Toronto designer Ivy Chen is the woman responsible for one of the most fashionable all-in-one handbags for the 21st century business woman who spends more time on the road than most of her male counterparts. As the founder of World of Jolie, Chen uses her life as a former young executive to get inspired to create bags that are as luxurious as they are practical. We caught up with the designer to find out what she loves most about Toronto and what’s currently in her beauty bag.
Give us a snippet about you. What should people know?
I am fun, outgoing and brutally honest!
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
…it’s my playground.
What are three things you simply cannot live without?
YSL lipstick, my iPhone, my mom.
What’s your favourite restaurant and why?
You can’t ask me this question – I love food way too much! Especially the options we have in Toronto.
What’s your favourite drink/cocktail and where do you go to get it?
I’m a scotch girl so my go-to is Glenlivet 18 with one ice cube. It tastes best on my couch after a long day!
Who’s your favourite designer/brand and why do you sport their fashions?
Jolie! Need I say more?
What’s in your beauty bag?
Perricone MD No Foundation foundation, YSL lipstick, Nars bronzer, black eyeliner.
Lets get social for a mo’. How can people stay up-to-date with all your city-trotting?
Instagram! I’m so obsessed with it!