Kim Cloutier

The el­e­gant and en­dear­ingly goofy (see: her fun In­sta­gram ac­count) Cana­dian model is the host of Stitched, TV’s new fash­ion- de­sign com­pe­ti­tion.

ELLE (Canada) - - Debut -

Turns out some­times it does pay to lis­ten to your par­ents—at least it did for Kim Cloutier. She was a stu­dent in Mon­treal when her pho­tog­ra­pher dad sug­gested she try mod­el­ling. Pretty soon, she was star­ring in the fash­ion mag­a­zines she loved flip­ping through, with editorials in pub­li­ca­tions from Cos­mopoli­tan (UK) to ELLE Spain and ELLE Canada. Now, be­tween cover shoots and cam­paigns with brands in­clud­ing Si­mons and Lands’ End, the Brook­lyn­based model is tak­ing over your tele­vi­sion as host of the fash­ion series Stitched. ON WITH THE SHOW “Ev­ery episode, there are new de­sign­ers and a new win­ner. I think peo­ple are go­ing to like see­ing the sur­prise of each cre­ation. I got emo­tional once. There was a de­signer who I feel has a promis­ing ca­reer, but we had to let her go. The thing is, when you’re film­ing, you don’t say good­bye just once; you have to do it at dif­fer­ent an­gles. I had to say good­bye to her the most times, and I was like, ‘No, you guys make me want to cry; I don’t want to do it again!’” TEAM BOND­ING “There was a lot of down­time be­cause the de­sign­ers had to cre­ate their gar­ments, so we [Cloutier and judges style ex­pert Joe Zee and ELLE Canada editor-in-chief Vanessa Craft] ended up get­ting a TV and we’d watch [trashy movies like] Show­girls. On our days off, we’d all go to a dance class at the Un­der­ground in Toronto and blow off some steam danc­ing to Bey­oncé or Brit­ney Spears and then grab sushi.” SKIN DEEP “I could spend all my money on skin­care. I use a Cau­dalie oil at night. Dur­ing the day, I just wear mas­cara and lip balm. I make my own nat­u­ral balm, but I also love Fresh tinted lip balms.”

FAVOURITE FASH­ION

“Alexan­der Wang is my go-to. I’m also into over­sized dresses. My favourite is Stella McCart­ney. Mack­age does a great moto jacket, so that’s go­ing to be my hero piece this fall.” ®

Clock­wise, from top left: silk dress, Stella McCart­ney ($2,735, at far­fetch.com); leather bag, Alexan­der Wang ($1,045, at shop­bop.com); Cau­dalie Premier Cru The Pre­cious Oil ($110, cau­dalie. ca); Fresh Sugar Lip Treat­ment in Petal ($29, at sephora.ca); Cloutier on-set for Stitched

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