Joelle Litt is one of Toronto’s leading fashion stylists. From styling celebrities like Katy Perry to Priyanka Chopra and working on editorials in Elle Quebec, TIME and People Magazine, Joelle has seen it all in the fashion industry, inside Canada and out. In person, Joelle is the exact type of person that I want to take photos of; adventurous, colourful and complimentary. She draped a beautiful NAMESAKE jacket over her shoulders for our photo, which is special because the jackets are all one of a kind!
I like that when people find out I am Aquarius they seem to ‘get me’ and I don’t feel the need to explain myself to them lol.
Nothing really bothers me but I guess I would say it bothers me that it bothers other people when they find me to be ‘aloof’.
I’ve known the industry since I was 16 and just never pictured myself in any other industry. Styling was sort of a natural transition and there was no particular thought or event that went with that. I am still evolving all of the time as to where I fit in the industry.
You need to be an observer, know how to listen, be patient and hardworking, and believe in your aesthetic. Lack of observing and listening is a deal breaker when new-comers are working with me.
Who are your favourite photographers to work with?
Every photographer I continue to work with I enjoy working with so much. They are all unique and talented in their own way.
Who are your favourite models to work with?
Again, I love working with everyone I continue to work with. That said, I enjoy working with untraditional types of ‘beauty’ to help promote a healthier beauty standard.
What are your favourite Instagram accounts?
Who are your favourite Canadian designers?
I have so many – Dennis Merotto, Eliza Faulkner, Jennifer Torosian, Atelier Wonder, Comrags, Hayley Elsaesser, Line, Pink Tartan, Thomas Balint, Markoo, UNTTLD, Brit Wacher, and I’m definitely leaving out a bunch.
Who are your favourite international designers?
MSGM, Daniel Gregory Natale (from Canada), Kaelen (from Canada), Palmiers du Mal, Arianne Elmy, Berenik, Euphemio Fernandez and Carven.
How would you describe your personal style?
My style really changes with my mood. I’m mostly more on the androgynous side but sometimes I’m in the mood to dress more feminine and I do. I think it’s important to not take how you dress too seriously and try to have fun with it. People have described my style as monochromatic – And I think that comes from my focus on balance.
What do you wear when you want to feel powerful?
The darkest lip and the biggest heel, with other stuff in between.