Jaclyn Genovese

From Scandinavia to France in the home of Toronto’s leading lady of fashion and style

By the Get Leashed Doggy Style Team

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Life is what you make it. ~ Jaclyn Genovese

City: Toronto

About you: I am the owner of jacflash, a lifestyle brand which includes fashion, events and spaces.

About your pets: Gunther is a 13-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer. I adopted him when he was nine years old from a kennel in Caledon. Julie is a 14-year-old cat I adopted when she was six years old from the Humane Society.

What’s your personal style? Over the years I have learned that less is more. I usually opt for a clean and refined look, combining the minimalism of the 90s with one trendy aspect.

What’s your home style? I would describe the look and feel of my home as being quite similar to my personal style. I am most inspired by Scandinavian design and I appreciate aspects of French Country. I love to combine old and new using clean, light tones to create a bright semblance.

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What inspires you? Life inspires me! From art, cinema, traveling and photography, to the people I surround myself with. I am also heavily inspired by various Swedish bloggers and everyday street style.

Tell us a pet story. I adopted Gunther when he was nine years old and am his third or fourth home. Though we had some rough times when I first adopted him because he had a history of biting. I even had a dog trainer give up on him as he is extremely stubborn. He has overcome many obstacles with patience, trust and gentleness. I love all the goofy things about him: from the way he drags his back feet and shuffles throughout the house, to his raspy bark (he recently had surgery on his throat–he was rushed to the hospital last summer with laryngeal paralysis), to the way he sticks his head into my hands when he wants an ear rub. I am so thankful to have him in my life. Julie is a typical female and is the boss of the house. She wants attention when you are ignoring her and runs away when you want to play with her, but I always treasure the nights when she comes onto my bed, lays on my stomach and purrs.