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. 

Tammy Palmer

Tammy with daughter Tori, Corsica. 

Tammy with daughter Tori, Corsica. 

I’m a sophisticate at heart.

Fashion Stylist & Editor, Tammy Palmer

Colour: Blue. Astrological Sign: Cancer. 

Chances are that at some point you've fallen for one of the countless pieces that this stylish new mom has curated for the market pages of magazines such as Flare and Glow and shows like CityLine and Canada AM. A jet set traveler, skier, tennis player, with the style savvy of a professional designer, if an item makes it past her discerning eye you can bet that it should top of your wishlist. Here she shares the details of her personal style.

Do you prefer to dress for an occasion or for everyday? 

I mix it up depending on my mood and of course calendar but my style is somewhat seamlessly classic – not huge style breaks in the way I dress. 

Would you rather be overdressed or underdressed? 

Overdressed always! I'm a sophisticate at heart. 

Do you have a signature style or do you prefer to keep 'em guessing? 

I'm somewhat predictable – classically modern but I do dress for my shape which cuts out a lot of trends. I love high-waisted denims and trousers, anything white, luxe knits and fur. My friends can spot a TP piece but I do like an element or two of surprise. 

Wearing Michael Kors, Sardinia.

Wearing Michael Kors, Sardinia.

Your all time favourite outfits: 

1. A shimmery Michael Kors mini dress that I wore in Sardinia a few years ago – it was so perfect and as easy as it gets. 

2. A Club Monaco white cotton shirt and Juicy Couture cutoffs in the South of France [last] June. 

Your top three celeb style moments: 

1. Lady Diana's high neck ruffled blouses. 

2. Kelly Klein's short t-shirt dress by whom else – Calvin Klein, in the early '90s.

In France. 

In France. 

3. Sharon Stone's Gap turtleneck at the Oscars [1996]. 

All vintage it seems but oh so memorable. 

What would you buy with an unexpected windfall? 

Burberry everything from his fur-trimmed toppers to bags... 

Heels or flats? 


Will you suffer for fashion or should it be comfortable? Is there an occasion that you will break this rule?

I can't stand not being able to feel my feet in unbearable heels. What's the point? If they're high, they really have to be worth it.

Always stylish or does even fashion need to take a break? 

Well, on the tennis court and ski slopes of course. Nothing worse than looking like a bunny. It's quite amusing when I see it. 

Team Ann (Wintour) or Team Carine (Roitfeld)? 

Anna but I'm wavering. 



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