About the Editors of urbanebloc

Words from those that you know and love – who’s behind them? We’re a team of folks from Toronto that aim to bring you the freshest you’ve seen on the bloc.

Interested in having us review a product or three? We’re always happy to have a look – however, please note that we reserve all rights to NOT review products that are shared our way. Seeking: sponsorships, sponsored posts, product reviews, and editorial placements.

Gloria Chik, urbanebloc, Director

Gloria, Director:

I’m the girl that writes up a storm, has a big camera, loves graphic design, and I live in New York AND Toronto. I’m the b-schooler, the girl that lives in the burbs but frequents the un-burbs, and you’ll look and wonder how I got this tall.

I shop, I watch, I play with visuals. I shop vintage, and I pay no heed to brands. If it looks good, fits better, and makes you smile – wear it.

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Wondering where you’ve seen me? Likely perusing through Queen West, your local Starbucks, wearing things that are offensively patterned, and I’m all over your fashion scene.

 

Day in the life of this blogger.

Abby, Entertainment Editor: …is in a serious relationship with culture, art, music, movies, and fashion. Outgoing, bubbly, and somewhat unpredictable, her style is much the same. Best described as preppy chic with a tiny touch of edge. Writing about movies, style hunting, cosmetics, media, and pop culture is her passion. When she’s not working away for the television show Degrassi as their Digital and Emerging Media coordinator, you can always find her tuning into the Toronto entertainment pulse, well…or shopping.

Christine, Fashion Editor: Connoisseur of all things à la mode, I love taking inspiration from the streets and channeling it towards my own personal style. A true jet-setter at heart, I’m always on the go, exploring and taking on one city at a time. When I’m not working at Edelman PR, you can find me checking out the latest restaurants in the city, tweeting up a storm at an event, or thrifting through racks for vintage treasures.

Amanda, Lifestyle Contributor: Knowledgeable on all things pop culture, I am a city girl at heart completely in love with the urban lifestyle and everything that comes with it.  Currently battling a serious make-up addiction, my other guilty pleasures include celebrity gossip, chick flicks and extremely Americanized Chinese food.  A PR girl by day, at night you’ll usually find me cruising the aisles at Sephora or wandering around the city trying out the newest restaurants

Cynthia, DIY Contributor: Some know me as a great all-you-can-eat sushi date, novel junkie & red-lipped sarcastic realist. I’m a big sucker for individuals comfortable in their own quirky skin (am I making sense?). On a daily, I dress comfortably but have immaculately trained my feet to occupy anything from runners to 6-inch platforms. If you find my four dimension self sometimes traipsing around campus, don’t be alarmed! It may be attributed to my inner dreamer or sleep deprived state but either way, I don’t bite!

KJ, Contributor: Fond of social media, creative minds, frequent traveling, and conscious people who inspire and smile at others. I was raised in Toronto, but I ventured off for a few years to work and experience Seoul, one of the world’s most rapidly developing cities. Now, as a returning expat, I am endowed with a new eye to scope out trends, fashion and beauty. I’d like to think my style is a clash between the boundary-pushing, Jen Brill and the super glam, Miroslava Duma. However, Olivia Palermo, is still to this day, my all-time favorite style icon. My goal is to inspire as I’ve been inspired.

Debbie, Contributor: A West Coast girl who spends her time navigating the worlds of fashion, food, and knowledge. Born on the tropical island of Singapore, I moved to Canada at the tender age of one and have been an avid Vancouverite ever since. My personal style has been greatly influenced by my favourite fashion icons, such as the timeless Audrey Hepburn and the ever-classy Olivia Palermo. In my spare time I enjoy nerding out with the latest shows and books, taking pictures for my personal style blog, eating (and Instagramming) delicious meals, and training for my next 10K race.

 

Gloria Chik's Signaturesignature_abbyChristine Lu SignatureAmanda Michalik Signature

Cynthia Luo Signaturesignature_kj

Debbie Poh - Signature

 

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