If The Coveteur isn't currently on your list of must-read fashion sites, let us be the first to tell you that it should be-immediately! Taking you inside the glamorous closets and offices of the industry's most stylish influencers, the site is truly one-of-a-kind and always fun to gaze at. Of course, behind every great fashion site lies an equally amazing mind, or in the case of The Coveteur, two minds: Stephanie Mark (left) and Erin Kleinberg (right). To say we admire these ladies is an understatement. Their work is nothing short of inspirational, and their individual sensibilities are quite noteworthy too, which is precisely why we've decided to make them the focus of this month's Style Stalker feature!
While it's obvious this Canadian power duo shares a love for all things fashionable, there's much to be said for Mark and Kleinberg's individual style sensibilities, which are on-point one hundred percent of the time. We love that Mark leans toward a Parisian aesthetic (Breton-striped tops and streamlined silhouettes) updated with vibrant of-the-moment prints, while Kleinberg tends to favor a minimalist approach with a hint of downtown insouciance (leather jackets and high-fashion sneakers). Their affinity for luxurious, standout accessories is certainly not lost on us either. Whether it's a bold clutch, fantastic heels, or a pair of chic sunnies, Mark and Kleinberg have an eye for the perfect statement piece that adds a luxe finish to their ensembles. Yet it's the way in which the ladies expertly mix covetable designer pieces from the likes of Proenza Schouler and Celine with affordable finds from Zara, J. Crew, and even Victoria's Secret, that marks them as true style stars in our book.
Eager to spread the word about these wonderful women, we asked each of them to take time from their insanely busy schedules and share some insight on their globetrotting wardrobes, favorite shopping sites, what inspires their day-to-day looks, and more! Read on for all the details, plus learn how you can emulate each of today's featured outfits.-Jessica Baker
Polish a printed dress with a ladylike jacket.
Isabel Marant jacket; Peter Pilotto dress; Celine bag and shoes.
Similar Essentials: Tory BurchDaniela Boucle Tweed Jacket ($525); Zara Fantasy Blazer with Gathered Shoulder ($129); Single Victoria Ikat Dress ($210); J. Crew Lillian Dress($198) in Gardenshade Floral.
Dress up casual shorts with a vibrant top and statement heels.
Pink Tartan top; 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts; Smythson clutch; Manolo Blahnik heels; Warby Parker sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Proenza Schouler Tie-Die Cotton-Jersey Top ($375); Velvet Amissa Striped Tee ($119); B Brian Atwood Cassiane Metal Fringe Sandals ($400); MICHAEL Michael Kors Jenna Satin Sandals ($150).
Pair a neutral color block bag with a striped top for a fresh and classic look.
Alexander Wang top; J. Crew pants; Celine bag; Alexander Wang boots; Giles and Brother bracelets; Me and Ro ring.
Similar Essentials: Isee by Fleur Breton Top ($98); Aubin & Wills Morval Breton-Striped Cotton Jersey Top ($90); DKNY Zip Top Large Satchel ($445); Deena & Ozzy Chain Tote ($58).
Try a floral-print top or bed jacket for a romantic spring outfit.
(Stephanie) Equipment blouse; Mother jeans; Proenza Schouler bag; Celine sunglasses. (Erin) Wilfred kimono; Aritzia dress; Celine bag; Rag & Bone boots; Celine sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Parker Peasant Top ($209); Topshop Little Flower Tee ($66); One Teaspoon Havenstock Kimono ($185); Mink Pink Yoko Fringe Cape ($128).
Add a pop of color to a neutral outfit with a patterned clutch.
Zara coat; Equipment blouse; Helmut Lang pants; Proenza Schouler clutch; Isabel Marant heels; Celine necklace and sunglasses.
Similar Essentials: Jimmy Choo Candy Printed Acrylic Clutch ($795) Theodora and Callum Diane Clutch ($398); ASOS Fabric Envelope Clutch ($81).
Give your look a cool-girl twist with a pair of high-fashion sneakers.
Isabel Marant jacket; H&M blouse; Proenza Schouler bag; Isabel Marant sneakers; H&M Beanie.
Similar Essentials: Ash Cool Suede Sneakers ($225); Topshop Athlete Heels Trainers ($150).
Create a standout ensemble with an animal-print blouse.
Zara coat; Victoria's Secret top; Alexander Wang pants; Givenchy bag; Isabel Marant heels; Celine necklace and sunglasses; vintage necklace; Gaia Repossi ring.
Similar Essentials: Equipment Leopard Print Chiffon Shirt ($218); BCBGMAXAZRIA Anderson Leopard-Print Silk Chiffon Blouse ($198); Velvet Callie Leopard Print Blouse ($108).
Q & A with Stephanie and Erin
Please describe your personal style in two sentences or less.
Stephanie Mark: My style is very Parisian (never met a nautical stripe I didn't like) meets Peter Pilotto's prints-gone-wild in a very architecturally pleasing way.
Erin Kleinberg: My style is a playful take on the steady classics. Ingredients include a base of refined minimalism, a heavy dose of vintage and leather, a sprinkle of hip hop streetwear (probably influenced from one of my all-time favorite movies, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing), and just a pinch of grunge for a throwback to my days of obsessively listening to Nirvana on my Discman (remember those?) in the mid '90s.
How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day style?
SM:The city we "live" in (hard to call a city home when we're on the move so much) inspires and dictates our day-to-day style. We're fortunate to spend time with such amazing people in some of the best and most stylish cities around the globe. In Toronto, my style is super laid-back and casual. The focus here is business, so I'm more about comfort than anything.
In New York, it's all about transition wear. We're usually running around like crazy and hailing cabs in high heels. It's all about day-to-night dressing, so a structured dress and great bag are essential. If I know we're going to be out all day with no time for a wardrobe change, I'll layer a sweater over a dress and take it off in the evening when we go to events, dinners, or drinks.
In L.A., we're way more in our element style-wise. Daywear is easy and casual (flowy dresses, flat sandals, sunnies, wide-leg pants, and lots of colors) and eveningwear is way more glammed up.
EK:Although home is technically Toronto with my family and friends, I consider myself "quad-coastal"-moving around between Toronto, New York, LA, and Paris. I travel so much that my style is heavily influenced by whatever city or country I might be in at the time.
But no matter which city I'm in, comfort trumps all. I don't have the time, patience, or pain-tolerance to be in sky-high heels from 9 'til 9! I'm always on my feet and always on the go. I'm a Marant girl through and through, and her sneakers do me justice in both departments. The architectural lines, edgy details, and athletic-meets-futuristic feel of this updated classic totally sums up my style in a complete package.
List some of your favorite current trends and why you appreciate them/how you are wearing them.
SM: Prints and color are everything right now. I'm really into this burst of refreshing energy we've been seeing on the runway. Wearing color near your face makes a huge difference. I've been trying my best to really push the black-below-the-waist-only thing (except for dresses, of course) and I think it's done wonders for me in terms of evolving my style. Peter Pilotto and Proenza are definitely influential factors in embracing this trend wholeheartedly. A colored, feminine shoe is also a recurring thread in my wardrobe. While no one rocked the platform more than I did, it's very refreshing to see a colored and feminine shoe come back into style. Girls have got to get with the program-there's nothing more flattering than highlighting the foot.
EK: Head-to-toe white is something that I think makes a real statement, and I feel like there's this unexplainable power in an all-white ensemble. The minimalistic look is something that I've really come to appreciate over the past few months. Definitely one of my favorite recent trends is the pajamas-as-outerwear look that we've been seeing across the spectrum of designers from Olatz, The Row, Monika Chiang, Pierre Balmain, all the way to Victoria's Secret. There's nothing like the easy and chic appeal of dressing like it's bedtime.
Who are some of your style icons and why?
SM: I'm really into the classic style icons like Diane Keaton and Lauren Hutton. They both define a generation of style and have heavily influenced the work of today's designers. I'm also really into the way the Olsens have transformed their style. They're really spearheading the return of more feminine dressing (three-quarter length skirts, pointy-toe Manolos, and structured bags). It's classy and sexy all at the same time. Finally, it's hard not to be influenced by the people we shoot for The Coveteur. They all have such individual and inspirational style. We recently shot the Clarins girls and that is one wardrobe (well, four actually) that I would cut off a limb to have access to.
EK: This is a hard one to nail down, but like my style, I love the classic icons (Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Jane Birkin, and Kate Moss), but also look to a variety of style icons in different fields for inspiration. On any given day I might try to incorporate influences from Hugh Hefner (nobody does silk, velvet-crushed pajamas, and suits like him) and Kurt Cobain. Modern-day muses (and recent Coveteurs) include Miroslava Duma and the Clarins sisters-they have sick style.
Name one go-to piece in your closet and why.
SM: Hands down, my leather ALC mini skirt. I would seriously be lost without it. It's so versatile; I can wear it with tights and flat boots to be more casual or heels and a crop top at night for a dressier ensemble. And it packs so well, too. Major plus!
EK: It's so hard to choose because my closet is filled with family heirlooms that are so sentimental to me. My great-grandmother gave me some of my most prized (and overused) possessions: her gold coin ring and necklace, as well as her fur collar are just a few of the gems. But if I have to pick one, it's a total toss-up between my YSL patent leather cap-toe wooden heels (they're unbelievably and surprisingly comfortable) and my Isabel Marant leather jacket. I've definitely worn each enough times to say I have worn it once for each cent I paid for it.
What are some of your favorite places to shop?
Rag and Bone
3.1 Phillip Lim
The Room/White Space in Toronto
Gee Beauty in Toronto/Miami
Dover Street Market in London
Selfridges in London
Resale Therapy in Palm Springs
Colette in Paris
Merci in Paris
Barneys New York
I Miss You Vintage in Toronto
What are some of your go-to fashion sites/blogs?
Life and Times
The Pursuit Aesthetic
Jak and Jil
Photos of Stephanie Mark and Erin Kleinberg, courtesy of Jake Rosenberg.