The Queens of Queen Street
The Store On Queen is Toronto’s own fashion fairy tale, chock-full of designer romance and the best friendship in town to boot.
CL: Tell us the story behind TSOQ.
AP: On a magical leap year day in 2012, Vava and I met through a mutual friend and decided to get to know each other over lunch. Afterward I offered to drive her home, and as we drove down Queen we passed a little storefront that said “For Rent.” Not even knowing each other’s last names, we said, “Let’s do it!”
CL: Describe TSOQ’s style in two words.
VV: Bold and trendy.
CL: Some favourite trends for winter 2017?
AP: Layers, layers, layers and mixing patterns.
CL: Favourite piece that’s currently in store? (You can pick three.)
VV: If we could only pick three … the Evianna pant, the Drusilla jacket and the Fira dress.
CL: Can you share your best tips for staying stylish in a Canadian winter?
AP: We never dress based on the weather! LOL! I’ll be in open-toed shoes and Va will be in a sheer dress in the middle of winter!
CL: Which celebrity would you love to style?
AP: Va would love to style Cameron Diaz. I would have loved to style Kim Kardashian, but Kanye beat me to it!
CL: Whose style do you admire the most?
AP: I personally have two sides. I love Daphne Guinness and Nick Wooster with a bit of Lenny Kravitz! Va loves Anna Dello Russo.
CL: What do you love the most about Torontonian fashion?
VV: We love that it’s a bit of everything. You will see everything and anything in the different pockets of the city.