Les Best.

Everything that I deem Les Best.

**  10 X 10  **

If you don’t know Smythe Les Vests, you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years of your life. But actually. Yesterday, Holt Renfrew hosted an event celebrating their glorious 10 years of making women look amazing (all ages, shapes and sizes) of purely perfected clothing.

I remember the first time I met them (Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe) - I had long hair, it was 7 years ago and I purchased their army green surplus jacket, which I still wear, get compliments on and is an ode to just how timeless and perfect their aesthetic is.

10X10 is a capsule collection of their favourite cuts and styles revisited. 

They styled it in what I’d like to call “California cool”, and one of the models was styled in the same Rag & Bone hat I am, but in cognac! I was over the moon to see that their vision and mine fell in line. The pieces can be transitioned from the office, to cocktails to play, it is all contingent on how you style it.

My blazer is about 4-5 years old and still looks relevant for today’s style profile. That is the key, especially when it comes to suiting - classic and properly tailored will always make you look your Les Best. 

Pictured with me: Andrea Lenczner :) - Fan girl moment 100%! And they also follow Les Best on instagram eeeee!

Wearing:

Blazer: Smythe Les Vestes

T Shirt: American Apparel

Denim Underwear (haha): Levis

Hat: Rag&Bone

Brooch: Chanel

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Shoes: Zara

xoxo,

Les Best.

** ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  **

The power of social media is incredible. Due to my brother, sister in law and family friends nominating me for the #ALSicebucket challenge I spent a lot of my office day learning about the disease and talking to co-workers about it.

To donate and find out more visit http://www.als.ca/  

Friends and family I accept your challenge and I have made a monetary contribution. In return I nominate my good friends at 313 -  xo

Wearing: 

Rash Guard: Peter Pilotto for Target

Bottoms: Victoria Secret

Sunglasses: Necessary Clothing.

I have one more thing to add. To the critics that say that this is a “waste of water” and that people need water in the world, we all understand that there are a waste of resources on a daily basis in everyone’s day-to-day life. You shouldn’t be a hypocrite and say that as a stance when water is “wasted” in all of our lives on a daily basis. Furthermore, the fact that the diseases has been put into the forefront of our social media lives and the fact that we are taking about it is proof enough. If you don’t want to “waste water”, then donate, or support a cause that you yourself are affected by or passionate about.

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  Baby you’re a FIREWORK  **

A sign in Toronto that summer is coming to an end is the CNE aka The Ex. There’s so much food (think deep friend Twix and Mars bars and ribs - all of which I dabbled into consuming), roller coasters, rides for the fearful and carnival games. All in all something everyone should do to let their inner 5 year old out! I made the most of it and stayed until midnight aka when the park shut down!!

Now what to wear? Evenings have been getting a little chilly flakes here, so I wanted to be covered yet not too covered (that adrenaline does wonders après rides).

Overalls: Zara

Muscle Tee: Nike

Hat: Do I even tell you anymore? ugh - so predictable - Rag & Bone ! My fav!!

Bag: Celine Nano

Runners: Nike Air Max Thea

Bracelets: CDC X J Crew

P.s.s.s.s.s. FIREWORKS = one of my most favourite pleasures in life!!!! My favs are the ones that go up without sound and then burst like a champagne bubble !! - FACT.

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  REXDALE  **
Born and raised and 100% proud of where I’m from (another relevant musical link)!
What was your favourite thing about the place you grew up?
I’ll list a few for me:
- playing in a steel pan team in highschool and having steel pan as a class selection for music (I did BOTH!).
- having teachers buy you doubles.
- cultural diversity like none other.
- the best authentic cultural food from all walks of life.
- growing up now, and having the ability to understand diversity, cultural differences and similarities and the ability to appreciate everyone without prejudice.
Tell me yours!
xoxo,
Les Best.

**  REXDALE  **

Born and raised and 100% proud of where I’m from (another relevant musical link)!

What was your favourite thing about the place you grew up?

I’ll list a few for me:

- playing in a steel pan team in highschool and having steel pan as a class selection for music (I did BOTH!).

- having teachers buy you doubles.

- cultural diversity like none other.

- the best authentic cultural food from all walks of life.

- growing up now, and having the ability to understand diversity, cultural differences and similarities and the ability to appreciate everyone without prejudice.

Tell me yours!

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  Hood Morning  **
This morning’s got me feeling like a BOSS, likely because I started it off with my weekly Tuesday regiment of a 7:00 AM bootcamp at Catalyst Health !!!!!
Feeling strong and ready to start my day !! What is your fitness regiment and what gives you a fitness high?
The details:
Hat: Rag & Bone
T Shirt: Zara
Bracelets: Hermes CDC X YSL
Ring: Alexander McQueen
xoxo,
Les Best.

**  Hood Morning  **

This morning’s got me feeling like a BOSS, likely because I started it off with my weekly Tuesday regiment of a 7:00 AM bootcamp at Catalyst Health !!!!!

Feeling strong and ready to start my day !! What is your fitness regiment and what gives you a fitness high?

The details:

Hat: Rag & Bone

T Shirt: Zara

Bracelets: Hermes CDC X YSL

Ring: Alexander McQueen

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  Those Knees Though  **
These jeans are truly perfection. The raw yet clean detail of them, make these jeans one of my new favourite items to wear.
P.S. they are stretchy and comfortable and semi feel like sweat pants.
Jeans: Moto brand from Topshop
xoxo,
Les Best.

**  Those Knees Though  **

These jeans are truly perfection. The raw yet clean detail of them, make these jeans one of my new favourite items to wear.

P.S. they are stretchy and comfortable and semi feel like sweat pants.

Jeans: Moto brand from Topshop

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  TBT  **

I don’t TBT much, but when I do, it better be good. Take this one special day for example - the day I met Jeanne Beker. I was nervous as ever, she’s the fashion god I watched on Fashion Television, on Raw and the woman whom I was and still am inspired by. She and I chatted outside of a private luncheon hosted at the Louis Vuitton Maison in Toronto. It wasn’t until after the lunch, when we were both leaving (literally outside the Maison), that I had the courage to spill my heart out to her. Think of the equivalent of a girl meeting her favourite boy-band (but mine was 100%, and will always be fashion-star-struck). We talked about my style and what my mantra was and where I got what I was wearing. People were taking photo’s of her and she whipped out her camera and was taking pictures of ME for The Toronto Star Article. It was the most surreal moment of my life. I still go back and read this article when I am in an inspiration rut - she wrote such a wonderful piece on me and I am so honoured and moved by it. 

Dreams do come true if you truly exude what it is you want out of your life.

Jeanne, 

Thank you so much for your kind words, your encouragement and support. “A million girls would kill for this (job)" opportunity and I was lucky enough to have been chosen by your eye. You have seen so many people’s style around the world, you have been inspired by so many collections and you choose my look to write about. I cannot thank you enough. Merci from the bottom of my heart.

xoxo,

Les Best.

For the full article click here.

Photographs by Jeanne Beker.

**  Designed by Les Best  **

I’ve started to dabble into the design world. Ever since EVER - I have always had an eye of what I wanted and made my vision come to life via the artisans in their specific craft. I called on my ladies @ Anice and brought these visions to life.

You’ve seen my gold bar necklace that reads: au petit bonheur la chance - the little happiness of random luck ! I truly believe those are the things in life that make me the happiest.

My newer of the two is a silver spoon - legitimately, I never grew up with one (in a figurative way - so these days I work hard and play hard). I bought my own silver spoon and got it to read: secret ingredient - I believe that it is a secret ingredient in life (which can vary from person to person), yoga, family, reading etc that gives you the boost and clarity to be the best YOU. 

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  At Le Cotty  **

This weekend a group of love bugs embarked to Rogers Fort Knox aka Miss Knox’s family cottage (over 40 years old!) off of an undisclosed lake (privacy people, privacy!). Anyways, packing for me was almost an outfit for everything (as per…); cooking, meals, boat rides, tanning and games. This was actually my LAST outfit before leaving because I was just way too excited to hangout instead of document my looks.

Hat: the one that never comes off - Rag & Bone

Halter: that reminds me of Joey Potter - Brandy Melville

Cardigan: Garage clothing

Shorts: Levis

Sunglasses: Celine

Shoes: Keds

p.s.s.s.s. song of the weekend here - newest repeat song obsession.

xoxo,

Les Best.