After honing her craft at a constellation of A-list Canadian fashion brands—Roots, Danier, Joe Fresh Style—Jules Power is now a rising star in her own right. The Toronto designer launched an eponymous collection earlier this year, and the city’s stylish citizenry took notice. (Those ultra chic grey sweatpants you see everywhere? Yep, they’re her’s.) Jules’s Fall 2010 collection includes staples of the current Ossington look—floral dresses, plaid and denim shirts—but created with such care that they’re drained of any ironic hipster striving: They’re simply very, very nice clothes that happen to be favoured by cool downtown girls.
Jules shared a few of her favourite spots in Toronto with The Style Notebook.
Top date spot
“If we ever get a night out again, my husband and I will go to Le Select bistro on Wellington for the city’s best French food and stunning interior.”
“Indian food! Gandhi (554 Queen St. W., 416-504-8155).”
Place to meet a friend for coffee
Favourite place to go for a drink during the week (and what’s your drink of choice?)
“Lucky for me, Parts and Labour just opened down the street from my studio so I’m hoping to make it ‘my local’! I’ll order a martini or a glass of rosé.”
Go for a drink on the weekend
“Terroni on Queen West is still my hands-down favourite for dinner and drinks on the weekend.”
Top brunch spot