CHATTING WITH ELISHA CUTHBERT

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In collaboration for the People’s Choice awards, VAWK sat down with Elisha Cuthbert to get her take on style and choosing looks for the everyday and the red carpet. We couldn’t resist asking a few more probing questions about her wardrobe, shopping habits and favourite style icon. Check out an excerpt from our conversation with Elisha.

I looked at a few of the VAWK pieces and fell in love with the gold detailing on this dress, I knew I wanted to wear it.

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VAWK: What do you look for when shopping for everyday wear or selecting a look for the red carpet?

EC: Being a Canadian girl, I tend to shop fairly seasonally. I must say I am not a huge shopper, so when I need a new coat or a pair of boots that is usually when I will hit the stores. I like trends, but I wouldn’t say I follow them. When selecting a look for an event or the red carpet, I tend to go for simplicity with an element of surprise. I prefer simple over extremely daring. The fit is usually what is most important to me, I could find the most beautiful dress, but if it doesn’t fit properly it often ruins the look. When it came to selecting my look for the People’s Choice Awards, I looked at a few of the VAWK pieces and fell in love with the gold detailing on this dress, I knew I wanted to wear it.

VAWK: You have worn VAWK before, what is it about the label that appeals to you?

EC: Having a relationship with a designer is a luxury. It makes the selection process and the look special-for both of us. That said, it isn’t just our history that makes wearing VAWK special. Sunny is great at creating beautiful dresses that are classic but have a modern edge to them. Whenever I see his work I always notice a wow factor. The design elements really showcase distinct detailing and the pieces he creates always fit perfectly. I love the cuts!

VAWK: Who would you consider a style icon?

EC: Definitely Cate Blanchet. I always love the designers she chooses and she wears everything so well.

VAWK: What is one piece in your wardrobe that you wouldn’t be able to live without?

EC: I could live without all of them. (LOL) Several years ago I bought a scarf by Dries Van Noten not knowing who he was, but the detailing and beautiful Indian beading really caught my attention. I would say that that is probably one of my favourite purchases.

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By Jentzen Brown