Montreal-based influencer Karolina Victoria Jez knows how to wield a camera as well as how to dazzle in front of the lens. As the content creator behind Nine Blonde, Jez has an enviable style that is a mix of both masculine standouts and fun, feminine elements, such as combat boots paired with schoolgirl skirts or “dad sneakers” worn with a pistachio-green suit. With a mantra of “rules were made to be broken,” Jez thrives on testing the boundaries, whether the topic at hand is her fashion sense or how she lives her day-to-day life.
Her best friend of 10 years, Kassandra Lazanis, describes the seasoned influencer’s vibe as “naughty” in the best way possible. “Karolina tends to take a lot of risks in the creative world,” says the interior designer. “She doesn’t always fit the mould, and this is definitely what makes her an inspiration!”
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On the flip side, “Kassie has a very special way of having all the answers and also being amazing at telling me when I am overreacting or about to do something I may regret,” says Jez. “She’s the angel on my shoulder.” Officially adding Lazanis to the “nice” list, Jez chose Swarovski’s All-Around Pearl Necklace with white-crystal-pavé feather for her BFF. “It’s catchy but understated,” she says. For the style maven, Lazanis hand-selected Swarovski’s rose-gold-plated “Naughty” Motif Ring bearing a black-crystal-pavé feather. “The black feather describes me ideally,” says Jez. “I can be as soft as a feather, but sometimes my naughty side takes over!”
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NAUGHTY & NICE
Kassie’s gift to Karolina: Swarovski “Naughty” Motif Ring, $99, swarovski.com; Karolina’s gift to Kassie: Swarovski “Nice” All-Around Pearl Necklace, $299, swarovski.com
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