With millions of Instagram followers and an impeccably curated lifestyle blog, Shay Mitchell has quickly become one of Canada’s top tastemakers. So for fans, it was only a matter of time before the 27-year-old actress made her official foray into the fashion industry.
Along with her best friend and business partner, Michaela Blaney, the Pretty Little Liars star has launched her very first capsule collection of graphic tees and tanks for eLUXE.com to promote their newly revamped website, AmoreandVita.com.
“It’s a passion project. It was and always will be. That’s how it started,” Shay told Hello! of the redesigned lifestyle blog, previously shaymitchell.com. “[Michaela and I] just wanted to share our experiences with people.”
The collection, which consists of eight t-shirts and tank tops with the Amore and Vita logo emblazoned across the front, also features shirts with quirky slogans, such as “unique clique” and “I need a pizza that.”
“I had to do something with pizza in it!” laughs Shay, who is a self-admitted pizza pie enthusiast. “Anytime there’s a pizza photo that comes out online, I’m tagged in it.”
So who would Shay like to see wearing one of her funky tees?
“Rihanna! I love that she rocks whatever she feels,” she says. “She doesn’t listen to any of the rules or fashion trends. She’s not afraid to try anything and I think that’s so cool.”
Shay and Michaela's DIY-oriented blog covers topics that range from Scandinavian design to recipes like sautéed spinach and leeks — but it's the dynamic duo's cool outfits that have arguably garnered the most attention from fans.
Ranging from $35 to $45, the eight-piece Amore and Vita collection is available now at eluxe.ca.