Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

In Rotation: Dylan Uscher

These artists are some of my favourites of all time. I love a good blend of kitsch and class. Mix that with a great beat and some soulful lyrics and you’ve got a good snapshot of what I love. I also tend to delve deep into an artist’s repertoire moreso than going after a wide range of performers, which is why I chose two songs from [each] artist.

Started in 2010, the company grew out of a simple passion for knitting. By uniting elements of craft and fashion design Dylanium Knits became a prominent company in the Canadian fashion community. Collaborating with high profile designers, including Philip Sparks, Greta Constantine and Sid Neigum; in 2012 Dylanium Knits was also featured in an international promotional campaign for the M.A.C. Cosmetics Style Seeker campaign. Not one to rest for long, soon after, Dylanium Knits participated in the 10th Annual White Cashmere Collection, in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and was credited with the first design to ever be fully knit using only Cashmere® brand bathroom tissue. Today, Dylan shares a playlist made exclusively for The Style House.

As told to Amanda Cross.

  • Get a Job -- Gossip
  • Dime Store Diamond -- Gossip
  • Sow Into You -- Róisín Murphy
  • You Know Me Better -- Róisín Murphy
  • Cold War -- Janelle Monáe
  • Victory -- Janelle Monáe
  • Too Hot -- Alanis (Morissette)
  • No Pressure Over Cappuccino -- Alanis Morissette
  • Blame It On The Boogie -- Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5
  • Scream -- Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

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