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A Yorkville Story - Kim Appelt
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Kim Appelt, Stylist, Author, Yorkvillian
A Yorkville Story - Kim Appelt

My journey into the world of fashion began with a deep-seated passion for style and aesthetics. From a young age, I was fascinated by how clothing could transform a person's confidence and presence. What truly inspired me to pursue this career was the ability to help people express themselves through fashion. I saw how the right outfit could make someone feel empowered, confident and ready to take on the world.

This drove me to learn everything I could about personal styling and fashion design. I have always believed that elevating someone's self-esteem has a profound, exponential impact. When someone feels good about themselves, this positive energy extends to their interactions and elevates those around them. It also brought me to this neighbourhood and the Yorkville community.

Living in Yorkville, a hub for luxury and high-end fashion in Toronto, has been immensely influential in my career. The neighbourhood's vibrant fashion scene exposed me to some of the best designers and boutiques. It's a huge benefit to have luxury fashion and the latest trends right outside my door.

Yorkville's unique blend of classic elegance and modern chic continues to influence my style. The area's energy and sophistication are reflected in the way I dress and style my clients. I believe in a timeless approach to fashion, emphasizing high-quality wardrobe basics and capsule wardrobes, which aligns perfectly with Yorkville's fashion ethos.

You'll often see me walking down Hazelton, getting my morning coffee (with my two dogs in tow) at Jacked Up Coffee. I adore the staff at Caudalie, where I get a facial once a month, and I frequently shop at TNT for their great selections. I get my hair and makeup done at Radford's, where the team is not only skilled but also incredibly friendly.

I could go on and on — Yorkville has so many amazing places. I often end my days on the patio at ONE, a favourite gathering spot for my neighbours and friends. They make a killer dirty martini and have the best patio for people-watching!

“Being part of such a dynamic community has continuously inspired me to innovate and stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of fashion. It's been a wonderful journey so far, and I'm excited to see where it takes me next! I feel blessed to call Yorkville home - it's a wonderful community where I've met some of my best friends.”

By Kim Appelt