Kaelen Farncombe

Fashion Designer
Nolita, NY; hails from Toronto, Canada
Wearing: Kaelen Torgue Seamed shirt, Current/Elliott jeans, Chloe sandals, Alexander Wang studded duffel, Low Luv by Erin Wasson bracelets and ring, and the necklace is from Young Designer's Market
Her personal style: Classic, edgy, a little adventurous and forever changing

Expert advice on how to look your best:
1) Drink water--and not just when you’re hungover.
2) Don’t be a slave to trends. If it doesn’t work for you, stick to what does.
3) Take risks--it’s supposed to be fun.
Best advice from mom: “Make sure your clothes fit. Nothing is worse than fiddling, pulling etc.”
Fashion icons: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton

Designers she adores: Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Proenza Schouler, Vanessa Bruno, Isabel Marant

Favorite item in her current collection: Cropped asymmetrical jacket in textured wool

Wardrobe essentials: Current Elliott boyfriend jeans, Helmut Lang blazer, and Yigal Azrouel giant, cozy cardigan

What she never thought she’d wear:
Clogs. “It’s like walking on a cloud in my suede pair from No.6."

Where she shops online: Shopbop, La Garconne, Net-a-Porter

Worth the splurge: Handbags and statement shoes

Fave shoes: Proenza Schouler are so pretty! And Pour la Victoire for a comfort bonus on super high heels.”

Cheap thrill: Young Designer’s Market for jewelry and Maybelline Great Lash mascara

Other beauty buys: Benefit Benetint in Poppy; Clinique All About Eyes Serum; Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream; Fresh Sugar Acai Body Cream; Rosebud Salve lip balm; YSL Touché Eclat concealer

Hair must haves: Kiehl’s shampoo and conditioner, Shu Uemura deep conditioning treatment, Morrocan Oil Light and HerCut catalyst for Long Layers

Beloved blogs: The Cut, Jak&Jil, The Sartorialist, Turned Out by Maya, Face Hunter, Street Peeper

Music she grooves to: ”Pretty much everything - especially anything I can find on vinyl, from Sam Cooke to the Stones to M.I.A. Music is my second passion after fashion.”

Favorite movie star: Jeff Bridges

Celebs she’d love to style: Alexa Chung, Karen Elson, Clemence Poesy, Lara Stone

Recent travels: “Strangely enough, to Tornado Alley for a tornado chasing trip with my older brothers and my boyfriend.”

Green efforts: “Keeping things on a local level helps cut down on the environmental impact. Being aware of your actions is such a simple thing but small changes make a big difference. I’m a lot more conscious now that I have a business and a responsibility to explore the most eco-friendly options available.”

Charities she supports: The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Toronto, The Humane SocietyThe Art of Elysium, Robin Hood