already started following The Sartorialist, duh, and through that found other street style sites that I loved. I thought, “I could do that.” I looked and looked, but couldn’t find anything in Toronto, my hometown, that I liked. So began Textstyles.
At the time, I didn’t have a camera so I borrowed a friend’s. I started shooting at parties and around my favourite neighbourhoods. Just snapping everything/anyone that caught my eye. I liked it. People started responding, the phone started ringing and I realized that this passion project was turning into something real. Blogging was my in to an industry that I’d followed (and been daunted by) for years.
Textstyles is about showcasing what makes me wake up in the morning, what I’m working on, what I dig. Whether it’s New York Fashion Week, or a beach on the coast of Italy it’s all part and parcel of what you find here.
Now, in its fourth year, after a major facelift and some better equipment, Textstyles has morphed into something I never knew it could be. My adventures in fashion. One that I hope you’ll join me on.
Everything written and photographed on Textstyles.ca is the work of moi, unless I tell you otherwise. If you like what you see call, email, or send me smoke signals.