|Hilary Sampliner with Beker|
Not surprising is the fact that this young woman has been inspired by the look of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Roman Holiday". Sampliner also gets her inspirations from a Parisian stylist who has 1920's flair.
Chasing fashionistas around the world means that Beker is living mostly in the future of fashion, reporting on lines that are usually 2 or more seasons ahead. But she seems to be very comfortable in the world of vintage. I find this somewhat surprising, but a good surprise. Beker says to be brave when it comes to vintage wear, but don't overdo it as it can look like you're draped in costume.
I say this again. To appreciate or to understand our present and future, we must look to the past for inspiration. Looks like Beker is doing just that! Check out her articles in the Life section of the Toronto Star.