shay-mitchell-eluxe-amore-vitaPretty Little Liars star Canadian actress Shay Mitchell. Photos courtesy of eLUXE.

This week Shay Mitchell, one of
our favourite former Canadian cover girls and
Pretty Little Liars star, launched a capsule collection of logo-emblazoned tees and tanks,
Amore & Vita, exclusive to eLUXE, along with her BFF and business partner Michaela Blaney. The collection takes its name from the duo’s lifestyle blog,
Amore & Vita, and is available exclusively through eLUXE. We chatted with the L.A.-based BFFs/designers about their own meet-cute, how the collab came about, and the best ways to win at holiday party dressing this season (and take the best selfie doing so, because,
You have the blog and and now your collection, so I’m curious how you both met.
Shay: "We met in high school. We were on opposing teams – volleyball and basketball. We were against each other. She lived in North Vancouver; I lived in West Vancouver in B.C., Canada. And it was one of those things where I don’t know if we really got along so much in high school. We had friends that kind of melded together and then Michaela and me were the last to really join forces. After high school was really when our relationship started to grow. I came back from living in Toronto and I would visit and we would hang out and I think at that point we were both ready to be friends."